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IAAF President Diack to recognise special moment of history at Great North Run

By Nick Butler

A dramatic Opening Ceremony will take place to mark the beginning of the Great North Run ©Bupa Great North RunA "dramatic" Opening Ceremony will take place tomorrow to recognise the millionth finish celebrations ahead of the Great North Run.

Exclusive: Skateboarding not rushing to join SportAccord's "closed club" as ISF President shrugs off ineligibility

By Nick Butler

Skateboarding is hoping to build on its showcasing at Nanjing 2014, but is not going to push the agenda on Olympic inclusion ©Nanjing 2014International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) President Gary Ream has reacted to news, revealed by insidethegames, that the governing body remains ineligible for SportAccord membership by insisting they will not push to enter a "closed club" of international sporting organisations.

Baku 2015 will be "extraordinary event" promises commercial director

By Duncan Mackay at the JW Marriott Hotel Absheron in Baku

Spyros Capralos, chairman of the EOC Coordination Commission, and Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sport and Baku 2015 chief executive, opened the new headquarters in the Azerbaijani capital ©Baku 2015Next year's inaugural European Games is going to be "an extraordinary event" which will be delivered to the "highest standards", promised Baku 2015 commercial director Charlie Wijeratna here today.

Underground containment belt to be installed at Rio 2016 sailing site to curb water pollution

By Nick Butler

New measures are being introduced to reduce pollution levels on the Marina da Gloria ahead of Rio 2016 ©Rio 2016/Alex FerroA giant underground "containment belt" will be installed close to the Marina da Glória sailing venue in the latest measure to reduce water pollution levels ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Installing roof on London 2012 Olympic Stadium could lead to £15 million increase in conversion costs

By Nick Butler

Redevelopment work at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium may cost more than initially projected ©Getty ImagesConverting the London 2012 Olympic Stadium into a football venue could cost £15 million ($24.6 million/€18.8 million) more than expected because of complications in work to install a new roof, it has been reported. 

Incheon 2014 turn on the style by including PSY among Opening Ceremony performers

By Nick Butler

DJ PSY will be among the performers at the Incheon 2014 Opening Ceremony ©AFP/Getty ImagesA clear message of Asian unity rather than any "flaunting of national power" will be the theme for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Incheon 2014 Asian Games, but the presence of "Gangnam Style" star DJ PSY is the clear highlight. 

Social media hailed key reason for success of Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler

Social media was a key way used by Nanjing 2014 to best market the Games ©Nanjing 2014Nanjing 2014 have joined the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in claiming social media was a crucial contributory factor to the success of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in the Chinese city.

"Innovative ideas" proposed at first meeting of ANOC Youth Working Group

By Nick Butler

The ANOC Youth Working Group pose with secretary general Gunilla Lindberg during the meeting ©ANOC"Exciting discussions" have taken place at the first meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Youth Working Group in London, it has been claimed. 

United States continue to dominate at FIBA Basketball World Cup

By Emily Goddard

Kenneth Faried helped guide the US to another win at the Basketball World Cup in Spain ©Getty ImagesDefending world champions the United States have continued to outperform their challengers at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, with a 106-71 win over the Dominican Republic today.
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