In 2016, Portugal won a single game of football from seven attempts and were crowned as the champions of Europe.
Two unrelated events have prompted me to reflect this week on an area of its affairs where the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has shown consistent good judgement.
Alan Hubbard: Food for thought as Rashford plays political football and wrong-foots British Government
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The front page of today’s copy of The National - "the newspaper that supports an independent Scotland" - shows an exuberant, pink-jerseyed cyclist hoisting aloft the trophy marking victory in the Giro d’Italia.
One of the biggest ongoing questions for sport centres around the return of spectators to stadiums and how this can be achieved safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Preparations are ramping up for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Today is the 80th birthday of Pelé, a fact which will make an entire generation feel a little older.
Mounting political and economic tensions between the United States-led West and China are presenting sports bodies with a big dilemma.
Today Birmingham 2022 is confirming that it will be the first major multi-sport event to award more medals to women than men for the first time in history.
If there is a God, then He - or She - surely will make a divine intervention to ensure that the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games go ahead next year as scheduled.
If – sorry, when – the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games occur next summer (because I forgot they are going ahead "no matter what happens") they will enable basketball to register another historic Olympic landmark with the introduction of the 3x3 game to the men's and women's programme.
The resumption of sporting events has unsurprisingly led to a rise in the number of athletes testing positive for coronavirus in recent weeks.
The Volleyball Boys’ Under-19 World Championship seems like a fairly unassuming event but it was in the spotlight this week.
In 2020, getting back to “normal” has been a constant theme in sport. After last week’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting, President Thomas Bach was optimistic that the Olympics would take place next year.
In a little under two months’ time, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will have elected a new President.