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IOC President pays visit to "fantastic" Sports Lab at Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne at the Sports Lab in Nanjing 

Thomas Bach enjoys a day visiting the demonstration sports on show at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games ©ITGThomas Bach made a rock star-like appearance at the Sports Lab here at Nanjing 2014 today as four demonstration sports try to make a good enough impression to help them gain a place on the full Olympic programme. 

Ten Sports sign television deal to broadcast Gold Coast 2018 in sub-continent

By Duncan Mackay

Ten Sports have signed a dea to broadcast the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast ©CGFAnother television deal has been signed by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) for coverage of Gold Coast 2018, with Dubai-based Ten Sports retaining the rights for the sub-continent broadcast rights.

Olympic Committee of Serbia President released from hospital after stomach surgery

By Gary Anderson

Serbia Olympic Committee President Vlade Divac has been released from hospital following stomach surgery ©Getty ImagesOlympic Committee of Serbia President Vlade Divac has been released from hospital and is being monitored closely after undergoing emergency stomach surgery earlier this month.

Jury panel meets to decide nominees and winners for inaugural ANOC Gala Awards

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

The ANOC jury met in Nanjing to decide the winners of the inaugural ANOC Awards ©ANOCA first meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committee's (ANOC) Awards Jury has taken place here to decide the winners and nominees of the inaugural ANOC Gala Awards Dinner, due to be held on November 7.

Historic return of Olympic golf hailed as strong advert ahead of Rio 2016

By Nick Butler at Zhongshan International Golf Club in Nanjing

Lee Soyoung won the first Olympic golf title in 110 years ©Getty ImagesBudding stars from South Korea and Italy took the honours here today as the first Olympic gold medals were awarded in golf for more than a century. 

Egypt claim weightlifting and swimming titles in golden early-evening spell at Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Sara Ahmed celebrates her dominant weightlifting victory ©Nanjing 2014In little more than an hour, weightlifter Sara Ahmed and swimmer Akram Ahmed secured a golden double for Egypt, and the first two victories for African athletes at these Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Lavillenie's pole vault win-streak falls to earth

By Mike Rowbottom at the Olympiastadion in Stockholm 

World pole vault record holder Renaud Lavlllenie experiences a rare defeat in Stockholm ©AFP/Getty ImagesRenaud Lavillenie's unique winning run of 22 pole vault competitions came to an abrupt and unexpected end here in the 1912 Olympic Stadium tonight as he failed to record a mark at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting.

World and Paralympic champion Smyth completes double at IPC Athletics European Championships

By Emily Goddard

Jason Smyth has completed the sprint double at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships ©Getty ImagesWorld and Paralympic champion Jason Smyth today secured gold in the men's 200 metres T12 to complete the sprint double at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics European Championships.
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