In 2016, I used Airbnb to book a room in an apartment block in the Botafogo district of Rio de Janeiro.
There were few genuine revelations about the high-profile case involving Chinese swimming star Sun Yang during his Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hearing at a plush hotel in Montreux last week.
Dame Louise Martin: A special visit to India leaves me optimistic about the future of the Commonwealth Sport Movement
The visit of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to India has received a huge amount of attention and, from my perspective, I feel that I can call the trip a huge success.
"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.
Mike Rowbottom: World Athletics gets its title sorted, but fixing the Diamond League looks a little more complex
Among the many advantages of the International Association of Athletics Federations becoming World Athletics is the fact that it is three fewer words to say - or type.
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Finals are usually the full stop on the tennis season. But not this time.
In Torino, birthplace of the Universiade, FISU's General Assembly over the past two days has seen the celebration of two great milestones: 70 years since FISU was founded and 60 years since the Universiade was created.
It has been a week of memorable commemorations at football matches and in other sporting arenas.
Let’s call a spade a spade, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) does not care about "athlete welfare". While there are enough examples of this to fill a book many volumes over, let’s look at just a couple of examples from the last few months in Tokyo.
In a week when the less edifying side of the quest for sports success is being thrust again into our faces, what a relief it was to immerse myself in the detailed programme for the next International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting in Lausanne.
Shortly after England had stunningly demolished the All Blacks in the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup, the back-page headline in one of Britain's posher papers asked: "Is rugby now our national sport?"
Mike Rowbottom: Kipchoge's marathon challenge was misguided, but he still deserves to be IAAF World Athlete of the Year
If the law of averages is anything to go by, the male winner of the World Athlete of the Year award later this month will be from the United States, given that it has five of the ten nominees.
Michael Pavitt: Rodchenkov Act - Positive legislation caught up in bluster of Russian doping crisis?
A row has broken out in the anti-doping world. Quelle surprise.
An expected 90,000 spectators will walk down Wembley Way later this evening, heading towards the iconic arch which overlooks the home of English football.
South Africa’s World Cup winning rugby captain Siya Kolisi is leading his team and the Webb Ellis trophy on an extended victory parade around the country due to end in Cape Town on Monday (November 11).