Generally, I find strategic plans with grandiose names quite a painful experience to read through. So my hopes were not high when I set about reading a press release about the International Cycling Union's (UCI) Agenda 2022 roadmap.
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The XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia will be remembered for many reasons, not least because of the number of "firsts" that the world witnessed during 12 days of sensational sporting competition and exhilarating arts and culture events.
Organisers of the 2018 Mediterranean Games are staying tight-lipped about the Opening Ceremony tonight, but 63-years-ago when Barcelona became the first Catalan city to host these Games, they included a moment that captured the unique character of the region.
I’d never met Janet Evans before, although I remembered her from that unsettling footage taken during the 1996 Atlanta Games, when, while being interviewed by German television, she was horribly startled by the nearby explosion of the bomb that directly killed one person and injured over a hundred others.
David Owen: Rodchenkov Act may not become law, but it signals that lawmakers’ patience on doping is wearing thin
Having come down like a ton of bricks - to spectacular effect - on international football, United States lawmakers are now training their sights on doping.
VAR is the latest acronym to join sport's already overcrowded lexicon. Soon it will be as much in common usage as LBW, KO or even IOC. But those three new characters are already changing the very nature of the games we play and watch.
I enjoyed my first-ever World Cup match on Saturday (June 16) and even witnessed footballing history in the form of the first goalscoring incident affected by VAR (Video Assistant Replay) technology, in France's 2-1 victory over Australia.
It is fair to say that the main purpose of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and Pacific Games Council (PGC) holding their General Assemblies in Samoa was to provide a flavour of next year's edition of the continental event.
There is no doubting that the headline claim from last week’s official debrief on the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Beijing, was that the Games had achieved a multi-million dollar surplus.
It fell to Robbie Williams to launch Russia 2018 in Moscow. The opening chords of Tchaikovsky's piano concerto segued into "Let Me Entertain You" as the Brit strode onto the stage for what turned out to be a very short opening.
Mike Rowbottom: Spain sack manager on eve of World Cup finals - but can stand-in Hierro now become their hero?
Five minutes was not enough then.
Remember the last time the eyes of the world were glued on Singapore?
"He wasn't quite quick enough." These are words I never thought we would hear from a sports commentator about Usain Bolt.
Nick Butler: Time the IOC looked at themselves rather than blaming the voters after latest referendum defeat
Thomas Bach’s election as President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was still a few hours away on September 10 in 2013 the last time a successful referendum was held on an Olympic and Paralympic Games bid.
Comments from two very different athletes caught my eye over the past week, with both stories providing food for thought.