As Russia prepares its appeal against a series of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) sanctions excluding the country from major international competition for four years, one of its favourite sporting sons, former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Andrei Kirilenko, has warned the proposed collective ban will punish innocent competitors.
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A bitter Presidential election is under way at sailing’s governing body, with incumbent Kim Andersen under challenge from three rivals.
In his book Football, The Golden Age, John Tennant collects "extraordinary images from 1900 to 1985". One of them, photographer unknown, shows Ipswich Town players in January 1939 relaxing in the team bath after losing 2-1 at home to Aston Villa in an FA Cup third round replay. Of the nine pictured, three have cigarettes hanging from their mouths.
On the day that his own "baby", the Brighton Marathon, became the latest mass event to be cancelled because of coronavirus concerns, Tim Hutchings – who co-founded the race in 2010 – reflected upon the small miracle that is the running of the 40th London Marathon next Sunday (October 4).
Celebrated film-maker Bud Greenspan’s documentary about the 2000 Olympics in Sydney contains as its centrepiece an account of Monday, September 25, when more than 110,000 spectators - the largest crowd ever to watch track and field at the Games - packed into Stadium Australia to witness an extraordinary sequence of competitions.
If you have, say, $300,000 (£234,000/€253,000) to hand, or its equivalent, and you are a basketball fan, you might want to take a look at what Heritage Auctions, in Dallas, Texas, currently have on offer by way of Michael Jordan memorabilia.
One hundred years ago on Saturday - September 5 1920 - Spain’s new national football team secured the silver medals in the first international tournament they had contested, the Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games.
This summer marked a significant landmark in Olympic history, although one that has gone largely unnoticed. It was the 50th anniversary marking the announcement that a dachshund would be the official mascot of the 1972 Olympics in Munich, the first time that the Games would have such a symbol.
When Andrew Parsons, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President, looked ahead to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics a year ago there was only one item on his list of "issues" – the lack of accessible hotel rooms for disabled people. He was "super-confident" that the Japanese capital would deliver "an incredible Games".
Four years ago tomorrow (August 17), at 6am, a bemused 71-year-old man was woken by a knock on the door of his room in Rio de Janeiro’s Windsor Marapendi Hotel, where he was staying during the 2016 Olympic Games. Upon opening that door he was confronted by a uniformed policeman. Alongside his early morning visitor, amidst a dazzle of lights, were television cameras and journalists documenting what, it soon transpired, was his arrest.
A century ago, the Olympic flag was raised as King Albert of Belgium opened the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp.
Tatyana McFadden is among the athletes featured in Rising Phoenix, a documentary about the Paralympic Movement that will be released by Netflix on August 26. In the film, we see her being introduced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
In 1980, there were two hockey shocks at the Olympics. In February, an unfancied team of American college players beat the Soviets en route to ice hockey gold at the Winter Games in Lake Placid. They called it the 'Miracle on Ice'. Their story inspired a movie. Few could have imagined there would be an even greater sensation on the hockey field that summer in Moscow.
Forty years ago today, the most politically charged Olympics of modern times began when the distinctive chimes of the Kremlin were relayed to the Lenin Stadium by loudspeaker.