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Record breaking World Short-Course Swimming Championships close in Doha

By Emily Goddard

Katinka Hosszú earned a total of eight individual medals at the World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Doha ©Getty ImagesSouth African Chad Le Clos and Hungary's Katinka Hosszú were awarded the best swimmer of the competition trophies as the World Short-Course Swimming Championships came to a close at The Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha's Aspire Zone today.

Guatemala Olympic Committee signs agreement with Canadian University to combat violence in youths

By Paul Osborne

The Guatemalan Olympic Committee and Brock University have signed a partnership agreement ©COGAn agreement has been signed between the Guatemalan Olympic Committee (COG) and Canada's Brock University in an effort to create new sports programmes that will help prevent youth violence and promote a healthy lifestyle for children.

Bach invokes great men in call for support for Agenda 2020

By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Thomas Bach speaking to open the Extraordinary IOC Session in Monte Carlo ©IOC/Ian JonesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach pressed Shakespeare, Nelson Mandela and Baron Pierre de Coubertin into service here tonight, as he urged IOC members to back the Agenda 2020 reform proposals.

Exclusive: Bubka calls for urgent investigation of Russian doping allegations

David Owen at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Sergey Bubka has called for an urgent investigation of the Russian doping allegations ©Getty ImagesSergey Bubka, the former pole-vaulter who is vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), is urging a rapid and thorough investigation of the allegations of systematic doping among Russian athletes in a recent German television documentary.

Eight IOC members set to miss Agenda 2020 votes

By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Eight IOC members will miss the 127th Session being held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo ©IOCA total of eight International Olympic Committee (IOC) members, including the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, are set to miss the key 127th IOC Session in Monaco that gets under way with an Opening Ceremony here tonight.

Russia claim men's crown after technical problems at World Taekwondo Team Championships

By Daniel Etchells at Queretaro Convention Centre

The Russian men's team sing their national anthem on the winner's podium ©WTFRussia beat hosts Mexico in the men's final here at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) World Cup Team Championships on a day initially marred by long delays due to technical problems with the electronic potection scoring system (PSS).

"Discussions" begin to move Pyeongchang 2018 sliding sports venue outside South Korea

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

A proposed move to the Pyeongchang 2018 sliding sports venue is one of several potential changes as a consequence of Agenda 2020 ©Getty ImagesCalls for sliding sports at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics to be moved outside South Korea are, at this stage, a means to outline the potential flexibility for bidding cities if Agenda 2020 proposals are passed more than a concrete plan, insidethegames understands. 

Register for Olympic bidding consultants "positive step", claim leading professionals

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

The process for hiring consultants, seen as a key prerequisite of a successful Olympic bid, could be tightened up as part of Olympic Agenda 2020 ©Getty ImagesPlans to create a register of advisers and lobbyists eligible to work on Olympic bids, listed among Thomas Bach's 40 Agenda 2020 proposals, would improve the openness and standards of the profession, it is claimed.

World champions Australia settle for draw on day two of Men's Champions Trophy

By Emily Goddard

Australia had to settle for a draw against Belgium on day two of the Men's Champions Trophy in India ©Getty ImagesWorld champions Australia had to settle for a draw against Belgium on day two of the Men's Champions Trophy after Tom Boon scored with the very last play at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
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