The prospect of an international club "Super League" has been the talk of football again in the last few days, but those who take part have been threatened with a World Cup ban.
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Shortly after Ethiopia’s legendary running champion Haile Gebrselassie had been elected as head of his country’s athletics Federation in November 2016, the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), Sebastian Coe, made his satisfaction very clear.
David Owen: The original marathon is going from strength to strength. So why do the very best runners still stay away?
When it comes to marathons, I am unashamedly snobbish, or perhaps I mean romantic.
Outside of committed petrol-heads, Lewis Hamilton has never really been the flavour of any month in his homeland. Yet in the pantheon of British sports stars he surely deserves to be up there with the best.
Liam Morgan: Olympic Movement guilty of paying lip-service to action when it comes to dealing with political discrimination against athletes
The World Karate Federation (WKF) was eager to publicise the record-breaking number of countries at its World Championships in Madrid last week.
Calgarians will go to the polls on Tuesday (November 13) to cast their ballot and decide if residents are for or against the Canadian city hosting the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2026.
I have been reading with great interest the stakeholder commentary regarding the September 20 decision taken by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, under strict conditions.
There is something particularly exciting about sport under the lights.
Mike Rowbottom: As London awaits world chess title challenge the memories of Fischer and Spassky's Match of the Century still reverberate
Tomorrow, in central London, Norway's defending world chess champion Magnus Carlsen will start the defence of his title against US challenger Fabiano Caruana. The 12-game match will be played at The College, in Holborn, under the auspices of an international organisation with the most inapt of mottos, namely "Gens Una Sumus" - We Are One People.
David Owen: Out of Africa - an intriguing twist in the coming race to succeed Sir Craig as WADA President
Sir Craig Reedie still has a year in the hot seat.
A politician with principle is as rare as a white rhino - or perhaps even a white elephant. So hats off to Tracey Crouch, who quit as UK Sports Minister last week over the Government’s decision to delay tackling what has been described as "the pernicious influence" on fixed odds betting terminals. She claims that this form of gambling is causing some to take their own lives.
If ever there was an example of how the implicit threat of withdrawing funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) amid the bitter dispute over the direction taken by the global watchdog is counterproductive, the intelligence and investigations (I&I) department surely provides it.
If you are looking to get your point of view across, parking your tanks on the White House lawn is a good way of achieving it.
Tim Hollingsworth: Reflecting on the success, challenges and the future after seven years at the British Paralympic Association
Next Wednesday (November 7) is the British Paralympic Association’s (BPA) annual general meeting. Among other things the members will elect two new Board members who will help take the organisation forward for the rest of the Tokyo Games cycle and beyond.
In the current messy and vituperative debate on the quality of governance, and therefore decision-making, at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), one thing I think is clear: the athletes’ case for a bigger say would be far harder to resist if they offered to pay their way.