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Rio 2016 names Dow as Official Carbon Partner to deliver "most comprehensive programme in Games history"

By Mike Rowbottom

The Rio 2016 logo is launched, with IOC and Rio 2016 officials looking on ©Getty ImagesRio 2016 announced today that The Dow Chemical Company will be its Official Carbon Partner for the forthcoming Games, which will benefit from "the most comprehensive carbon mitigation programme in the history of the Olympic Games".

2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar, says FIFA Executive Committee member

By Daniel Etchells

Theo Zwanziger believes staging the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is not viable ©Getty ImagesFIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger believes the 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the possibility of legal action against world football's governing body if a spectator falls ill due to the heat.

Baku 2015 announce triathlon venue to quash oil pollution concerns for swimming leg

By Daniel Etchells

Baku 2015 previously had concerns over oil pollution in local waters ©Getty ImagesBaku 2015 have confirmed the venue for the triathlon will be Bilgah Beach, located just north of the city centre and close to the Athletes' Village, bringing an end to concerns over the swimming leg of the competition due to oil pollution in local waters.

No "ulterior motive" to keep Pistorius off list of best Paralympic moments, insist IPC

By Zjan Shirinian

Arguably the most well-known Paralympic athlete of all time, Oscar Pistorius has not been included in the list of top 25 moments ©AFP/Getty ImagesThere was no "ulterior motive" to exclude Oscar Pistorius from a list celebrating the top 25 moments in the history of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the organisation has insisted.

China beat South Korea to badminton title to seal day of dominance at Incheon 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

China celebrate en route to the mixed team badminton title ©Getty ImagesAfter coming from behind in three matches all lasting more than an hour, China beat South Korea to the women's team badminton title to crown a third day of the Asian Games in which, with 14 titles, they opened clear daylight at the top of the medals table.

Kruglov's Innsbruck 1976 Olympic gold medal fetches $28,750 at auction

By Emily Goddard

Nikolay Kruglov's Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympic gold medal has sold for $28,750 ©RR AuctionThe biathlon relay gold medal presented to the Soviet Union's Nikolay Kruglov at the Innsbruck 1976 Winter Olympics has sold for $28,750 (£17,580/€22,410) at auction.

Asian NOCs urged to embrace global sponsors at landmark Partnership Summit

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Incheon

Sheikh Ahmad attending the OCA Sponsors Summit ©AFP/Getty ImageOlympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah urged the Asian sports family to follow the trends of modern-day sports sponsorship and marketing when speaking to open an OCA Partnership Summit here today.

Champion Li Na in tears as she explains reason for retirement from tennis

By Zjan Shirinian

Li Na was in tears as she spoke about her retirement ©AFP/Getty ImagesTwo-time Grand Slam champion Li Na broke down in tears today as she explained why she was left with no choice but to quit tennis.
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