One way or another, Russian sport is set to dominate the headlines over the next few months.
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At one point in his tour of Paris last week, Andrew Parsons, recently elected President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), was photographed in front of a prop from Luc Besson’s classic 1996 science fiction film The Fifth Element, which is set in 23rd Century New York.
Weightlifters who became London 2012 Olympic champions between five and 11 months ago when dopers were officially disqualified have not received their gold medals, nor have they been given any indication of when they will get them.
Alpine skiing, which is getting its World Cup season underway at the Austrian resort of Soelden this weekend, is heading towards the quadrennial showcase of an Olympic Winter Games - on parallel lines.
As the Sochi Winter Olympics ended at the Fisht Stadium in 2014, the three mascots gazed wistfully as the flame flickered and died.
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.