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Official theme song announced for Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Nanjing 2014 today unveiled the official theme song for the Youth Olympic Games ©Nanjing 2014The official theme song for Nanjing 2014 has today been unveiled to mark the 50-days to go countdown until the start of the Summer Youth Olympic Games on August 16.

Tokyo 2020 warned they must get support from International Federations for any venue changes

By Duncan Mackay at Belle Salle Shinjuku in Tokyo

IOC vice-president John Coates has warned Tokyo 2020 that any changes to its venues must get the backing of the International Federations ©AFP/Getty ImagesAny changes to venues for Tokyo 2020 will only be allowed to be made with the full support of the sport's world governing bodies, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates warned here today. 

England Hockey World Cup flops given second chance at Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

Hockey England has unveiled the men's and women's team for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow ©Getty ImagesEngland's women's hockey team will be looking to put the disaster of the recent World Cup behind them as 14 members of the team are named in the squad for next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Medal designs unveiled for 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea

By Paul Osborne

Designs for winners medals at the 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea have been unveiled ©Swansea 2014Designs for the medals at this year's International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics European Championships in Swansea have been unveiled just two days ahead of the 50 days to go mark until the competition's Opening Ceremony.

Glasgow feeling financial and legacy benefit of Commonwealth Games, report claims

By Paul Osborne

Glasgow has benefitted from around £200 million worth of Commonwealth Games-related contracts ©Getty ImagesGlasgow is already feeling the benefits of hosting next month's Commonwealth Games, it is claimed, with more than half of the £401 million ($681 million/€499 million) contracts landed by firms in the city, according to a new report.

British Basketball turns to UK Sports Minister to resolve funding crisis

By Paul Osborne

British Basketball is looking to the UK Sports Minister to help find a solution to the body's funding issue ©Getty ImagesBritish Basketball has called on UK Sports Minister Helen Grant to help find a funding solution to the national basketball set up in Great Britain, following the women's senior team's successful qualification for its third consecutive EuroBasket finals.

First set of students graduate from Russian International Olympic University

By Paul Osborne

The inaugural students at the RIOU have been awarded their Master of Sport Administration qualifications ©RIOUThe first set of graduates at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) have today been awarded their Master of Sport Administration (MSA) qualifications after they all successfully completed the University's Olympic-focused 10-month programme of study.

Cheng Ji set to become first Chinese rider in Tour de France history

By Zjan Shirinian

Cheng Ji will make history by becoming the first Chinese rider to take part in the Tour de France ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe 101st Tour de France will see history being made with Cheng Ji set to become the first Chinese rider to start in the world's most famous cycling event.

European venues invited to submit bids for 2014-2015 Sailing World Cup

By Zjan Shirinian

European bids are being called for by the International Sailing Federation as it continues to piece together the calendar for the 2014-15 Sailing World Cup ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesEuropean venues are being invited to submit bids to stage one of two legs of the 2014-2015 International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup.
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