Sir Bradley Wiggins is a man accustomed to making history, having set the world hour cycling record earlier this year after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France back in 2012.
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Canoe slalom is one of the bumpiest of sports events, but José Perurena, President of the International Canoe Federation (ICF), is expecting a smooth ride for the Rio 2016 Test event due to take place at the end of this month at the Whitewater Stadium within the Deodoro Olympic Park.
ICSS director of integrity Chris Eaton reading the riot act to FIFA, the IOC and all establishment figures in sport
In our world, most on-the-record interviews are notably restrained affairs. Respondents are invariably fearful of deviating from the script and offending others, and have PR assistants lurking ominously close-by to ensure the “key message” comes across.
Tony Estanguet is a three-time Olympic champion and leading light in drive to showcase a "new" Parisian bid
To me, the July 2005 vote to decide the host of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics conjures memories of a school trip to the Tower of London, fittingly enough, with a friend suddenly interrupting a lecture about the illustrious history of the city to bring tidings of a latest triumph.
USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun on ANOC’s big week in the United States, the USOC-IOC revenue-sharing agreement and why Rio was a “brilliant” choice
Scott Blackmun remembers exactly what he was doing on the morning of October 2, 2009.
China: the $790 billion sports market. That was the alluring vision for 2025 dangled before Sportel delegates in Monaco last week
One word dominated this year’s Sportel event in Monte Carlo. That word was China.
With a tradition of deep elite fields and fast times, the Chicago Marathon blends pace and competition
The Chicago Marathon, which takes place today for the 38th time since it started in 1977 (they only ran a half marathon in 1987), will be historic. For the first time since Carey Pinkowski took over as race director in 1990, it will no longer be employing pacemakers.
When you drink water, always remember who gave it to you: from a cave on history’s most bombarded island to leadership of sport’s noble art, AIBA President C K Wu has learnt the wisdom of that Chinese proverb
I wonder how many International Olympic Committee (IOC) members have lived in a cave at any point in their lives.
IOC need only look at South Korea's magnificent display of baseball for excuse to include sport at Tokyo 2020
When South Korea beat three-times champions Cuba to take Olympic baseball gold at Beijing 2008, eyebrows were understandably raised both across the world and at home.
There was news from the International Association of Athletics Federations this week which, while it may not have stirred the world’s media organisations into frantic response, will nevertheless have brought satisfaction to a significant proportion of the sport’s hard-core following – that is, athletics geeks.
The World Cup and then a return to the Olympics - this could be the greatest period rugby has ever known
It might just be the greatest 12 months rugby has ever known. It will certainly be the most global. The 2015 World Cup will dominate the headlines over the next month and in 2016, rugby returns to the Olympic fold after the small matter of 92 years.
The Mirror Man, Saviour of Wrestling, the Serbian Anita Roddick - call him what you like, Nenad Lalović has what it takes to be an outstanding IOC member
As an organisation that earns and spends/invests billions of dollars over each four-year cycle, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) needs a shrewd head for business.
So what the Chinese media questioner wanted to know of Su Bingtian, the morning after the night before, when he had become the first Asian to contest a men’s 100m final at the World Championships, was this:
Sport has never been bigger business or a more prominent strand in the fabric of human affairs. At the same time, millions of people have been left trapped leading lives of grinding poverty, chronic insecurity or worse by the unpredictable economic and political convulsions that mark our times.
So it is hardly surprising that sports leaders find themselves under more and more pressure nowadays to put something back. To contribute more than an entertaining spectacle to a wider society whose support enables athletes, entourage members and officials to lead enviably comfortable, purposeful lives.
The race for the Presidency of the International Federation of Athletics Associations (IAAF) could well be the most significant sporting contest this year. Sergey Bubka or Sebastian Coe will join a very exclusive roll of honour, for only five men have previously led world athletics in the 103-year history of the governing body.