Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) director general Yuri Ganus claimed that "unacceptable" allegations of corruption posted on instant messaging platform Telegram was an attempt to "discredit" his organisation.
The United States has sanctioned members of the Chinese Communist Party over rights abuses against ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, as tensions continue to rise between the two nations prior to the 2022 Winter Olympics Games in Beijing.
Seoul City Mayor Park Won-soon, a key figure in the possible joint North-South Korean bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympics, has been found dead.
Belarusian Athletics Federation President Vadim Devyatovskiy revealed he would "consider" Russian athletes who wished to switch allegiance.
Japan has allowed a restricted number of fans to return to stadiums to watch baseball and football matches, despite the growing number of coronavirus cases in Tokyo.
Gymnasts Becky and Ellie Downie have said abusive behaviour in gymnastics has been "ingrained" and "completely normalised", following British Gymnastics announcement it will carry out an independent review into allegations of abuse made within the sport.
Qatar 2022 has cut part of its World Cup workforce due to the economic pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.
Last year’s financial statements for the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) have been published, showing that the Lausanne-based body made a small net surplus of CHF2.2 million (£1.8 million/$2.3 million/€2.05 million) after financial results.
The Royal and Ancient (R&A) confirmed the Women's British Open is scheduled be played in August with no spectators.
Vladimir Drachev has resigned as President of the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) with Viktor Maigourov now set to take charge of the troubled organisation.
Antonio Krastev, one of weightlifting’s all-time greats who was labelled “the world’s strongest man” in the 1980s, has died in a vehicle accident in the United States.
Leho Haldna has been re-elected as International Orienteering Federation (IOF) President as the organisation held its first virtual General Assembly.
Germany's Olympic decathlon gold medallist Willi Holdorf has died at the age of 80.
Team Israel Start-Up Nation has confirmed the four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will join on a long-term contract from next season, after his departure from Team Ineos was announced.
Confederation of African Athletics (AAC) President Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has promised the organisation’s main focus in 2021 will be helping athletes to qualify and prepare for the rescheduled Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the African Athletics Championships among the events expected to take place in the build-up.