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Snead driver fails to sell at auction in Dallas

By Gary Anderson

A driver used by Sam Snead to win over 100 tournaments failed to sell at auction in Dallas ©Getty ImagesA driver used by legendary American golfer Sam Snead to win more than 100 tournaments has failed to sell at an auction in Dallas after the minimum bid of $250,000 (£153,300/€193,000) was not met.

Sebastian Coe calls for sporting organisations to engage more with local communities in bid cities

By Daniel Etchells at Lancaster House in London

Sebastian Coe (right) was interviewed by David Bond (left), former BBC sports editor, at the ICSS's Securing Sport 2014 conference ©ICSSSebastian Coe believes sporting organisations, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), need to engage more with local communities in light of the recent abandonment of Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Coe has "big problems" with Gatlin's IAAF award nomination

By Daniel Etchells at Lancaster House in London

Sebastian Coe is uneasy about the nomination of Justin Gatlin for the IAAF Athlete of the Year award ©ICSSSebastian Coe, vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), admitted he has "big problems" with the nomination of two-time convicted drugs cheat Justin Gatlin for World Athlete of the Year award.

Transport holds key to perception of Olympics, claims IOC expert Bovy ahead of Tokyo 2020

By Mike Rowbottom in Tokyo

Dedicated Olympic lanes at the Athens 2004 Olympics improved public and media perception of how the Games were being run, says IOC expert Professor Philippe Bovy ©Getty ImagesSorting out transport issues can significantly improve the media perception of how an Olympic Games is being run, Professor Philippe Bovy, of the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Committee, claimed here today.

Chinese men win Artistic Gymnastics World Championships for sixth consecutive time

By Paul Osborne 

China have sealed their sixth successive men's team title with a narrow victory at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ©Getty ImagesChina's men won the Artistic World Gymnastics Championships for a sixth consecutive time in a tense finish at the Guangxi Sports Centre Gymnasium in Nanning.

Finding an "affordable but unique selling point" key to increasing television coverage

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

New ways of showcasing sport was discussed at today's panel discussion ©ITGFinding a unique selling point but in an affordable and technologically innovative way was hailed here today as the key to less mainstream sports, including many Olympic ones, acquiring more television coverage.

Paralmypic great to be inducted into Sport Australia Hall of Fame

By Gary Anderson

Six-time Paralympic champion Michael Milton is to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame ©Getty ImagesSix-time Paralympic gold medallist Michael Milton is set to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Melbourne this week.

Exclusive: Sebastian Coe to head IAAF Evaluation Commission for 2019 World Championships

By Duncan Mackay in Monte Carlo

Sebastian Coe behind IAAF name badgeSebastian Coe is to be in charge of overseeing the bids for the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.

Embarrassment for UCI President Cookson after Tokyo 2020 Paralympic application submitted late

By Gary Anderson

A UCI error has potentially put Para-cycling's place at Tokyo 2020 at risk ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson has suffered major embarrassment after his organisation failed to submit its application for the sport's inclusion on the Tokyo 2020 programme on time to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
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