Nick Butler Senior Reporter
Recent articles by Nick
By Nick Butler at the Sheraton Hotel in Buenos AiresSeptember 1 - Discovery of a leaking pipe and several radioactive "hotspots" at the Fukushima nuclear plant will not detract from efforts to deliver a superb and safe Olympics and Paralympic, Tokyo 2020 have insisted here as their bid enter its final stages.
By Nick Butler at The Hilton in Buenos AiresAugust 31 - Argentinian football superstar Lionel Messi "felt he ought not to support Madrid 2020", President of the Spanish Olympic Committee Alejandro Blanco has admitted here, as tension between the three cities bidding to host the Games continues to build a week ahead of the decision being made.
By Nick ButlerAugust 31 - Five-time Paralympic gold medal winning dressage rider Sophie Christiansen has claimed not enough is being done to fairly represent Britain's disabled community outside the realm of sporting success.
By Nick ButlerAugust 31 - New Zealand duo Hamish Bond and Eric Murray powered to victory in the pairs on the third day of finals at the World Rowing Championships in Chungju to secure a record 16th consecutive victory at the highest level.
By Nick Butler at The Hilton in Buenos AiresAugust 30 - International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) President Nenad Lalovic will lead a five person presentation team as part of wrestling's final bid to retain his place on the Olympic programme.
By Nick Butler in Buenos AiresAugust 30 - Istanbul 2020 chairman Hasan Arat has claimed that "we know we have an excellent bid and are confident that this is Turkey's time" following his arrival here to make final preparations ahead of the 2020 host city vote.
By Nick Butler at Stoke Mandeville StadiumAugust 29 - The Paralympic Games Torch Relay will feature Stoke Mandeville Hospital in every edition starting from next year, it was announced here today.
By Nick ButlerAugust 24 - Britain finished a superb week at the European Para-Dressage Championships in Herning, Denmark, with a further three titles with individual victories for Sophie Christiansen and Natasha Baker being complimented by a team gold for the pair, along with Sophie Wells and Anne Dunham.
By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre GymnasiumAugust 24 - The Asian Youth Games came to a close here tonight after nine days of engrossing sporting action with a Closing Ceremony celebrating the achievements of athletes and volunteers as well as a variety of talented young performers from across the city.
By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Sport InstituteAugust 23 - Ly Hoang Nam may be a name that becomes much more familiar in future years as the 16-year-old tennis star from Vietnam played like a true champion here at the Asian Youth Games in overcoming the heat, a formidable opponent and the exhaustion of playing for almost three hours to win a thrilling men's singles title 6-7, 7-5, 7-5
By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Olympic Sports CentreAugust 22 - Athletics could soon appear on the programme of the Asian Beach Games, if various logistical hurdles can be overcome, the new head of the sport in the continent has revealed here.
By Nick Butler at the Wutaishan Sports Centre in NanjingAugust 22 - A combination of home support and superior fitness saw two Chinese basketball teams overcome searching examinations from Chinese Taipei in 3x3, the exciting form of the sport which made its international debut at these Asian Youth Games four years ago.
By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Sport InstituteAugust 21 - China's Qin Jinjing won a sensational women's singles badminton final here at the Asian Youth Games as she used up every ounce of her physical and mental energy to outlast Thailand's heavy favourite after 83 minutes of sport in front of a raucous and divided crowd.
By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Zhongshan International Golf ClubAugust 20 - Mia Legaspi and the wonderfully named Princess Superal earned Philippines their first two medals here with a superb one-two finish in the inaugural Asian Youth Games golf competition as Chun An Yu took the men's title.
Nick Butler at The Hilton in NanjingAugust 20 - Hasan Arat, chairman for Istanbul 2020, has explained the many things that he has learnt from attending the Asian Youth Games as well as admitting his envy of the great experiences being enjoyed by the athletes.