In two years, Tokyo takes centre stage for the 2020 Olympic Games, but 60 years ago, the city was preparing to welcome the Olympic world for the first time.
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To quote Houston-born reggae legend Johnny Nash, there are - still - more questions than answers regarding the proposal for a “revamped” FIFA Club World Cup.
Once, and only once, a long, long time ago, I met an athlete who openly confessed that he had taken drugs. Not unknowingly. Not unwittingly. Had knowingly taken drugs because he thought he needed them to be competitive.
A film crew from Uruguay was in Europe last week, working on the last few interviews for a three-part documentary about the origin of football in that country.
Nick Butler: Olympics was platform to showcase Korean progress but to claim was major reason for breakthrough is misguided
What a difference a year can make.
Philip Barker: After the Gold Coast 2018 Closing Ceremony fiasco, what lessons can future host cities learn?
After the storms of protest at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in the Gold Coast,what lessons can future host cities learn?
Liam Morgan: Split in FIFA leadership opens amid controversial 2026 World Cup process as Infantino continues quest for cash
Even by FIFA’s standards, this has been a frantic and farcical week in the often ridiculous world of football politics.
Dame Katherine Grainger: Sport should be held to the highest standard to remain truly influential and inspirational
I’m old enough to remember a time before the introduction of the National Lottery in the United Kingdom.
Deep in the vast Pacific Ocean, nearly 8,000 kilometres from Australia, the future of a country is in jeopardy, affected by a worldwide problem.
The thing is - what was Michael Shelley supposed to do?
It is therapeutic every once in a while to study a reasoned award delivered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS); in today’s "who-shouts-loudest" reality, it helps one to retain a sense of perspective and to recognise that there are - at least - two ways of interpreting almost any chain of events or circumstances.
Thomas Giles: Supposedly simple 100-ball format launched to help cricket attract new audience a confusing gimmick
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have recently announced a new 100-ball format version of the game in an attempt to appeal to a new generation as audiences wane.
Liam Morgan: Obsession with world record costs Keitany as king Kipchoge reigns supreme at Virgin London Marathon
There were audible gasps in the media centre here as updates of Mary Keitany’s progress in the women’s race at the Virgin London Marathon were gradually relayed to us.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach was only present for two days of last week’s SportAccord Summit in Bangkok before dashing off to India.
Perth’s expression of interest in staging the 2026 Commonwealth Games is certain to stir the memories of Louise Martin, who has just finished presiding over the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.