The return of Wimbledon later this month will continue the push back towards normality, after the event was cancelled for the first time since the Second World War last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It had been well over a year since Daniel Gaysinsky last stepped in the ring, and with the strict COVID-19 restrictions in Ontario it was nearly impossible to attend any domestic or international training camps.
Given fair weather in Southampton over the next five days, or if necessary six, either the cricketers of India or New Zealand will become the inaugural men's world Test champions. In the event of a draw, the title will be shared.
Football’s Coming Home is a song we’ve been singing for more decades than I care to remember and an ever sanguine, if not so little Englander, like me continues to hope that this time the key has been left under the doormat.
My first vivid memory of watching athletics on television was at 12 - oddly around two years after I first laced up a pair of spikes - but it was one that will stick in the mind for years to come.
As I parsed the document, I felt a sense of rising panic.
I’m not proud of this, but such were my ungovernable emotions after watching England try and try and fail to earn the win over Poland required to reach the 1974 World Cup finals that I stomped out into the night and walked blindly until I found myself up by the posh houses in Chalfont Lane.
With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics just over a month away, there was an extra edge to this year’s International Judo Federation (IJF) World Championships in Hungarian capital Budapest.
One year later than planned, UEFA’s European Championship is here, and with the cross-border tournament being played against a backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, points will be scored off as well as on the pitch.
Forget what International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and his vice-president John Coates have to say - Brisbane being awarded the 2032 Olympics is a done deal.
Earlier this week in Lausanne, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced the names of the 29 athletes who will compete in Tokyo on the Refugee Olympic Team.
It was always my intention to sit down and write a book about the stories behind the stories of my days in the newspaper business. I wanted to call it "the funny side of the street" - the street being Fleet Street, that is.
David Owen: Didier Deschamps, the French pragmatist on the verge of a unique record with Euro 2020 ready to roll
I seem to have spent most of my adult life watching Didier Deschamps win football trophies.
It’s the bit in F Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night where Dick Diver, trying to impress the younger crowd with his old trick of raising himself on a board tied behind a motorboat with a man on his shoulders, so nearly manages it, and tries again, and a final time, as accomplishment evades him.
Just over eight years ago, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) introduced a new discipline to the world of sport - and one that could yet hold the key to generating mass interest and injecting much-needed money into the organisation.