"This cannot be a serious idea, it just cannot be a serious idea." *Checks with Pyeongchang 2018*. "This is a serious idea…"
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Liam Morgan: Polo being showcased at Buenos Aires 2018 goes against IOC's constant pandering to youth
To the youth of today, the word polo is more associated with the name of a popular car and a minty item of confectionery than a sport.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the Garcia Report was released last week after lurking in locked drawers of desks in Zurich, Sydney, Munich and New York where the few people who were supposed to have a copy kept it. Sepp Blatter even sneaked one home from the office before he left, I’m led to understand.
Mike Rowbottom: Why Malcolm Arnold disagrees with Ed Warner’s view that British athletics is "in great shape"
Malcolm Arnold describes himself as "just a retired 77-year-old pensioner" - but we all know there is a little more to it than that.
I like sport in a natural amphitheatre, so it was pleasing to spend a day last week at Henley Royal Regatta.
Should the forthcoming hybrid encounter between Floyd Mayweather and Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26 turns out to be more farce than fight, as most anticipate, then the consolation for the fans - and combatants – is that exactly 41 years ago last week, there was a precedent involving an even more celebrated fistic figure than the Money Man.
I have a friend who works for an outdoor clothing brand and, as a consequence, is considered something of an expert on all things fitness related. So when he suggested that a holiday hiking across the mountains of Corsica would be a good idea, we took him at his word.
Having been given something of a dressing down over their rapidly increasing budget in December, Tokyo 2020 could have been forgiven for trying to butter-up International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chairman John Coates as the opening remarks of their latest visit took place earlier this week.
Liam Morgan: RUSADA may be on path to redemption, but it will take longer for athletes to trust Russia again
Lizzy Yarnold has never been one to shy away from an opinion. The Briton often provides welcome relief from some of her fellow competitors, who would rather protect their own image and brand than stand up and speak out about issues which they feel need rectifying.
Australia’s cricketers and their national governing body Cricket Australia (CA) could find themselves on the way to war after no agreement is reached on a Memorandum of Understanding.
It’s not as if it was the first time Usain Bolt has been upstaged.
David Owen: Transformed bidding climate gives Garcia report air of relic offering clues about a bygone era
From the vantage-point of today, the Garcia report has something of the air of the Dead Sea Scrolls – an important relic offering vital clues about how life was lived in a bygone era.
“The Russians are coming” was a popular buzz phrase back in the days of the Cold War.
The Irish flag has been fluttering proudly at Lord's Cricket Ground in London ever since their national team played an official one day international (ODI) there for the first time.
World champions New Zealand were in fine form as they clinched the opening victory of the eagerly anticipated series against the British and Irish Lions yesterday morning.