I would never have thought that boredom could motivate an individual into becoming the best all-round athlete on planet earth. And then I met Kevin Mayer.
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More books have been written about Muhammad Ali than any other sports figure in history.
It was business as usual at the Lausanne Palace Hotel on Saturday (October 28) for a brainstorming session of the Olympic Summit of sporting powerbrokers.
The Olympic Summit - essentially the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and a couple of close friends - issued a communique yesterday in which they decreed that competitive "esports" could be considered as a sporting activity. For some, it was as if Saint Peter had allowed the Devil through the Pearly Gates.
Tim Hollingsworth: The continued positive development of classification fundamental to development of Paralympic sport
Do you know your T44 from your S6? What about your C5 from your BC3?
When I first read that pole dancing was preparing a bid for inclusion in the Olympic Games my first instinct was to check the calendar to see whether it was April 1.
Mike Rowbottom: As Pyeongchang Olympic Torch Relay gets underway, Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 shine a light on what Olympic values can still mean
I like to think I have a special relationship with the Olympic Flame. I haven't. But I like to think I have.
The elephant in the room here, as one SPORTELMonaco attendee advised me in Monte Carlo this week, is the issue of reaching the 13 to 25 year-old age group.
The rain just held off and the flame is on its way to Pyeongchang 2018.
Innsbruck’s rejection of a potential 2026 Olympic and Paralympic bid in their referendum last week has prompted a flood of messages from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about their ongoing bidding reforms.
I was taken back last week by some shocking scenes during a Europa League match between Everton and Lyon, when a mass brawl erupted from a moment of stupidity.
There was a smattering of confusion among the Olympic media when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) sent out a press release on Tuesday (October 17) declaring the "launch" of their "new approach" to the Winter Games candidature process.
About seven years ago, the wife of the former Emir of Qatar wowed a global audience when presenting her country’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup with a simple question along the lines of ‘When will it be the right time for the Middle East to host the World Cup?’
With all votes cast, the successful bidder for 2020 Gymnasiade - jewel in the crown of the rapidly expanding International School Sport Federation (ISF) - had yet be announced.
So now we know: not even Innsbruck wants to host the Winter Olympics.