The decision by the general assembly of Munich City Council to apply for the European Championships in 2022 has been widely welcomed.
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David Owen: From Gregor Townsend to Pegasus – why sport looks on course to lift Britain’s spirits in 2019
“It is sport, not religion, which is now the opium of the people.” – Terry Eagleton.
The terrifying attack in Christchurch, in which 50 innocent men, women and children were shamefully massacred, apparently by a white supremacist gunman in one of New Zealand's most pleasant cities, brought back rather different echoes for me of the place I visited for my first overseas Commonwealth Games in 1974.
Liam Morgan: WADA facing familiar challenges as public authorities prepare to select Sir Craig's successor as President
If I had a British pound for every time I heard someone say the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) needed more funding, I would probably be able to bankroll the organisation for a full Olympic cycle.
We interrupt this Jason Derulo concert to bring you the outcome of the FIBA Basketball World Cup draw.
Duncan Mackay: ABBA absent as IOC Evaluation Commission visits Sweden, but maybe that's a good thing
There was a time not so long ago that a bid city preparing for the visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission would treat it like a military operation.
Now the Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk has come to an end, all eyes in student sport have turned towards Naples in July.
When it comes to change, generally and sportingly, it seems the old adage only needs a little tweaking. "You can't please some of the people all the time, and you can't please all of the people some of the time. And you can't please all of the people all of the time."
One of the problems with making judgements based on leaked information is that said information may be incomplete.
Alan Hubbard: Crisis? What crisis? A night at the pugilistic proms shows British boxing is still fighting fit
"British boxing in crisis" roars the headline on the cover story in the current edition of the trade paper Boxing News.
Liam Morgan: Sport in danger of over-saturating its own market with too many events on congested international calendar
They say you can never have too much of a good thing, but there are several instances in which the adage is proven incorrect.
*Googles synonyms for domination*.
Nancy Gillen: The Winter Universiade is the perfect springboard for both Krasnoyarsk and young talent
Upon being informed that I would be travelling to Krasnoyarsk for the International University Sport Federation's (FISU) 2019 Winter Universiade, my first instinct was to google the exact geographical location of the Russian city.
Paris 2024 made sure of the headlines when they announced they wanted breakdancing on their shortlist of preferred sports.
One of the enduring bonuses of an airport - particularly if one has been enduring a long, shuffling, early morning queue with a growing sense of dismay over the previous night's alcoholic intake - or so people tell me - is the unexpected people you see.