It has become increasingly fashionable for sporting leaders to talk about their trade with a form of missionary zeal and sense of higher purpose.
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Liam Morgan: Dangerous and a shambles - will criticism of VAR technology force FIFA to abandon plans to use it at World Cup?
The introduction of Video Assistant Referees (VAR) technology in football was supposed to clear up the confusion and uncertainty which usually accompanies any major decision by an official.
When an evening out on the town makes the 10 o'clock news, it must have got rather out of hand.
Murray Levin was involved in weightlifting across seven decades as an athlete, official, promoter and global influencer.
Mike Rowbottom: One small step for Carew Cricket Club, one giant leap back to a cricketing tradition…
So this week the judgement was handed down. Carew Cricket Club, charged with unsporting conduct, remain champions of the Pembrokeshire League – and are relegated.
The world is witnessing a resurgence of nationalism, putting many of us on edge.
Back in 1968, when a callow 22-year-old named Donald J Trump was busy building a business empire and not walls, two American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, stood on the podium at the Olympic Games in Mexico City.
My journey to cover the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat began in a tapas bar in Lima on Wednesday evening and ended - after stops in Toronto, Frankfurt and Baku - on the back of a golf cart approximately 45 hours later early Saturday morning.
Daniel Etchells: Esports' debut at Ashgabat 2017 marks new chapter for AIMAG, and perhaps sport as we know it
It has been claimed that a new chapter will open for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) when esports makes its debut as a demonstration sport here at Ashgabat 2017.
After all the talk on Russia and the "will-they won’t-they" debate as Pyeongchang 2018 draws ever closer, yesterday we heard from the man at the very heart of the scandal.
The result of the International Cycling Union (UCI) Presidential election certainly came as a surprise, perhaps not for its outcome, but for its scale.
Without wishing to sound perverse, I really hope this Sunday's (September 24) men's Berlin Marathon, which promises to be of historic quality, does not produce a world record.
Over the past year or two, the word "refugee" has assumed quite a prominent position in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s lexicon.
There is no doubt who was the star attraction when boxing returned to the Copper Box in the Olympic Park last Saturday (September 16) night.
Richard McLaren’s report into Russian doping published in December was careful to always use the phrase "scratches and marks" when referring to the tampering of urine samples at the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi.