International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Argentinian hockey legend Luciana Aymar as an Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018
DOPING: Russia has accepted its "full suspension" from world athletics over widespread doping without even requesting a hearing, the IAAF says.
DOPING: Russia's track and field athletes will be eligible for the Olympics only if the country falls into line with all global anti-doping rules and the reforms are verifiable
IOC President Thomas Bach admitted Wednesday the Russian doping scandal is "sad and shocking" but insisted IAAF chief Sebastian Coe is the man to clean up track and field.
IOC: This is a deeply shocking report and very saddening for the world of sport. The IOC trusts that the new leadership of the IAAF with its President Sebastian Coe will draw all the necessary conclusions and will take all the necessary measures.
Five-time Australian Olympian Natalie Cook has been appointed to the World Olympians Association Board as a representative of the Oceania Region.
The International Surfing Association has welcomed the news that Tokyo 2020 has recommended that Surfing take place on natural ocean waves if it is included.