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Nigerian athletes to work with armed forces in preparation for Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Various new partnerships have been unveiled in a bid to improve upon the disappointing Nigerian performance at London 2012 ©Getty ImagesWorking with military and paramilitary forces has been part of a series of new measures introduced by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) in a bid to improve upon the country's disappointing performance at London 2012. 

Olympic medallist Bovell leading name on Trinidad and Tobago squad for Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson

George Bovell will be targeting a first Commonwealth Games medal in Glasgow next month ©Getty Images London 2012 swimming bronze medallist George Bovell is one of an initial 84 athletes named on the Trinidad and Tobago squad for next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, where he will be joined by star shooter Roger Daniel.

Paralympian Davies named Wales captain for Glasgow 2014 as team get official send-off

By Gary Anderson

Aled Davies will be the Team Wales captain at Glasgow 2014 ©Getty Images Paralympic and world champion Aled Davies has been handed the honour of captaining the 200-plus strong Wales team at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, as athletes got their official send-off from Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones.

Albanian Olympic Committee holds successful three-day course for sports administrators

By Gary Anderson

The Olympic Committee of Albania held a three-day sports administration course recently ©Albania NOCThe Olympic Committee of Albania has held a three-day sports administrators course which focussed on introducing participants to the principles of the Olympic Movement and the skills needed for a career in managing sporting organisations.

Mondelēz signs deal to become first partner of Paralympics Ireland in build-up to Rio 2016

By Gary Anderson

Mondelēz and Paralympics Ireland announced a new three-year sponsorship deal in Dublin today ©Paralympics IrelandMondelēz has extended its deal with Paralympics Ireland through until 2017, becoming the first official partner to sign on as a sponsor of the Irish team for the build-up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

South Africa withdraw as hosts of 2016 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup

By Paul Osborne

South Africa has withdrawn from hosting the 2016 FIFA under 20 Women's World Cup ©Getty ImagesSouth Africa has withdrawn from hosting the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in 2016, it has been announced.

Havelange released from hospital on eve of World Cup kick-off

nBy Duncan Mackay

Former FIFA President João Havelange had been in hospital because of a respiratory infection ©Getty ImagesFormer FIFA President João Havelange has been released from a Rio de Janeiro hospital after a six-day stay for a respiratory infection, it has been announced.

New partner for Baku 2015 as Tissot named official timekeeper

By Duncan Mackay at the Parachute Cafe in Baku 

Tissot has been named the offical timekeeper and partner of Baku 2015 ©GettyImagesSwiss watchmaker Tissot has been named the official timekeeper and partner of the inaugural European Games here next year, it was announced today. 

Lynx voted as official mascot for Lillehammer 2016

By Paul  Osborne

A lynx has been voted as the official mascot of the 2016 Lillehammer Winter Youth Olympic Games ©Lillehammer 2016The votes have been counted and the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games has revealed that a lynx will become the events official mascot.
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