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"Selfies" to be showcased in special section of Nanjing 2014 Closing Ceremony

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Chen Weiya, pictured after being announced as chief director earlier this year, has revealed that selfies will play a role in the Closing Ceremony ©Nanjing 2014A homage to selfies will play a role in the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Youth Olympic Games due to take place here tomorrow evening.

Technogym signs exclusive deal with Rio 2016 to supply fitness equipment

By Zjan Shirinian

Technogym will supply 1,000 piece of equipment at Rio 2016 ©TechnogymTechnogym has signed an exclusive contract to supply fitness equipment for all "athletic preparation centres" at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Surfing hoping to ride the wave of Agenda 2020 in quest for Olympic inclusion

By Nick Butler at the Han Yue Lou Hotel in Nanjing

International Surfing Association President Fernando Aguerre, pictured at the Sports Lab in Nanjing, has painted an optimistic picture about the future of his sport ©ISAInternational Surfing Association (ISA) President Fernando Aguerre has revealed his sport was proposed for the Sports Lab here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games, and, although it was not included for logistical reasons, is confident it will feature on a future Olympic stage.

Rising sun continues to shine on Japan at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

Riki Nakaya claimed Japan's fourth gold medal of the 2014 World Judo Championships ©IJFThe sun continued to rise on Japan's team at the World Judo Championships here as they claimed the two gold medals on offer today to take their total to four as they head for their best performance outside their own country for 15 years. 

Zambian 100m victory highlights success of Sport for Hope Centre in Lusaka

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Sydney Siame following his historic gold medal for Zambia earlier this week ©IOC/Mine KasapogluZambian sprinter Sydney Siame has been hailed as evidence of the success of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Sport for Hope Centre in the African country.

Jacobi to step down as chief executive of USA Canoe/Kayak

By David Owen

Joe Jacobi has been chief executive of USA Canoe/Kayak for five years ©Getty ImagesUSA Canoe/Kayak is starting a search for a new chief executive, following the announcement that Joe Jacobi is to step down later this year.

Azerbaijan earn triple gold before Peru win final event of Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Peru celebrate after winning the boys football title for the final gold medal of the Games ©TwitterPeru won the final gold medal of the Summer Youth Olympic Games here this evening with a 2-1 victory over South Korea in the boys' football competition, while Azerbaijan and Russia were other countries to enjoy strong final days.

US women's eight still looking great at Amsterdam World Rowing Championships

By Mike Rowbottom

The women's eight heats, postponed from the previous day because of high winds, took place today at the World Rowing Championshpis in Amsterdam ©Getty ImagesThe United States women's eight, unbeaten since 2006, gave every indication that it will defend its title at this year's World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam as it won the first heat comfortably from Great Britain, finishing more than six seconds clear in 6min 20.96sec.

Commonwealth champion Li becoming medal contender at Badminton World Championships

By Emily Goddard

Michelle Li is showing that she is not prepared to be beaten at the Badminton World Championships ©AFP/Getty ImagesMichelle Li is becoming a real contender for a women's singles medal at the Badminton World Championships just a month after securing the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold in the discipline.
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