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IOC praised by Human Rights Watch for "gold medal" winning Host City Contract changes

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Human Rights Watch have praised the IOC for Host City Contract changes ©HRWHuman Rights Watch has claimed other organisations should follow the lead of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in ensuring non-discrimination and ethical standards in Host City contracts.

Tokyo 2020 chief "worried" by National Olympic Stadium demolition delays

By Daniel Etchells

Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organising Committee, is worried about the delays in the demolition of the old National Olympic Stadium ©Getty ImagesDemolishing the old National Olympic Stadium could have a negative impact on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020, Japan's former Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori, who is closely involved in both events, has warned. 

Problems with roof forces £36 million London 2012 Olympic Stadium conversion cost hike

By Daniel Etchells

The cost of converting the Olympic Stadium now stands at £189.9 million ($304.3 million/€240.6 million) ©West HamA further £35.9 million ($57.5 million/€45.5 million) will be paid by the London Legacy Development Corporation towards the cost of converting the Olympic Stadium, it has been revealed.

Major tennis events will be held in Rio 2016 venue long after Olympics, it is hoped

By Daniel Etchells

Juan Margets, executive vice-president of the International Tennis Federation, visited Rio last week to see the construction progress and meet the organisers of the 2016 Games ©Getty ImagesMajor international tournaments will be held at the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Centre long after the Games, International Tennis Federation (ITF) executive vice-president Juan Margets has claimed.

UCI and WADA appeal decision to clear Czech rider of doping

By Paul Osborne

The UCI and WADA have lodged an appeal against the Croatia Olympic Committee's decision to clear Roman Kreuziger of anti-doping violations ©Getty ImagesBoth the International Cycling Union (UCI) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have appealed the Czech Olympic Committee's (CAC) decision to clear Tinkoff-Saxo rider Roman Kreuziger on charges relating to anomalies in his biological passport.

European Football Leagues body claims Qatar 2022 should remain in summer

By Daniel Etchells

The Association of European Professional Football Leagues' General Assembly was held in Stockholm today ©EPFLThe FIFA World Cup in 2022 should still be held in the summer in Qatar despite numerous calls for it to be moved, the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) has claimed.

Olympic champion Mandic reigns supreme at Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester

By Gary Anderson at Manchester Central Covention Complex

World number one and London 2012 champion Milica Mandic of Serbia showed her class once more with victory in Manchester ©Getty Images Serbia's Olympic champion Milica Mandic proved why she is ranked as the number one female in the over 67 kilogram category after cruising to victory over Dutchwoman Reshmie Oogink on the opening evening of the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix here.

Asian Para Games close with spectacular show of traditional dance and music

By Gary Anderson

The Asian Para Games drew to a close with a spectacular Closing Ceremony at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon ©Incheon 2014A Closing Ceremony full of traditional Korean song and dance at the Munhak Stadium in Incheon brought the 2014 Asian Para Games to a close today.

Hong Kong and Qatar become conditional members of World Curling Federation

By Paul Osborne

The Hong Kong Curling Association and the Qatar Curling Federation have each been accepted as conditional Member Associations of the World Curling Federation ©Getty ImagesCurling is sweeping to pastures new with the news both Hong Kong and Qatar have been accepted as conditional Member Associations of the World Curling Federation (WCF).
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