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WADA develops athlete biological passport for urine

By David Owen at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

WADA will soon monitor athletes' biological parameters on the basis of urine samplesSeptember 9 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has today given notice of the imminent launch of a method of monitoring athletes' biological parameters on the basis of urine samples, rather than blood.

Olympic Solidarity sets up $200 million reserve

By David Owen at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has set up a $200 million Olympic Solidarity reserveSeptember 9 - Olympic Solidarity has decided to take advantage of the bumper increase in television revenues generated by the International Olympic Commission (IOC) in the 2009-2012 Olympic quadrennium to establish a $200 million (£127 million/€151 million) reserve.

Sithole becomes first African ever to win wheelchair tennis Grand Slam title

By Gary Anderson

September 9 - History maker Lucas Sithole with the US Open quads trophyLucas Sithole became the first African in history to win an International Tennis Federation (ITF) wheelchair tennis Grand Slam event after he defeated David Wagner in the final of the US Open quads, while Stephane Houdet and Aniek van Koot took the men's and women's singles titles in New York.

Bach unconcerned as Oswald told off by IOC Ethics Commission on eve of Presidential election

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Denis Oswald has apologised after criticising fellow IOC Presidential candidate Thomas BachSeptember 9 - Denis Oswald has received a slap over the wrist for publicly criticising fellow International Olympic Committee (IOC) Presidential candidate Thomas Bach on the eve of the election here tomorrow. 

Exclusive: TOP programme breaks the $1 billion barrier

By David Owen at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

The IOC's TOP worldwide sponsorship programme is set to generate a record $1 billion-plus in the 2013-2016 quadrenniumSeptember 9 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s TOP worldwide sponsorship programme is set to generate a record $1 billion (£636 million/€755 million)-plus in the 2013-2016 quadrennium, with the prospect of more deals still to come.

Pound seeking election back to IOC Executive Board as Coates unopposed for vice-president

By Duncan Mackay at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Dick Pound will be seeking a return to the IOC Executive Board in Buenos Aires tomorrowSeptember 9 - Former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Dick Pound could be set for a return to frontline sports politics after putting himself forward as a late candidate to stand for election to the ruling Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) here tomorrow.

IOC broadcasting revenues set to top $4.1 billion in Sochi-Rio quadrennium

By David Owen at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

The IOC expects to raise $4.1 billion from broadcasting rights for the Olympic cycle encompassing Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016September 9 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) now expects the sum raised from broadcasting rights for the Olympic cycle encompassing the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Games to top $4.1 billion (£2.6 billion/€3.1 billion), Timo Lumme, the television and marketing director, told members today.

Oslo holds referendum and Barcelona indicates willingness as 2022 Winter Olympic bid plans escalate

By Nick Butler in Buenos Aires

Norway referendumSeptember 9 - A referendum is being held today in Oslo to decide whether the city will bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games while Barcelona has also reiterated its plans to launch a similar bid. 

Olympic medallists lead FIG Athletes' Commission candidates

By Emily Goddard

Alicia Sacramone is one of the candidates seeking a spot of the FIG Athletes' CommissionSeptember 9 - Ukrainian Olympic bronze medallist Ihor Radivilov, British London 2012 bronze medallist Beth Tweddle and American Beijing 2008 silver medallist Alicia Sacramone have been named among the candidates vying for a place on the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Athletes' Commission next month.
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