International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) President Vladimir Lisin will be hoping it is second time lucky when the General Assembly votes on a proposed new constitution in December.
Luciano Rossi's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over last year's Presidential election (which he narrowly lost), has drawn my attention to a rarely discussed aspect of the democratic process on Planet Sport: proxy voting.
For centuries, London's East End has been notorious as a cesspit of crime, so it was no wonder that eyebrows were raised when the seediest part of the capital was nominated to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
We're doomed. At least I think we are. Certainly Eric Cantona seems to think we are, if I correctly understand his acceptance speech on Thursday (August 29) as his contribution to European football was marked by the President's Award at the UEFA prize-giving ceremony in Monaco.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and our membership are very excited to be going to Rwanda for our 2019 General Assembly from September 3 to 5.
Iran has had a mixed week in the sporting world. It began with reports that the country's 40-year ban on women attending football matches is set to end in October, before culminating with an Iranian judoka causing great consternation for the International Judo Federation (IJF).
Last Sunday (August 25), England's Ben Stokes electrified the cricketing world with an astonishing innings to level the Ashes series against Australia at Leeds.
Bulgarian Emilia Grueva is not your typical International Boxing Association (AIBA) official.
I have written before on my concerns over the future of long-form sport. Yet if any event demonstrated why it is not just worth saving, but worth its weight in gold, it was last week's third Ashes cricket Test Match between England and Australia at Leeds.
London will witness a ring rarity this weekend, when two Olympic boxing gold medallists collide at the O2 Arena for a professional world championship.
Never had I seen Kevin Mayer, France's decathlon world record holder and champion, so dementedly happy as he was halfway through Saturday's (August 24) International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Paris.
From a British perspective I remember the start of the 100th Tour de France in 2013 being centered around whether Mark Cavendish could take the yellow jersey for the first time in his career.
Nancy Gillen: Has World Rugby taken a step back in introducing "gender neutral" names for tournaments?
The news that World Rugby will introduce "gender neutral" names for all of their flagship tournaments reminded me of a story about traffic lights in Melbourne from 2017.
Next month, the gleaming Dinamo Stadium in Minsk will provide the setting for the first Europe versus United States athletics encounter in a generation.
Liam Morgan: SASCOC stance on hockey teams at Tokyo 2020 is symptomatic of attitude governing bodies have towards athletes
We are forever being told that governing bodies in sport always have the best interests of athletes at heart.