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Italy beat hosts US to relay gold on day one of Para-cycling Road World Championships

By Zjan Shirinian

Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi was part of the trio that won handcycling relay gold in Greenville ©Getty ImagesItaly have won the first gold medal of the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Road World Championships, beating the hosts in the handcycling relay.

We will "do our best" to repeat innovation of Nanjing 2014 at future Olympics, says Bach

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Thomas Bach, speaking alongside Nanjing 2014 executive-president Yang Weize, was full of praise for these Youth Olympics ©ITGInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has vowed to "do his best" to allow exhibition events and initiation programmes to be showcased at future Olympic Games, although he admits this will require much "study and consultation".

Public support for Oslo 2022 bid continues to dwindle, reveal polls

By Emily Goddard

Public support for the Oslo 2022 Winter Games bid has slipped to a new low ©Oslo 2022Support for the Oslo 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid has hit an all time low, according to two new independent public opinion polls.

Rio 2016 opens application process for Games volunteers

By Zjan Shirinian

Applications to volunteer at Rio 2016 are now being invited ©Rio 2016The application process to find 70,000 volunteers for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games has opened.

Nanjing 2014 closes with plea to take a photo of person next to you in "token of friendship"

By Nick Butler in the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre

Nanjing 2014 was declared closed with an appeal to take photos in the "spirit of friendship" ©Getty ImagesInternational Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach closed the second Summer Youth Olympic Games here this evening with a plea for everyone to "not take a selfie, but greet and thank the person next to you and take their picture".

France appoints yet another new Sports Minister as Paris continues to mull 2024 Olympic bid

By David Owen

Patrick Kanner is the sixth French sports Minister in less than four years ©AFP/Getty ImagesFrance has appointed another new Sports Minister - the sixth in less than four years.

International Rugby Board to rebrand as World Rugby in time for Rio 2016

By Duncan Mackay

The International Rugby Board will change its name to World Rugby from November 19 ©IRBRugby is set for a major overhaul of its brand when the International Rugby Board (IRB) becomes World Rugby, it has been announced today. 

Path clears for Blatter's FIFA re-election as Platini rules himself out of Presidential race

By Zjan Shirinian

Michel Platini (left) has been highly critical of Sepp Blatter (right), but has chosen not to run against his for the FIFA Presidency ©Getty ImagesUEFA President Michel Platini has said he will not stand against Sepp Blatter for the leadership of football's governing body FIFA.

Revenge, sweet revenge for Agbegnenou and Tchrikishvili at World Judo Championships

By Duncan Mackay at the Traktor Sport Arena in Chelyabinsk

France's Clarisse Agbegnenou celebrates her victory in the women's under-63kg class ©IJFFrance's Clarisse Agbegnenou gained revenge over Israel's Yarden Gerbi when she won the gold medal in the under-63 kilogram class at the World Judo Championships here today.
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