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London’s hopes of staging the 2012 Olympic Games were enhanced after Beijing was chosen to host the 2008 games.

Vote totals from Friday's balloting to pick the host city for the 2008 Olympics:

The Dalai Lama's Tibetan government-in-exile slammed the choice of Beijing as the venue for the 2008 Olympics on Friday and said it would encourage repression in China.

Charmaine Crooks, a former Olympic middle-distance runner, resigned abruptly from the IOC's ethics commission on Friday in a dispute over her role in Toronto's bid for the 2008 Games.

International sports leaders like to pretend to others, if not themselves, that sport is blissfully removed from politics.

The following profiles show the strengths and weaknesses of the five candidates seeking to take over from Juan Antonio Samaranch when he retires after 21 years in charge of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in July.

The IOC cannot be expected to help China with any internal issues or foreign disputes during the build-up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, IOC president Jacques Rogge has said.

sportbusiness.com will be reporting from Moscow tomorrow, giving you up-to-the-minute news on the chosen city to host the 2008 Olympic Games.

Preparations for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games are in full swing after the initial delays that worried the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Games broadcasting supremo Manolo Romero said on Thursday.

IMG has confirmed Royal Adelaide has been selected as the venue for this year's LPGA World Cup of golf.

Brazilian soccer chief Ricardo Teixeira slammed the government report into corruption in his federation and vowed to quit if a single claim was proven.

The Indian cricket team have secured a record sponsorship contract for the next three years. The deal with the Sahara Group - which has interests in airlines and media - will guarantee the Indian cricket board 690m ($14.7m) to 720m ($15.3m) rupees.

International sports management firm IMG is set to bid for the marketing rights to India's fast-growing professional golf circuit which recently lost its main patron after a federal move to ban tobacco sponsorship in sport.

Lawrence Wong, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, has called for betting duty to be scrapped in what he regards would be the “ultimate solution” to the severe competition coming from on-line gambling sites.