The strict anti-COVID measures which organisers are planning for Tokyo 2020 are forcing France to give up on the idea of running a high-performance centre, or Maison de la Performance, at the Games.
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France has finally moved to bring its anti-doping rules into line with the new World Anti-Doping Code.
The European football body UEFA has posted a deficit of €73.9 million (£63.8 million/$88.7 million) for the COVID-hit 2019-2020 financial year.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has recorded a AUD$938,000 (£524,000/$726,000/€606,000) deficit for 2020, its centenary year.
The French cycling market shot through the €3 billion (£2.6 billion/$3.6 billion) barrier in 2020, as consumers seemingly turned to bicycles to help them to navigate some of the trials and tribulations of life in a pandemic.
The Chinese economy is back to powering ahead after its brief derailment following the emergence of COVID-19.
Host-nation Japan looks set for by far its strongest-ever showing at a Summer Olympics if Tokyo 2020 is able to proceed as rescheduled in July and August.
One of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) most important sponsors is reported to have been fined a record CNY18.2 billion (£2 billion/$2.8 billion/€2.3 billion) by Chinese regulators.
World football governing body FIFA doled out not far off $50 million (£36 million/€42 million) of interest-free loans to national associations during the first six months when its COVID-19 relief plan was in operation.
Olympic family members attending this summer’s Games in Tokyo are to be barred from visiting the Olympic Village.
FIFA has secured insurance for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, with the disclosure coming in the small print of the governing body's newly-published 2020 financial statements.
In what is potentially a landmark moment for sport, FIFA appears last year to have generated more revenue from video gaming than from football.
Li Ning - the moonwalker of Bird’s Nest stadium - turns SPAC invader with $250 million investment plan
The man who famously moonwalked around the roof of Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium has joined in the financial world’s latest fad.
Exclusive: European NADOs particularly slow to bring rules into line with new World Anti-Doping Code
Fewer than four in 10 European National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) had amended their rules in line with the new World Anti-Doping Code by the time it came into effect last January.
The Olympic Partner (TOP) worldwide sponsorship programme is set to raise around $3 billion (£2.15 billion/€2.5 billion) in the 2021 to 2024 quadrennium, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has revealed.