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).
Former Manchester United captain turned criticiser-in-chief Roy Keane is famous for his no-nonsense quotes and one of them got me thinking about the Olympic Movement.
Thomas Bach's speechwriter has been working overtime lately. This week is the fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport, and so the theme of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President's latest address was doping - an 11-page blockbuster.
Although I am a Londoner born and bred, please do not think I am being unpatriotic when I say I could not be more delighted that South Africa have won the Rugby World Cup.
Neymar playing teqball. Ronaldinho playing teqball. Justin Bieber playing teqball (surprisingly well). It's all there if you care to find it, just a click away on an internet search.
The clash between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) over the marathon and race walk move to Sapporo played out last week as if it were scripted.
Despite the ongoing chaos that surrounds the International Boxing Association (AIBA), this year’s Men and Women’s World Boxing Championships went smoothly.