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Exclusive: New doubts over transparency of UCI election after correspondence shows staff intervened in drafting rule change

By Duncan Mackay

Professional staff at the UCI are accused of helping Pat McQuaid's election campaign for a third term as President at the expense of British rival Brian CooksonAugust 16 - A proposed change to the constitution of the International Cycling Union (UCI), which could allow Pat McQuaid to stand for a third term as President even though his own federation are refusing to back him, was partly instigated by professional staff at the world governing body, insidethegames can exclusively reveal.

Bondarenko does an Isinbayeva as he wins top class world high jump final

By Mike Rowbottom at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko celebrates his victory in the high jump at the IAAF World Championships in MoscowAugust 15 - Two days after Yelena Isinbayeva had a captive audience here as she made three world record attempts after winning gold, the Ukraine's Bohdan Bondarenko found himself in the same position after seeing off all his rivals in an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship high jump final of the highest quality.

London 2012 cycling centre set to open next March

By James Crook at Lee Valley VeloPark on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London

149764197August 15- Cyclists will be able to take advantage of "the world's best cycling venue" from March next year when the home of the Velodrome and BMX track used at London 2012 opens its doors to the public here in just over six months' time.