Paris city council to vote on 2024 bid, environmental impact of Beijing 2022 bid, Mary Spencer's fall from boxing grace, England U19 football women win game after five-day stoppage, Boat Race gender equality, luge team to chop off hair to support teammate, incredible drone footage of GB distance runner in South Africa.
Bubka launches IAAF election manifesto, new gymnastics TV comedy on the way, Kate Richardson-Walsh back as GB hockey captain, Scottish sevens 'could disband', curling's power couple on long-distance love, building Bosnia's ice hockey team, OBS Rio vacancies, who will be the oldest golfer in Rio?
Liu Xiang quits, Guinea judo player fears death if deported home, Gatlin 'not much' for Bolt to worry about, first GB Olympic female boxer retires, report says Nike dropping Jo Pavey, Chinese coach transforming Mexican diving, showjumping on Miami beach, Russia considers two-Games limit for athletes.
Liu Xiang to retire today, GB paracanoeist appalled by classification changes, Grant Hackett back on Aus swim team, why top hockey players aren't playing in UK top tier, England sevens buoyant after big win, Vanuatu's 2012 flagbearer says cyclone destroyed her 2016 plans.
No blog on Thursday as work commitments intervened. There'll also be a break for the Easter weekend, which means the next one will be on Tuesday, when I promise it'll return packed with half-decent links.
2016 Olympics day-by-day highlights as ticket sales begin, Olympic champion gymnast gets reality TV show, FA 'furious' over lack of GB football teams in Rio, Russian racewalker's ban could be extended, Farah to begin Diamond League season in Qatar, curling misery for Scotland, Pendleton wants changes to UK girls' sports.
FA gives up hope of sending GB football teams to Rio, Copenhagen wants to help Hamburg 2024 bid, rejected Boston bid would be 'disaster' for Olympics, rower Hodge out for the year, Scottish men struggle at curling Worlds, former GB diver dead with bullet wounds in Spain, 1970s luge Olympian returns to the sport.
Commitments over the weekend stopped me getting the chance to compile the usual blog. Here are some quick headlines. Normal service resumes on Tuesday!
Nicola Adams faces battle for Team GB place, badminton won't use new scoring system at Olympics, South Korea ponders rule changes over Park Tae-hwan ban, Euro Games organisers say new event is not a threat, four GB golds on paracycling track Worlds opening day, Sir Chris Hoy writing children's books.
Rough Rio schedule released, Nike sponsors Gatlin - other athletes don't approve, IAAF challenges lenient Russia doping bans, two-year-old sets India archery record, life as a pro gymnast in Greece, Bolt to race in US for first time since 2010, Baku 2015 and human rights, Rod Stewart's son in GB ice hockey team.