By Nick Butler and Michael Pavitt in Sapporo
Hungarian Government officials have said Budapest's bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been withdrawn.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has renewed concerns that the budget for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games could balloon to ¥3 trillion (£21.3 billion/$26.5 billion/€25.2 billion) and urged organisers to ensure it does not spiral out of control.
Conflict between Kuwait and international sport appears set to continue, despite the resignation of the Minister responsible for laws violating the Olympic Charter, insidethegames understands.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has said the organisation "strongly supports" the idea of reinstating Russia to the World Anti-Doping Code.
Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates believes there would be "great interest" among national sporting bodies to participate at the Asian Games from 2022.
Afghanistan National Olympic Committee (A-NOC) Acting President Mahmod Hanif has called upon the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Council of Asia to recognise his position.
International Luge Federation (FIL) President Josef Fendt has praised the venue for luge, bobsleigh and skeleton competitions at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang after the facility played host to a World Cup event last weekend.
A new initiative aimed at encouraging sports participation among young students from Paris has been launched in line with the French capital’s legacy plans for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The volunteer application process for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast is due to close on March 20, organisers have announced.
Around 112 delegates from stations including American giants NBC have attended a World Broadcasters Meeting in Pyeongchang to receive updates on the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Sanya in China has been named as host of this year's Youth Sailing World Championships, which were initially scheduled for Israel.
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced its biggest ever prize money pool for the 2017 season.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has set up a recycling bin for old electronic devices, so the metal can be used in medals for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan's capital.
World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) President Chungwon Choue met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) counterpart Thomas Bach to discuss the path to Tokyo 2020.