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Istanbul set to bid again for 2024 Olympics but final decision will be taken at end of year

By Nick Butler at the Han Yue Lou Hotel in Nanjing

Ugur Erdener is confident about the prospects of an Istanbul 2024 bid being launched ©ITGTurkish Olympic Committee President Uğur Erdener has provided the strongest indication yet that Istanbul hopes to bid again for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024, with a final decision likely to be made in November or December.

New Pyeongchang 2018 President holds first meeting with IOC Coordination Commission

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

Pyeongchang 2018 President Cho Yang-ho has met with officials of the IOC Coordination Commission here in Nanjing ©Pyeongchang 2018Newly elected head of Pyeongchang 2018 Cho Yang-ho has met here with members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the first time since taking over the role last month.

Amsterdam reveal plan to spread events at 2016 European Athletics Championships around Dutch capital

By Mike Rowbottom in Zurich

European Athletics President Hansjörg Wirz meets Adam, mascot for the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam ©TwitterAs a hugely successful staging of the European Athletics Championships closed here, Ellen van Langen, one of the leading figures in Amsterdam's successful bid for the next Championships in 2016, spoke of the unique plans to spread events around the Dutch capital, which hosted the Olympics in 1928.

Pool provides golds galore on day two of Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Natatorium

Delight for Liliana Sziagyi as pool provides gold aplenty on day two of Nanjing 2014 ©Getty ImagesIt was golds galore in the pool today, with nine champions crowned here on day two of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association President given senior Government role

By Duncan Mackay

Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association President Paul "Chet" Greene has been given a senior Cabinet role in his country's new Government ©ABNOCPaul "Chet" Greene, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association (ABNOC),  has been appointed a Cabinet Minister with responsibility for Trade, Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Sports, Culture, National Festivals and Youth Empowerment. 

Basketball Australia appoints Moore as new chief executive

By Duncan Mackay

Anthony Moore has been appointed the new chief executive of Basketball Australia ©Basketball AustraliaBasketball Australia has appointed Anthony Moore as its new chief executive, replacing former New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally who stood down in April, they announced today. 

Wushu has a bright future in the Olympic Movement, claims world governing body

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

A press conference was held here in Nanjing to discuss the wushu tournament being held next week ©ITGThe future is bright for wushu, or so vice-president of the International Wushu Federation (IWUF) Anthony Tengkoi Goh, has claimed. 

Cyclist Tiernan-Locke's two-year ban upheld by UK Anti-Doping

By Gary Anderson

British rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has had his two-year ban for doping violations upheld by UKAD ©AFP/Getty ImagesFormer Team Sky rider Jonathan Tiernan-Locke's two-year suspension for breaching doping regulations has been upheld by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

Hartung describes Little as a "rare gem" after death of former head of Australian Paralympics

By Gary Anderson

Tributes have been paid to former head of Australian Paralympics Marie Little who has died ©INASFormer President of the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) Greg Hartung has led the tributes to ex-colleague Marie Little, who died yesterday following a short illness.
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