There has been mention this week of Dave Mackay, the inspirational Hearts, Spurs and Scotland midfielder who died two years ago on Tuesday, aged 80.
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This was the week in which the Olympic Truce was adopted by the United Nations.
This year, Peace and Sport will be celebrating its tenth birthday, and to do so, we will be holding an anniversary edition of our Peace and Sport International Forum.
I was planning to write about something other than Russian doping in my column this week. Honestly.
In the vast realm of pointless debates surrounding the England national football team, the club versus country ‘row’ must be one of the most tedious of them all.
Liam Morgan: Use of Video Assistant Referees in football getting worse rather than better in problem-riddled trial phase
Germany striker Sandro Wagner gave a near-perfect summation in the eyes of many on the current state of the use of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in football earlier this week.
The United Nations (UN) will be asked to give their support to an Olympic Truce, to be observed throughout the Olympic period in Pyeongchang next year.
Want to bid for an Olympics - or come to that, a Commonwealth or European or Asian Games? Fine. So long as you understand that, whatever else you propose, it will have to be an "athlete-centred" event.
David Owen: The 2023 Rugby World Cup host selection process: where World Rugby got it right - and where it got it wrong
I have been looking at the 2023 Rugby World Cup (RWC) host selection process which will culminate with a vote of the World Rugby Council in London next week.
Alan Hubbard: Joshua in pole position for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 as Hamilton faces taxing time
Anthony Joshua now has a real fight on his hands – not in the ring but for the title of Sports Personality of the Year.
Nick Butler: Olympic “family” are losing their favourite thing - control - when dealing with Russian doping
Control, I have learned, is a concept considered particularly important in the Olympic Movement.
Michael Pavitt: San Diego 2019 take steps forward but are some sports the right fit for the World Beach Games?
There are several good reasons people head to the beach every summer. Maybe it is the ability to relax on a sunbed, toasting in the heat, while forgetting all the trials and tribulations of life back home. Perhaps it is the opportunity to go swimming or surfing, depending on how strong the waves are. Then, there are the prime locations for a spot of beach kata.
Liam Morgan: Recommendation to award 2023 World Cup to South Africa may come back to haunt World Rugby
It is fair to say eyebrows were raised when the Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) Board unanimously recommended South Africa to host the 2023 edition of the event earlier this week.
Liz Nicholl: It is important we know truth and voices heard so grievances must be dealt with promptly
It is widely acknowledged that the UK’s high performance sport system has been incredibly successful in terms of winning medals on the Olympic, Paralympic and world stage. This success is unprecedented for a nation the size of the United Kingdom.
There was a short and simple response on Twitter recently following British Rowing’s invitation to pre-order "your #GBRowing Team white polo shirt" in time for Christmas.