The sighs of relief emanating from the headquarters of British Cycling and Team Sky must have sounded like the explosion of air from a thousand or so punctured bicycle tyres after UK Anti-Doping declared that no charges will be brought against the two bodies over the mysterious Jiffygate affair.
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Peru became the last team to secure a spot at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia last week. They qualified for their first Finals since 1982 despite suffering the ignominy of their captain and leading scorer Paolo Guerrero failing a drugs test shortly beforehand.
In international sport’s game of hot potato, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have been tossed the most sizzling of spuds by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Liam Morgan: Russian reaction to reinstatement failure more damaging to Pyeongchang 2018 hopes than WADA's decision
An ardent follower of the Olympic Movement and all the controversy which surrounds it told me this week that the debate over the extent of Russian participation at Pyeongchang 2018 was a "death by a thousand cuts" scenario.
We wondered how long it would be before dear old Sepp Blatter resurfaced to become involved in yet another imbroglio, this time joining the long list of those in positions of power or prominence who are alleged to have been in the past a bit too touchy-feely when it comes to the opposite sex.
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.
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.