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Sebastian Coe has responded to a question about Qatar’s continuing ambition to host the Olympics by insisting that it is important for the Olympic movement to follow through on its support for the globalisation of sport.

Read more: Coe claims it is time for Olympic Movement to make good on globalising sport

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, has said that he is "not worried" about the Zika virus as he prepares for the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Read more: Phelps "not worried" by Zika virus ahead of Rio 2016

More effort is being made to allow spectators to try-out and learn more about sports on the programme at Olympic Games, IOC sports director Kit McConnell told insidethegames today.

Read more: IOC keen to increase "Try the Sport" activities at Rio 2016 following Winter Youth Olympic Games...

“Rule 40” is the somewhat controversial rule of the Olympic Charter which prevents athletes who are competing in the Games from allowing their name, image or sporting performance to be used in advertising during a ‘blackout period’ (just before and during the Games) without the permission of the IOC.


LONDON (AP) - Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Read more: AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears

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