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Bid process timetable for 2024 Olympics published by IOC

By Duncan Mackay at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

The IOC have published the bid process timetable for the 2024 Olympics ©Getty ImagesThe bid process timetable for the 2024 Olympics campaign was announced here today, with candidates having to formally decide whether they will join the race by next September. 

German Government promise full backing for Olympic bid as Hörmann unanimously re-elected DOSB President

By Duncan Mackay

Alfons Hörmann has been officially re-elected President of the DOSB at its General Assembly in Dresden ©DOSBAlfons Hörmann was today unanimously re-elected President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) at its General Assembly in Dresden, a four-year term which seems likely to include a bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which the Government have pledged full backing. 

Changes to Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 could begin "immediately" after Agenda 2020 approval

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

IOC President Thomas Bach has spoken optimistically about possible changes to future Olympic Games following Tokyo 2020 ©ITGAn immediate review into possible changes for Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 will be taken if proposed Agenda 2020 recommendations are approved here next week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has promised.

Lausanne and Brașov shortlisted to host 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Lausanne and Brașov have been confirmed as the two candidates for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games ©IOCLausanne and Brașov have been formally accepted as the two candidates for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, it was announced here. 

Italy planning 2023 Rugby World Cup bid as part of major event triple header

By Nick Butler

A strong indication that Italy intends to bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been given ©AFP/Getty ImagesA bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup could form part of a three-pronged Italian effort to host major sporting events, with plans to stage the 2022 Ryder Cup and the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics also in place.

Australia has "accepted" late night swimming finals at Rio 2016, claims Coates

By Nick Butler at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

Australian swimmers have accepted the timing of the Rio 2016 finals, John Coates has said ©Getty ImagesAustralian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has claimed he is satisfied with the proposed late night swimming finals at Rio 2016, because the gap between finals and heats has been preserved.

Stir It Up as Jamaican writes history at Doha World Championships

By Paul Osborne 

Alia Atkinson made history at the FINA World Championships in Doha today ©Giorgio Scala/DeepbluemediaAlia Atkinson wrote her name in the history books for more reasons than one today after she became the first Jamaican swimmer to win a world title with a record-equalling performance at the World Short-Course Championships at The Hamad Aquatic Centre in Doha's Aspire Zone.

Japan continue to impress at Tokyo Grand Slam

By Paul Osborne

Japan continue to dominate at the Tokyo Grand Slam ©IJFJapan's impressive form at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Tokyo Grand Slam continued today as they collected a further two gold medals to move comfortably clear at the top of the medal standings.

South Africa power to victory at Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens

By Paul Osborne

South Africa have won the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens ©WorldRugbySouth Africa have won the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens after a superb 33-7 victory over Australia in the final.
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