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FIBA chief Baumann appointed leader of Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games bid

By Nick Butler 

Lausanne 2020 have submitted their bid documents to the IOC in Lausanne ©Lausanne 2020Lausanne have submitted their bid documents to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as their attempt to host the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics takes shape with the appointment of Patrick Baumann as bid leader. 

ANOC launch new digital platforms as modernisation drive continues

By Duncan Mackay

ANOC has launched a number of new digital platforms as part of its modernisation drive ©ANOCA new website, along with Facebook and Twitter accounts, were launched today by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) as part of its modernisation process started by its President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.

Fukushima set to benefit from Japan hosting Olympics, Tokyo 2020 President promises

By Duncan Mackay

Three of the six reactors were damaged at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant following the tsunami and earthquake in March 2011 ©The Asahi Shimbun/Getty ImagesA campaign for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay to pass through Fukushima, the centre of the nuclear disaster in 2011, has been launched today.

Special film released by IPC to mark three months since Sochi 2014

By Nick Butler

A film marking three months since the Closing Ceremony of Sochi 2014 has been launched by the IPC ©Getty ImagesA short film entitled "Sochi 2014 - Breaking Down Barriers" has been launched by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to mark three months since the conclusion of the Games. 

World Equestrian Games in Normandy set to see 25 per cent increase in number of countries competing

By Nick Butler

An unprecedented number of countries are expected to compete in the next edition of the World Equestrian Games in Normandy later this year ©Normandy 2014A record total of 76 nations are set to participate in the Normandy 2014 World Equestrian Games, representing a 25 per cent on the previous best, with 14 countries to compete in the event for the first time. 

Smith gets England yes for Glasgow 2014 after Britain's no for last month's Europeans

By Mike Rowbottom

Louis Smith, seen showing off his London 2012 silver in the Pommel Horse, will make his international return at the Glasgow 2014 Games after takiing a year off ©AFP/Getty ImagesTriple Olympic medallist Louis Smith, who failed to get a place in Britain's team for the European Championships last month, has been named in the England team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which start next month.

Sochi 2014 Olympic Village to host World Chess Championship tournament

By Nick Butler

Viswanathan Anand will face Magnus Carlsen is their much anticipated rematch in Sochi ©AFP/Getty ImagesAnother major sporting event will be held in Sochi this year following the announcement the World Chess Championship rematch between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and India's Viswanathan Anand will take place in the Olympic host city in November.

Praise for Incheon 2014 from Asian Paralympic Committee chief

By Nick Butler

APC President Dato Zainal Abu Zarin delivering his opening speech at the CDM Seminar in Incheon ©APCIncheon's preparations for this year's Asian Para Games have been praised by the continent's leading Paralympic official. 

Brazilian star Oliveira signed up by Team Össur in build-up to Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

Brazilian star Alan Oliveira has joined Team Össur ©Team ÖssurGlobal orthopaedics company Össur is to sponsor Brazilian Alan Oliveira in the build-up to the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, it has announced. 
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