Traditionally, the word "solidarity" is associated with the workers, with those who unite in common cause to assert their rights in the face of powerful oppressors.
Iran's men's national football team hit a new high at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, narrowly missing the knockout rounds of the competition.
FIFA has a big decision to make later this year - one that could see Baltimore rid its "underdog" status and become one of the top dogs within United States football.
The long-awaited updates to the Tokyo 2020 "playbooks" are due to be published later this month.
North Korea’s withdrawal from the upcoming Olympics has echoes of the 1964 Games in Tokyo although the reasons behind it are very different.
David Owen: Hello China! Ping-pong diplomacy and the value of spontaneity when building bridges through sport
I often feel queasy when sports leaders claim some higher purpose for the activities over which they preside.
Christine Girard: Weightlifting has a clear choice in this high-stakes IWF election - embrace positive culture change or face years on the sidelines
As I made my way through the weightlifting ranks, competing as a young athlete in a sport tainted by doping - and with rumours of countries constantly getting away with doping - it taught me just to focus on my own performance, and controlling the controllable.
Viewers of the hugely popular BBC TV police series Line of Duty recently saw one of the key cast members, Superintendent Ted Hastings, being given his marching orders by the Deputy Chief Constable.
Boycotts have been the talk of sport this week for different reasons.
A friend of mine recently sent me a tweet of my first memory of professional wrestling - a swinging Jeff Hardy speared 20 feet above the ring at WrestleMania X-Seven, a moment that hooked me into the predetermined, theatrical entertainment.
Today is Play True Day, an opportunity for the world to come together to promote the values of respect and integrity in sport and the protection of clean sporting competition.
Just over a week ago, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach took part in a socially distanced ceremony to inaugurate the new lights at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens.
David Owen: Sports bodies must be transparent to a fault when they lend to - and borrow from - one another
Families around the world understand the meaning of the phrase "the bank of mum and dad".
Publishers will tell you that more books are written about boxing than any other sport. Probably because the basic brutality of the fight game is laced with a beauty and nobility which attracts the great wordsmiths from George Bernard Shaw to George Plimpton.
Ripples of appreciation and delight are spreading through the sporting world at the news of Rikako Ikee's qualification to swim at her home Olympics this summer, two years after she announced that she had leukaemia.