The United States' double Olympic basketball gold medallist Kobe Bryant died today in a fatal California helicopter crash that killed eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter.
The National Stadium in Beijing is among several public buildings to have been closed by Chinese authorities as they battle to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus which is sweeping across the country.
Funding worth up to $5 million (£4 million/€4.5 million) is to be provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to International Federations and National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) to encourage them to store drug samples for up to 10 years.
At the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships, which came to an end last weekend, a son et lumiere with electronic lights flashing names around the Khalifa International Stadium accompanied the introduction of athletes before competition.
Double Paralympic powerlifting gold medallist Lin Tzu-hui of Chinese Taipei will miss the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games after receiving a two-year ban for testing positive for a prohibited substance.
Averina makes strong start as she seeks third all-around title at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships
Russia's Dina Averina, seeking a third consecutive world all-around title at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships that got underway in Baku today, made a successful start as she topped intermediate qualifying in the hoop.
A further seven Russian weightlifters, including two who were stripped of Olympic medals for doping, have been provisionally suspended based on evidence in the McLaren Report and data retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory.
Dressage Olympian Barisone charged with attempted murder after alleged shooting at training facility
United States Olympian Michael Barisone has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting at his farm training facility in New Jersey.