A strong end to the year has ensured that International Olympic Committee (IOC) sponsor Intel has made it through a turbulent and unpredictable 2020 in reasonable fettle.
Olympic champion Sofia Goggia continued her superb run of form in the downhill event as she recorded a fourth straight Alpine Skiing World Cup victory in Crans-Montana.
German star Felix Loch secured the overall men's Luge World Cup title in style as he claimed his ninth win of the season in Innsbruck.
Glenn de Blois of The Netherlands took a shock maiden win at the first International Ski Federation (FIS) Snowboard Cross World Cup race of the 2020-2021 season in Chiesa in Valmalenco in Italy.
The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has paid tribute to the swimming coach who discovered Dawn Fraser, Harry Gallagher, after his death aged 96.
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) Healthy Campus initiative has accepted its 50th institution - the University of Rio Verde in Goiás in Brazil.
Hickory Point Beach is to become the national training site for the USA Volleyball (USAV) beach ParaVolley programme after a foundation donated $100,000 (£73,000/€82,000) to support the beach ParaVolley set-up at the Floridian location.
Hungary and The Netherlands have secured places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after semi-final wins in the women's water polo qualifier in Trieste.
Hungary, Spain and Denmark have all reached the quarter-finals of the World Men’s Handball Championship in Egypt, and Argentina are in prime position to join them.
Olympic champion Chloe Kim made a triumphant return to action by winning the halfpipe competition at the International Ski Federation Snowboard World Cup in Laax.
The Norwegian team won all six International Ski Federation Cross-Country World Cup medals on offer in Lahti as they dominated the skiathlon races.
France's Julia Simon won today's women's 12.5-kilometre mass start in a thrilling finish with Sweden's Hanna Öberg at the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Biathlon World Cup in Antholz-Anterselva in Italy.
Canadian Reece Howden extended his lead at the top of the overall International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Cross World Cup standings with victory in Idre Fjäll.
The Netherlands' Suzanne Schulting has defended her 1500 metres and 500m titles on day two of the International Skating Union European Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Gdańsk in Poland.
Viktor Axelsen and Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus will play in an all-Danish final after winning their respective semi-finals at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Toyota Thailand Open.