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Baseball and softball could return for Tokyo 2020, claims IOC President

By Paul Osborne

Baseball and softball could return to the Olympic programme for the 2020 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesNovember 20 - There is still a possibility baseball and softball could feature at Tokyo 2020, new International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach claimed in the Japanese capital today. 

Lights out for Olympic Stadium as work on removing iconic structures begins

By Gary Anderson

November 20 - Work has begun on removing the 14 floodlight structures that lit up the London 2012 Games © AFP/Getty ImagesRemoval work began today on the first of the 14 triangular floodlights that circumnavigate the roof of the Olympic Stadium in London as the venue begins its controversial transformation into the new home of West Ham United Football Club.

Clegg makes return to key role at British Olympic Association five years after leaving as chief executive

By Emily Goddard

David Hemery has been re-elected vice-chairman of the BOA, with Simon Clegg, Richard Leman and Sarah Treseder securing positions as directors of the board ©British Olympic AssociationNovember 20 - Simon Clegg, the British Olympic Association's (BOA) first chief executive, is to to make a return to the organisation after securing a four-year term as a Director of the Board today.

Blatter calls for changes to Qatar's "unacceptable" labour situation

By Paul Osborne

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has described labour rights in Qatar as "unacceptable" ©Getty ImagesNovember 20 - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has described the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar as "unacceptable" and demanded that the situation change.

McDowell set to compete for Ireland at Rio 2016 after World Cup decision

By Paul Osborne

Graeme McDowell's Olympic dilemma may have been decided as he lines up for Ireland at the Melbourne World Cup this weekNovember 20 - Graeme McDowell's dilemma over which country to represent at Rio 2016 may have been decided after his decision to represent Ireland in golf's World Cup in Melbourne this week.

"Innovative ideas" promised as England 2015 prepare to sell two million tickets

By Gary Anderson at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester

November 20 - England 2015 chief executive Debbie Jevans says she is confident that stadiums will be full for the Rugby World Cup © AFP/Getty ImagesEngland 2015 Rugby World Cup chief executive Debbie Jevans claimed here today she is "confident but not complacent" about delivering sold-out arenas for the tournament.

Sir Philip and Dickson Presidential contest to headline IPC General Assembly

By Nick Butler

Sir Philip Craven will be seeking a fourth and final term as IPC President in Athens ©Getty ImagesNovember 20 - A Presidential election pitting incumbent Sir Philip Craven against fellow Briton Alan Dickson will be the highlight of the 16th International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Conference and General Assembly due to begin in Athens on Friday (November 22).

North Korea blasts "depraved capitalist system" for damaging weightlifting

By Nick Butler

North Korea has criticised the West for damaging the sport of weightlifting ©AFP / Getty ImagesNovember 20 - The "depraved capitalist system" of the West has damaged the sport of weightlifting and put commercial interests ahead of national honour, according to the official North Korean Government news agency KCNA.

Exclusive: England reveal Team Leaders for Glasgow 2014

By Duncan Mackay

Alexei Evangulov, who has played a leading role in the career of Tom Daley, will be England's Team Leader for diving at Glasgow 2014 @Getty ImagesNovember 20 - Peter Stanley, the man behind the incredible success of triple jumper Jonathan Edwards, and Alexei Evangulov, one of the world's best-known diving coaches, are among the 18 Team Leaders appointed by Commonwealth Games England (CGE) for Glasgow 2014, insidethegames can reveal.
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