One Year To Go To Tokyo 2020

Alan Hubbard: How the Saudis are boxing clever to win friends and influence sport

Alan Hubbard

Nelson Mandela was bang on the button when he declared: "Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create hope, where there was once only despair. It is more powerful than Governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination."

Mike Rowbottom: In-store with the Ingebrigtsens

Mike Rowbottom

Apart from forecasting rain in Sandnes last weekend it was also possible to foresee a squall of family rows as a number of small, excited boys left the Extra supermarket with arms signed by the store’s illustrious sporting regulars - the Ingebrigtsen brothers.