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Uchimura continues domination with fifth consecutive all-around World Gymnastics title

By Paul Osborne

Kohei Uchimura has sealed a fifth consecutive world all-around title at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning ©Getty ImagesJapan's Kohei Uchimura has extended his winning streak in the all-around event with a fifth title at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning's Guangxi Sports Centre Gymnasium.

First semi-finalists confirmed for Volleyball Women's World Championship

By Zjan Shirinian

Hosts Italy are through to the semi-finals of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship ©Getty Images for FIVBBrazil and Italy are through to the semi-finals of the International Volleyball Federation Women's World Championship without even stepping on the court.

Dutch world champions impress as final jumping line-up decided at FEI Nations Cup

By Gary Anderson

The Netherlands has carried on from the World Equestrian Games to lead the way at the FEI Nations Cup in Barcelona ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Netherlands confirmed their status as the world's number one jumping team by topping the first round to secure qualification at the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Nations Cup in Barcelona.

Argentine Olympic Committee holds first session of Olympic Academy For Journalists

By Paul Osborne

The first session of the Olympic Academy For Journalists has been held in San Salvador de Juju in Argentina ©COAThe Argentina Olympic Academy (AOA) has successfully held its first session of the Olympic Academy For Journalists.

Paralympic gold medallist to be inducted into Australian Tennis Hall of Fame

By Gary Anderson

David Hall will be inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame next year ©Getty ImagesParalympic gold medallist David Hall is set to be inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame during next year's Australian Open in Melbourne, it has been announced.

Exclusive: Olympic Movement urgently needs to change policy on ticket sales, says London 2012 ticket director

By Mike Rowbottom at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo Campus

London 2012 was only able to sell tickets to the UK or Europe itself having to hand over worldwide sales to other agencies ©Getty ImagesThe Olympic Movement is out of date in terms of its attitude to selling tickets for the Games and needs to move into the digital age sooner rather than later, according to Paul Williamson, director of ticketing for London 2012, who is now fulfilling the same function for next year's Rugby World Cup.

IOC insist 2022 FIFA World Cup and Olympics will not clash as football chief calls for Games to be moved

By Zjan Shirinian

The threat remains of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar forcing the 2022 Winter Olympics to be rescheduled ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reiterated the assurances it has been given that the 2022 FIFA World Cup and Winter Olympics will not clash, amid claims football's quadrennial showpiece could elbow the Games to another date.

Exclusive: Japanese Sports Minister recruits students to publicise Tokyo 2020 Sport For Tomorrow project

By Mike Rowbottom at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports in Tokyo

Hakubun Shimomura, Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ©AFP/Getty ImagesJapan's Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hakubun Shimomura today called upon the first student intake of the Tsukuba International Academy of Sports (TIAS), an integral part of the Sport For Tomorrow project pledged as part of the commitment to hosting Tokyo 2020, to turn into the first wave of world ambassadors for the programme.

Arup appointed lead advisor to Tokyo 2020

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Part of Arup's proposed waterfront designs for the Tokyo 2020 Games ©ArupArup, the international design engineering consultancy, will provide advice for Tokyo's Metropolitan Government and Organising Committee of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to develop venues and infrastructure, it has been announced.
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