From February 2015

Olympic links: 27 February, 2015

The US national men's hockey team

IOC relaxes Games-time advertising rules, Laura Trott 'still believes' in GB track team for Rio, Brisbane looks at 2028 bid, Coe wants spotlight away from Bolt, equestrian governing body takes action on endurance racing, more Olympics TV channel info, Airbnb could become official Rio accommodation supplier.

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Olympic links: 26 February, 2015

The mountain for this week's moguls skiing in Japan

Azerbaijan 'effectively paying' for Team GB at European Games, Farah's Twitter row 'good for athletics', IOC boss bothered by Brazil water shortage questions, Rio may have multiple cauldrons, 2015 Lee Valley slalom Worlds launched, UCI criticises 'bum pinch' poster for Belgian race, Duel in the Pool returns in December.

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Olympic links: 25 February, 2015

Ski waxers wearing flat caps

Germany's 2024 plans, Canada's first black Olympian, historic day for US cross-country skiers, Jamaican anti-doping efforts 'impressive', Rio will ask big companies to shut down during Games, Aussie swim star is Rio doubt after car crash and setting self on fire, Bolivian grandmothers turn to handball.

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Olympic links: 24 February, 2015

Rugby sevens in Vancouver

Archery GB partners with Help for Heroes for Tokyo Paralympics, Farah may delay marathon switch till after 2017 Worlds, Winter World Cup looking like Nov-Dec 2022, Sutton says GB riders need to 'look at their hunger', IOC inspectors begin Rio visit, Vancouver joins sevens World Series schedule, Moscow 1980's venues today.

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Olympic links: 23 February, 2015

Anna Meares

No world titles for GB track cyclists for first time since 2001, Farah breaks two-mile world record, Brits win historic World Cup pentathlon double, Michael Phelps is engaged, US weightlifter has Olympic rings tattooed on her head, 51-year-old targets Rio long jump comeback, rowing legend Dan Topolski dies.

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Olympic links: 20 February, 2015

Track cycling onboard camera

GB women's pursuit team beaten for first time in years, Kelly Sotherton's gold medal stolen, Mexico withdraws as 2017 swim Worlds host, Lolo Jones 'not done' with bobsleigh, why Claudia Pechstein's doping fight matters, Qatar plans migrant worker reforms, US Nordic team covers Uptown Funk.

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Olympic links: 18 February, 2015

Tom Daley as a pancake

Team-mates Mo Farah and Andy Vernon in unsightly Twitter row, track cycling Worlds start today as 2016 dates moved, Russian athletics boss resigns with parting shot at IAAF, Ohuruogu exasperated by IAAF president Diack, BBL play-off final could set crowd record, Tibet supporters denounce IOC.

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Olympic links: 17 February, 2015

Jen McIntosh's medal board

European Judo Champs in chaos, Paris plots landmark venues for 2024 Games, game could be up for racewalking coach Chegin, Alex Morgan and the Swimsuit Edition, Contador drops retirement hint, crawling across the Austin marathon finish, fallout over sailing's Paralympic exclusion continues.

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Olympic links: 16 February, 2015

Kailani Craine with kangaroo

Judo Euros embroiled in MMA row, biathlete describes blood doping near-death disaster at 1992 Games, ski jump world record broken twice in two days, KJT sets new high jump record, track cycling Worlds will have onboard cameras, top Irish horse cloned, Glasgow 2014 anti-doping volunteers find love.

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Olympic links: 13 February, 2015

Rio countdown clock in Lausanne

Brazilian Paralympics star wants Pistorius back, Lauryn Williams retires from bobsleigh, racewalker Schwazer gets additional ban, Manaus added to list of Rio football venues but Fifa could veto it, Maze misses out on five-medal Worlds haul, Vancouver reignites 2010 cauldron, Matthew Mitcham's ukulele career.

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