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Pound to spearhead investigation of athletics doping allegations

By David Owen

Canadian Richard Pound will lead the WADA investigation ©AFP/Getty ImagesFormer World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Richard Pound is stepping back into the spotlight as chairman of a three-member Commission set up to investigate German television allegations that have this month shaken the bedrock Olympic sport of athletics.

Papal support for Rome 2024 but others dismiss bid as "madness"

By Nick Butler

Pope Francis has spoken enthusiastically about Rome's bid and hopes events can be held in the Vatican ©Getty ImagesRome's bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics has provoked a mixed reaction in Italy, with Papal support countered by concerns over whether the city can afford the Games due to a perilous financial and political situation. 

Spain to host Women's Basketball World Cup in 2018

By Paul Osborne

Spain has been appointed hosts of 2018 Women's Basketball World Cup ©Getty ImagesSpain has been chosen to host the first ever Women's Basketball World Cup in 2018, it was announced today. 

Russia win three of four biathlon sprints at IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup

By Daniel Etchells

Russia's Stanislav Chokhlaev triumphed in the men's visually impaired race ©Getty ImagesRussia continued their domination of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Nordic Skiing World Cup, winning three of the four biathlon sprint races on day five in Vuokatti, Finland.

Garcia's appeal against World Cup bid investigation summary dismissed by FIFA

By Paul Osborne 

Michael Garcia's appeal against the summary of his FIFA World Cup bid investigation has been dismissed ©Getty ImagesMichael Garcia's appeal against the summary of his two-year investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids has been thrown out by the FIFA Appeals Committee.

South Korean President rejects idea of moving Pyeongchang 2018 events to Japan or North Korea

By Duncan Mackay

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has promised that Pyeongchang 2018 will not change its plans to host events, even in the wake of Agenda 2020 ©Pyeongchang 2018South Korean President Park Geun-hye has ruled out Pyeongchang 2018 moving any events outside the country to Japan or co-hosting the Winter Olympics and Paralympics with North Korea.

International Paralympic Committee "extremely pleased" with Tokyo 2020 progress

By Paul Osborne

The IPC has praised the progress of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee following its first Project Review ©Tokyo 2020/Shugo TakemiThe International Paralympic Committee (IPC) claimed it is "extremely encouraged" by the progress of Tokyo 2020 following the conclusion of its first Project Review today.

Gwangju 2015 celebrates 200 Days To Go until Summer Universiade

By Paul Osborne

Gwangju 2015 President Yoon Jang-hyun was at the City Hall to celebrate the 200 Days To Go mark before next years Universiade ©Gwangju 2015As the 200 Days To Go mark ticks by ahead of the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade, the city's Mayor and President of the Organising Committee Yoon Jang-hyun has highlighted his confidence that the Games will become a "new model for efficient sporting events".

More than half of funds needed to organise 2015 Pacific Games raised through sponsorship

By Nick Butler

The strong sponsorship revenue so far was unveiled this morning by the Port Moresby 2015 Organising Committee ©FacebookMore than PNK K30 million (£7.5 million/$11.5 million/€9.5 million) has been raised through sponsorship with seven months to go until the start of the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games, it has been announced.
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