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Youth Olympic success will boost Beijing Winter Olympic hopes, claims Nanjing 2014 chief

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi 

Yang Weize predicts a successful Youth Olympic Games would boost the prospects for Beijing 2022 ©Anna Konovalova/IOCFebruary 6 - A successful Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing later this year will boost the prospects of Beijing staging the Winter Games in 2022, it was predicted today.

IOC member Lee allowed to keep inheritance after court battle with brother

By Duncan Mackay at the Radisson Blu Resort & Congress Centre in Sochi

Lee Kun-hee has won a court battle with his brother over his father's inheritance ©Bloomberg/Getty ImagesFebruary 6 - International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Lee Kun-hee can keep the fortune he inherited from his father, a court in Seoul ruled today.

Shelter financed by Russian billionaire addressing stray dogs problem in Sochi

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

Dog shelters are being set up to protect stray dogs in Sochi after reports that they have been poisoned ©Getty ImagesFebruary 6 - A charity financed by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has reportedly been set up to save stray dogs here following claims many have been poisoned by Sochi 2014 organisers. 

Brazilian rugby sevens sides granted automatic spots at Rio 2016 Olympics

By Gary Anderson

February 6 - Brazil captain Fernando Portugal will have the opportunity to lead his side out on home soil at Rio 2016 after bring granted automatic qualification ©Getty Images Brazil's men's and women's rugby sevens sides will automatically qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, it was announced today. 

SportAccord International Convention signs Contemporary Group as partner for 10th time

By Emily Goddard

SportAccord International Convention has signed the Contemporary Group as a Gold Partner of this year's event ©The Contemporary GroupFebruary 6 - SportAccord International Convention today signed Contemporary Group as a Gold Partner of this year's event, marking the 10th year of the partnership between the companies.

Speed skater Eley named flagbearer for Team GB at Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler in the Dostoevsky Hall at the Main Press Centre in Sochi

John Eley being announced as flagbearer for the British team at Sochi 2014 ©ITGFebruary 6 - Short track speed skater Jon Eley has been announced this morning as Great Britain's flagbearer for tomorrow's Opening Ceremony at Sochi 2014. 

Allegheny Health Network joins national network of medical centres for USOC

By Gary Anderson

February 5 -The USOC has announced that Allegheny Health Network has become a regional medical centre as part of its national network of medical providers ©Getty Images The Allegheny Health Network has become the sixth medical provider to join a national network of medical centres affiliated to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), it has been announced.

Jack & Jones signs two-year sponsorship extension with European Handball's Champions League

By Gary Anderson

February 5 - Jack & Jones has extended its sponsorship agreement with the EHF Champions League ©Getty Images Men's clothing firm Jack & Jones has continued its association with handball by signing a two-year extension to its sponsorship with the European Handball Federation's (EHF) mens' Velux Champions League.

England athletes to wear Arena in the pool at Glasgow 2014

By Emily Goddard

Commonwealth Games England has revealed Arena as its Official Supplier of Aquatics Wear ©Commonwealth Games EnglandFebruary 5 - Commonwealth Games England has today revealed Arena as its Official Supplier of Aquatics Wear ahead of Glasgow 2014.
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