New poll shows Norwegians would back Olympic bid if costs reduced and Lillehammer facilities used

By Duncan Mackay

A new poll claims that Norwegians would support a bid for Oslo to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics if costs are reduced ©AFP/Getty ImagesOslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics appears to have turned a corner after a new poll published today shows, for the first time, that the majority of Norwegians would be in favour of hosting the Games - but only if costs are reduced and facilities already built in Lillehammer are used.

ISU asks for synchronised figure skating and mass start speed race to be added to Pyeongchang 2018

By Zjan Shirinian

A speed skating mass start could join synchronised figure skating at Pyeongchang 2018 if the International Skating Union gets its way ©Getty ImagesSynchronised figure skating and a mass start long-track speed skating event could both be added to the programme for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games if the International Skating Union (ISU) gets its way.

Malaysian wushu winner stripped of Incheon 2014 gold medal after positive drugs test

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Incheon

Malaysia's Tai Cheau Xuen has been stipped of her wushu title after a failed drugs test, with gold now expected to go to Indonesia's Juwita Niza Wasni ©AFP/Getty ImagesWushu player Tai Cheau Xuen has been stripped of her Asian Games gold medal after testing positive for banned drugs, although the Malaysian team are appealing the decision, claiming there were problems with the handling of the athlete's sample.

IOC warn Gambia to restore access to Olympic headquarters or face consequences

By Duncan Mackay

The Gambian Government have been told to allow the Gambian National Olympic Committee full access to their headquarters ©GNOCFull access to the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC) headquarters must be restored immediately by the Government or the country faces the threat of being suspended, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned.

Baku 2015 aiming for "world class" organisational standards of Incheon 2014 after attending Games Experience Programme

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Incheon

Baku's delegation arrive in Incheon to attend the Games Experience Programme ©Baku 2015A 19-strong delegation from the Baku 2015 Operations Committee has welcomed the opportunity to learn from a "talented and professional team" after participating in the Games Experience Programme here at Incheon 2014.

Olympic triple jump medallist voted new head of Ukrainian NOC Athletes' Commission

By Duncan Mackay

Yelena Govorova and Oleksiy Torokhtiy have been elected as the chair and deputy chair of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Athletes' Commission ©NOCUOlympic triple jump bronze medallist Yelena Govorova has been appointed as the new chair the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (NOCU) Athletes' Commission, it has been announced.

Special Operations dominate cycling events on second day of action at Warrior Games

By Gary Anderson

Special Operations lead the medal table at the Warrior Games after a dominant cycling display ©US ParalympicsCompetitors from the Special Operations Command ended the second day of action at the Warrior Games in Colorado atop the medals table after claiming nine medals including five gold during cycling events.

Dominican Republic standards improving thanks to Olympic Solidarity, claims secretary general

By Duncan Mackay

Félix Sánchez won the Dominican Republic's first-ever Olympic gold medal, at Athens 2004 ©Getty ImagesThe Dominican Olympic Committee (DOC) has spent $440,666 (£271,959/€349,867) of Olympic Solidarity funding in the past nine months on developing sport in the country, it has been revealed.
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Incheon 2014 Medal Table

Country Total
 China 112 72 54 238
 Korea, Republic of 44 50 52 146
 Japan 35 47 50 132
 Kazakhstan 15 16 22 53
 Iran, Islamic Republic of 10 11 8 29
 Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 8 8 10 26
 Qatar 8 0 2 10
 Taiwan, Province of China 7 7 12 26
 India 6 7 29 42
 Thailand 6 2 13 21
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