Is there an acronym left among sport's international governing bodies that does not spell sleaze, scandal or skulduggery?
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Transparency is a buzzword in international sport, even if to my mind it is a concept still more honoured in the breach than the observance.
When governance issues are discussed in sport, it always reminds me of a debate which took place at the General Assembly of the International World Games Association (IWGA) during the SportAccord Convention in Lausanne last year.
How many times would the Russian Football Union (RFU) need to sanction FC Avangard for Nazi chants before they could pay Neymar's £196 million ($257 million/€222 million) buy-out clause? My maths makes it around 301,075 times.
Liam Morgan: Bidders for 2022 Commonwealth Games swap conflict for cooperation as England emerge as favourites
Cooperation is not a word you would usually associate with cities bidding for major sports events.
Earlier in the year, I wrote about a wonderful woman we've been working with - Kristen Worley.
Back, way back, I used to get a crack at writing The Guardian's Soccer Diary on a Saturday morning.
It has been interesting to see how wholeheartedly the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has embraced the World Games currently taking place at Wrocław in Poland.
About the time Chris Froome was pedalling his way along the Champs-Elysees towards the Arc de Triomphe, raising his right arm in a celebratory wave as he won an amazing fourth Tour de France, I was driving through south London towards the city and stopped at traffic lights.
In May last year, I flew into London and then, shaking off jetlag, went straight to cover a Presidential election which typified the brutal and secretive world of sports politics in all its glory.
Michael Pavitt: Bardet disappointment provides lasting image of Tour de France despite Froome's success
The biggest trauma endured by Chris Froome in the closing days of this year’s Tour de France was arguably keeping hold of his post-race speech on the podium. Having rather sheepishly been given them back by runner-up Rigoberto Uran, the Froome carried on as planned as if nothing had happened.
On the scenic drive from Lynden Pindling international airport across this quite stunning island, evidence that The Bahamas was hosting the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games was everywhere.
Daniel Etchells: Weighing up the pros and cons for making London the permanent home of the World Para Athletics Championships
Competition is still ongoing at the 2017 World Para Athletic Championships here in London, but talk over where the next edition of the biennial event will be held and whether it could even return to England’s capital in two years’ time has already begun.
For a few seconds, Ryan Bailey - running the final leg for the United States men's 4x100 metres team at the London 2012 Olympics - could sense gold at the end of the track.
David Owen: Analysis of new IOC accounts shows how distributions to sports federations and National Olympic Committees have virtually stopped growing
Lost in the drama of last week’s Extraordinary Session in Lausanne, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released its 2016 annual report.