Tiger Woods won the Zozo Championship in Japan last October. Photo: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

In November 2008, two officials from the International Golf Federation travelled to Switzerland to make a case for returning their sport’s athletes to(...)

The German soccer team giving a  Nazi salute at the Berlin Olympic games in 1936. Photograph:  Photo12/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

They always tell you that sport and politics don’t mix. It’s obvious. When people attend sporting events they don’t want to hear about Donald Trump, g(...)

World Athletics president Sebastian Coe: ‘I think the next four years will be even more focused on the sport, on formats, on competition. How do we make the World Championships an even more exciting prospect?’ File photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

There is a scene in 16 Days of Glory, Bud Greenspan’s film about the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, which deftly captures Sebastian Coe crossing the li(...)

Airbnb welcomed the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union.  Photograph: iStock

US homesharing site Airbnb on Thursday won its battle to remain exempt from onerous European property regulations, as the European Union’s top court r(...)

Michel Barnier: “It is not easy to work with this pooled sovereignty of the 27. We are not a federal state. We do not want to be a federal state.” Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP

The door is not quite closed yet. As the UK moves into election mode, the EU chief Brexit negotiator has hinted that the union may yet be willing to g(...)

Sources claim it is unlikely that a new consensus position would be reached before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Photograph: Getty Images

Plans by the International Olympic Committee to introduce stricter guidelines for transgender athletes before the Tokyo 2020 Games have run into the s(...)

Bryan Fogel’s 2018 Oscar-winning documentary about Russia’s Olympic doping program.

Icarus Bryan Fogel’s 2018 Oscar-winning documentary about Russia’s Olympic doping program was originally supposed to expose the drug testing process (...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

 Rio de Janeiro governor Sergio Cabral: has already been sentenced to 198 years in a series of trials following a corruption spree. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski

Rio de Janeiro paid out bribes to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in order to secure the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, (...)

 Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum  at the Epsom Derby in June 2017, in Epsom, England. Photograph: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A legal battle between two of the most prominent Middle Eastern royals has been launched in London. Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, daughter of the lat(...)

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