I work in the sport integrity industry. I say industry because, as sport has grown into a multi-billion-dollar industry itself, this has urged the need to maintain a sense of fairness and protect sport’s integrity. One of the reasons I work in this industry is because I love sport. Sport brings people together, transcending social, cultural, religious and language boundaries. It teaches young people to exercise and use their body, to train and compete, to win and lose, to be determined and focused, to cooperate with other people, to set goals and work hard to reach them and many other valuable virtues. In many ways, it can be argued that sport is one of the best avenues to bring up young people and teach them skills and values that are ever-more-important in broader society.
David Owen: Some will be glad to see the back of him, but value of the Canadian Pound will remain high for a good while yet
Nine VIPs - go on, count them - appended comments to a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) media release headlined, "Tributes pour in for retiring WADA Board member and founding President Richard Pound".
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among a long list of personalities from sport and beyond who have paid tribute to Richard Pound, who has stepped down from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board.
Bach credits Olympic Movement with strengthening sport's place in society and insists Tokyo 2020 "light at the end of the tunnel"
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has once again underlined the organisation's "determination" to stage the Olympics as planned in Tokyo this year and has claimed that the Olympic Movement has "strengthened the role of sport in society" amid the coronavirus crisis.
Walther Tröger, an Honorary International Olympic Committee (IOC) member whose contributions to the Olympic Movement included being Mayor of the Olympic Village at Munich 1972 and leading Germany's National Olympic Committee (NOC) for a decade, has passed away at the age of 91.
The powerful Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given its cautious backing to a bid to include the sport on the programme for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics.
The global anti-doping fight was among the topics discussed at the Olympic Summit, and part of the meeting's declaration reads as a warning to the United States after the Rodchenkov Act came into law earlier this month.
The Belarus Sports Solidarity Foundation (BSSF) has hit back at what it calls pro-regime letters sent to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by the Minsk Government in the wake of unrest in the country.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has expressed satisfaction over additional financial contributions it has received from the Governments of India, China, Saudi Arabia and Egypt which total almost $2.6 million (£1.9 million/€2.1 million).
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has begun a formal proceeding against the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus (NOCRB), in light of allegations it has breached the Olympic Charter.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has extolled sport's health benefits and called for nations to respect the "political neutrality" of the Games in an address to world leaders during the Saudi Arabia 2020 G20 Summit.
CONI President warns issues with controversial draft sports law not solved by Sports Minister's letter to IOC
Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) President Giovanni Malagò has warned that "it doesn’t seem that the problems have been solved", as wrangling over a draft sports law the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has warned risks Italy's place at next year's Olympics continues.
The number of new coronavirus cases reported by the Japanese Government fell today, following a recent steep rise in the country due to stage the Olympics and Paralympics next year.
The United Through Sports (UTS) Virtual Youth Festival, which will host its finals online and worldwide from November 20 to 22, will maintain the same format once the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Exclusive: "They were angry because I told IOC the truth" says ousted weightlifting leader Papandrea
Ursula Papandrea says she was voted out of office by her own Executive Board at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) because they were unhappy that she "told the International Olympic Committee (IOC) the truth."