The exercise was designed to analyse potential risks before Minsk 2019. 

 

Paralympic champion Andrii Demchuk [pictured] had to settle for bronze at the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Cup ©Ukraine Paralympic Fencing Team/ Facebook 

 

In this “Big Read” editorial commentary for the Inside the Games website, ITG Chief Columnist David Owen lays out what he believes are the lessons to be learned from the changes that nation states – and empire building personalities – have made as they threw billions of dollars into sports spectaculars.

 

Szewińska was the only athlete ever, male or female, to hold world records in the 100m, 200m and 400m and her one lap winning time of 49.28 seconds in Montreal remains the Polish record today.

 

A total of 58 Russians have been given permission to compete as authorised neutral athletes in 2018  

 

China investigating a Russian company for selling more than 3,500 counterfeit tickets to Chinese tourists and travel agents.

 

Fifa said the attendance at Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Egypt was 27,015 in a stadium with a 33,061 capacity. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Fifa via Getty Images

 

Ukraine totally dominated the last series event in Los Angeles last week.

 

Michele Platini, the former UEFA head who became quite familiar to Ukrainians during his many visits to Kyiv in preparation for Euro 2012, claims that all the charges that got him banned from football for life have been dropped by Swiss prosecutors. There is as yet no official confirmation of his claim.

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center), FIFA President Gianni Infantino (left), and Krasnodar Governor Veniamin Kondratyev visit Fisht Stadium, which will host World Cup matches, in Sochi on May 3.

 

 

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