The government has appointed London 2012 hockey bronze medallist Anne Panter to the board of UK Sport.
Mentally very jaded? Not Arsène Wenger, apparently.
The sale of Formula One to Liberty Media has been agreed in a takeover which values the sport at $8bn.
The years and opponents might change, but for Mo Farah some things remain ever present: that feeling of accelerating through the gears, the thrill of leaving his rivals clutching at his slipstream, the joy of kissing the track knowing another gold medal is in the bag.
The first step to overcoming a challenge is recognising it. So Claudio Ranieri has been focusing his players’ minds on the new demands that the Premier League champions will face this season.
The shadow home secretary Andy Burnham has warned that government cuts to grassroots sport due to be announced next week will be “the final nail hammered into the coffin of the legacy of London 2012”.