Olympics


Greece hands over flame of 2022 Games to Beijing

The Olympic Flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games was handed over yesterday to the Chinese organizers in a ceremony held at the Panathenaic stadium in Athens....

October 20, 2021, Wednesday


Beijing 2022 flame to be lit in empty Olympia stadium

The Olympic flame will once again be lit in an empty stadium today as it starts its truncated journey to Beijing for the Winter Games in February. Like the ceremony in March 2020 to light the flame for ...

October 18, 2021, Monday


Snowboarders train for Olympics without snow

Chinese Olympic snowboarders Liu Jiayu and Cai Xuetong had a plan: compete against the world’s best and peak for the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, going for gold at home. Then the pandemic happened. Prevented ...

September 5, 2021, Sunday


‘Most challenging’ Tokyo 2020 ends with China finishing 2nd

The Tokyo 2020 Games closed yesterday with IOC chief Thomas Bach saying it had been the “most challenging Olympic journey” after a year’s pandemic delay and threats of cancellation. Bach called the Tokyo ...

August 9, 2021, Monday


Kenyans make it look easy in marathon

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya pulled away late and pretty much went for a stroll in the park — Odori Park — as the 36-year-old Kenyan defended his Olympic marathon title yesterday. Immediately after his finish, ...

August 9, 2021, Monday


IOC gives itself more power to remove sports from Games

The IOC gave itself more power yesterday to remove sports from the Olympic program....

August 9, 2021, Monday


Fans getting more into real Olympic spirit

I DON’T know if it could change the world, but it certainly changed me. On Thursday, I watched an entire table tennis match for the first time, incidentally also my first Tokyo 2020 event. Shame on me! ...

August 2, 2021, Monday


Not an entirely spectator-free Olympics

The soon-to-be Olympic champion was in what cyclists derisively call “the pain cave,” empty lungs searing and legs feeling like dead weight. The climb he was on seemed interminable, the evil gradient ...

August 1, 2021, Sunday


Without the crowd’s roar, Tokyo Olympians search for spirit

THE beloved American gymnast Sam Mikulak flipped off the parallel bars, stuck the landing and blew a kiss toward the camera. Those watching the men’s Olympics gymnastic competition on television back ...

July 31, 2021, Saturday


Japan paddlers pull off an upset in mixed doubles

Japanese pair Jun Mizutani and Mima Ito bagged home a historic gold medal in table tennis mixed doubles after upsetting China’s Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen in a seven-set thriller at the Tokyo Olympic Games...

July 27, 2021, Tuesday




 

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