A number of Britain’s leading sports governing bodies have united behind plans for "vaccine passports" to be used to enable fans to return to venues this year.
Debate has raged this week over the failure from footballers to adhere to the Premier League’s COVID-19 guidelines.
I had planned to write this column reflecting on my first visit to Old Trafford in more than nine months.
World record performances on the track, in my experience, have involved jubilant figures crossing a line, frozen digital figures on the infield clock and a swift confluence of those bearing flowers, cameras and microphones.
A steady stream of press releases from governing bodies in recent weeks has reinforced the view that sport returning to anywhere near normality is a distant proposition.
Having been at a standstill for so many weeks, sport is starting to make a slow return.
One of the great appeals, and comforts, of sport is its certainty. Somebody wins. Somebody loses.
Suddenly, the dedicated followers of fashion have become fascinated by the fight game - and I'm not talking about it just as a sport competing with football, cricket and rugby as one of the nation's favourite activities to take part in and watch.
"Be careful what you wish for." I remember being given that warning by my dad as a kid. Such sage advice always tempered my demands, although obviously not around Christmas time, and it rings especially true today as far English football fans are concerned.
Premier League footballer Mamadou Sakho is suing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for £13 million ($16 million/€14.5 million) after claiming a mistake during a doping test caused major damage to his career.