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Hungary to carry out feasibility study before launching Budapest 2024 Olympic bid

By Nick Butler

Hungarian officials decided to launch a feasibility study into the potential Olympic bid ©HOCHungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) officials have recommended Budapest should bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympics but will carry out a feasibility study before making a definite decision.

Armenia will be among 50 countries competing at European Games, Hickey promises again

By Duncan Mackay at the Fairmont Hotel in Baku

EOC President Patrick Hickey has claimed that Armenia will be among the the countries represented at this year's European Games ©Baku 2015Armenia will compete in the first-ever European Games here later this year, despite the continuing conflict between them and Azerbaijan, it was claimed here today.

Glasgow delivered £35 million under budget, new figures reveal

By Michael Pavitt

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is set to have been 35 million under budget ©Getty ImagesLast year's Commonwealth Games was delivered £35 million ($54 million/€47 million) under budget, figures published by Glasgow 2014 Ltd have revealed as it takes the first steps towards ceasing operations.

Morocco fined $1 million and banned from 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

By Michael Pavitt

Play was halted eight minutes from time due to crowd trouble ©AFP/Getty ImagesMorocco have been fined and banned from the next two Africa Cup of Nations after withdrawing as this year's hosts, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced, while replacements Equatorial Guinea have also been sanctioned after violence marred their semi-final defeat to Ghana.

Almaty 2022 officially launch Twitter account ahead of IOC Evaluation Commission visit

By Nick Butler

Almaty 2022 have launched an official Twitter page ahead of the Evaluation Commission inspection ©Almaty 2022Almaty 2022 has launched its official Twitter account to raise publicity with just one week to go until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission are due to visit for a five-day inspection.

Pyeongchang 2018 appoint speed skating legend as latest Games Ambassador

By Michael Pavitt

Lee Kyou-Hyuk has become the seventh Ambassador for the Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesSouth Korean speed skating legend Lee Kyou-Hyuk has been appointed as a Games Ambassador for Pyeongchang 2018, having previously fulfilled a similar role during the bid.

Doctor in Park Tae-Hwan doping case charged for negligence

By Michael Pavitt 

The 2008 Olympic gold medallist is facing a two year ban and being stripped of his 2014 Asian Games medals ©Getty ImagesProsecutors have charged the doctor accused of administering a banned substance into South Korea's Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-Hwan for negligence.

Australian Olympic team reveals Woolworths as latest sponsor

By Emily Goddard

Kitty Chiller and Tony Phillips announce Woolworths as the latest sponsor of the Australian Olympic team ©Olympics.com.auThe Australian Olympic team has signed up grocery store chain Woolworths as its Official Supermarket for Rio 2016. 

Maze edges Fenninger to women's downhill world title

By Michael Pavitt

Slovenia's Tina Maze earned victory in the women's downhill in Colorado ©Getty ImagesSochi 2014 double gold medallist Tina Maze overcame the winner of the women's Super G, Anna Fenninger, to win the downhill title at the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine World Skiing Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado.
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