No changes to Olympic cycling
The Olympic cycling events for the Rio Games in 2016 will be the same as at London 2012, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.
The International Cycling Union in February announced its intention to ask the IOC to extend the cycling programme by three events, including the return of the points races on the track.
The fact the programme is unchanged provides good and bad news for double London 2012 champion Laura Trott.
The six-discipline omnium which she won in London remains, but the team pursuit rider will not have a third event in which to challenge for gold in the points race.
The IOC said in a statement: "The programme for the 2016 Rio Games will be the same as the 2012 London Games regarding events and disciplines in cycling."
The Olympic track programme was radically altered between the Games of Beijing 2008 and London 2012 to create gender parity, but saw traditional endurance disciplines marginalised in favour of the multi-event omnium.
As well as the return of the points race, the UCI also proposed including a BMX freestyle event and a mountain bike eliminator, but none will be on the programme in Rio.
The cycling programme will be subject to a complete review after the 2016 Games, UCI president Pat McQuaid has said.
McQuaid is a member of the IOC and is bidding for re-election as UCI president ahead of British challenger Brian Cookson and believes if he is defeated, cycling's global position will weaken.
"If I lose the presidency, then cycling loses an IOC member," McQuaid said.
"As an IOC member you can influence decisions and you can influence your colleagues much easier than if you're on the outside.
"Whilst the IOC have recently stated the programme for Rio 2016 will be exactly as it was for London 2012, they've stated that after 2016 there will be a complete review of the programme, the events and the disciplines for 2020.
"I think it will be very important that the UCI is in there, with its influence in ensuring cycling gets its just rewards and is not in anyway disadvantaged. That would be the case if we didn't have an IOC member."