At the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships, which came to an end last weekend, a son et lumiere with electronic lights flashing names around the Khalifa International Stadium accompanied the introduction of athletes before competition.
Almost exactly a decade ago - on 20 October 2009 - Thomas Cook was unveiled as the 23rd sponsor of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
For centuries, London's East End has been notorious as a cesspit of crime, so it was no wonder that eyebrows were raised when the seediest part of the capital was nominated to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
Former Latvian Athletics Federation (LVS) President Ineta Radēviča has been banned for two years following her positive retest from the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Amidst the euphoria of this summer’s cricket World Cup and Ashes series, a FIFA Women's World Cup, an epic Wimbledon finals weekend and Shane Lowry winning The Open on home territory you had perhaps have been forgiven for having blinked and missed the "One Year to Go" celebrations ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Mike Rowbottom: Sally Pearson, Australia’s high-performing high-hurdler, calls time on a career of vivid highs and plunging lows
By the eighth day of the 2011 World Athletics Championships in Daegu, the joke about the programme “hoodoo” had become serious as a sequence of star turns featured on the front cover had failed to deliver.
Britain's nine-time Paralympic swimming champion Lord Chris Holmes is due to face trial on charges of sexual assault of a woman at a London hotel.
Uzbekistan's Artur Taymazov has been stripped of the gold medal he claimed in the men's freestyle 120 kilograms wrestling event at London 2012 after he tested positive in retrospective analysis of samples by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
A new Olympic-sized ice skating arena is set to be built in London and managed by the company in charge of several facilities built for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been revealed.