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Statute proposals were debated in full today ©ITG

Voting power of large nations within the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) was reduced at the body's Extraordinary General Assembly here today, while a controversial proposal to drastically decrease the number of people eligible to stand for the Presidency was abandoned.

Read more: PASO voting power and election criteria changed after heated Extraordinary General Assembly

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The Extraordinary General Assembly will be chaired by interim PASO President Julio Maglione ©Getty Images

Controversial proposals to change the eligibility criteria for candidates standing to become the new President of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), as well as the voting power of member nations, is due to be debated at an Extraordinary General Assembly starting here tomorrow.

Read more: PASO set for crunch Extraordinary General Assembly to debate new Statute proposals

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Children ask the soliders for peace ©Philip Barker

Just hours before the Olympic flame is lit for Rio, 60 runners from all branches of the Greek armed forces have arrived in Ancient Olympia after a marathon "truce walk" with a message of peace.

Read more: Soldiers arrive on truce walk ahead of lighting of Olympic flame for Rio 2016

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The staff at SportAccord has been cut from 21 to seven since Marius Vizer resigned as President following his speech in Sochi last year ©SportAccord

Working papers for next month’s SportAccord General Assembly seen by insidethegames show the sheer scale of the downsizing forced on the umbrella body for Olympic and non-Olympic sports, as a consequence of the devastating fall-out from the bombshell speech delivered last year in Sochi by Marius Vizer, the then SportAccord President.

Read more: Exclusive: SportAccord set to lose three-quarters of income over two years

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Lausanne 2020 chief executive Ian Logan says they will convince the IOC to keep the Youth Games with a magic event ©Lausanne 2020

Lausanne 2020 will show the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the Youth Games should not be scrapped by putting on a “magic” spectacle, newly-appointed chief executive Ian Logan told insidethegames here.

Read more: Exclusive: Lausanne 2020 will convince IOC to keep Youth Olympic Games, chief executive claims

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