Nijat Rahimov, a gold medallist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is one of the first two weightlifters ever to be charged with a doping offence for allegedly swapping urine samples.
Cricket could make its debut in the African Games when it is hosted by Ghana in 2023, it has been reported.
Norway’s world chess champion Magnus Carlsen has been named as the world’s highest-earning esports player of 2020 after successfully turning his hand at gaming during the coronavirus pandemic.
Papua New Guinea's athletics great Elanga Buala, who won three gold medals at the 1983 Pacific Games in Apia in Samoa, has died at the age of 56.
International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has confirmed it has taken the "unavoidable" decision to remove Belarus as a co-host of the Men's World Championship, citing safety and security issues.
Tokyo 2020 has said it will "reconsider" the number of athletes present at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies amid suggestions around 6,000 of the 11,000 participants will be permitted to attend.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has vowed to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control "as soon as possible", while reiterating his determination to host the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this year.
Lee Kee-heung has been re-elected for a second term as Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC) President, with his victory enabling him to retain his position as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member.
World number one Novak Djokovic’s calls for quarantine conditions to be eased to allow players to prepare for the Australian Open have been snubbed by officials in Victoria.
The Swiss Federal Tribunal has said doubts as to the "impartiality of the arbitrator were objectively justified" as it explained the reasoning for lifting the eight-year doping ban given to Chinese swimmer Sun Yang.
Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) secretary general Jassim Rashid Al-Buenain has been appointed as an Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) vice-president.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed next month's Beijing 2022 Chef de Mission seminar will be held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The heir and de facto head of Samsung, a longstanding sponsor of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is going back to prison, in a move that may deprive South Korea’s largest conglomerate of its top decision-maker for up to 18 months.
Olympic champion Adam Peaty has thrown his support behind the construction of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre which Birmingham 2022 chiefs believe will be completed "well in advance" of the Commonwealth Games.
The International Canoe Federation (ICF) has paid tribute to its late Board member Joao Tomasini Schwertner of Brazil, who has died at the age of 61 following complications related to COVID-19.