In any normal year, Edinburgh would be preparing for its world famous festival but 50 summers ago, the "Athens of the North" had a further attraction to offer.
Practically every update from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 on the postponed Olympic Games provides more questions than answers.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been immersed in the rowing scene of the 1950s and 1960s - a minority pursuit, no doubt, but the reasons should become plain to insidethegames readers very shortly.
Football is alive and kicking again in the United Kingdom – at least in a fashion. Welcome to soccer’s sound of silence, apart from the low buzz of pre-recorded crowd murmuring. But at least it’s something.
Mike Rowbottom: parkrun standing by to inspire the not so fit-and-active on the other side of lockdown
The good news. Exercise is booming in lockdown. Up by 88 per cent, according to one recent set of research figures which had running and walking – the two most basic modes – leading the way.
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the globe, column inches have been dedicated to the athlete’s right to protest at the Olympic Games and to racism experienced by athletes and participants.
Gianni Infantino awarded the Women’s World Cup to Australia and New Zealand earlier this week on a live video stream, having met with the remaining members of the FIFA Council virtually.
60 years ago, a new football tournament for European nations was reaching its climax in France.
In February, just before the world changed forever, Global Sports Week took place at the Louvre in Paris with the theme of radical change.
I have some good news and some bad news for sports leaders.
A few days ago, I was chatting on the phone with a boxer friend who is both black and a former world champion about the current rumpus over racism. During our discussion he asked me: "Would you take the knee in support of Black Lives Matter?"
Svein Arne Hansen, the European Athletics President who died aged 74 on Friday, had a gift for communicating. You knew it as soon as you met him. He had passion, and sincerity. He had warmth. He had humour.
Following a 100-day absence, live Premier League action returned to TV screens this week.
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed that 20 of the 27 Olympic International Federations (IFs) had requested changes to the Paris 2024 event programme, the task was a simple one. Try to determine who has asked for what.
Financial uncertainty has gripped many sports in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the International Olympic Committee have suggested that the cost of postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is thought likely to be in the region of $800 million (£645 million/€712 million).