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US and Russian Olympic heads nominated for IOC membership

By Duncan Mackay in Lausanne

Larry Probst profileJuly 2 - Larry Probst and Alexander Zhukov, Presidents of the United States and Russian Olympic Committees respectively, have both been nominated to become new members of the International Committee (IOC), it was announced here today.

Britain's greatest Olympian to join Glasgow 2018 for final IOC bid presentation

By Emily Goddard

Chris Hoy Glasgow 2018 posterJuly 2 - Sir Chris Hoy, Britain's most decorated Olympian, will join the Glasgow 2018 delegation as it delivers its final Youth Olympic bid presentation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne on Thursday (July 4).

Colombian President to lead Medellin delegation for 2018 Summer Youth Olympic vote

By Duncan Mackay in Lausanne 

Colombian president SantosJuly 2 - The importance to Colombia of Medellín's bid to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics will be illustrated here on Thursday (July 4) when the country's President Juan Manuel Santos will the lead delegation for the final presentation and vote.

Tokyo 2020 torchbearers would carry Olympic flame through tsunami zone

By David Owen at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne

Naoki Inose joggingJuly 2 - Olympic torchbearers would run through the area affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 if Tokyo wins its bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Deal to free players for Sochi 2014 will be agreed "very soon" says NHL commissioner

By Emily Goddard

Donald Fehr Gary Bettman René FaselJuly 2 - National Hockey League (NHL) Commissioner Gary Bettman has claimed a deal to free players for the Sochi 2014 Olympics will be agreed "soon, very soon" after he attended a five-hour meeting with International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) President René Fasel and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) executive director Donald Fehr.

Premier League and Sport England sign deal worth almost £17 million to inspire young people through sport

By James Crook at the Evelyn Grace Academy in London

IMAG0611July 2 - Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore and Sport England chair Nick Bitel have announced a three-year £16.8 million ($25.5 million/€20 million) deal to inspire thousands of British young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to get involved in new sports.

Former BOA legal director appointed interim chief executive of ETTA

By Duncan Mackay

Sara SutcliffeJuly 2 - Sara Sutcliffe, former legal director of the British Olympic Association (BOA), has been named interim chief executive at the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) following the retirement of Richard Yule, who had been in the position for 18 years.

Britain launches search for Paralympic classification official

By Emily Goddard

BPA logoJuly 2 - The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has launched a search for a classification manager ahead of the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Kazan 2013 to be streamed live on FISU website

By Duncan Mackay

Kazan 2013 live streamingJuly 1 - FISU, the governing body of international university sport, are to live stream events at the 2013 Summer Universiade, which is due to open in Kazan on Saturday (July 6). 
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