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Ambitious new design plans to transform London 2012 Olympic Park Media Centre unveiled

By Gary Anderson at the Hospital Club in London 

October 16 - The Broadcast and Press Centres at the Olympic Park are set for a major makeoverThe former Main Press and Broadcast Centres on the London 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be transformed into a state-of-the-art technological hub for the creative and digital industries after architectural firm Hawkins/Browns unveiled its ambitious plans for the site in Stratford here today.

Fredericks appointed head of Buenos Aires 2018 IOC Coordination Commission

By Duncan Mackay

Frankie Fredericks has been appointed as chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for Buenos Aires 2018 October 16 - Frankie Fredericks has been appointed as the chairman of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, it was announced today.

Team GB chose Belo Horizonte as base ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

By Emily Goddard

The Minas Tênis Clube will be Team GB's Brazilian baseOctober 16 - The British athletes set to compete at Rio 2016 will be based in Belo Horizonte ahead of the Olympics after the British Olympic Association (BOA) today officially signed an agreement with the Brazilian city.

Olympic sailing gold medallist died from "blunt trauma with drowning" according to medical report

By Gary Anderson

October 16 - Andrew Simpson died in May of this year following an accident in San Francisco Bay during training for the Americas CupBritish sailor Andrew Simpson died from "blunt trauma with drowning" a medical report has concluded, following an investigation into the incident in May which saw the Beijing 2008 gold medal winner's boat capsize in San Francisco Bay during training for the America's Cup.

Whitehead named IPC Athlete of the Month for September

By Paul Osborne

Britain's Richard Whitehead has been voted IPC Athlete of the Month after completing 40 marathons in 40 daysOctober 16 - Britain's Richard Whitehead has been voted the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) Athlete of the Month for September after running 40 marathons in 40 days.

Australian judoka given chance to impress on international stage before Glasgow 2014

By Paul Osborne

11 top Australian judo juniors are given the opportunity to compete in international competitons under AJCGS programmeOctober 16 - A group of Australian judo juniors are to be given important international experience and the chance to impress national coaches ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

Street renamed in honour of Namibian London 2012 gold medallist

By Duncan Mackay

Paralympic champion Johanna Benson has been honoured by having a street renamed after herOctober 15 - A street in Walvis Bay has been renamed after Namibia's Paralympic gold medallist Johanna Benson.

Sochi 2014 Torch Relay on way to North Pole as Russian journey continues

By Nick Butler

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Torch Relay is currently being transported towards the North PoleOctober 15 - The Sochi 2014 Olympic Flame has embarked on a grueling 5,000 mile journey from Murmansk to the North Pole and back again as the Torch Relay nears the conclusion of its second week on Russian soil.

Taekwondo Olympian becomes latest Jamaican to fail drugs test

By Nick Butler

Jamaican taekwondo Olympian Kenneth Edwards is the latest failed test from the countryOctober 15 - Taekwondo player Kenneth Edwards has become the latest Jamaican athlete to be embroiled in a doping controversy after the London 2012 participant admitted that he had tested positive for a banned substance.
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