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United States retain women's title at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

By Paul Osborne 

The United States have defended their team title at the Artistics Gymnastics World Championships ©Getty ImagesThe United States have easily defended their women's team title at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships following a dominating performance at the Guangxi Sports Centre Gymnasium in Nanning.

FIBA World Cup showcased innovations in our marketing strategy, claims leading official

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

The FIBA World Cup, won by the United States last month, has been hailed as a huge success ©AFP/Getty ImagesLast month's International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Men's World Cup was a major boost for the sport, and the result of a detailed effort to maximise its appeal, director general of FIBA Media and Marketing Services Frank Leenders has claimed.

Exclusive: IOC targets $2 billion from TOP programme by 2024

By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

A total of $2 billion could be raised by the TOP worldwide sponsorship programme by 2024 ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) hopes that increased sponsorship value created partly by its planned new media channel will help drive income generated by its TOP worldwide sponsorship programme through the $2 billion (£1.2 billion/€1.5 billion) barrier by 2024.

Bahrain Olympic Committee chief has legal immunity in Britain quashed

By Nick Butler

Bahrain Olympic Committee President Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa could face prosecution in Britain accused of torture following a High Court decision in London ©Getty ImagesBahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) President Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa could theoretically face investigation in Britain of allegations said to implicate him in claims of torture following a High Court judicial review ruling quashing an order he was immune from legal action due to his Royal status

Exclusive: Monaco expects large turnout for Extraordinary IOC Session

By David Owen at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

The Grimaldi Forum will host the IOC Extraordinary Session in Monte Carlo in December ©SportelMonaco is expecting about 1,000 Olympic Movement top brass, media and other interested parties to converge on the Principality for a landmark International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in early December.

Commonwealth Games will "change this city forever" claims Gold Coast 2018 chief

By Paul Osborne at the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach

Nigel Chamier has claimed that Gold Coast 2018 will "change this city forever" ©Glasgow 2014Nigel Chamier, chairman of Gold Coast 2018, has claimed the Commonwealth Games will "change this city forever".

Vega becomes vice-president of Dow's Olympic Operations as veteran Hamilton steps down

By Mike Rowbottom

Louis Vega is taking over from veteran George Hamilton as Dow's vice-president of Olympic Operations ©The Dow Chemcial CompanyLouis Vega, the Dow Chemical Company's chief of staff, global director and chief executive, has widened his responsibilities to include the role of vice-president of Olympic Operations, the role which George Hamilton has filled for the last four years.

Rugby sevens looks ahead to Rio 2016 debut with opening qualifier in Gold Coast

By Paul Osborne at SkyPoint in Surfers Paradise

Captains line up at Gold Coasts highest residential skyrise, Q1, ahead of the Gold Coast Sevens ©ITGThe rugby sevens road to Rio 2016 gets underway in the Gold Coast this weekend as 16 teams fight for the first set of all-important World Series ranking points and the opportunity to compete in the sport's first appearance at the Olympics for 92 years.

Baku 2015 announce two 16-team lineups for European Games 3x3 basketball event

By Nick Butler

Recently crowned European champions Romania will be among the teams participating in Baku ©FIBA Europe/Oleksiy NaumovReigning male and female European champions Romania and Russia head the entries for the 3x3 basketball competition at the inaugural European Games in Baku next year, it has been announced today. 
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