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Chelyabinsk meteor to feature on medals as city prepares for sold-out World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Grand Hotel Vidgof in Chelyabinsk

The Chelyabinsk meteor will feature on the medals awarded at the World Judo Championships ©World Judo Championships 2014 ChelyabinskWinners at this year's World Judo Championships, due to start here tomorrow, will receive a medal decorated with the Chelyabinsk meteor.

Dog-sled racing at Lillehammer 2016? Chief executive would love to see it

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

Lillehammer 2016 chief executive Tomas Holmestad is keep to replicate the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab ©ITGTomas Holmestad, chief executive of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympics Games, would love to introduce a Sports Lab similar to the one which has proved so successful here, although he admits it would be harder to adapt the concept to winter disciplines.

Chinese Olympic Committee President holds historic talks with Chinese Taipei officials in Nanjing

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

President of the Chinese Olympic Committee Liu Peng has met with officials from the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee ©Getty ImagesLiu Peng, President of the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC), has met with Lin Hong-Dow, his counterpart at the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee (CTOC), and other sports officials from Taiwan during the Summer Youth Olympic Games here.

IOC calls off Solomon Islands Olympic Committee AGM due to lack of notice

By Emily Goddard

The Solomon Islands Olympic Committee has been warned of further action by the IOC is its issues are not soon resolved ©NOCSIThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has demanded that the National Olympic Council of Solomon Islands (NOCSI) calls off its proposed Extraordinary Annual General Meeting, where it would elect a new President and vice-president, at the end of this month.

Lyles sprints to dominant victory in much needed boost for United States at Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Noah Lyles won the 200m for the US ©TwitterNoah Lyles provided a much desired boost following a largely underwhelming few days for the United States here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games by bursting clear to win the 200 metres in a swift 20.80sec.

Sharp and Farah excel as the Barshim v Bondarenko show goes on

By Mike Rowbottom

Mo Farah sets a British two miles best at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham ©Getty ImagesHome fans in a capacity 13,000 crowd at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham were rewarded today with an 800 metres victory by Lynsey Sharp over Kenya's world champion Eunice Sum, and a national best in the two miles from Mo Farah in his first track appearance of the season in Britain.

Crow flying high as FISA World Rowing Championships begin in Amsterdam

By Mike Rowbottom

Australia's Kim Crow, who won her opening single sculls heat by almost 14sec as she set out in defence of her title at the FISA World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesAustralia's defending champion in the women's single sculls, Kim Crow - beaten twice in this season's World Cup by New Zealander Emma Twigg -  put down a heavy marker in today's opening heats at the FISA World Championships in Amsterdam.

Frenchman Bouhanni takes stage two win at Vuelta a España

By Gary Anderson

Nacer Bouhanni won stage two of the Vuelta a Espana today ©Getty ImagesFrenchman Nacer Bouhanni claimed victory on stage two of the Vuelta a España after sprinting to the line in a bunched finish ahead of Germany's John Degenkolb and Italian Roberto Ferrari in San Fernando.

Argentine wins thrilling windsurfing title as sailing action resumes at Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Nanjing

Francisco Cruz Saubidet Birkner takes a celebratory tumble following his windsurfing victory for Argentina ©TwitterSailing action belatedly concluded here today with victories for the past, present and future host nations of the Summer Youth Olympic Games: Singapore, China and Argentina.
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