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Invitations to first-ever European Games issued to NOCs in Baku

By Duncan Mackay at Buta Palace in Baku

Invitations to Baku 2015 were handed out to National Olympic Committees, including host nation Azerbaijan, by European Olympic Committees President Patrick Hickey ©Baku 2015A ceremonial hand-out of invitations to next year's inaugural European Games took place here tonight as part of the One Year To Go celebrations.

Toronto chosen to host Canadian Rio 2016 swimming trials

By Nick Butler

The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic trials will take place in Toronto ©Swimming CanadaToronto will have another opportunity to showcase its host city credentials by hosting the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials in 2016, Swimming Canada have announced.

Somali National Olympic Committee celebrate rebuilding of stadium in Kismayo with new development programme

By Duncan Mackay

The Somali National Olympic Committee distributed equipment to local teams and athletes in Kismayo as part of its development programme ©NOCSOMA plan to regenerate sport in Kismayo, a city bedevilled by conflict and tragedy, has been launched by the Somali National Olympic Committee (NOCSOM). 

JOC hoping to bring sport to the lives of all Jordanians with new initiative

By Paul Osborne

The Jordan Olympic Committee has launched an initiative to help bring sport to everyone in Jordan ©JOCThe Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC), led by President Prince Feisal Al Hussein, has launched a new initiative which hopes to bring sport to the lives of all Jordanians.

United Arab Emirates to host Sailing World Cup Final through to 2017

By Emily Goddard

Abu Dhabi will host the Sailing World Cup Final through to 2017 ©ISAFThe International Sailing Federation (ISAF) has awarded the hosting rights of the annual World Cup Final to Abu Dhabi through to 2017.

Record-breaking French Open viewing figures for Eurosport

By Zjan Shirinian

This year's French Open was the most watched on Eurosport in the 25 years it has broadcast the tennis Grand Slam ©Getty ImagesPan-European television network Eurosport enjoyed record-breaking audience figures during this year's French Open, according to broadcast data.

Aymar's injury hampers Argentina as The Netherlands' women earn Hockey World Cup final place against Australia

By Mike Rowbottom

The Dutch women celebrate Xan de Waard's opening goal after two minutes of their semi-final against Argentina ©AFP/Getty ImagesWith their central figure of Luciana Aymar, eight-times World Player of the Year, only half fit because of injury, Argentina's women succumbed once again at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague to the team which beat them in the London 2012 Games final, The Netherlands.

Hosts Scotland reveal final names in largest ever Commonwealth Games squad for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

Commonwealth Games gold medallist David Millar is one of 310 athletes in the final Team Scotland line-up for Glasgow 2014 ©AFP/Getty ImagesScotland has announced the final list of athletes that will make up its largest ever squad for a Commonwealth Games, with 310 competitors to sport home colours in Glasgow next month.

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull star turns at colourful FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony

By Zjan Shirinian

After "production issues" earleir in the week, Jennifer Lopez (centre) was at the Opening Ceremony with Pitbull and Cláudia Leitte to sing the official World Cup song ©Getty ImagesJennifer Lopez and Pitbull were the star turns at today's Opening Ceremony of the FIFA World Cup, though sound problems did not go unnoticed.
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