Fears for the safety of disabled Iranian bodybuilder Reza Tabrizi have been growing since he was arrested for social media comments criticising Government policy in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The world’s oldest citizen is set to carry the Olympic Torch next May, providing the Relay goes ahead as planned.
Nobby Stiles, a talismanic figure in England’s 1966 World Cup winning team has died aged 78.
Greek Government officials have confirmed they are considering a bid for the 2030 Mediterranean Games and the Mediterranean Beach Games by Iraklion on the island of Crete.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to discuss cricket and the Olympic Games again after issuing a questionnaire to member countries asking them to assess "the potential financial support" which they might receive if the sport should return to the programme for the first time in 128 years at Los Angeles 2028.
In an unprecedented move, the Olympic flame is to visit 14 Japanese prefectures before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay begins.
Shoes worn by Belarus basketball star Yelena Leuchanka at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are being auctioned online to raise money for the Belarus Sports Solidarity Fund (BSSF).
Torches for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games are to be put on public display in what organisers have called "a wonderful opportunity to see these valuable items up close".
Aliaksandra Herasimenia, a winner of three Olympic swimming medals, has led calls for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to suspend the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus (NOCRB) for Olympic Charter breaches and "to accelerate investigation of the facts of discrimination and violence against Belarusian athletes".
Pennsylvania House of Representatives passes resolution urging IOC to recognise Thorpe as sole champion from Stockholm 1912
The state where legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe is buried has unanimously backed calls for him to be recognised as the sole Olympic champion in pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Games.
Belarusian groups in Switzerland are to hold a "Sport stands with Belarus" protest march in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne this Friday (October 23).
Cricketers in the United States have launched a "Foundational Plan" which they hope will make the country a leading nation in the sport by the end of the decade.
Reports from the Czech Republic say the condition of legendary footballer Antonín Panenka has improved after he was rushed to hospital with COVID-19 earlier this week.
Fifty-six years ago today, at precisely 3.03pm local time, 19-year-old Yoshinori Sakai ignited a giant Cauldron with his Torch to set in motion the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Cathy Freeman’s gold medal winning 400m race at the Sydney 2000 Olympics has become the first Australian sporting moment to be preserved using "Synthetic DNA" technology in what a leading official has described as a "Space Odyssey."