By Nick Butler and Michael Pavitt in Sapporo
Balázs Fürjes, chairman of Budapest 2024, has said formal procedures to close the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games have started.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Christophe de Kepper has said in an open letter that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has admitted that the evidence in "many cases" against Russian athletes may not be enough to impose suspensions.
An online petition has been launched in a bid to hold a referendum on the Paris bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) head Tony Clark has admitted there are "challenges" which need to be overcome if competitors from the league are to represent their countries when the sport makes its Olympic return at Tokyo 2020.
New political conditions in "our fragile world" means further adjustments are required to the candidature process for selecting host cities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have admitted in an internal letter.
The Organising Committee of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has today established a commission to create the general concept of the torch relay of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Power has been restored to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro after the stadium's managers paid an overdue electricity bill of R$1.3 million (£338,000/$424,000/€400,000).
A start date of November 6 has been set for the civil lawsuit trial against shamed cyclist Lance Armstrong.
A new survey has found that most Britons would rather have access to sports facilities in the UK, enabling many to participate in sport, than medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) General Assembly in Ashgabat has been postponed until September 20 to allow more time for delegates to arrive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lima.
Annamarie Phelps has been unanimously elected to replace Sir Hugh Robertson as vice-chair of the British Olympic Association (BOA).
The final stage of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Track World Cup begins in Los Angeles tomorrow.
Commonwealth Games England (CGE) have made three appointments to their staff as they continue to step up preparations for Gold Coast 2018.
Brittany Bowe of the United States and Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov are set to be dethroned at the upcoming International Skating Union (ISU) World Sprint Speed Skating Championships as both athletes will not compete in Calgary due to injury.