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Jordan's Prince Faisal bin Hussein has written to IOC members telling them he is planning to stand for election to the Executive Board ©JOC

Jordan's Prince Faisal bin Hussein is set to stand for election to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board, he has confirmed to insidethegames here.

Read more: Exclusive: Prince Faisal to stand for election to IOC Executive Board

Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba, right, who took Rio 2016 800m silver behind Caster Semenya, said last month that she was also an athlete who fell into the DSD category ©Getty Images

There’s no feeling of triumph in International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) circles in the wake of yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport supporting their "eligibility regulations for the female classification for athletes with differences of sex development".

Read more: Mike Rowbottom: The IAAF and Caster Semenya – a conundrum; a tragedy

Left to right: LA mayor Eric Garcetti, now-LA28 chairman Casey Wasserman, LA28 athlete relations director Janet Evans // photo LA28

The Los Angeles 2028 organizing committee on Tuesday released an inflation-adjusted budget, and in the rush to pounce on the new number, $6.9 billion, every single outlet missed the story.

Read more: The real story: a billion-dollar surplus

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) WILL OFFICIALLY INAUGURATE ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS ON 23 JUNE DURING THE CELEBRATION OF OLYMPIC DAY. IN 2019 THIS SYMBOLIC DAY WILL MARK THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF THE IOC.

Read more: OLYMPIC HOUSE

THE OLYMPIC RINGS REMAIN ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST WIDELY RECOGNISED SYMBOLS, WITH NINE OUT OF 10 PEOPLE CORRECTLY IDENTIFYING THE SYMBOL WHEN SHOWN IT, ACCORDING TO CONSUMER RESEARCH CONDUCTED FOLLOWING THE OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES PYEONGCHANG 2018. THE OLYMPIC RINGS ALSO OUTPERFORMED OTHER GLOBALLY RECOGNISED SYMBOLS ACROSS A RANGE OF VALUES, INCLUDING “GLOBAL”, “DIVERSITY”, “HERITAGE AND TRADITION”, “INSPIRATIONAL”, “OPTIMISTIC” AND “INCLUSIVE”, AS WELL AS THE OLYMPIC VALUES OF “EXCELLENCE” AND “FRIENDSHIP”.

Read more: INDEPENDENT RESEARCH CONDUCTED ON BEHALF OF THE IOC DEMONSTRATES GLOBAL STRENGTH OF THE OLYMPIC...

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