The deadline for the International Olympic Committee Presidential election passed this week, with incumbent Thomas Bach the only candidate and set to be confirmed for a further four-year term at the IOC Session in Athens next March.
Liam Morgan: IOC decision on Paris 2024 programme will bring to an end a convoluted and confusing process
I was immediately struck by a somewhat revelatory line in a press release from the International Canoe Federation (ICF) last week regarding its proposed slate of events for Paris 2024.
David Owen: What the new British Olympic Association report tells us about the Tokyo saga and NOC finances
We have heard a lot about how the International Federations' (IFs) finances have been hit by COVID-19 and the consequent postponement of Tokyo 2020; much less about the National Olympic Committees (NOCs).
With Olympic boxing, if not quite under threat then certainly the subject of serious scrutiny, it was heartening to hear the 35-year-old Rio super heavyweight silver medallist Joe Joyce explaining just how valuable his experience in amateur boxing, and particularly the Games, contributed to his shock conquest of the young British, Commonwealth and European champion Daniel Dubois at the weekend.
Speaking today to some of the people responsible for Rising Phoenix, the documentary about the Paralympic Games that came out on Netflix in August, it was gratifying to note that the excitement accompanying its arrival appears to have been sustained and amplified.
Joël Bouzou: WOA Olympians Health Study a start but more must be done to protect athletes' long-term health
Olympians often link their current pain to past sporting injuries and high-performance training practices and techniques. Prior to the World Olympians Association (WOA) Olympians Health Study there had been limited credible research into the long-term health of retired elite athletes and no global studies.
I was once an attendee of the lunchtime chess club at my primary school, spending an adequate amount of time there to learn the rules and play a few casual matches before I gave in to the draw of joining my friends outside.
Forty years ago this week in New Orleans, Sugar Ray Leonard stopped Roberto Durán to regain the World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight title.
Incumbent Marisol Casado and Mads Freund are this week entering the final stage of their respective campaigns for the Presidency of World Triathlon.
David Owen: I would have begged to differ in March, but I now think Tokyo 2022 would have been the right call
I have been pining for Japan.
Not since Muhammad Ali and George Foreman Rumbled in the Jungle 46 years ago, or even since James J. Corbett knocked out Joe Choynski in the 27th round of a world heavyweight title slugfest on board a barge moored in San Francisco Bay in 1889, has there been a more unlikely setting for big fight than the one for this Saturday (November 28) night's blockbuster between Daniel Dubois and Olympic silver medallist Joe Joyce.
Mike Rowbottom: Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney, Wrexham FC, Salford City, Ebbsfleet United, football and fantasy
For me, Ryan Reynolds will always be Sandra Bullock's secretly minted minion in the 2009 US romantic comedy The Proposal, who agrees to marry his boss to prevent her being deported because her visa has run out, and ends up, well, reader, they fall in love.
My experience of coronavirus lockdown perked up considerably when the computer game Football Manager 2020 suddenly became available for free.
There has not been a lot of opportunity for new experiences this year, given much of the world’s population has spent the majority of 2020 living under restrictive measures.
This week, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has been in Tokyo for the first time since the pandemic.