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Samsung becomes 11th company to extend TOP sponsorship of IOC through to 2020

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

The IOC have resigned Samsung as a TOP sponsor until 2020 at an announcement attended by President Thomas Bach and  Jay Y. Lee, vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics ©IOCSamsung Electronics has extended its deal to be a worldwide TOP sponsor of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) until the end of 2020, it was announced here today.

Nigerian official criticises "unusual and demoralising" approach to Ebola virus

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Nigeria shunned the Opening Ceremony last night due to their disgust at how they had been treated, it is claimed ©Getty ImagesNigeria chose not to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Youth Olympic Games here last night in response to an "unusual, demoralising and stigmatised" reaction to the Ebola outbreak currently affecting the nation, it has been claimed. 

ISAF pleased with Rio 2016 sailing venue improvement but remain concerned about dead animals and debris in water

By Nick Butler 

Praise but more work to do, is the verdict of the ISAF after the first Rio 2016 test event ©Getty ImagesInternational Sailing Federation (ISAF) head of competitions Alastair Fox has praised the improvements made with pollution levels at the Rio 2016 sailing venue on Guanabara Bay, but remains concerned about objects in the water that could affect racing.

Ugandan athletes urged not to "vanish" during Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler in the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Uganda will be looking for similar success than they achieved at Glasgow 2014, but without any athletes going missing ©Getty ImagesUganda Olympic Committee President William Blick has warned athletes not to "vanish" in China during the Summer Youth Olympic Games, after two rugby players from the African country went missing at the end of Glasgow 2014.

China win three gold medals on enthralling first day of action at Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

China's weightlifters enjoyed a gloden opening day of the Najing 2014 Youth Olympic Games ©Chinafotopress/Getty ImagesChina have lifted themselves to the top of the pile here in Nanjing with two weightlifting gold medals complimenting a stellar performance in the pool, to place the hosts atop the medals table at the end of the opening day of action at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

England win Women's Rugby World Cup for first time in 20 years

By Zjan Shirinian

England have banished the memory of three successive World Cup final losses with victory over Canada in Paris ©AFP/Getty ImagesEngland have banished the heartache of three successive Women's Rugby World Cup final losses with a hard-fought triumph in tonight's final over a battling Canadian side.

Present and former IOC Presidents attend opening of Nanjing Olympic Museum

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Thomas Bach alongside Chinese vice-premier Liu Yandong at the opening of the Olympic Museum ©IOC/Ian JonesA special ceremony took place this morning to mark the opening of the Nanjing Olympic Museum, timed to coincide with the first day of action here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Britain top European medals table as Mekhissi-Benabbad makes good

By Mike Rowbottom at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbab, disqualified in the 3000m steeplechase, returns to win gold in the 1500m ©Getty ImagesFive golds on the final day of the European Athletics Championships here - from Mo Farah, taking his third consecutive 5.000 metres title, Greg Rutherford in the long jump, the men's and women's sprint relay teams and the men's 4x400m quartet - left Britain top of the table with 12 golds and a total of 23 medals, four more than their previous best in 2010.

Dutton takes first gold of Nanjing 2014 with women's triathlon win

By Paul Osborne at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing 

Brittany Dutton has won gold in the women's triathlon at Nanjing 2014 ©Getty ImagesAustralia's Brittany Dutton has sealed the first gold medal of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games with victory in the women's triathlon.
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