February 11 - Glasgow 2018's plans to "enrich the lives of the world's youth" through culture and education were clarified during the Celtic Connections Festival in the city, which gave thousands of children the opportunity to take part in workshops, concerts and performances.
January 24 - Glasgow 2014 has launched a search for companies capable of offering "gold medal" cleaning and housekeeping services at next year's Commonwealth Games, with contracts worth £3.8 million ($5.9 million/€4.4 million) for the taking.
February 11 - The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has reiterated its "badminton for all" message by rolling out its "Shuttle Time" programme, getting children from around the world involved in the sport, to a further 29 countries over the coming months.
By James Crook February 10 - Spain's Rafael Nadal has labelled his comeback as a "huge achievement", despite losing in the final of the Chilean Open to world number 73, Horacio Zeballos of Argentina, in three sets.
February 16 - The Utah Olympic Oval, host venue of the speed skating events at the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Games, will play home to the United States speed skating Sochi 2014 Olympic trials between December 2013 and January 2014.
Feburary 12 - Dutch wheelchair tennis star Esther Vergeer has announced her retirement after recently celebrating ten years without experiencing defeat, notching up 470 successive victories since the last time she was beaten in January 2003.
February 11 - Australia's women's wheelchair basketball team will play their first tournament since winning silver at the London 2012 Paralympics as they travel to Japan this week for the defence of their Osaka Cup title.
February 11 - Gwangju 2015 has announced ambitious plans to be the "IT-versiade" as it plans a high-tech integrated management and telecommunications system, in collaboration with sponsors SK C&C and SK Telecom, for the Summer Universiade in two years' time.
February 10 - Africa has several countries capable already of hosting the Olympics and Paralympics but is being denied the opportunity because of "prejudice" it has been claimed by Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
At the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Britain's Hugh "Jumbo" Edwards won the gold medal in the coxless pairs event with Lewis Clive and a second gold in the coxless four on the same day. During World War Two it was his rowing ability which saved his life. While serving as a squadron leader with the Royal Air Force's Coastal Command in 1943, he was forced to ditch his plane in the Atlantic Ocean. He rowed a dingy four miles through a minefield to safety. He was the only member of the plane's crew to survive.
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The times and the issues at stake - even the flags - are very different, but the dismay of Russians at the prospect of their athletes receiving medals at Pyeongchang with no Russian flag or national anthem reminds David Owen of how the Soviet Union spearheaded opposition to the International Rowing Federation's plan to remove national flags and anthems from its presentation ceremonies in the 1960s.