As the Sochi Winter Olympics ended at the Fisht Stadium in 2014, the three mascots gazed wistfully as the flame flickered and died.
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A Sunday in Paris, last month. All morning, and for most of the afternoon, members of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Executive Committee have sat ten floors up in the Pullman Tour Eiffel Hotel with the iconic French construction looming huge in their picture-window.
For many Commonwealth Games Associations, the next five days will present a first glimpse of Gold Coast 2018.
The Under-16 Women's Asia Championship 2017, a basketball competition taking place in Bangalore, India, from October 22 to 28, has been invested with historic meaning.
Jean-Christophe Rolland, President of the World Rowing Federation (FISA) and newly promoted as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is a relieved man right now.
With one week to go before the deadline for nominations for the International Cycling Union (UCI) Presidency in June, incumbent Brian Cookson mused about the "happy possibility" he could be unopposed for a second and final term.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Lima, due to open on Wednesday (September 13), is the third time the "Olympic family" has met in South America in the last four years but in truth it is really making up for lost time.
When a new President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is elected on September 8 at the IPC Assembly in Abu Dhabi, Sir Philip Craven, who has filled that role since 2001, will be free of what he describes as an "eight-days-a-week job".
Switzerland has a privileged position in the world of sport. Its favourable tax rules and neutrality have helped to make it a remarkably popular location for international sports organisations.
World Championships loom large for a sport that got up off the mat to win the right of staying in the Olympics
Paris, already gearing itself up as the prospective host of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will welcome the quintessential Olympic sport of wrestling this week when it hosts the World Wrestling Championships at the AccorHotels Arena in Boulevard de Bercy, which run from tomorrow until next Sunday (August 27).
As final preparations are being made for the 29th Summer Universiade due to start in Taipei on Saturday (August 19), the International University Sports Federation (FISU) President Oleg Matytsin is looking 10 years into the future.
The reaction to the draw for the eighth Women's Rugby World Cup - due to start in Ireland on Wednesday (August 9) - appeared to offer clear evidence of how the women's game has progressed, even in the space of the last three years.
When the 16th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships open at the Olympic Stadium in London this week it will represent the end of a long and torturous campaign by the British capital to stage the event.
Twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations for Barcelona 1992 Opening Ceremony re-ignite vivid memories of the Regeneration Games
As the 25th anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics looms on Tuesday (July 25), many will recall the drama of the Olympic Cauldron being lit by a single, flaming arrow dispatched from the infield by Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo.
From July 20 Wrocław, a city of just over 600,000 people in the west of Poland, will become the centre of an alternative sporting world. The International World Games Association (IWGA) is bringing its flagship event to the 2016 European Capital of Culture.