International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has sent a message of sympathy to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, over the fire which engulfed the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame on Monday night at the heart of the city that will host the 2024 Games.
Krasnoyarsk, host of the Winter Universiade that starts on Saturday (March 2), lies at the geographical centre of Siberia. As Russia hosts this event for the first time, it does so fully confident that there will be no need for artificial snow.
Firstly, some facts about Vitaly Mutko. He was born on December 8, 1958 in the Apsheronsky District. He began work as a technician on shipping vessels in 1977. After becoming involved in local politics, he rose to the position of Deputy Mayor of Saint Petersburg in 1992.
Save for one word, I agree with the New Year statement issued by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach who said that, following "systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system in Russia during the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014", the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has "served its sanction".
As we move towards the close of another hectic, controversial, spectacular, worrying (please employ another five or so random adjectives of your choice, to taste) sporting year it is clear that we have had some very obvious highs and, yes, some very clear lows.
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has offered to fund the Ukraine team at next year’s Winter Universiade in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, FISU President Oleg Matytsin has told insidethegames.
Before the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Short Course World Swimming Championships get underway in Hangzhou in China on Tuesday (December 11), the InterContinental Hangzhou hotel is hosting the fifth edition of the World Aquatics Convention.
A 2009 survey found that there were 11.8 million active skateboarders in the world. It also estimated that skateboarding was worth an estimated $4.8 billion (£3.5 billion/€4 billion) in annual revenue. Neither figure is likely to have diminished in the meantime.
Team Korea House, in the Gangneung Olympic Park, attracted more than 200,000 tourists, athletes and guests during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, it has been announced.
Jan Dijkema, President of the International Skating Union, has warned that the European Commission could “destroy the Olympic values underpinning sport” if they go against the ISU in a test case to be judged this month.
Jean-Christophe Rolland, President of the World Rowing Federation (FISA), has signalled a potentially bleak future for lightweight rowing at the Olympics.
Thomas Bach will become the second International Olympic Committee (IOC) President to honour the Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) when he attends tomorrow's sold-out Opening Ceremony of the 17th edition at the San Marino Stadium.
Boys and girls from 32 countries gathered in the Croatian city of Porec earlier this month for the World Schools Basketball Championships, with the action streamed live on the Olympic Channel as well as the site of the sport's world governing body, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). The event attracted more than 200,000 viewers.