Inger Frith was never world or Olympic champion but 60 years ago she broke new ground as President of World Archery, then known by the French name Federation Internationale de Tir a L’Arc (FITA).
“We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference”
- Nelson Mandela
Barring another downwards spiral in world affairs, I would be surprised if any major winter sports nation proceeds with a full-scale boycott of Beijing 2022.
Was it really exactly half a century ago next Monday (March 8) that I sat at ringside as one of 760 scribes covering what had been labelled the Fight of the Century, Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden in New York, a city throbbing with lip-licking anticipation.
Mike Rowbottom: Here come the European Athletics Indoor Championships - where Dalton Grant had his finest hour…
The old insult about "fans with typewriters" was not coined without reason. As a member of the press - I believe I may still use that term? - you are supposed to report the truth - I believe this concept still exists? - without bias. Or at least to try.
Brisbane feels like an excellent pick for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Recent developments in the never-ending fallout to the Russian doping scandal have done little to dispel the theory that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) verdict was a punishment in name only.
Next month’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) session was to have been in Athens, but will now take place remotely following an IOC Executive Board decision "to respect the strict measures being implemented now all over the world to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and bring the number of cases down".
The news that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board was planning to confirm Brisbane in Queensland as its preferred candidate for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games this week was a surprise, but not entirely unexpected.
The drive for transparency in sport has yet to reach the key area of insurance.
Alan Hubbard: Like Athens 2004, Tokyo 2020 gets a welcome woman’s touch, even if much out of her hands
Whether by accident or design it was certainly a smart move by the Japanese Government to bring in a woman to replace a misogynistically-inclined octogenarian to head up Tokyo 2020's Organising Committee.
Mike Rowbottom: Enough of this "ROC" farce - Russia’s real punishment is being guilty until proven innocent
Hard-line observers will say that Russia deserves to be completely shut out of international competition following the evidence of systematic doping and evasion in recent years, including the belated handing over of data from the Moscow Laboratory that was shown to have been deleted or manipulated.
Naomi Osaka is now the player to beat on the Women’s Tennis Association circuit.
For the second consecutive month a long-running investigation has concluded with a real page-turner.
UEFA club competitions returned this week after the mid-season break, albeit with the now familiar precautions against the pandemic, but 50 years ago a competition which was the predecessor of the Europa League completed its final season.