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Houdet aims for historic Doubles Masters hat trick

By Emily Goddard

Stéphane Houdet is hoping to become the first men's player to win the Doubles Masters three years in succession ©Getty ImagesFrench wheelchair tennis star Stéphane Houdet is hoping to become the first men's player to win the Doubles Masters three years in succession with victory at this week's event in Mission Viejo, California.

IOC member votes should be made public to add credibility, claims badminton chief Høyer

By Nick Butler

Poul-Eric Høyer believes changes to the host city voting procedure would benefit the Olympic Movement ©AFP/Getty ImagesBadminton World Federation (BWF) President Poul-Erik Høyer has called for the host city election votes of International Olympic Committee (IOC) members to be made public in order to increase the transparency of the process.

TV show could be used to raise funds for Paris 2024 Olympic bid

By David Owen at the Maison du Sport Français in Paris

French Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia has claimed a special TV show could help people show their support for a Paris Olympic bid and also help raise funds ©CNOSFFrance may organise a 24 hour television telethon next June to raise money for a Paris Olympic bid.

FIFA confirms loss of Emirates as sponsor after seven years but Qatar Airways lined up as replacement

By Daniel Etchells

FIFA has confirmed that Emirates is endings its sponsorship at the end of this year ©EmiratesFIFA has confirmed that it will be losing Dubai-based airline Emirates as one of its sponsors when the agreement between the two parties expires at the end of the year.

Olympic Movement descends on Bangkok for ANOC meetings and celebrations

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Bangkok

A week of meetings and celebrations are taking place in Bangkok ©InterContinental HotelDelegates from all 204 members of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) are arriving here for a week of meetings and functions, with the Athletes' Commission among five groups to have held meetings to begin proceedings today.

L'Equipe 21 named exclusive broadcaster of Baku 2015 in France

By Paul Osborne

L'Equipe 21 will broadcast the Baku 2015 European Games exclusively in France ©Getty ImagesFrance's coverage of the Baku 2015 European Games will be exclusively broadcast on L'Equipe 21 following an agreement between the two organisations announced today.

Serial doper Gatlin has paid his dues, claims three-time Olympic champion Joyner-Kersee

By Paul Osborne at the Aspire Dome in Doha 

Justin Gatlin has faced much criticism since his comeback from a doping ban Getty ImagesJustin Gatlin has paid his dues and deserves a second chance, claims three-time time Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee following stinging criticisms of the serial drugs cheat.

Woman jailed for attending FIVB World League match in Iran resumes hunger strike

By Nick Butler

Ghoncheh Ghavami has embarked on a second hunger strike in order to draw attention to her sentence ©Change.orgGhoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman sentenced to a year in jail for attempting to attend a volleyball match, is again refusing either food or liquids to draw attention to her plight.

South Korean skating queen Yuna Kim appointed Pyeongchang 2018 Ambassador

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Bangkok

Yuna Kim has been appointed as a Pyeongchang 2018 Ambassador ©Getty ImagesVancouver 2010 figure skating champion Yuna Kim has today been appointed an Ambassador for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.
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