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Obama confirmed for Copenhagen

29 September 2009
US President Barack Obama.

US President Barack Obama will make a whirlwind trip to Copenhagen this week to leverage his global popularity in a last-minute pitch for his hometown Chicago's 2016

Cadel Evans of Australia waves as he crosses the finish line to win the Men's Road Race at the 2009 UCI Road World Championships on September 27, 2009 in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

Victorian Cadel Evans has become the first Australian to win the elite men's road race at a World Championships after an emphatic solo attack saw him cross the finish line 27 seconds ahead of second placed Alexandr Kolobnev of Russia with Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver of Spain third.

Madrid 2016 Candidacy logo

Hundreds of thousands of people formed a "human mosaic" in Madrid on Sunday to show their support for the city's bid to host the 2016 Olympics, five days before the

Anna Meares leads Tamilla Abassova of Russia in the sprint during Athens 2004.

Cycling's world governing body is planning a radical shakeup of the Olympic track schedule to even up the number of men's and women's events. Currently, cycling has seven men's events and only three for the women at the velodrome during the Olympics.

Stage winner Simon Gerrans of Australia and team Credit Agricole celebrates his win during stage 15 of the 2008 Tour de France from Embrun to Prato Nevoso on July 20, 2008 in Prato Nevoso, Italy.

Simon Gerrans rates Australia's cycling road race team among the country's strongest to contest a world championships in years.Gerrans is a serious contender for Sunday's 262.2km event in Mendrisio, Switzerland, having this year become the first Australian

Jack Bobridge celebrates being crowned under 23 road time trial champion on 23 September 2009.

New world champion Jack Bobridge has vowed to help Australia knock the mighty British track cycling team off their perch at London 2012.

A general view of the cycling leg of the Womens Triathlon from the Sydney Opera House during Day One of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Memories of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games will come flooding back when the harbour city hosts a leg of Triathlon World Championship series next year

Tokyo aims for green Games

20 September 2009
A bid diagram for the proposed Tokyo Olympic Stadium for the 2016 Summer Games.

Tokyo is offering the "best" bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics among four rival candidates with a global mission

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama watch a judo demonstration during an event on the South Lawn of the White House promoting the city of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics September 16, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama joined Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, members of the USOC, and representatives from the Chicago2016 group during the event. Also pictured are Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner Kersee (white top) and April Holmes (red top).

US President Barack Obama staged an Olympic rally at the White House on Wednesday, saying all the US is barracking for his hometown of Chicago

Spirit of Australia skippered by Brendan Hall at the start of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Race in Hull with the AOCs Boxing Kangaroo displayed proudly.

The Boxing Kangaroo, Australia’s famous sporting mascot, is back where he was born… racing on the high seas in the Clipper Round the World yacht race.