“The Russians are coming” was a popular buzz phrase back in the days of the Cold War.
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The Irish flag has been fluttering proudly at Lord's Cricket Ground in London ever since their national team played an official one day international (ODI) there for the first time.
World champions New Zealand were in fine form as they clinched the opening victory of the eagerly anticipated series against the British and Irish Lions yesterday morning.
In today’s digital age, where social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are such dominant and powerful tools, you would have thought International Hockey Federation (FIH) President Narinder Batra would have known better.
Olympic style countdown clocks are ticking down to the start of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which starts tomorrow and is shaping up to be one of the sporting highlights of 2017.
The great cities of the world might have fallen out of love with the Olympics; but there is little sign of the great sponsors of the world doing so.
Sport and tragedy have never been alien bedfellows, inexorably linked through horrendous events such as the Munich massacre, the Bradford football stadium fire and the Ibrox, Heysel and Hillsborough disasters.
So, football's law-making body, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) is considering a series of "radical" ideas aimed at addressing perceived "negatives" within the laws of the game.
I had a brief jaunt westwards last week to Miami for a tantalisingly titled "Best Practices" Seminar organised by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
The Olympic world was rocked on Friday (June 16) when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and McDonald's jointly announced they no longer had the appetite to continue their partnership.
Liam Morgan: "Too many losers" in Olympic bidding but IOC claim Beijing 2022 organisers are on to a winner
Whenever the International Olympic Committee (IOC) conducts one of their Coordination Commission visits, you can be sure the words "on track" will be used to describe the progress of the respective organiser.
Liz Nicholl: Firm action will help us drive a more sustainable winning culture across the high performance system
On Wednesday, the long awaited Independent Review into the Climate and Culture of the World Class Programme in British Cycling was published. It was a significant moment for British Cycling and for the UK high performance system more broadly.
It may seem a pointed question – but what is the point of a mixed relay? Is it something you actively want to see in sport - in the way you do, say, a men’s relay? Or a women’s relay?
It is August 25, 2004, in the Athens velodrome and I am all strapped-in in the media seats waiting for my first taste of track cycling.
You would have had to search pretty hard to spot the word sport in any of the political party manifestos leading up to the recent General Election in Great Britain.