Occasionally a story from Kent University, a place I allegedly spent three years studying at the start of this decade, attracts my attention.
David Grevemberg: SportAccord 2019 is the next step in the transformational legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
I would like to begin by expressing how delighted I am with SportAccord 2019 being hosted in Gold Coast, Queensland just one year after staging a tremendously successful - and impactful - Commonwealth Games.
The test events for Tokyo 2020 are set to begin next month under the banner of "Ready, Steady, Tokyo" and feature some 56 competitions.
There’s no feeling of triumph in International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) circles in the wake of yesterday’s landmark ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport supporting their "eligibility regulations for the female classification for athletes with differences of sex development".
David Owen: Do other sports have anything to learn from rowing’s quietly groundbreaking event attribution process?
The bidding business for sports events has been in a state of flux for some years now.
When I read recently that England are the undisputed world champions at cheerleading, an activity that is seeking Olympic status (tell me one that isn’t) my immediate thought was that those ultra-jingoist upschoolers in the BBC and Sky commentary boxes, notably when covering athletics, winter sports and boxing, might be getting a crack at the podium themselves.
Liam Morgan: Samaranch on 2026, the future of the Games and why Olympic bidding "is not an Olympic event in itself"
Such is the degree to which the bidding process for the Olympic Games has changed that a vote at the Session in June will mark a recent rarity for members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Michael Pavitt: London Marathon week shows off the good, bad and ugly of elite level distance running
London Marathon week impressively has squeezed in some of the good, the bad and the downright ugly side of long-distance running.
China’s unstoppable weightlifters racked up another nine world records, the United States had by far its best continental results, Japan and Korea continued their impressive progress, Saudi Arabia won a first major gold medal and Haiti made it on to the podium for the first time.
In a week from now, the supporters of Torino will make a sad pilgrimage to a hillside on the outskirts of the city to remember the victims of an air crash which wiped out their entire team 70 years ago this week.
Trash talking has been a feature of sport for many years. You could certainly trace a line back in cricket to WG Grace’s terse comment to an opponent as he sought to replace the bails on his stumps after being bowled first ball: "They came to see me bat - not you bowl."
The history of labour relations in sport can be seen as a chronicle of athletes’ struggle to secure a bigger share of the spoils produced by a particularly successful arm of the leisure sector, one of the great growth industries of the past, what, 200 years.
Opprobrium has been heaped upon the head of Amir Khan for the demeaning manner of his exit in his abortive challenge to the brilliant and unbeaten World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight champion Terence Crawford on Saturday night in New York.
Liam Morgan: IOC has got its priorities wrong by donating so much money to help restoration of Notre-Dame
Conflicting messages have again emanated from International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach in the past 10 days.
Athlete representation has been the focus of the past couple of weeks in sports governance circles, with several different events featuring panellists musing over the topic.