Apologies have been made, and doubtless lessons learned, following the reports that emerged this week of drunk and disorderly behaviour during a weekend competition by a Canadian men’s curling team that included a Sochi 2014 Olympic gold medallist.
Mike Rowbottom: As London awaits world chess title challenge the memories of Fischer and Spassky's Match of the Century still reverberate
Tomorrow, in central London, Norway's defending world chess champion Magnus Carlsen will start the defence of his title against US challenger Fabiano Caruana. The 12-game match will be played at The College, in Holborn, under the auspices of an international organisation with the most inapt of mottos, namely "Gens Una Sumus" - We Are One People.
Starting this Friday (November 9), Norway's 27-year-old chess player Magnus Carlsen, the world champion since 2013, will defend his title against Fabiano Caruana, who is a year his junior.