In the words of Irish soft-rock band The Script, Gian-Franco Kasper has often resembled the man who can’t be moved during his reign as International Ski Federation (FIS) President.
Here we go again. Ahead of Rio and Pyeongchang, when the question of imposing doping crisis-related sanctions on Russia affecting the country's presence at the Olympic and Paralympic Games arose, the issue set international sports bodies - and observers - at each other's throats.
For years there have been mutterings that what British sport needed was something or someone that would make a finite decision on escalating controversies. In came hi-tech remedies like Hawkeye and VAR (Video Assistant Referee). Yet the malady lingers on.
My football team stepped up their pursuit of a first major trophy for over a decade this week, although the Oscar for Best Documentary might not be the honour most fans have in mind.
Something grown-up happened in Monaco this weekend at World Athletics’ annual award gathering: dialogue.
This Sunday, the 2019 Davis Cup champions will be crowned at Madrid's Caja Majica, with Great Britain playing Spain and Russia facing Canada in the semi-finals.
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.