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Date: 
30 September 2016

Birmingham has become the second English city to join the race to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, after Liverpool last month also announced plans to submit a bid.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2016

    The Japanese government today (Friday) approved a $1.5bn (€1.3bn) contract for the main Olympic stadium in Tokyo for the 2020 Games, paving the way for construction work on the delayed project to begin in December.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2016

    California Governor Jerry Brown has approved legislation that would provide a state-funded $250m (€223m) guarantee against any cost overruns associated with the city’s plans to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2016

    Philippe Le Floc’h, a former marketing director at Uefa, football’s European governing body, has been appointed as the new chief commercial officer at the sport’s global administrative organisation, Fifa.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2016

    Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, which is responsible for delivering the stadia and infrastructure for football’s Fifa World Cup in 2022, has unveiled plans for a new range of fan villages that will serve supporters during the tournament.

  • Date: 
    30 September 2016

    The European Broadcasting Union has retained rights to Swiss-Ski events after a dispute that also involved the Infront Sports & Media agency was resolved, according to the umbrella body for public-service broadcasters.