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Watershed deal signed between Chinese Taipei and Guatemalan Olympic Committees

By Zjan Shirinian

Guatemalan Olympic Committee President Gerardo Rene Aguirre Oestmann and his Chinese Taipei counterpart Hong-Dow Lin have have signed the four-year agreement ©OCAThe National Olympic Committees of Chinese Taipei and Guatemala have signed a watershed agreement.

Edmonton awarded 2015 FIBA Americas Championship for Women

By Zjan Shirinian

Edmonton will host the FIBA Americas Championship in 2015 for the first time in two decades ©Getty ImagesCanadian city Edmonton has been named as the host of the 2015 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Americas Championship for Women.

IRB reveals World Cup panellists to mark 100 days until second World Rugby Conference and Exhibition

By Gary Anderson

Rugby World 2015 chief executive Debbie Jevans will address deleagates at the second IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London ©Getty ImagesThe International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced some of the names appearing on the Rugby World Cup - Past and Future panel that will speak at the second World Rugby Conference and Exhibition, which is due to get underway in 100 days in London.

Tavecchio elected President of Italian FA despite racism allegations

By Paul Osborne

Carlo Tavecchio has been elected President of the Italian FA ©Getty ImagesCarlo Tavecchio has been elected the new President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) despite facing heavy criticism over allegations of racism.

Okagbare adds African Championships 100m gold to Commonwealth crown

By Emily Goddard

Blessing Okagbare is now the African 100 metres champion, as well as the Commonwealth Games champion ©Getty Images Blessing Okagbare has secured the 100 metres gold medal at the African Athletics Championships in Marrakech just two weeks after winning the Commonwealth Games sprint double at Glasgow 2014.

Japanese athletes told not to wear team tracksuits to avoid attack at Nanjing 2014

By Zjan Shirinian

Japan's athletes, who last competed in a major Games in China at Beijing 2008, have been told to wear casual clothing when walking around Nanjing during the Youth Olympics ©AFP/Getty ImagesJapanese athletes have been told not to wear official tracksuits when walking around Nanjing during the Summer Youth Olympic Games to avoid any possible attack.

Hickey extends reign as longest serving President with Olympic Council of Ireland re-election

By Duncan Mackay

Patrick Hickey has been re-elected as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, extending a term that begun in 1989 ©Getty ImagesPatrick Hickey was tonight elected unopposed in Dublin for a new four-year term as President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI), extending a record reign that started a quarter-of-a-century ago. 

Letzigrund's "unique" new track promises faster times at European Athletics Championships

By Mike Rowbottom at the Zurich Stadthaus

Patrick Magyar (left) addresses the official press conference on the eve of the European Championships in Zurich ©Getty ImagesAthletes competing at the European Championships which get underway here tomorrow will benefit significantly from a unique re-laid track at the Letzigrund Stadium, according to Patrick Magyar, the Organising Committee's chief executive.

Glasgow 2014 memorabilia from sofas that Usain Bolt may have sat on to John Barrowman's 4x4 being sold off

By Nick Butler

The 4x4 used by John Barrowman during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games is among the items currently being auctioned off by Glasgow 2014 ©Glasgow 2014Products used by sprinting superstar Usain Bolt will be among over 200,000 pieces of Glasgow 2014 memorabilia expected to fly off the shelves when they go on sale in Nottingham this week.
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