World Athletics and World Masters Athletics have reached an agreement to feature masters races at the World Athletics Cross Country Championships for the first time in Bathurst in Australia.
Russia's Alexander Terentev won the men's under-23 sprint events at the Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in Vuokatti.
The Norwegian team won all six International Ski Federation Cross-Country World Cup medals on offer in Lahti as they dominated the skiathlon races.
And so, after much palaver, the main takeaways regarding the Paris 2024 sports programme boil down to this: breakdancing is in; cross-country running isn't.
European cross country champion Robel Fsiha has been banned for four years by the Swedish Anti-Doping Board after testing positive for artificial testosterone in November at a training camp.
Three-time world junior cross-country silver medallist Santiago Llorente has died at the age of 61 after contracting coronavirus.
Therese Johaug became the outright record holder for women’s Cross-Country World Cup distance victories after triumphing in Lahti.
Kenya's Richard Yator Kimunyan and Lydia Jeruto Lagat will lead the charge in the men's and women's races at the World Athletics Cross Country Permit finale in Albufeira in Portugal.