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Grand Tour €1 million challenge is not a joke insists Tinkoff-Saxo chief

By Gary Anderson

Tour de France winners Vincenzo Nibali (left) and Chris Froome have been challenged to take part in all three Grand Tours in 2015 ©Getty ImagesA proposal to offer the world's top riders a share in a €1 million (£794,000/$1.3 million) prize-fund to compete in all three Grand Tour cycling events in 2015 is not "a joke or a publicity stunt" according to one of the men behind the idea, chief executive of the Tinkoff-Saxo team Stefano Feltrin.

Germany to proceed cautiously on 2024 Olympic bid to avoid "second Munich"

By Duncan Mackay

DOSB President Alfons Hörmann has warned that whichever city they choose to bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics must have the support of its citizens ©Getty ImagesA decision on which German city will be put forward as a possible bidder for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics will not be made until officials are certain that it has the support of its local citizens, it has been revealed.

SportAccord Convention officially signs deal to hold 2015 event in Sochi

By Duncan Mackay

Marius Vizer officially signs the deal with Governor of the Krasnodar Region Alexander Tkachev for next year's SportAccord Convention to be held in Sochi ©SportAccord ConventionA deal for next year's SportAccord Convention to be held in Sochi has been officially signed between Marius Vizer and Alexander Tkachev, Governor of the Krasnodar Region. 

IOC President visits Almaty 2022 facilities on trip to Kazakhstan

By Duncan Mackay

IOC President has visited some of the facilities that would be used if Almaty wins its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics ©IOCThomas Bach has visited Almaty to tour many of the facilities that would be used if the city's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics is successful.

FIFA chief ethics investigator Garcia reiterates call for transparency

By Emily Goddard

Michael Garcia has called for "greater transparency" at FIFA ©Getty ImagesMichael Garcia, FIFA's chief ethics investigator, has called on world football's governing body to ensure "greater transparency" as part of its reform process.

Pistorius house arrest call branded "shockingly inappropriate" as sentencing hearing begins

By Zjan Shirinian

Oscar Pistorius faces up to 15 years in jail ©AFP/Getty ImagesA call for six-time Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius to be held under house arrest for three years and undertake community service for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has been branded "shockingly inappropriate".

CAF insist 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will not be postponed despite Ebola fear

By Zjan Shirinian

The Africa Cup of Nations, won in 2013 by Nigeria, will not be rescheduled, the Confederation of African Football has insisted ©Getty ImagesThere are no plans to reschedule next year's Africa Cup of Nations because of the Ebola outbreak, tournament chiefs have insisted, but they will discuss a postponement request from hosts Morocco.

Coates steps down as Oceania representative on World Rowing Council

By Duncan Mackay

John Coates has stood down from the ruling Council of World Rowing, he has announced ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates has retired from his position as the Oceania representative on the ruling Council of World Rowing (FISA), it was announced today. 

Police probe claims two world-class badminton players were asked to fix matches

By Zjan Shirinian

Police are investigating allegations of match-fixing made by two players ©Getty ImagesPolice are investigating allegations two world-class badminton players were approached to fix matches.
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