Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi recently announced his intention to compete at this year’s Pacific Games in Apia.
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Montreal is experiencing a construction spree, as this sassy city emerges from the bitter Quebec winter.
Dame Louise Martin: An exciting time for the Commonwealth sport movement as Birmingham 2022 takes shape
My return to Australia’s Gold Coast last week was very special. It was my first visit to the city since the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a spectacular event that was a huge success for everyone involved.
In just over a month, another city will learn its Olympic destiny in the city they call "Capitale Olympique". It will come exactly 100 years after the first such coronation.
You may have seen it. You probably have. It’s all over social media. Athlete as Superman.
I am a bit of an insomniac – well, rather more than a bit – and counting sheep does not count me out.
We are so used to officials and organisations praising Tokyo 2020 that the ears prick up that much quicker when anything bordering on criticism is pointed in their direction.
Michael Pavitt: Could public authorities have a role in ensuring International Federations achieve better governance?
My week began and ended speaking to Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) President Raffaele Chiulli.
This week I made the short train journey from Milton Keynes to Birmingham to attend a ground-breaking ceremony for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village.
Philip Barker: Minsk 2019 will follow in Europe's rich tradition and history of hosting sporting events
Some eyebrows were raised this week when European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Janez Kocijančič claimed the European Games could be "a massive sports event which would be second only to the Olympics".
A paradox: being honest about cheating.
Horse racing is not an Olympic sport. Yet a subsidiary of the venerable but surprisingly forward-thinking Jockey Club is establishing a growing reputation as a provider of services that help other sports organisations, including national governing bodies, to run their operations efficiently.
I confess an acute dilemma both morally and mentally over the case of Caster Semenya, the South African runner who has become embroiled in one of the most vexed and complex arguments sport has ever known.
Liam Morgan: We should not be surprised by AIBA threatening legal action against the IOC – it was always going this way
Following the landmark Caster Semenya versus International Association of Athletics Federations case, another dispute appears to be heading to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) later this month.
Occasionally a story from Kent University, a place I allegedly spent three years studying at the start of this decade, attracts my attention.