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GTC Transcontinental Group plans to sell its publications The Hockey News and Hockey Business News as it shifts its publishing focus away from sports, according to a leaked internal memo.

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has dismissed claims New York should be automatically handed the 2012 Olympic Games in the wake of the suicide plane attacks in America.

IOC president Jacques Rogge has dismissed claims New York should be automatically handed the 2012 Olympic Games in the wake of the suicide plane attacks in America.

Dick Pound, a loser in the vote for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidency has found himself in the centre of controversy over a series of payments made by the IOC to his law firm.

The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) will decide tomorrow whether or not to go ahead as planned with a match against Canada next month following a strike by the country’s leading players.

Tennis tournaments in the US and Brazil will continue this week despite Tuesday's terror attacks in New York and Washington.

The five cities bidding to host the 2008 Olympic Games have begun delivering their final presentations ahead of this afternoon's decision in Moscow around 3.30pm BST.

Beijing combined evocative images of ancient and modern China in its final bid for the 2008 Olympics on Friday just hours before the International Olympics Committee (IOC) votes on the host.

The Japanese city of Osaka was eliminated in the first round of voting by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the right to host the 2008 Summer Games.

Beijing will host the 2008 Olympic Games after an International Olympic Committee vote in Moscow.

Beijing's victory came seven years after it lost to Sydney by two votes in the election for the 2000 Olympics.

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.

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.