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Baku 2015 unveil Procter & Gamble as first sponsor for European Games

By Duncan Mackay at the Hilton Hotel in Nicosia

 Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sports, Azad Rahimov, signs the agreement with director of P&G Azerbaijan, Taygun Gunay ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 today announced Procter & Gamble (P&G) as its first sponsor for the inaugural European Games.

Brazil joins race to host 2015 SportAccord Convention as three bid cities inspected

By Zjan Shirinian

Technical inspections of locations in three cities have taken place as a host city for the 2015 SportAccord Convention is chosen ©SportAccord ConventionFormal site visits have been carried out in the three cities vying to host the 2015 SportAccord International Convention - with Brazil also throwing its hat into the ring.

Grass-planting at Olympic golf course begins amid delay concerns

By David Owen

The planting of grass has finally begun at the Rio 2016 golf course, pictured here in November ©Getty ImagesConstruction of the first Olympic golf course in more than a century has advanced, with the start of the grass-planting process on one of the 18 holes.

Armstrong stripped of France's highest honour

By Emily Goddard

Lance Armstrong has been stripped of the Légion d'honneur ©Getty ImagesCyclist Lance Armstrong has been stripped of the Légion d'honneur, France's highest award.

USOC chief executive Blackmun joins $1 million club in 2013

By David Owen

Scott Blackmun has been United States Olympic Committee chief executive since 2010 ©Getty ImagesUnited States Olympic Committee (USOC) chief executive Scott Blackmun received a bumper 2013 compensation package of around $1.3 million (£769,000/€948,000), following payment of a deferred bonus, understood to amount to $425,000 (£251,000/€310,000), earned over the previous three years.

Eighty-four per cent of Russians proud of staging of Sochi 2014, claims survey

By Emily Goddard

A new survery has claimed eighty-four per cent of Russians are proud of the staging of Sochi 2014 ©Getty ImagesEighty-four per cent of Russians claim to be proud of how their country staged the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, according to the results of a study of 2,093 people from the nation's 143.7 million-strong population.

Wider role of sport epitomised throughout Kosovo's second international football match

By Nick Butler at Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari in Mitrovica

Kosovo were ultimately outclassed by Turkey but there was more at stake than simply football ©ITGKosovo's bid for sporting recognition took another step here today with the Balkan republic's second full international against relative giants Turkey in front of 18,000 passionate and united fans.

Gaborone gets set for second edition of African Youth Games

By Gary Anderson

The 2014 African Youth Games in Gaborone are set to get underway tomorrow ©Gaborone 2014The second African Youth Games are set to get underway in Gaborone, Botswana, tomorrow as the city prepares to welcome around 2,500 athletes from 54 countries for 10 days of competition.

Delayed Glasgow 2014 ticketing process reopens with first of three sales phases

By Nick Butler

Scotland rugby sevens captain Colin Gregor, Scottish Thistles netball captain Lesley MacDonald and Scotland hockey star William Marshall unveil the first phase of delayed ticket sales ©Glasgow 2014Tickets for hockey, netball and rugby sevens, as well as for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, are up for grabs as the Glasgow 2014 ticket-selling process resumed today after nine days of delays. 

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