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Ruling on World Cups set to take place in September or October, claims Blatter

By Paul Osborne

Sepp Blatter said that a vote to decide the validity of the World Cup bids would take place in September or October ©FIFA via Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed its Executive Committee will rule on the validity of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in either September or October.

Opening World Cup game plunged into crisis as São Paulo metro workers vote for indefinite strike

By Zjan Shirinian

The strike has left a city used to traffic jams facing some of the worst it has seen ©AFP/Getty ImagesMetro workers in São Paulo have voted to stay on strike indefinitely, plunging the opening FIFA World Cup game in the city on Thursday into potential chaos.

IOC President Bach set to seal multi-million dollar sponsorship deal with Bridgestone on Friday

By Duncan Mackay

Bridgestone Corp are set to officially sign a deal to become an IOC TOP sponsor on Friday when Thomas Bach visits Tokyo ©BridgestoneInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach is expected to travel to Tokyo this week to officially agree a deal that will see Japanese Tyre giant Bridgestone Corp sign-up as a top tier worldwide sponsor.

Bromont/Montreal in Canada awarded 2018 World Equestrian Games

By Gary Anderson

The 2018 World Equestrian Games are set to take place in Bromont/Montreal it has been announced today ©AFP/Getty ImagesThe International Equestrian Federation (FEI) today announced that Bromont/Montreal in Canada has been chosen as the host for the 2018 World Equestrian Games.

Glasgow 2014 on track and on budget claim organisers, despite reports of spiralling costs

By Gary Anderson

The Scottish Government has made extra funding available to Glasgow 2014 organisers to meet the cost of staging the Commonwealth Games ©Glasgow 2014Organisers of next month's Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have denied costs of staging the event are spiralling, insisting the budget remains on track despite reports claiming a back-up fund of more than £45 million ($76 million/€56 million) has been exhausted

Palestine official denied permit by Israel to travel to FIFA Congress, claims FA

By Paul Osborne

On Sunday, the Palestine Football Association claimed that its secretary general was denied permit to travel to Brazil by Israeli authorities in Gaza ©Getty ImagesIsraeli authorities have denied a Palestine football official a permit to travel to a FIFA Congress in Brazil this week,  it has been claimed.

Shanghai to host 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards

By Zjan Shirinian

Laureus chairman Edwin Moses, pictured with the Laureus Statuete in Shanghai, says he is delighted to be taking the awards to China ©Getty ImagesThe Laureus World Sports Awards will be held in China for the first time next year, with Shanghai set to welcome some of the world's finest sportsmen and women.

Australia and The Netherlands dominating Hockey World Cup

By Mike Rowbottom

Kelly Jonker, of the Netherlands, is challenged by Korea's Sunsoon Oh in their group qualifier, which was won 3-0 by the Netherlands ©Getty ImagesThe Netherlands, women's Olympic champions at London 2012, made sure of their advance to the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup in The Hague with a 3-0 win over South Korea.

Georgia National Olympic Committee extends sponsorship deal with Azerbaijan oil company

By Duncan Mackay in Baku

The Georgian National Olympic Committee has renewed its sponsorship deal with SOCAR ©GNOCAzerbaijan's State Oil Company (SOCAR) has extended its sponsorship of the the Georgian National Olympic Committee (GNOC) for another year, it has been announced. 
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