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First Rio 2016 qualification spots up for grabs as Disabled Sailing World Championships begin

By Zjan Shirinian

It is all to play for at the International Federation for Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships, with Rio 2016 qualifying spots at stake ©Getty ImagesThe first group of sailors to qualify for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be decided as they battle on the waters of Halifax at the International Federation for Disabled Sailing Combined World Championships.

More than 50 athletes take part in judo initiation session during Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Lucie Décosse led the Initiation Session in the Youth Olympic Village ©IJFAn initiation session has taken place here in the Youth Olympic Village to attract athletes from other disciplines to the sport of judo.

International Cycling Union changes digital strategy with website relaunch

By Zjan Shirinian

The International Cycling Union has launched a new website which it hopes will connect fans all over the world ©UCIThe International Cycling Union's (UCI) digital strategy has set out on a "new direction" with the relaunch of its website.

Ballot registration opens for 2015 RideLondon-Surrey 100

By Gary Anderson

Registration for next year's Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is now open ©Getty ImagesOrganisers of the RideLondon-Surrey 100 have announced that the ballot registration for next year's event has opened today.

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. 
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