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The late Times journalist enhanced the sport with writing of such grace and honesty that even grizzled professionals stood to attention when he was on parade.
When will we teach girls that the sensitivities of men are not more important than their own?
Russia is technically banned from international sporting competitions after the state-sponsored doping scandal – but you wouldn’t know it.
Barça’s history comes wrapped in legends – or are they myths?
The BBC – reflecting the priorities of its audience – has reimagined the greatest sporting pageant on Earth as Team GB vs Everyone Else.
The New Statesman's coverage of the world's first pandemic Games since 1920.
Boris Johnson’s government has opened a new front in its culture wars: teacher training.
If the International Olympic Committee had cancelled the Games, they would have had to refund roughly £2.9bn to broadcasters.
The Olympics were supposed to symbolise Japan’s recovery from crisis but they now represent the pandemic’s continuing grip.
The government’s blunt and cynical anti-woke posture will not be judged kindly by history – or by Scots.
Sentiment analysis of Twitter shows that Scottish fans switched sides from Italy to England after Marcus Rashford’s missed penalty.