Paris Turn to Key London 2012 Figure to Help Launch Olympic Bid for 2024

Paris is to make its long-awaited entrance into the race for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games on Olympic Day - June 23. After a prolonged period of assessment, the French capital will confirm its intention to take its place on the start-line, alongside Boston, Hamburg and Rome, at an event at the Maison du Sport Français featuring leading athletes and key politicians. A second, more politically-oriented launch is expected on French National Day, July 14.

Coe Pledges more Direct Revenue, Bubka Individual Programmes for IAAF Athlete Development

Sebastian Coe and Sergey Bubka, candidates for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Presidency, have made their latest appeal to the 214 Member Federations on the crucial subject of athletics development - with Coe promising more direct revenue, and Bubka vowing to create more individualised development programmes.

Boston 2024 Fight Off Accusations Of "Drunken Optimism"

Boston 2024 have been accused of "drunken optimism" in elements of their Olympic and Paralympic bid in a fierce and outspoken television debate this evening between bid representatives and opposition figures. Amid much disagreement few concrete developments emerged, although Boston 2024 did pledge to further illustrate transparency by tomorrow revealing in full its initial bid submitted to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in December before the revamped version was launched last month.