The lack of an Olympics or a soccer World Cup deprives 2015 of a single global focus for sports fans but a rich calendar of international events has more than enough world class action to satiate even the most refined palate.
Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt said on Wednesday reports suggesting the 200 metres is among five athletics events at risk of being cut from the Olympic programme is "ridiculous" and must not happen.
After a sensational sprint double at the Diamond League finale, American Justin Gatlin admitted Tom Hanks` film character Forrest Gump had been an inspiration as he battled back from a four-year doping ban.
Getting a chance to interact with two global sporting legends in a space of two months is an experience in itself and Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels "blessed" to have interacted with Pele and now Usain Bolt.
Laughing off questions on potential challengers, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt turned on the charm offensive on his maiden trip to India, throwing humility out of the window to declare that his records are pretty much out of reach.
On the third day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ongoing five-day visit to Japan, the two nations renewed their centuries old ties by agreeing to extend cooperation on a wide range of areas and inked the Tokyo Declaration for Global Partnership.