IOC: Madrid 2020 bid better than previous efforts

Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games is an improvement on their failed efforts to secure the 2012 and 2016 editions.



Tokyo would be an inspirational choice to host the 2020 Olympic Games, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has told Olympic officials.



Two-time Paralympic champion Peter Norfolk has announced he will no longer be competing full-time on the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.



Badminton's Olympic future is in jeopardy due to the continual mid-tournament retirements of leading players.



Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson have come out in support of London’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games as part of the Olympic legacy.



The IOC has asked its Indian members to contemplate taking legal action against the nation's suspended officials.



Olympic gold medallist Rob Waddell has been named the New Zealand Olympic Committee's new chef de mission.



It was a year of Olympic success, remarkable comebacks and the exercising of demons in a golden year in sport for Britain.



A shower of gold at the Olympics confirmed China's powerhouse status but there were few standout performances away from London.



After the thrill of London 2012, British volleyball player Peter Bakare is enjoying the quieter life of a university student.



Three-times Olympic champion Drew Ginn has finally bowed to his battered body and called time on his rowing career.



Public funding of nine billion pounds for the London Olympics was money well spent after a successful Games, according to a National Audit Office report.



Golf has no place in the Olympics, according to eight-times Major winner Tom Watson.



Squash federation officials hope IOC representatives have seen the sport's potential to feature on the 2020 Olympic programme.



Olympics chief Paul Deighton defended Locog’s ‘record-breaking’ ticketing structure for the London 2012 Games.



Sponsorship deals and record revenues helped London organisers to hit their target of raising £2.4 billion to stage the Olympics and Paralympics.



Budget cuts could lead to the "disintegration of Greek sport" according to the country's beleaguered Olympic Committee.



Sports fans in East London have been left disappointed by news that the Olympic Stadium in Stratford is likely to be closed until 2016.



Uzbek wrestler Soslan Tigiev is likely to be stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after a source claimed he has tested positive for banned substances.



Outgoing BOA chief Colin Moynihan believes successor Sebastian Coe's star quality will see it go from strength to strength before Rio 2016 and beyond.


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