After their unfortunate experience with the selection of a logo, the organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Games have solicited designs for a Games mascot with understandable caution.
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Whither – or should that be “Wither”? – the International Olympic Committee (IOC)?
Alan Hubbard: Should Britain’s athletes have had a better London 2017 medal return? That’s the £27 million question
The ever-estimable Michael Johnson has raised the pertinent question - while making it clear it was a question and not an indictment - as to whether six medals and sixth place in an International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships on home territory was a reasonable return for the £27 million ($35 million/€30 million) lobbed in the direction British Athletics by UK Sport.
One of many stories dominating headlines at the World Athletics Championships which closed here yesterday was the presence of an "Authorised Neutral Team" of Russian athletes.
I think the whole world is sick of elections - that is, the parts of the world that holds them.
Liam Morgan: Time to discover whether athletics will pass the Coe "remaining relevant" test in the post-Bolt era
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe would have hoped for a deluge of eyebrow-raising moments at these World Championships.
Botswana’s Isaac Makwala’s lone 200 metres run on Wednesday (August 9) has made for the most unusual headlines of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London - but it is not the first time an athlete has run solo at a major championships.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London still have four days to go but I already know my favourite moment from them – the victory of France’s Pierre-Ambroise Bosse in the men’s 800 metres final on Tuesday (August 8).
If I might coin a phrase, there have been too many losers at the World Athletics Championships - for some people.
Within the space of a few days sport has lost a couple of its biggest contemporary superstars - two-of-a-kind whose legendary status is unquestioned and whose careers have been unblemished by sleaze or scandal.
There is an infamous moment in television show Game of Thrones where numerous members of the much-loved Stark family have taken a break from their ongoing war against the hated Lannisters to celebrate a wedding.
The phrase "too many losers" seemed a rare poorly phrased comment from International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach back in December.
When you picture a nation adorned with beach resorts, Austria is not a country that springs to mind.
Sir Mo Farah raced to another title when he won the 10,000 metres at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships here tonight.
Usain Bolt is facing two big challenges this month. Number one: reaching the end of his illustrious career unbeaten in major championships. And number two: reaching the end of his illustrious career.