French Olympic chief concerned over impact of large-scale nature of Nanjing 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Denis Masseglia has doubts about the impact of Nanjing 2014 on the Youth Olympics ©CNOSFFrench Olympic Committee (CNOSF) President Denis Masseglia has raised concerns over the scale of the Summer Youth Olympic Games here, and whether a future host will be able to match an event that he claims is "almost at the level of the Olympic Games".

Late bid to get Zaha Hadid-designed Tokyo 2020 National Stadium plans scrapped fail

By Duncan Mackay

A late proposal by Japanese architects to renovate the old National Stadium in Tokyo has been deemed unrealistic by the Sports Ministry ©AFP/Getty ImagesA last ditch attempt by a group of Japanese architects to get the Government to sanction a renovation of the National Stadium, rather than build a new one in time for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, appears to have failed. 

Glasgow 2014 head of sport to join Auckland World Masters Games

By Duncan Mackay

Glasgow 2014 head of sport Greg Warnecke is joining the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland ©2017 World Masters GamesGreg Warnecke, head of sport at Glasgow 2014, is to join the 2017 World Masters Games in Auckland, it was announced today. 

Seventy-one per cent of Azerbaijani students inspired by Baku 2015, claims survey

By Emily Goddard

A survey has revealed 71 per cent of young Azerbaijanis are inspired by the Baku 2015 European Games ©Baku 2015Seventy-one per cent of Azerbaijani students believe hosting the inaugural European Games will benefit their nation, a study has revealed.

Ivory Coast football team hit by ban on sports matches over Ebola fear

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

The suspension of international sports matches was announced by Sports Minister Alain Lobognon ©TwitterAll international sporting events in the Ivory Coast have been suspended until further notice in a latest measure to avoid the spread of Ebola into the country.

Chinese player edges Japanese rival in thrilling clash of table tennis styles

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Fan Zhendong's world-class status told eventually as he battled to the singles title ©ITTFIn the highest calibre display of sport yet seen here at the Summer Youth Olympic Games, 17-year-old table tennis superstar Fan Zhendong battled his way to singles gold over Japan's Yuto Muramatsu in a match with deep tactical, rather than political, overtones.

Prince Harry and Earl of Wessex to support British National Paralympic Day

By Emily Goddard

Prince Edward will attend National Paralympic Day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park later this month ©Getty ImagesPrince Harry and Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex, have announced they are to support Great Britain's National Paralympic Day, due to take place at the end of this month.

London secures hosting rights for UCI Track Cycling World Cup

By Emily Goddard

London's Lee Valley VeloPark has been named to host the second round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series ©Getty ImagesLondon has been named as host of the second round of the 2014-2015 International Cycling Union (UCI) Track World Cup series in December this year.

Nanjing 2014 Medal Table

Country Total
 China 10 4 7 21
 Russian Federation 8 5 4 17
 Italy 4 3 2 9
 Hungary 4 0 4 8
 Great Britain 3 2 2 7
 United States 3 1 3 7
 Taiwan, Province of China 3 1 1 5
 Brazil 2 2 0 4
 Japan 2 1 1 4
 Ukraine 2 1 1 4
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