Turkey's Olympic chief looks disdainfully upon the report that may crush Istanbul's bid to host the 2008 Olympics.

Alfredo Goyeneche, president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, says the Olympic Games will not return to Europe until 2016.

War veterans complained on Friday that the new "Diggers" nickname given to Australia's world championship team in Edmonton, Canada, was inappropriate.

Beijing officials defended China's human rights record on Wednesday but conceded it faced a challenge persuading world opinion that the Chinese capital should stage the 2008 Olympic Games.

A letter Dick Pound wrote to key Olympic broadcasters and sponsors shortly after his loss in the IOC presidential election was not sour grapes, the Montreal lawyer said Tuesday.

Tighter security is needed at "non-regular cricket venues", according to the chief investigator of the sport's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).

Satellite channel British Eurosport scored its highest ever TV ratings for its coverage of the World Athletics Championships from Edmonton, Canada.

Galaxy, the amalgamated company of Umbro Canada, Umbro Factory Outlet, and NNA Sports Marketing, has completed its reverse takeover of Galaxy Energy Corp and will trade on the Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX).

Toronto could lose the $2.95million (B

Organisers of the Indianapolis Championships want to bump the men's tournament up to Masters Series level - just one below Grand Slam status.

The World Anti-Doping Agency will locate its permanent headquarters in Montreal, with the aim of improving the credibility and effectiveness of its war on the use of drugs in sports.

An NHL player agent has dismissed claims clubs are spending too much to attract the star names - despite mounting fears wage bills at some teams are spiralling out of control.

Canadian marketing company Galaxy Sports has acquired an exclusive license from Umbro Worldwide to sell, market and distribute Umbro branded products to retailers in the United States in a five years deal starting January 1 2002.

Greece and Cyprus have agreed to send two satellites into space to advance telecommunications in the region and assist in transmission of the 2004 Athens Olympics.