Toyota to sign up as Olympic TOP sponsor, says report

By David Owen

Reports suggest Toyota could soon become an Olympic Top Sponsor ©ToyotaToyota, the Japanese carmaker, could be poised to sign up as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s TOP worldwide sponsorship programme, it has been reported. 

World Rowing reacts positively to confirmation of Tokyo 2020 venue

By David Owen

Jean-Christophe Rolland has praised the choice of venue ©British RowingWorld Rowing (FISA) President Jean-Christophe Rolland has reacted positively to confirmation that the Tokyo 2020 regatta is, after all, to be staged at the originally designated Sea Forest venue, describing it as "another very picturesque venue to feature rowing near the heart of the Games".

Track cycling to be omitted for first time since 1930 under Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games plans

By Michael Pavitt

Durban's bid focuses primarily on pre-existing venues meaning there is no place for track cycling ©Getty ImagesTrack cycling will not be part of the Commonwealth Games programme for the first time for nearly a century if Durban's bid to host the event in 2022 is successful.

Baku 2015 gymnastics competition key in shaping future of sport, claims European head

By Daniel Etchells at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku

Georges Guelzec sees the test event as a key opportunity to see how all five gymnastics disciplines work together in one venue ©UEGEuropean Union of Gymnastics (UEG) President Georges Guelzec has stressed the importance of the Baku 2015 competition in shaping the future direction of the sport on the eve of the latest test event here.

Toronto 2015 unveil medals for Pan and Parapan American Games

By Michael Pavitt

Toronto 2015 have unveiled medals for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games ©Toronto 2015Medals for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games have been unveiled at a ceremony held at the Royal Ontario Museum in the Canadian city today.

English Football Assocation wants Great Britain teams at Rio Olympics

By David Owen

The English FA want Great Britain to have football teams at the Rio 2016 Olympics ©Getty ImagesThe English Football Association is keen for Great Britain teams once again to participate in the Olympic football tournament at next year's Games in the football-besotted city of Rio de Janeiro.

Ireland launch bid to host 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

An All-Ireland bid for the Women's Rugby World Cup has been launched ©AFP/Getty ImagesIreland has submitted a bid to host the Women's Rugby World Cup in August 2017, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has announced.

Vanessa Mae's appeal against four-year ban being heard by Court of Arbitration for Sport

By Nick Butler

Vanessa Mae's result in Sochi has been annulled by the FIS ©AFP/Getty ImagesAn appeal launched by violinist turned skier Vanessa Mae is being heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) today following claims she helped "manipulate" races in order to qualify for last year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Pyeongchang 2018 completes Accessibility Manual to "accelerate" Winter Games preparations

By Daniel Etchells

Pyeongchang 2018 has completed its 'Accessibility Manual' for venues and services ©Getty ImagesPyeongchang 2018 has today confirmed the completion of its signature Accessibility Manual for venues and services, aimed at helping towards the staging of a successful Paralympic Games.
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