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Tokyo 2020 revising Olympic venue plans to combat spiralling costs

By Nick Butler

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has revealed plans to review the choice of venues for Tokyo 2020 ©AFP/Getty ImagesVenue plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will be "revised" due to concerns over the projected cost of the Games, Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe revealed today.

São Paulo metro workers threaten World Cup strike action as they return to work

By Zjan Shirinian

Most of São Paulo's metro network was crippled by the five days of strike action ©LatinContent/Getty ImagesSão Paulo's metro workers have returned to work after five days on strike, but insist they will walk out on the day the city stages the opening World Cup match if their demands are not met.

FEI chooses hosts of more than 20 major events over next three years

By Gary Anderson

The FEI has announced venues for a number of upcoming major events which will see Barcelona stage the Nations Cup Final for a third year ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Equestrian Federation (FEI) has today revealed the host venues for more than 20 world and continental events over the coming three years.

Baku 2015 welcomes Chef de Missions as city prepares for important landmark

By Duncan Mackay in Baku

Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sports and Baku 2015 chief executive, addressed the Chef de Missions at the start of their trip to inspect facilities for the first-ever European Games ©Baku 2015Chef de Missions from 49 countries were today given a tour of the venues that will be used for the inaugural European Games as Baku 2015 prepared to mark the One Year To Go landmark with a spectacular celebration.

Glasgow 2014 back down on internet charges for media after worldwide protests

By Gary Anderson

Journalists at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will have to pay half for standard wi-fi packages than originally planned ©Getty Images Organisers of the year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have announced the cost of wi-fi and internet access for journalists has been cut by 50 per cent, while it is also offering free access to up to 200 of the most "financially in need accredited media organisations."

Olympic Committee of Israel appoints new secretary general

By Duncan Mackay

Gili Lustig (right) will replace Efraim Zinger (left) as secretary general of the Olympic Council of Israel ©OCI The Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) has chosen Gili Lustig as its new secretary general to replace to replace Efraim Zinger, who is stepping down after 20 years in the role.

Fitness First appointed partner of BOA to boost performance on road to Rio 2016

By Nick Butler

Fitness First have become the first ever Official Fitness Partner of the BOA ©Fitness FirstFitness First, one of the largest global health brands in the world, has been unveiled as the first ever "Official Fitness Partner" of the British Olympic Association (BOA).

Olympic gold medallists to compete alongside New York youngsters in IAAF kids programme

By Nick Butler

The IAAF Kids' Athletics scheme will feature on Broadway on Thursday ©IAAF/NestléYoung athletes in New York City will have an opportunity to show off their skills alongside some of the best athletes in the world as part of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Kids' Athletics/Nestlé Healthy Kids programme tomorrow. 

Australia's Para-cyclists for Glasgow 2014 announced

By Zjan Shirinian

Kieran Modra rode to glory at London 2012 with individual pursuit gold, at what was his seventh Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesFive-time Paralympic gold medallist Kieran Modra is heading a team of four Para-cyclists named in Australia's squad for Glasgow 2014.
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