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Exclusive: Chinese ban on Facebook and Twitter will be lifted in time for Nanjing 2014, claim IOC

By Nick Butler

The IOC remain confident Twitter and Facebook will be available during Nanjing 2014 ©Nanjing 2014Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms currently banned in China will be freely accessible during the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympics Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has claimed. 

FIG vice-president Corn appointed to IOC Women and Sport Commission

By Emily Goddard

Slava Corn has been named to the IOC Women and Sports Commission ©FIGInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has appointed International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) first vice-president Slava Corn to his organisation's Women and Sport Commission.

Meyers sets second world record at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships

By Gary Anderson

Rebecca Meyers set a second world record at the Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships today ©Getty ImagesAmerica's Rebecca Meyers was in world record breaking form again at Pan Pacific Para-Swimming Championships in Pasadena as she set a global best time of 2min 26.86sec in the women's 200 metres individual medley S13 at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Centre.

Dead dogs, cars and a "nasty stench" but first Rio 2016 test event considered success

By Nick Butler

Giles Scott celebrates his dominant victory in the finn class during the Test Event in Rio ©ISAFPollution levels and sewage in Guanabara Bay have predictably been criticised by some of the world's leading Olympic sailors during the first test event of Rio 2016 but have not totally overshadowed the competition. 

Three cities bidding to host 2021 World Games

By Nick Butler

Three cities have bid to host the 2021 World Games ©IWGABirmingham in Alabama, Peruvian capital Lima and Russian city Ufa are the three cities to have submitted an official bid for the 11th edition of the World Games 2021, it has been announced.

Half-a-million meals served, 96 per cent of tickets sold, 3.5 million mentions on social media - Glasgow 2014 in numbers

By Gary Anderson

Fantastic, exciting and fun were the words most commonly used to describe the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©Getty ImagesGlasgow 2014 have revealed that 96 per cent of tickets were sold for the Commonwealth Games, while a survey of 20,000 spectators claimed that 91 per cent of fans were satisfied with the event, commonly described as "fantastic, exciting and fun".

Athletics Australia launch inquiry as more allegations emerge against Hollingsworth

By Duncan Mackay

New allegations of misbehaviour have been made against Athletics Australia head coach Eric Hollingsworth ©Getty ImagesAthletics Australia has launched an inquiry into what happened at the Commonwealth Games as more allegations have surfaced about the behaviour of head coach Eric Hollingsworth, who was suspended and sent home from Glasgow 2014 after criticising Olympic champion Sally Pearson.

Ebola virus forces postponement of international taekwondo tournament in Nigeria

By Gary Anderson

The Ebola virus crisis has forced Olympic bronze medal winner Chika Chukwumerije to postpone his annual taekwondo tournament in Nigeria ©Getty ImagesOrganisers of the annual Chika Chukwumerije Sports Foundation (CCSF) International Taekwondo Tournament have been forced to postpone the event following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

European Olympic Committees inviting nominees for 2014 Piotr Nurowski Prize

By Gary Anderson

The EOC is inviting nominations for the 2014 Piotr Nurowski Prize ©POCThe European Olympic Committees (EOC) is inviting nominations for this year's Piotr Nurowski Prize, awarded annually to the best young athlete on the continent.
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