The Dutch national Olympic committee (NOC*NSF) has extended its partnership with Dutch beer firm Heineken to set up a base at the Olympics until the 2016 Rio Games.

Nike has made two key management changes with Craig Cheek and Reenie Benziger taking up new vice-presidential roles.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential candidate Sergey Bubka intends to bring young people into sports more actively and develop sports for the masses should he win the elections in September.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential candidate Richard Carrion has played down suggestions that a 'kingmaker' could decide who replaces Jacques Rogge as head of the Olympic Movement.

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has contributed almost £10 billion worth of trade and investment into the UK economy, according to a government report into the Games' economic legacy.

The mayor of Russian city Kazan will hold an opinion poll to help decide whether the city should bid for the 2024 summer Olympics.

Sport sponsorship activation company Kempster has appointed Emma Williams as its marketing manager.

Sports lawyer Paul Fletcher, who is a founding partner of legal firm IPS Law, has joined Manleys Solicitors.

SportAccord’s newly-elected president Marius Vizer has appointed Georges Yerolimpos as the executive director of all SportAccord multi-sports games, and Sergey Seloveychik as the organisation’s chairman of 2013 World Combat Games.

Beyond London 2012 Awards named its six prize winners last night at its ceremony held at London’s City Hall.

Wasserman Media Group has acquired brand experience agency Ignite for an undisclosed sum.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) presidential candidate CK Wu has said that IOC members should be able to visit bidding cities again.

International sport for development charity, International Inspiration (IN), has re-launched today at the Beyond London 2012 Awards in London.

The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) has formally approved General Lassana Palenfo for a third and final term as its president, and long-serving Zimbabwean sports administrator Tomas Sithole was re-elected as secretary-general.

Rapper turned sports agent Jay-Z has promised to shake up the sports agency sector with his new venture Roc Nation Sports.

Sportswear company Puma has appointed Torsten Hochstetter, former creative director of surfwear company O’Neill, as its global creative director.

Sabatino Aracu, president of the International Federation for Roller Sports (FIRS), believes the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should scrap its sports application process.

Sport and entertainment agency Fuse has promoted its former head of international Louise Johnson to deputy managing director for EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

Outgoing International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge has dismissed the proposed United World Championships as a threat to the Olympic Games.

The 2014 edition of the SportAccord Convention will take place at the Susesi Resort in Belek, Turkey, from April 6-11.

Sponsorship agency Synergy has been awarded the Investors in People Gold award, becoming the first firm in the industry to do so.

The Turkish national Olympic committee (NOCT) is urgently reviewing cases of alleged doping, following reports that dozens of the country’s athletes tested positive during its hosting of the 2013 Mediterranean Games.

The 2015 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code will introduce a new clause that will prohibit athletes from associating with third parties known to be involved in doping.

Sport Industry Group has appointed James Monteith as its managing director in South Africa, while Adam Fraser has been named executive director in the UK.