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Bach urges everyone to take a "selfie" as Nanjing 2014 opens with spectacular ceremony

By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre

Thomas Bach embraced the Youth Olympic spirit by posing for a selfie during the Ceremony ©AFP/Getty ImagesNanjing 2014 got underway here this evening with an Opening Ceremony of the Summer Youth Olympic Games celebrating both the history and traditions of China and the potential and vibrancy of its youngsters.

Bach promises to resolve problem accessing social media at Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

IOC President Thomas Bach reiterated his confidence that problems with accessing the internet at Nanjing 2014 will be resolved soon ©ITGDiscussions have been held this morning to rectify outstanding problems with accessing the internet and social media websites here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has revealed. 

Exclusive: Baku 2015 promising "creative" ideas to ensure full stadia at inaugural European Games

By Duncan Mackay 

Baku 2015 chief operating officer Simon Clegg is promising to come up with a ticketing strategy that ensures full stadia at the first ever European Games next year ©Baku 2015Ticket prices for next year's European Games in Baku will be kept as low as possible to try to ensure full venues, chief operating officer Simon Clegg has promised. 

Nigeria withdrawal from Nanjing 2014 because of Ebola crisis confirmed by IOC President

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Nigeria has withdrawn from the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games it has been confirmed ©Getty ImagesNigeria has withdrawn from the Summer Youth Olympic Games, it was officially confirmed by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach here today. 

New partnership hailed as boost for skateboarding's Olympic ambitions

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A new partnership has been announced between Street League Skateboarding and the ISF ©SLS/ISFA new partnership has been unveiled between the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) and Street League Skateboarding (SLS) in what should prove a further boost for the sport ahead of its showcasing as an exhibition event in the Summer Youth Olympic Games here.

Perkovic, Lavillenie and Saladuha - a hat-trick of European gold hat-tricks

By Mike Rowbottom at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich

Sandra Perkovic of Croatia celebrates after winning a third European discus gold ©AFP/Getty ImagesCroatia's world and Olympic discus champion Sandra Perkovic had a packed and appreciative crowd all to herself here as she rounded off the action on day five of the European Championships, claiming a third European gold with a national record of 71.08 metres - the furtherest throw in the world since 1992.

Sailor to carry Bahamas flag at Nanjing 2014 Opening Ceremony to mark anniversary of first Olympic gold medal

By Paul Osborne at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre

Paul de Souza will carry the flag for the Bahamas in this evening's Opening Ceremony ©ISAFBahamian sailor Paul de Souza will carry his country's flag in this the Opening Ceremony for the Summer Youth Olympic Games here tnight in honour of the 50th anniversary of Sir Durward Knowles taking the nation's first ever Olympic gold.

Basnyat re-elected President of Nepal Paralympic Committee

By Nick Butler

Surendra Bahadur Basnyat (centre) has been re-elected as the President of the Nepal Paralympic Committee ©NPCNepalSurendra Bahadur Basnyat has been re-elected President of the Nepal Paralympic Committee (NPC) during a General Assembly in Kathmandu.

IBSA Goalball Committee chairman to step down

By Paul Osborne

Kari Markland has announced his intention to retire as chairman of ISBA Goalball Committee ©IBSAKari Markland, chairman of the International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) Goalball Committee, has announced he will retire from his role at the end of the year.
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