Boxing is a sport where there is often more in-fighting outside the ring than between then ropes. Especially that branch of fisticuffs which used to be known as amateur boxing.
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Our eldest cat walks weirdly. Sometimes it looks as if she is struggling to get about. Then, outside, you see something black and white fly up a tree. And it’s no magpie – it’s she.
This is a column about legacy.
Last week, European Olympic Committees (EOC) President, Janez Kocijančič, wondered: "Would you think it was a serious idea if someone proposed to punish all those countries responsible for one of the World Wars?"
Nick Butler: Dick Pound, sports politics, and why Faroe Islands can teach Russia how to play the game
I sometimes wish Richard “Dick” Pound would stop sitting on the fence and refrain from giving his opinion on anything and everything.
The inaugural Ab Initio International exhibition squash championship provided entertainment for two main reasons earlier this week. An excellent format to the team event ultimately led to a thrilling conclusion. A misunderstanding of the scoring then led to the amusing spectacle of both teams believing they had won.
Liam Morgan: Confusion rather than clarity reigns over the Olympic Movement as IOC and FIS clash on Russia
If ever there was an image to highlight the current farcical situation the world of sport finds itself in, Alexander Zubkov being pictured at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) World Cup in Whistler yesterday provided it.
This blog precedes by just a few days our statutory assembly in Split.
The recent news that there is now a Barbie doll based on the American fencer who became the first United States woman to wear the Islamic headscarf while competing at the Olympics is illuminating.
On Thursday – a reassuringly traditional day, given the pace of change in cricket in recent times – the Ashes, the men’s Ashes I suppose I should say, get under way in Brisbane.
The sighs of relief emanating from the headquarters of British Cycling and Team Sky must have sounded like the explosion of air from a thousand or so punctured bicycle tyres after UK Anti-Doping declared that no charges will be brought against the two bodies over the mysterious Jiffygate affair.
Peru became the last team to secure a spot at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia last week. They qualified for their first Finals since 1982 despite suffering the ignominy of their captain and leading scorer Paolo Guerrero failing a drugs test shortly beforehand.
In international sport’s game of hot potato, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have been tossed the most sizzling of spuds by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Liam Morgan: Russian reaction to reinstatement failure more damaging to Pyeongchang 2018 hopes than WADA's decision
An ardent follower of the Olympic Movement and all the controversy which surrounds it told me this week that the debate over the extent of Russian participation at Pyeongchang 2018 was a "death by a thousand cuts" scenario.
We wondered how long it would be before dear old Sepp Blatter resurfaced to become involved in yet another imbroglio, this time joining the long list of those in positions of power or prominence who are alleged to have been in the past a bit too touchy-feely when it comes to the opposite sex.