Berlin's historic Olympic Stadium is playing its part this week in the staging of the first multi-event European Championships. While Glasgow is hosting aquatics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon until August 12, the athletics is about to take place in the cavernous arena originally built for the 1936 Olympics.
I got asked the classic athletics question this week.
"He wasn't quite quick enough." These are words I never thought we would hear from a sports commentator about Usain Bolt.
A Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling against Nesta Carter, in a case that saw Jamaica stripped of their Olympic 4x100 metres relay title at Beijing 2008, is expected by Thursday (May 31).
Jamaica is to investigate launching a bid for the Commonwealth Games, it has been revealed.
Retired eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has arrived in the Gold Coast to support Jamaican athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games here.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) may have portrayed Gold Coast 2018 as an event of firsts but it is an old topic which has been prominent in the build-up to and during the opening days of competition here.
Germany's Olympic gold medal-winning Nordic combined team have invited Usain Bolt to join them at training after the Jamaican sprint king sent them a bottle of champagne for imitating his famous pose following their victory at Pyeongchang 2018.
Usain Bolt will attend next month's Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games as a spectator - his former training partner Yohan Blake has inadvertently revealed.
We are at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, in the aftermath of the men's 200 metres final. Mayhem.
The year appears to be concluding in fitting fashion, with an ongoing war of words over Russian participation at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.
Michael Johnson believes that Usain Bolt’s world 100 and 200 metre records will not be beaten for at least another decade – and that Wayde Van Niekerk will struggle to match his own unique feat of winning global men’s world 200 and 400m titles at the same championships.
Towards the end of this month’s broadcast of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, Michael Johnson introduced the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented this year to Britain’s retired former Olympic and world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill. In the course of his short address to the camera the former US sprinter - who finished his athletics career with four Olympic and eight world golds - spoke of how top performers had to accept and then deal with the pressure of expectation.
Mike Rowbottom: 2017’s sporting tales of the unexpected, from Usain Bolt to Italy’s footballers, via Lexi Thompson and Carew Cricket Club…
It’s axiomatic that sport requires an element of doubt, a measure of uncertainty, to be compelling. Nobody wants to watch a foregone conclusion.
Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse has said he is determined to make up for his disappointing performance at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games when he competes at next year’s edition of the quadrennial event in the Gold Coast.