The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Heritage Legends Reception that took place in Monaco on Sunday (December 2) evening was, essentially, a devotional event.
Legendary track and field performers Paavo Nurmi, Jesse Owens, Fanny Blankers-Koen and Emil Zatopek are among a dozen athletes being honoured here as the first recipients of a scheme to mark their deeds with commemorative plaques.
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.
The Bahamas - and the Olympic Movement - honour the late Sir Durward Knowles, centenarian and Olympian extraordinaire
On Monday (March 5) this week an Olympic flag, together with a letter from the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, was presented to Lady Holly Knowles at the Ebenezer Methodist Church in Nassau to honour her husband.
Olympic Movement hoping fervently for a positive Peace House meeting over North Korea's Pyeongchang 2018 participation
If one believed in spirits, it would be tempting to imagine that of Baron Pierre De Coubertin, father of the modern Olympics, hovering approvingly over the proposed meeting between representatives of North and South Korea in the demilitarised zone that lies between them.
Two of Jesse Owens' gold medals from the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games will be auctioned in August.
There’s some banter flying around on social media this week following Sir Steve Redgrave’s tongue-in-cheek assessment of whether, as was suggested to him, he was the greatest Olympian of all time.
Tonight I was lucky enough to be invited to the European première of Race, the new film about Jesse Owens and his quest for greatness at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
Mike Rowbottom: Another Race to run for Jesse Owens, the legend who found a golden friendship at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
“Race”, the film based on the life of athletics legend Jesse Owens, is garnering increasing levels of publicity ahead of its official launch date of February 19.