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Association of National Olympic Committees launches Athletes' Commission toolkit

By Paul Osborne

NOC Athletes' Commission toolkits have been launched by the ANOC Athletes' Commission, headed by Barbara Kendall (third left) ©ANOCThe Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has launched an Athletes' Commission toolkit to encourage more NOCs to fully represent athletes. 

Fiji Sports Awards Committee puts out final call for nominations

By Emily Goddard

The Fiji Sports Awards Committee has now closed its nominations process ©Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic CommitteeThe Fiji Sports Awards Committee has now closed nominations for its annual honours ahead of a ceremony next month.

Driss El Hilali appointed Royal Morocco Taekwondo Federation President

By Liam Morgan

General Fouly believes El Hilali will help to further the success of taekwondo in Morocco ©AFTUAfrican Taekwondo Union President Ahmed Fouly has hailed the appointment of Driss El Hilali as President of the Royal Morocco Taekwondo Federation.

Tokyo 2020 establish Programme Panel to consider adding new sports

By Nick Butler

Fujio Mitarai, one of Japan's most successful businessmen, will head the Panel to consider new sports at Tokyo 2020 ©AFP/Getty ImagesA Tokyo 2020 Additional Event Programme Panel has been convened to study the feasibility of proposing specific sports to be added to the Olympic Games in the Japanese capital.

IOC President to meet Italian Prime Minister for talks over Rome 2024 Olympic bid

By Paul Osborne 

IOC President Thomas Bach will meet with President Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and CONI President Giovanni Malagò ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach will meet Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) President Giovanni Malagò in Davos next week to discuss Rome's bid for the Summer Games in 2024.

IAAF opens investigation after Russia's Olympic champion racewalker reportedly competes during doping ban

By Liam Morgan

Lashmanova won Olympic gold in London and could still defend her title in Rio if the claims are found to be unproven ©Getty ImagesInvestigations are being carried out by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) following claims disgraced Olympic race walking champion Elena Lashmanova competed in an event in Russia despite the fact she is currently serving a two-year doping ban.

Exclusive: $4.4 million budget for 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games submitted to Saint Lucia Government

By David Owen at the Marriott CasaMagna in Puerto Vallarta

A budget has been approved for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Castries, St Lucia ©WikipediaA budget of $4.4 million (£2.9 million/€3.7 million) for the preparation and delivery of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Castries has been submitted to the Government of Saint Lucia.

Kenya's "Fantastic Four" will contest a 2015 London Marathon due to be Radcliffe's swansong

By Mike Rowbottom

Edna Kiplagat after winning the 2014 London Marathon title, which she will defend on April 26 ©AFP/Getty ImagesEdna Kiplagat will face two former champions and the fastest half marathon runner in history when she defends her Virgin Money London Marathon women's title on April 26, in a race that is also scheduled to be a swansong for marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe.

Baku 2015 volunteers to be known as Flamekeepers

By Nick Butler

Volunteers at Baku 2015 will be known as Flamekeepers ©Baku 2015Volunteers at the Baku 2015 European Games will be known as Flamekeepers, it has been officially confirmed today. 
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