If there is a God, then He - or She - surely will make a divine intervention to ensure that the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games go ahead next year as scheduled.
If – sorry, when – the postponed Tokyo 2020 Games occur next summer (because I forgot they are going ahead "no matter what happens") they will enable basketball to register another historic Olympic landmark with the introduction of the 3x3 game to the men's and women's programme.
The resumption of sporting events has unsurprisingly led to a rise in the number of athletes testing positive for coronavirus in recent weeks.
The Volleyball Boys’ Under-19 World Championship seems like a fairly unassuming event but it was in the spotlight this week.
In 2020, getting back to “normal” has been a constant theme in sport. After last week’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting, President Thomas Bach was optimistic that the Olympics would take place next year.
In a little under two months’ time, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will have elected a new President.
Back in May, Thomas Bach posted that having Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 just six months apart could be a good thing.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Mike Rowbottom: Should athletics track world records undergo a javelin-like reset because of new shoe technology?
On the evening of Friday, July 20, 1990, half-an-hour after the Crystal Palace stadium had emptied of folk and the main lights had been turned off, I walked on the infield with my esteemed colleague Cliff Temple and the man who had just propelled a javelin over it to a world record distance, Steve Backley.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has issued a very detailed "blow by blow" open letter on the dispute with International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF), but unfortunately as a justification of their position it will probably back-fire as it appears to those not so directly involved as an act of desperation.
Michael Pavitt: Could struggle for host cities lead to more creative approaches for multi-sport events?
The landscape of bidding for major sport events has changed dramatically during my time at insidethegames, with contested races dwindling.
Last week, triathlon became the latest to stir sport’s alphabet soup. In a sport known for rapid changeovers between swim-bike-run, it entered the water as the International Triathlon Union or ITU and finished up as the "World Triathlon."
Cutting through the diplomatic waffle and reading between the lines, as you so often have to do with Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) threat to Belarus yesterday was a severe one.
David Owen: Autonomy, patchy sports governance and why I have mixed feelings about IOC intervention in World Sailing's election
The wave of nationalistic populism that is sweeping the globe has put sports leaders' calls for autonomy firmly on the back foot, in common with other manifestations of multilateralism.
Ironic isn’t it that the President of the United States, Donald Trump, who has been so absurdly negative about the coronavirus has now tested positive and is infected like hundreds of thousands of other Americans with the disease.