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Sailors battle tricky conditions in Miami on first day of ISAF World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

Bruno Fontes overcame the weather conditions to lead the Laser class ©ISAFChanging weather conditions posed a problem for competitors on the first day of racing at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup, in Miami, with 856 sailors competing across 10 Olympic and three Paralympic events.

First Nordic combined gold awarded at Winter Universiade as Russia dominate cross country skiing

By Michael Pavitt

Russian teams finished first and second in the cross country mixed sprint ©FISUThe first day of cross-country skiing at the Winter Universiade saw Russia among the medals in the individual events, so it was no surprise that they enjoyed further success in the first team competition on day two, while the first Nordic combined medals were award in Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia.

Olympic gold medallist hails success of second Asian Athletes' Forum

By Emily Goddard

Yuko Arakida described the second Asian Athletes Forum as "fantastic" ©OCAYuko Arakida, chair of the Olympic Council of Asia's (OCA) Athletes' Committee, has hailed the success of the second Asian Athletes' Forum. 

International Tennis Federation renews sponsorship agreement for wheelchair tennis with NEC

By Daniel Etchells

NEC has sponsored the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Masters for more than 20 years ©Getty ImagesThe International Tennis Federation (ITF) has renewed its long-standing agreement with NEC Corporation, which will see the Japanese company remain as the title sponsor of the Wheelchair Tennis Masters and official partner of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour until 2017.

Tokyo 2020 sign-up telecommunications giant NTT as first Gold Partner

By Duncan Mackay

NTT and Tokyo 2020 today signed a multi-million dollar deal for the telecommunications company to become a Gold Partner ©Tokyo 2020Tokyo 2020 today announced Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation as its first Gold Partner in a multi-million dollar deal.

Boston 2024 calling on city's wealthiest to donate towards Olympic and Paralympic campaign

By Paul Osborne

Boston 2024 is calling for the wealthiest business directors to donate to its campaign to host the 2024 Olympic Games ©Boston 2024Organisers of Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are calling out to the rich and powerful to help fundraise their effort to bring the Games to the United States for the first time for more than 20 years. 

Head of Royal Dutch Football Association to stand for FIFA Presidency

By Daniel Etchells

Michael van Praag, head of the Royal Dutch Football Association, is running for FIFA Presidency ©Getty ImagesThe Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) has confirmed that Michael van Praag will stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA Presidency, shortly after the Swiss accused UEFA of lacking the "courage" to put forward a candidate to challenge him.

Armstrong claims former UCI President Verbruggen "must have known" about his doping

By Liam Morgan

Lance Armstrong feels former UCI President Hein Verbruggen must have known about his doping ©BBCDisgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong claims former International Cycling Union (UCI) President Hein Verbruggen "must have known" about his systematic doping, but admitted the Dutchman did not have the science to be able to do anything about it.

We have to be "extremely careful" with European Youth Olympic Festival expansion, warns EOC President Hickey

By Daniel Etchells in the Montafon Valley in Austria

Patrick Hickey insists the European Olympic Committees don't want to make the summer edition of the European Youth Olympic Festival too big ©ÖOC/GEPAThe European Olympic Committees (EOC) have to be "extremely careful" with the proposed expansion of the summer edition of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), in order to ensure that as many countries and cities as possible are still in a financial position to bid to host the Games, President Patrick Hickey has warned. 
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