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New Japanese Cabinet post to oversee preparations for Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

A new Cabinet Minister will assume responsibility for preparations for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in six years time ©Getty ImagesA new post will be set up to oversee preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, the Japanese Cabinet revealed today.

Presentation of Host City contracts will be reviewed, says IOC vice-president

By Daniel Etchells at St James' Court in London

Sir Craig Reedie, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, was speaking at the Host City: Bid to Win conference in London ©Host CitySir Craig Reedie, vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has promised the presentation of Host City contracts for future Games will be reviewed as part of the Olympic Agenda 2020 reform. 

Canadian broadcasting rights awarded for Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020

By Nick Butler

CBC/Radio Canada will broadcast coverage of the Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games ©CBCCanadian broadcast rights for Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 have been awarded to CBC/Radio-Canada, it was announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today.

IJF President praises IOC for "human" decision to recognise Kosovo

By Nick Butler

Marius Vizer has praised the IOC decision to provisionally recognise Kosovo ©IJFInternational Judo Federation (IJF) President Marius Vizer has praised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for provisionally recognising Kosovo, describing it as a "human, mature and fair" decision. 

Russia 2018 emblem launched from space as FIFA praise World Cup preparations

By Nick Butler

The 2018 FIFA World Cep emblem was revealed this evening ©Russia 2018FIFA President Sepp Blatter reiterated how football's world governing body "unconditionally supports the staging of the World Cup by Russia", as the official emblem for the tournament was launched in spectacular fashion this evening.

New Zealand honorary IOC member Sir Tay Wilson dies aged 89

By Gary Anderson

New Zealand's Honorary IOC member Sir Tay Wilson has died at the age of 89, it has been announced ©IOCInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) honorary member Sir Tay Wilson of New Zealand has died at the age of 89, it has been announced.

Woman arrested in Iran for attending FIVB World League match still waiting for verdict

By Nick Butler

A photo on the free Ghoncheh Ghavami Facebook page reiterating the call for her release ©FacebookGhoncheh Ghavami's lawyer has criticised delays in the announcement of a verdict following her arrest after attending an International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) World League match in Iran in June. 

Rio 2016 triathlon test event to take place next August

By Nick Butler

A Rio 2016 triathlon test event will take place in Rio De Janeiro next August ©A triathlon test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been scheduled to take place in Copacabana Bay on August 1 and 2, 2015, it has been announced.

Gwangju 2015 organisers take part in 2014 Asian Games Debriefing

By Gary Anderson

Members of the Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee have taken part in an Incheon 2014 Debriefing ©Gwangju 2015Following the conclusion of the Asian Games in Incheon members of Gwangju 2015 have attended a Debriefing in the South Korean city as attention turns to next year's Summer Universiade.
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