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.
Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has appeared at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as he seeks to appeal a ruling that saw his country's 4x100 metres relay team be stripped of the Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medals.
Jason Livermore, a Commonwealth Games relay gold medallist from Jamaica, has received a two-year suspension following an unsuccessful appeal to an Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.
The rain just held off and the flame is on its way to Pyeongchang 2018.
Usain Bolt looks set to be at next year's Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast after all, although in an ambassadorial role rather than on the track.
Without wishing to sound perverse, I really hope this Sunday's (September 24) men's Berlin Marathon, which promises to be of historic quality, does not produce a world record.
An appeal by Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the ruling that saw his country's 4x100 metres relay team stripped of their Olympic gold medals at Beijing 2008 will be heard on November 15.
Justin Gatlin has offered an "official apology" to those who booed him at this month's International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London.
Bolt reveals hamstring tear after hitting out at critics who claimed he faked injury at World Championships
Usain Bolt has hit back at critics who claimed he had faked an injury during the 4x100 metres relay at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London by revealing he has torn his hamstring.
Alan Hubbard: Should Britain’s athletes have had a better London 2017 medal return? That’s the £27 million question
The ever-estimable Michael Johnson has raised the pertinent question - while making it clear it was a question and not an indictment - as to whether six medals and sixth place in an International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships on home territory was a reasonable return for the £27 million ($35 million/€30 million) lobbed in the direction British Athletics by UK Sport.
Usain Bolt insisted he had no regrets over his decision to prolong his career beyond last year's Olympic games and stressed his legacy would not be tarnished by his failure to win a gold medal at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, which finished here tonight.