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Ban on Olympic visits remains but sweeping changes ahead

By Nick Butler in Montreux

Thomas Bach announced that 40 recommendations will be made as part of Olympic Agenda 2020 ©AFP/Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has revealed 40 recommendations will be made as part of Olympic Agenda 2020, although changing current rules banning member visits to bidding cities is not one of them. 

Kosovo set to appear at Baku 2015 after Olympic recognition

By Duncan Mackay in Lausanne

Kosovo flagKosovo are set to make their debut in a major international event at the European Games in Baku next year following their historic recognition by the International Olympic Committee.

USOC top brass again draw attention to Olympic host selection process

By David Owen

USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun has suggested there should be a change in how the Olympics chooses host cities ©Getty ImagesA senior member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has again drawn attention to the way Olympic Host Cities are chosen, just three months before the country is expected to decide whether to launch a bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Israeli company appointed to major Rio 2016 security role

By Nick Butler

ISDS have been appointed to a security role with Rio 2016 ©ISDSInternational Security and Defence Systems (ISDS) have been appointed IT Systems and Security Integrator at the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been revealed.

Gambia avoid Olympic suspension after headquarters re-opened

By Nick Butler in Lausanne

Gambia have avoided suspension from the IOC ©GNOCGambia have avoided suspension from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the re-opening of their National Olympic Committee offices in Bakau.

New taekwondo scoring system to be introduced at Manchester Grand Prix

By Gary Anderson

The Protection Scoring System is to be extended to head-gear for the first time at the Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester ©Getty ImagesA new scoring system incorporating the use of head-gear will be used for the first time at the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) Grand Prix in Manchester starting tomorrow.

Samsung extends partnership with IPC through to Tokyo 2020

By Paul Osborne

Samsung has extended its partnership with the IPC through to beyond Tokyo 2022 ©Getty ImagesSamsung Electronics has announced a partnership extension with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) which will run through to Tokyo 2020. 

Decision to move World Championship marathons from Doha to London nothing to do with heat, claims IPC

By Gary Anderson

The marathon events of next year's IPC Athletics World Championships will be held in London ©Getty ImagesInternational Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics has announced that London will stage the marathon events of next year's World Championships - but have denied it has anything to with the hot temperatures in Doha, who will host the other events. 

Scotland, birthplace of sevens, set to lose World Series leg

By Paul Osborne

Scotland are set to lose their leg of the Sevens World Series from 2016 ©Getty ImagesScotland, birthplace of rugby sevens, is set to lose its hosting rights to a leg of the World Series from 2016 to France.
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