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American Vonn named Games Ambassador to mark 500 days until Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

By Gary Anderson

Lindsey Vonn has been announced as an official Ambassador for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesFormer Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn has been named as an Ambassador of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, marking 500 days to go until the event gets underway in Norway.

Spanish athletes sign up to collaboration between COE and San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia

By Gary Anderson

The Spanish Olympic Committee and the San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia have announced a new intake of students made up of Spanish athletes ©COEA number of Spanish athletes have enrolled at the San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) as part of an ongoing initiative run by the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE).

IJF and IBSA strengthen ties with signing of Memorandum of Understanding in Budapest

By Gary Anderson

IBSA and the IJF have reaffirmed commitment to promote and develop visually impaired judo ©IJFThe International Judo Federation (IJF) and the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) have strengthened ties by reaffirming cooperation in promoting visually impaired judo with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

Special Operations dominate cycling events on second day of action at Warrior Games

By Gary Anderson

Special Operations lead the medal table at the Warrior Games after a dominant cycling display ©US ParalympicsCompetitors from the Special Operations Command ended the second day of action at the Warrior Games in Colorado atop the medals table after claiming nine medals including five gold during cycling events.

Dominican Republic standards improving thanks to Olympic Solidarity, claims secretary general

By Duncan Mackay

Félix Sánchez won the Dominican Republic's first-ever Olympic gold medal, at Athens 2004 ©Getty ImagesThe Dominican Olympic Committee (DOC) has spent $440,666 (£271,959/€349,867) of Olympic Solidarity funding in the past nine months on developing sport in the country, it has been revealed.

IOC reveals members of 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission

By Emily Goddard

Alexander Zhukov will lead the 2022 Winter Olympic Evaluation Commission named today ©Getty ImagesThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the names of the officials that make up the Evaluation Commission that will analyse the bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Rio 2016 to come under scrutiny as IOC makes seventh visit

By Emily Goddard

A bulldozer starts work after the ceremony marking the opening of construction at the Deodoro Sports Complex, which in likely to come under particular scrutiny at this week's IOC Coordination Commission visit, in July ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 is expected to come under close scrutiny as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the Games makes its seventh visit to the Brazilian city this week.

OCA honorary life vice-president warns of dangers of nations "buying" athletes

By Paul Osborne at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Femi Ogunode is one of many African-born athletes to win gold for their adopted nations here at the Asian Games ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) needs to do more work in order for countries and regions to stop "buying" athletes, claims the organisation's honorary life vice-president Wei Jizhong.

Lucerne pin hopes on financial support from Swiss Government for 2021 Winter Universiade bid

By Zjan Shirinian

Financial backing from the Siwss Government is needed for a Lucerne bid for the 2021 Winter Universiade to happen ©Getty ImagesPolitical chiefs in Lucerne are pinning their hopes on the financial backing of the Swiss Government to set the wheels in motion for a bid to stage the 2021 Winter Universiade.
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