Sport's legal right to govern itself has received a major boost today after the German Federal Court ruled against Claudia Pechstein's claim for damages from the International Skating Union (ISU) for loss of earnings during a doping ban.

Read more: Major boost for CAS after Pechstein's claim for damages rejected by German Federal Court

The German federal court ruled against Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein on Tuesday in her long dispute with the sport's governing body over a doping ban.

Read more: German federal court rules against speedskater Pechstein

A total of 27 International Federations (IFs) have penned agreements with the Olympic Channel ©IOC

A total of 27 International Federations have penned agreements with the Olympic Channel, it was announced today, but sports such as athletics and football have not yet partnered with the project.

Read more: Olympic Channel signs agreements with 27 International Federations but negotiations with IAAF and...

The report from FIFA's Lawyers shows a coordinated effort among the three officials to award themselves lucrative bonuses and payments ©FIFA

Somewhere in California, FIFA President Gianni Infantino breathed a heavy sigh of relief as the explosive news that former head of the corruption-plagued organisation Sepp Blatter and two other top officials siphoned $80 million (£55 million/€71 million) in bonuses and pay rises hit the headlines.

Read more: Liam Morgan: FIFA corruption laid bare as spotlight moves from President to predecessors

Mixed triathlon relay is an event that could be added to the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

A final decision on new events being added to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme from within existing sports is set to be taken in June 2017.

Read more: IOC set out process to choose new events within existing sports at Tokyo 2020

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