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Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has denied that the Olympic Games will change to a two-year cycle.

Internet superstore Buy.com is to scrap its sponsorship of the PGA’s minor league golf tour as it fights to stay afloat amid mounting financial pressure.

Spending on gambling is expected to rise by 21 percent in the five years between 1999 and 2004, according to a survey carried out by UK-based market research company Mintel.

A Chinese-led consortium has won the contract to build a new stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam, as the venue for the 2003 Southeast Asia Games.

The soccer stadiums for the first Afro-Asian Games have been severely criticised by a leading official who said they were unfit to stage international events.

The future of the beleaguered Wembley Stadium will be debated this week when trouble-shooter Patrick Carter releases his report on whether the national stadium should stay at its north London home.

English Premiership soccer club Middlesbrough has become the first to take advantage of the relaxation in the TV rights regulations which allows clubs to broadcast full footage of their league games after a specified time delay

Premier League soccer club Ipswich Town has placed a £25million ($36.1m/B

Florida state funds could be used in a controversial plan to improve roads near the Jacksonville Jaguars' Alltel Stadium in preparation for the city's hosting of the 2005 Super Bowl.

The finance director of English Premier League soccer club Leeds United has confirmed to sportbusiness.com that the club will sell the naming rights to its new £60million ($87m/B

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will face Denmark's Brian Nielsen in a 10-round fight on September 8 at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, cable television carrier Showtime has said.

One of the most famous buildings in golf, the starter's box at the St Andrews Old Course, has been put up for auction this week so players can have a bigger putting green.

The Philadelphia Eagles believe they have come up with a solution to the artificial turf problems that caused a pre-season game to be cancelled at the Veterans Stadium.

Scottish Premier League soccer champions Celtic has struck a deal with online broadcasting specialist Servecast

Dutch-based company Support in Sport has been contracted to re-turf the pitch in the Delle Alpi Stadium, the home of Juventus and Torino this month.

Shares in Premier League soccer club Leicester City rose sharply this morning after the club confirmed it had received a takeover offer from former director Gilbert Kinch. Shares in the club rose 6.5p to 55p in early trading, valuing the club at £20.9m ($29.4m).

Leeds United soccer club has launched its own web channel which will allow fans to download packages and goals from every Premiership game they play in.

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.

A lease needed to bring minor-league baseball back to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the 2003 season has been approved by the City Council.

The government reviews of England’s beleaguered Wembley Stadium and the national athletics stadium at Picketts Lock, both being assessed by former Prison Service director Patrick Carter, will not be available until this Friday and next week respectively.

UK broadband entertainment specialists Sportev said that 36 percent of those who visited its interactive video service paid to watch England beat Australia in the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley on Monday on its pay-per-view (PPV) highlights service.

CricInfo.com, the digital cricket information company, yesterday confirmed its billionth page view in 2001 – the first time that the site has passed this landmark in a calendar year.

Beer giant Foster’s has signed a new deal to sponsor Formula One’s Australian Grand Prix until 2006.

India's state broadcasting corporation, Prasar Bharti has won exclusive rights to broadcast the first Afro-Asian Games scheduled in New Delhi in November.