Two years ago this weekend, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games got underway. As the Commonwealth and the world stands now, it has the feel of a golden age.
One of the reasons cited for not holding the Glastonbury Festival in 2012 was a very basic one. London 2012 organisers had already nabbed all the portaloos that could be had for their own visitors that summer.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has paid tribute to the winners of the IOC Coaches Lifetime Achievement Awards, Malcolm Arnold and Ulla Koch, who received commemorative statuettes in a ceremony at Lausanne's Olympic Museum.
I have written before that under Thomas Bach's Presidency, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has become less like a parliament and more like a corporation.
Here we go again. Ahead of Rio and Pyeongchang, when the question of imposing doping crisis-related sanctions on Russia affecting the country's presence at the Olympic and Paralympic Games arose, the issue set international sports bodies - and observers - at each other's throats.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Media provoked a minor Twitter storm last week. It took to the social media platform to assert that the (IOC) and the Olympic Games "are not there for making money".
The tagline "Judo's Coming Home" has been happily and widely employed in the months leading up to the International Judo Federation's (IJF) World Championships, which have begun in Tokyo today.