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WOA and IOC to work closer together to spread Olympism across the globe

By Daniel Etchells

WOA President, Joël Bouzou (left), and IOC President, Thomas Bach (right) ©WOAThe World Olympians Association (WOA) has been invited to make additional submissions to the ongoing International Olympic Committee (IOC) Agenda 2020 debate, as the two organisations continue to look at ways to establish a more integrated approach to spreading the spirit and practice of Olympism. 

Baku 2015 hosting first communications seminar for NOCs

By Daniel Etchells

The Baku 2015 Village cluster includes the Media Village and the Athletes Village ©Getty ImagesBaku 2015 is hosting its first communications seminar for European National Olympic Committees (NOCs), communication managers and members of the international media as part of a two-day programme starting today. 

Japan win Asian Games title in triathlon relay event hoping to debut at Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Japan added mixed relay to male and female individual honours in triathlon ©AFP/Getty ImagesJapan overcame wet conditions and a stern test from South Korea to win the triathlon mixed team relay event here on day seven at the Asian Games, further showcasing a discipline hoping to soon feature on an Olympic stage.

Europe dominate afternoon foursomes to take 5-3 lead on first day of Ryder Cup

By Gary Anderson

Europe captain Paul McGinley has seen his side come from behind to lead 5-3 after the first day of the Ryder Cup ©Getty ImagesA dominant display in the afternoon foursomes saw Europe come from behind to hold a two point lead over the United States going into the second day of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Denmark's Dideriksen brings home the bacon at UCI Road World Championships

By Daniel Etchells

Amalie Dideriksen claimed the junior women's road title in Florence Italy last year ©Getty ImagesDenmark's Amalie Dideriksen became only the third rider in history to retain the junior women's road title after repeating her success of last year at the 2014 International Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships in Ponferrada.

Fiscal 2015 starts off on the right foot for Nike

By David Owen

Nike has posted a 23 per cent advance in net income for the first quarter of the fiscal year ©Getty ImagesBuoyant footwear sales helped Nike, the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) official clothing supplier, to a highly satisfactory 23 per cent advance in net income for the three-month period including the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

North Korea confirm they will compete at Asian Para Games to symbolise growth in Paralympic sport

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

APC President Dato Zainal Abu Zarin (left) and Organising Committee chief Kim Sung Il see the participation as a way to improve North-South relations ©APCNorth Korea have confirmed they will send a 33-strong delegation to compete in four sports at the Asian Para Games here next month, in what will be the first time the country has participated in a multi-sport Paralympic event south of the border.

Iranian NPC to host National Paralympic Week in October

By Daniel Etchells

Iran celebrate winning a bronze medal in the men's 7-a-side football at the London 2012 Paralympic Games ©Getty ImagesThe Iranian National Paralympic Committee is set to host its National Paralympic Week celebrations from October 10 and 16.

Bahrain Olympic Committee prepare for visit of women's award organisers for promotional campaign

By Zjan Shirinian

The Standing Committee met to discuss preparations for next month's visit ©Bahrain Olympic CommitteeBahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) chiefs are getting ready to host a delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) promoting an award for outstanding female athletes.
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