Following our 2019 General Assembly in Rwanda earlier this month, I can say with real confidence that the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is in an extremely strong place.
Last weekend, the Hungarian capital of Budapest hosted the inaugural World Urban Games, an event put together rather speedily and with little fanfare.
On Saturday, the flame for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will arrive in the host city of Lausanne to begin its journey around the 26 cantons of Switzerland, before returning to the city known as the "Olympic Capital" for the Games when they open on January 9.
Tributes have poured in from the sporting world and beyond this week following the death of former International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) President Bruno Grandi.
As international sport has grown longer in the tooth, it has become fairly commonplace for cities – and now countries – to aspire to host events they first staged a century ago.
“Seconds Out!” is probably the most familiar phrase in boxing, but there are many in the dark old trade now thinking it should be “Seconds In!”.
Mike Rowbottom: Coe cites 51,000 reasons why the Russian Athletics Federation return is still a marathon rather than a sprint
Russia's two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva is reportedly hoping the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will lift the country's suspension before the World Athletics Championships in Doha.
"You're joking. Not another one."
Having only written about the Iranian ban on women entering football stadiums two weeks ago, I was not expecting to get back to the topic so soon.
Next week, New Zealand begin their Rugby World Cup defence in Japan. The All Blacks have won the William Webb Ellis trophy three times since its inception in 1987, and are renowned throughout the world as the kings of rugby union.
Liam Morgan: IOC meeting with Australia indicative of future Olympic bid processes as Queensland strengthens 2032 favourites tag
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach's press conference after a meeting with a delegation from Australia this week would have been music to the ears of those hoping Queensland secures the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
What will John Bercow do with his spare time now he has decided to step down as Speaker of the House of Commons?
The late Sir Henry Cooper, Britain's most loved boxing figure, is finally to be honoured with a statue, a rarity among sporting personalities.
Tokyo 2020 is going to do many good things for the Japanese capital.
Michael Pavitt: Vuelta helicopter helping police marks latest incident of inadvertent aid from sport
The Vuelta a España provided an unlikely hand to Spanish police earlier last week when the Grand Tour cycling race helped uncover cannabis plants.