I was intrigued by two anti-doping related stories last week.
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A friend asked me to provide a sporting quiz question earlier this week. Naturally, I decided to make it as tricky as possible for the part-time sports fan.
Liam Morgan: CAS ruling on Pyatykh strengthens credibility of McLaren Report amid criticism of evidence
Richard McLaren could be forgiven for having a wry smile when casting his eye over the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling on Russian triple jumper Anna Pyatykh.
Visits to Olympic host cities so close to Games-time are vital for us at the British Olympic Association (BOA) as they play a key role in helping us shape and fine-tune our final preparations for the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Mike Rowbottom: Here's to the Vodafone Google Aviva Threadgold's Thorough-Grip Garterettes Twickenham Stadium. Not.
Call me perverse - you wouldn't be the first - but when I see branding all over sport it sharpens my consumerism. I resolve to avoid the brand in question.
What do Richard Peterkin, Barry Maister and Hayley Wickenheiser have in common?
Alan Hubbard: England won't win the World Cup because, like the besieged FA, they are not good enough
"If you look across sport, it is very clear to me that football is the worst governed sport in this country, without a shadow of a doubt."
Nick Butler: IOC must make swift and genuine changes to ethics system to deal with corruption allegations
Last week's arrest of Brazilian sporting bigwig Carlos Nuzman on charges of "corruption, money laundering and criminal organisation" relating to Rio de Janeiro's successful 2016 Olympic and Paralympic bid has shone an ever-intensifying spotlight on the integrity of the Olympic world.
Given that their place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup looked almost certain prior to their tie with Albania, the majority of the focus placed on the Spanish team surrounded whether their central defender Gerard Pique would be booed by their own fans. He was.
Liam Morgan: European Weightlifting Federation would be prioritising finance and prestige over tackling doping if they move their Championships
When it eventually came, the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) decision to suspend nine countries for a year for their poor doping records was the right one.
Reaction to the decision here today that Birmingham's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games needed a bit more work was, dare I say it, a little bit hysterical.
The International Rowing Federation (FISA) was assured last week by organisers of the World Rowing Championships at Sarasota in Florida that the presence of the odd alligator on the course would pose no risk to competing oarsmen and oarswomen.
On July 25, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach was in Barcelona to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Olympic Games.
Back in 1951, as a 13-year-old schoolboy, I fell in love with boxing after experiencing my first world title fight - that between Sugar Ray Robinson and Britain's Randolph Turpin for the Middleweight Championship at Earls Court.
It has become increasingly fashionable for sporting leaders to talk about their trade with a form of missionary zeal and sense of higher purpose.