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.
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.
Qatar 2022 has cut part of its World Cup workforce due to the economic pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.
Belarusian Athletics Federation President Vadim Devyatovskiy revealed he would "consider" Russian athletes who wished to switch allegiance.
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.
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.
World Table Tennis (WTT) signed a long-term strategic partnership with global sports and events company IMG.
This year's European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Hungary have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Royal and Ancient (R&A) confirmed the Women's British Open is scheduled be played in August with no spectators.
Leho Haldna has been re-elected as International Orienteering Federation (IOF) President as the organisation held its first virtual General Assembly.
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.
Germany's Olympic decathlon gold medallist Willi Holdorf has died at the age of 80.