Cuban deal for Rio 2016 takes IOC's total broadcast income in quadrennium to beyond $4 billion

By David Owen

A new television deal to broadcast Rio 2016 in Cuba has been signed by the IOC  ©Getty ImagesAt the end of a week in which United States President Barack Obama announced moves to normalise diplomatic and economic links with Cuba after half-a-century of mutual hostility, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unveiled its own agreement with the Caribbean island.

"Legally appropriate version" of Garcia's World Cup bidding report to be published but Blatter rules out a re-vote for 2018 and 2022

By Daniel Etchells

"A legally appropriate version" of Michael Garcia's report into the bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be released, the FIFA Executive Committee decided at its meeting in Marrakech today ©Getty ImagesFIFA's Executive Committee has agreed unanimously to publish "a legally appropriate version" of Michael Garcia's report into the bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups - but Russia and Qatar will remain as hosts after Sepp Blatter ruled out a re-vote. 

FIFA set dates for 2018 World Cup as Putin promises currency crisis will not affect tournament

By Duncan Mackay

Vladimir Putin has promised that funding will be available for the 2018 FIFA World Cup despite the Russian currency crisis ©Getty ImagesFIFA announced today that the 2018 World Cup final will be played in Moscow on July 15 as Russian President Vladimir Putin promised the current currency crisis in the country would not affect preparations.

Toronto 2015 encouraged by early ticket sales

By Emily Goddard

More than 225,000 Toronto 2015 Pan American Games tickets have already been sold ©Toronto 2015More than 225,000 tickets for the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games have been sold already, it has been revealed.

Japan given six months to merge leagues as FIBA works out steps for JBA to overturn suspension

By Paul Osborne

FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann met with key figureheads within Japanese basketball ©FIBAInternational Basketball Federation (FIBA) secretary general Patrick Baumann has given Japan six months to merge its two leagues after accusing the nation's leaders of a "lack of vision" in developing the sport across Japan.

Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance named official insurance supplier for Gwangju 2015

By Paul Osborne

Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance has been signed as the official insurance supplier for Gwangju 2015 ©Gwangju 2015Hyundai Marine & Fire Insurance has been signed as the official insurance supplier for the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade.

Commonwealth gold medallist Dowsett to attempt world hour record in February

By Daniel Etchells

Movistar Team rider Alex Dowsett will attempt the world hour record in round five of the Revolution Series on February 27 ©Getty ImagesBritain's Commonwealth Games gold medallist and three-time British time-trial champion Alex Dowsett is to attempt to break the world hour record on February 27 as part of the Revolution Series' fifth round in London's Lee Valley VeloPark on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

Israeli judoka star set to compete for Great Britain at Rio 2016

By Paul Osborne

Alice Schlesinger is set to compete for Great Britain in future international competitions ©Getty ImagesIsrael's Universiade judo champion Alice Schlesinger could be set to compete for Great Britain in future international competitions after making a request to switch allegiances. 

Denmark's Vittinghus battles through to last four of BWF World Superseries Finals

By Daniel Etchells

Denmark's Hans Kristian Vittinghus finished second in Group A of the men's singles competition ©Getty ImagesDenmark's Hans Kristian Vittinghus earned his best result of the year in beating Japan's Kenichi Tago as he booked a semi-final spot at the Badminton World Federation Superseries Finals in Dubai.
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