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.
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.
An Olympic Stakeholder meeting is due to take place on June 21 in order to "coordinate and harmonise" anti-doping approaches before Rio 2016, it was decided at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board meeting here today.
The International Olympic Committee has today (Friday) put forward eight names for election as IOC members, with International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe and Fifa counterpart Gianni Infantino not named.
Baseball and softball, karate, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing have all been recommended for inclusion at Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board here today.