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Coe praises Olympic legacy but refuses to give much away as IAAF begin World Championship inspection visits

By Duncan Mackay

Sebastian Coe has praised Barcelona's bid to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships but has refused to be drawn on their chances ©RFEASebastian Coe praised the legacy of the 1992 Olympics and Paralympics as he completed a visit to Barcelona to inspect the Spanish city's bid to host the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

Tributes paid to American Olympic fencer after death at the age of 29

By Gary Anderson

American Olympic fencer Kamara James has died at the age of 29 ©Keeth SmartTributes have been paid to former American Olympic fencer Kamara James who has died at the age of 29 in Modesto, California.

Rio 2016 to reveal mascot that will "live in hearts of the fans" next month

By Daniel Etchells

The identity of the mascot for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is set to be revealed next month ©Rio 2016Rio 2016 is set to unveil its mascot next month, it has been revealed, the most important moment so far of a merchandise programme that is aiming to raise BRL1 billion (£263 million/$420 million/€329 million).

Woman arrested in Iran for attending FIVB World League match faces at least one more week in jail

By Duncan Mackay

British-Iranian law student Ghoncheh Ghavami faces at least another week in jail following her arrest for attending a volleyball match in Tehran ©FacebookGhoncheh Ghavami, the London law student imprisoned in Iran after attending an International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League match, has been remanded in court for at least another week following a 90-minute trial.

Panasonic signs up as worldwide partner of International Paralympic Committee

By Gary Anderson

Panasonic has signed a worldwide partnership deal with the International Paralympic Committee ©PanasonicElectronic giants Panasonic Corporation has signed a deal to become a worldwide partner of the International Paralympic Committee through until Tokyo 2020.

AECOM to advise on Tokyo 2020 venue and infrastructure development

By Emily Goddard

AECOM will advise on the Tokyo 2020 venue and infrastructure developments ©AECOM The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo 2020 have appointed AECOM Technology Corporation to advise on the development of the venues and infrastructure for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

FIFA to lead inspection of Russian stadiums for 2018 World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

The Luzhniki Stadium, venue for the 2008 Champions League final, will be inspected on October 20 ©Getty ImagesA week-long inspection of the stadiums for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will commence tomorrow as a joint delegation made up of representatives from world football's governing body and the host nation's 2018 Local Organising Committee (LOC) hold their first official visit.

Pakistan Olympic Association to hold fresh elections in November

By Gary Anderson

The Pakistan Olympic Association will held fresh elections on November 25 ©POAThe Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) is set to hold fresh elections for 40 positions except that of President on November 25, it has been announced. 

Deutsche Bank executive chosen to replace Peter Dawson as head of Royal & Ancient

By Gary Anderson

Martin Slumbers will become chief executive of the R&A next year replacing Peter Dawson ©R&AMartin Slumbers will replace Peter Dawson as the Royal & Ancient (R&A) chief executive when he steps down next September, it has been announced. 
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