Athletics bodies in talks over kit sponsor clashes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International

Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) have vowed to tackle the issue of

kit sponsorship conflicts in order to avoid future rows between

sportswear brands.

The bodies are keen to address the problem between national athletics

federations and national Olympic committees which have signed deals with

different brands. They will discuss it at the meeting of the Association

of Summer Olympic International Federations.

The issue came to a head at last year's Olympic Games, where a number of

teams were involved in disputes about the logos that could be shown on

their athletes' kit.