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

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

Thomas Bach is presenting the expansion of the powers of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as a fait accompli, even revealing yesterday that he hopes it will be up and running in February 2018 to coincide with the opening of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Read more: Duncan Mackay: Setting up an independent anti-doping agency is Bach's biggest challenge but could...

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

Trinidad and Tobago has a proud tradition and history of sporting excellence and passion. The twin Island Republic has produced 18 Olympic medal winners, two Olympic Champions, several Pan Am, CAC and Commonwealth Champions and a Youth Olympic Champion.

Read more: TTOC celebrates 40th Anniversary of Hasley Crawford’s Gold Medal with launch of New Athlete...

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