When Maria Miller travels to Sochi next week, she must seize the opportunity to raise the issue of LGBT rights with Russian officials
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Thursday 12 July 2012
Sepp Blatter today claimed he does not have the power to strip Joao Havelange of FIFA's honorary presidency and defended the world governing body's lack of action over the ISL bribery scandal.
London Assembly says Olympic organisers should consider ethical, environmental and human rights records of sponsors
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Olympic organisers should consider the ethical, environmental and human rights records of multinational companies before awarding them lucrative sponsorship deals, according to London’s elected politicians.
Israeli President Shimon Peres cancels London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony visit over Sabbath travel issue
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Israel’s President Shimon Peres has cancelled his planned visit to the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony after the organisers refused his request to sleep in the Olympic Village to avoid travelling by car on the Jewish Sabbath.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
The International Olympic Committee issued public backing of its Games sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonald's today, a day after President Jacques Rogge was quoted as saying there was a "question mark" over their sponsorship due to obesity concerns.
Sunday 08 July 2012
A ban on more than 75,000 companies publicising their work on the Olympic Games is to be lifted after it was highlighted by The Independent on Sunday.
Thursday 05 July 2012
There was a time when the only targets at an Olympic Games were those in the archery and shooting competitions. Now, however, we have medal targets – and yesterday the Sports Minister, Hugh Robertson, announced Great Britain's wish-list for the London Games, which start three weeks tomorrow.
Sunday 01 July 2012
How a grandmother's murder highlights the dangers of being lured into sports gambling
Saturday 23 June 2012
General who heads National Olympic Committee is refused visa to attend Games
Friday 22 June 2012
The head of the Syrian Olympic Committee has been refused a visa to travel to London for the Games, according to reports.
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Police investigating the Olympics ticketing scandal have drawn up a list of nearly a thousand people and 30 websites across the world they suspect are involved in the multi-million pound black market trade ahead of this summer’s Games.
Monday 18 June 2012
Lord Coe said he is "depressed" about allegations of Olympic tickets being sold on the black market.
Monday 18 June 2012
If any criminal deals of the type set up in artifice by The Sunday Times have actually happened, whoever bought the tickets need not fear their being confiscated.
Sunday 17 June 2012
An investigation is under way into allegations that Olympic officials and agents were caught offering thousands of top tickets to the London Games on the black market.
Thursday 14 June 2012
'Until it's dead we are not going to give up,' insists manager of taekwondo world No 1
Celtic nations in pole to host Euro 2020 if Turkey wins Olympic Games reveals Uefa president Michel Platini
Friday 25 May 2012
The prospect of the United Kingdom hosting only its third major football tournament has improved after Istanbul was shortlisted to host the 2020 Olympics.
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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