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Exclusive: Asia and Oceania keen to enhance cooperation in athletics, claims continental chief

By Nick Butler at the InterContinental Hotel in Doha

Asian Athletics Association President Dahlan Al Hamad (right), alongside Oceanic counterpart Geoff Gardner, has reiterated his desire for more inter-continental cooperation ©David Tarbotton via IAAFTalks have begun between Asia and Oceania to boost cooperation and opportunities for athletes in both continents, Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President Daalan Al-Hamad revealed here.

Spain submits bid to host 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup

By Paul Osborne

Spain has officially submitted its candidature to host the 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup ©FIBASpain has officially submitted its candidature to host the 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup.

Taichung to host first East Asian Youth Games in 2019

By Daniel Etchells

Taichung was awarded the right to host the 2019 East Asian Youth Games after a secret ballot ©OCATaiwanese city Taichung has been awarded the right to host the inaugural East Asian Youth Games in 2019.

Baku 2015 employs 1,000th staff member

By Paul Osborne

Aysel Akhundova has become the 1000th staff member employed by Baku 2015 ©Baku 2015Celebrations have been held at the headquarters of the Baku 2015 European Games as the 1,000th staff member is employed by the organisers. 

Universal Sports and NBC to offer live coverage of Rugby World Cup 2015

By Paul Osborne

Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Group will broadcast coverage from nine matches at next year's Rugby World Cup in England ©Getty ImagesUniversal Sports Network and NBC Sports Group will broadcast coverage in the United States from nine matches at next year's Rugby World Cup in England.

Marathon runners will be kept in the dark if Doha win bid to host 2019 IAAF World Championships

By Nick Butler at the Qatar Olympic Committee Building in Doha

IAAF Evaluation Comission chief Sebastian Coe (second left) spoke alongside Doha 2019 and other IAAF officials following the conclusion of the inspection visit ©ITGA 2019 World Championships in Doha would take place at the end of September and the beginning of October, with marathon races being held in the dark to ensure cooler temperatures, it was officially revealed here today.

Baku 2015 launch ticketing sign-up page on website

By Daniel Etchells

Fans will be able to register their interest in purchasing tickets for the Baku 2015 European Games by visiting the sign-up page ©Baku 2015Baku 2015 has opened a sign-up page on its website allowing fans to register their interest in purchasing tickets for next summer's inaugural European Games.

South Korea President visits site of Pyeongchang 2018

By Paul Osborne

South Korea President Park Geun-hye has paid a visit to the Alpensia Resort to check on preparations for the Pyeonchang 2018 Winter Games ©Blue House
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has paid a visit to the Alpensia Resort in Pyeongchang to monitor preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

World Marathon Majors postpones award ceremony after Kenyan Rita Jeptoo tests positive for EPO

By Paul Osborne

Rita Jeptoo has allegedly tested positive for a banned substance in a urin sample taken last month ©Getty ImagesKenya's Rita Jeptoo has allegedly tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) prior to her victory at the Chicago Marathon earlier this month, leading the World Marathon Majors (WMM) to postpone this weekend's awards ceremony.
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