Within a few minutes of Manchester United’s victory in last night’s Europa League final, the official Manchester City website tweeted a graphic that said everything about the way sport can interact in vital fashion with life, even at, perhaps even particularly at, times of grief.
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As the biographer of Foinavon, it should come as no surprise that I think the late-1960s was the greatest period in the history of sport.
Greece's economy may be as much in ruins as the Acropolis, but one of its wealthiest citizens still has more than enough euros in his back pocket to buy a football club in England.
Signals over the last few days have indicated that, as it stands, the awarding of both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games this year to Los Angeles and Paris is a question of "how" rather than "if".
Daniel Etchells: Sambo looking forward to another European Games in 2019, but FIAS faces more pressing matters before then
The 2017 European Sambo Championships here in Minsk provided a glimpse of what to expect from the sport when it returns to Belarus' capital in 2019 for the second edition of the European Games.
Michael Pavitt: European Games have a long way to go but Minsk 2019 decisions show step in right direction
Of all the presentations given at the European Olympic Committees (EOC) seminar over the past two days, the most well attended was the update on preparations for the Minsk 2019 European Games.
Liam Morgan: WADA leave door firmly ajar for RUSADA reinstatement, but regaining compliance would still be met with scepticism
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie reminded everyone of a milestone the organisation would rather forget during their Foundation Board meeting here yesterday.
Mike Rowbottom: Will Macron have a Blair effect on the IOC? Or will it come down to words and deeds?
Paris then Los Angeles? Or Los Angeles then Paris? These are two sussed and serious Olympic bids, and it could go either way when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) members put it to the vote at their Session in Lima on September 13.
"No-one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun". This line from Time by Pink Floyd seemed apt this week.
Evaluation Commission inspections are undoubtedly one of the highlights of the Olympic journalism calendar.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester United 2-1 in the final match at their historic White Hart Lane ground in North London yesterday.
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova made an intervention in the ongoing controversy surrounding Maria Sharapova's return to tennis last week. She essentially suggested that any controversy should now come to an end.
In many ways, the writing was on the wall as early as Monday (May 8).
Now that the dust has settled on the 2017 SportAccord General Assembly, it is the ideal time to reflect on what we achieved in Aarhus and look ahead to the future of what has become the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF).
The bell is ringing. Ring-a-ding-ding. But the heart of Slovenian cyclist Luka Pibernik is singing as he crosses the line and raises his arms to signal the greatest moment of his career - victory in yesterday’s stage five of the Giro d’Italia.