In Australia, they are already getting the celebration areas for Wednesday's (July 21) big announcement which is expected to confirm Brisbane and the Gold Coast as the 2032 Olympic host cities.
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"Out of touch", "on the wrong side of history" and producing a survey with "pre-cooked" results.
Bidden this past week to the 19th century splendour of Lausanne’s Beau-Rivage Palace, dutifully masked members of the international press - and other virtual participants - witnessed the President of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA), Umar Kremlev, make his case for a Brave New World.
Angela Ruggiero has seen sport’s future - and it works. Digitally. More than a decade's worth of hard evidence backs it up.
The Olympic and Paralympic Games are meant to be the ultimate test for competitors from around the world, and so it has proved with the mental strength of would-be Olympians and Paralympians challenged as never before by the incursions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Rwandan International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Felicite Rwemarika called upon March's IOC Session to adopt a recommendation concerning the support of refugees and populations affected by displacement, she was able to speak movingly from personal experience.
"This is your captain speaking, please fasten your seatbelts" - FINA’s new President Al-Musallam charts a fresh route forwards
Husain Al-Musallam, officially installed as President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) at yesterday’s Congress in Doha in place of the outgoing 85-year-old incumbent, Julio Maglione, had already made his overall direction of travel clear.
The deadline for weightlifters to qualify for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is tomorrow (May 31) and there is no doubt about who, among the qualifiers, wins the gold medal for attracting publicity.
The announcement last week of the death of Lee Evans, the 1968 Olympic 400 metres gold medallist, re-focused attention on the athlete protests - by him and several United States team mates - that marked those Games in Mexico.
Tokyo Paralympics can put one billion people with disabilities "back on the radar", claims IPC President
The Tokyo Paralympic Games scheduled to start on August 24 this year are the "most important" in the event’s history - precisely because of the pandemic in which they take place.
The "concussion discussion" continues as DCMS becomes latest agent of change for sporting safety measures
The "concussion discussion" has been going on for a long time in sport, and the talking is far from done.
Will social media companies heed the sound of silence as sport’s boycott seeks to combat online racism and abuse?
We’ve been hearing a lot about "solidarity” in sport recently. The word was used numerous times in the self-serving statements put out by those behind the European Super League project that briefly threatened to put 12 of the best football teams into a hermetically sealed revenue-generating unit.
The World Cup, the Olympics, the Boat Race - women officials stepping into traditionally male-dominated roles
Rachael Blackmore’s achievement this month in becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National, in company with Minella Times, marked a heady high point for women in sport - that is, the wider world of men's and women's sport.
For elite sportsmen and women across the world the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed huge challenges as they have had to forego competition and strive to keep themselves mentally and physically prepared for the day when their events are restored.
The many tributes from the world of sport have already demonstrated what an important part it had played in the life of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday aged 99.