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Lavillenie laments destruction of Donetsk arena where he broke Bubka world record

By Mike Rowbottom at the Fairmont Hotel in Monaco

Renaud Lavillenie, pictured with the man whose world pole vault record he took, Sergei Bubka ©AFP/Getty ImagesWorld pole vault record holder Renaud Lavillenie, here as one of three contenders for the International Association of Athletics Federations' Male World Athlete of the Year award tomorrow, spoke of his sadness over the destruction of the venue in Donetsk where he set his record of 6.16 metres in February.

Ceremony held to celebrate Thailand success at Asian Para Games

By Nick Butler in Phuket 

A selection of Thailand's Asian Para Games heroes gather together at the Ceremony ©FacebookA special ceremony has been held to mark the success of the Thailand team at last month's Asian Para Games in Incheon following an impressive haul of 107 medals.

Exclusive: IAAF claim Doha's $37 million offer in 2019 World Championships bid was legal and within guidelines

By Mike Rowbottom at the Fairmont Hotel in Monte Carlo

Doha did not break any rules when they offered $37 million during their successful bid to host the 2019 IAAF World Championships ©IAAFAllegations that the Doha team which successfully bid here this week for the 2019 World Athletics Championships made an "illegal" offer of $37 million (£24 million/€29 million) have been denied by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Six candidates for 2019 European Games as timetable announced but identities will remain a secret

By Duncan Mackay at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku

A timetable to choose a host city for the 2019 European Games was drawn up today by the European Olympic Committees Executive Committee ©EOCThe host city for the 2019 edition of the European Games will be announced at an Extraodinary General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) next May, it was revealed here today.

Exclusive: India Olympic Association seek private funding to protect autonomy in "new era", reveals President

By Nick Butler at the Dusit D2 Resort Hotel in Phuket

India, pictured at the Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014, are taking a new approach to improve their sporting and administrative fortunes following their return to the Olympic fold ©Getty ImagesA process to "commercialise" the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and seek private, rather than Governmental funding, has been launched following the body's return to the Olympic fold this year, IOA President N Ramachandran has told insidethegames here.

IAAF approve plan to hold morning athletics finals at Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Eight Rio 2016 Olympic athletics finals will be held in the morning in the João Havelange Stadium ©Wikimedia CommonsAthletics finals at an Olympic Games will be held in the morning for the first time in 28 years at Rio 2016, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced.

United States Olympic Committee praises "stunning progress" in Rio 2016 preparations

By Paul Osborne

The United States Olympic Committee has praised the progress being made in preparations for Rio 2016 ©Rio 2016The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has sung praise for the progress being made ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games following the organisation's biggest site visit yet.

UK Anti-Doping appoints Sapstead as interim chief executive to replace Parkinson

By Duncan Mackay

Nicole Sapstead has been appointed interim chief executive of UK Anti-Doping ©UKADUK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has appointed its director of operations Nicole Sapstead interim chief executive following the resignation of Andy Parkinson. 

World Rugby gives Cyprus warm welcome but Armenia and Greece the cold shoulder

By Duncan Mackay

Cyprus has been granted associate membership of World Rugby ©CRFCyprus were today voted in as an associate member of World Rugby but Greece were suspended and Armenia excluded.
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