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FIFA unveils Canada 2015 Women's World Cup official mascot

By Emily Goddard

Shuéme, a young female great white owl, has been unveiled as the official mascot for next year’s FIFA Women's World Cup ©FIFAShuéme, a young female great white owl, has been unveiled as the official mascot for next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.

IPC celebrates 25th anniversary with Rio 2016 trip competition

By Emily Goddard

The IPC is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a competition to find the public's best moments from the Movement over the last quarter of a century ©Getty ImagesThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a competition to find the public's best moments from the Movement over the last quarter of a century, with a trip to Rio 2016 up for grabs.

Dubai Duty Free announced as sponsor of FIBA Under-17 World Championships

By Gary Anderson

Dubai Duty Free will sponsor the FIBA Under-17 World Championships in August ©Dubai Duty FreeAirport retail chain Dubai Duty Free has been announced as the main event sponsor of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) men's Under-17 World Championships due to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in August.

IOC and United Nations to work more closely together after talks between Bach and Ban Ki-moon

By Nick Butler

IOC and UN officials following the meeting in Lausanne today ©IOC/Christophe Moratal"Increased collaboration" will take place between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations (UN) following a meeting in Lausanne today between respective chiefs Thomas Bach and Ban Ki-moon.

Oslo 2022 target Norwegian youngsters as key supporters of faltering Olympic bid

By Nick Butler

Oslo 2022 claim that youth support can prove the making of their under-fire bid for the Olympics and Paralympics ©Oslo 2022Norwegian officials have hailed the excitement towards their bid from the "2022-generation" following recent polls suggesting half of the Norwegian population aged between 16 and 24 want Oslo to host the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Former BOA chief Moynihan proposes Bill which could allow British Government to scrutinise FIFA

By Nick Butler

Former BOA chief Lord Moynihan has introduced a Private Members Bill seeking changes in the relationships between the British Government and international governing bodies ©Getty ImagesA radical new proposal has been launched that could altar the balance of power between the British Government and sporting organisations and, if successful, would enable the Government to challenge bodies, including FIFA. 

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.
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