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    • British Cycling chief Drake leaves job

      Ian Drake, the man who has presided over a golden era for British Cycling, stepped down as the governing body's chief executive on Friday, three months earlier than planned. Drake, who has been involved with British Cycling for 20 years, the last eight as chief executive, announced in October that he would be leaving his post. "British Cycling can confirm that Ian Drake has completed the handover phase following the announcement in October that he would be leaving the organisation," a statement said. More »

      Reuters - 7 hours ago
    • Cycling-British Cycling chief Drake leaves job

      Ian Drake, the man who has presided over a golden era for British Cycling, stepped down as the governing body's chief executive on Friday, three months earlier than planned. Drake, who has been involved with British Cycling for 20 years, the last eight as chief executive, announced in October that he would be leaving his post. "British Cycling can confirm that Ian Drake has completed the handover phase following the announcement in October that he would be leaving the organisation," a statement said. More »

      Reuters - 7 hours ago
    • Cross-Country Skiing - Musgrave brimming with confidence ahead of Worlds

      Cross-Country Skiing - Musgrave brimming with confidence ahead of Worlds

      Andrew Musgrave is nothing if not his own hardest critic. More »

      Eurosport - 10 hours ago
    • Boris Johnson to face Olympic Stadium cost questions

      Boris Johnson to face Olympic Stadium cost questions

      Boris Johnson will be asked to justify his management of London's Olympic Stadium as part of an in-depth investigation into the "skyrocketing" costs of converting the arena for West Ham United. The investigation, commissioned by Mr Johnson's successor as London Mayor Sadiq Khan, was launched after Sky News revealed that the bill for transforming the stadium has risen by £50m more than previously announced. The bill for conversion has risen from £272m to £323m, and the total cost of the stadium to £752m. More »

      Sky News - 11 hours ago
    • Japan angry over mention of disputed islands on South Korean Olympics website

      Japan angry over mention of disputed islands on South Korean Olympics website

      Japan's foreign minister, Fumio Kishida, termed the mention of islands that are disputed by his country and South Korea on the Pyeongchang Olympics website as "unacceptable". "The contents of the Olympic and Paralympic organizers' website are unacceptable when compared with our country's views on territorial rights to Takeshima and the name of the Sea of Japan," he said, while addressing reporters on Friday, 20 January. Both countries have claimed rights over the disputed islands - known as Takeshima in Japanese and Dokdo in Korean - since Tokyo ended its colonial rule in 1945 over the Korean peninsula. More »

      International Business Times - 13 hours ago