Olympics


Games to open on July 23 next year

THE postponed Olympic Games will now begin on July 23 next year and run until August 8, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee said yesterday, as the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to ...

March 31, 2020, Tuesday


Summer dates for 2021 Games likely

Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled Games in the spring of 2021....

March 30, 2020, Monday


Sponsor worry for athletes after Tokyo delay

ASIDE from figuring out how to maintain their health and fitness for an additional year, athletes like Ryan Crouser suddenly faced another concern when the Olympics were postponed until 2021. They also ...

March 28, 2020, Saturday


Dissent grows over Tokyo Games

The International Olympic Committee is facing its strongest headwinds in decades as it briefed national committees yesterday on the state of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid the coronavirus pandemic, with...

March 19, 2020, Thursday


2 more Chinese boxers seal Tokyo Games spots

Two more Chinese boxers secured spots at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Amman, Jordan, yesterday, joining four who had qualified on Sunday....

March 11, 2020, Wednesday


Tokyo Games marathon may be moved

The marathon and race walks at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be moved to Sapporo where temperatures will be “significantly lower”, the International Olympic Committee said yesterday....

October 17, 2019, Thursday


Tickets fraud hits Tokyo

Tokyo Olympic organizers are investigating the fraudulent purchase of 6,900 tickets worth 180 million yen (US$1.67 million) that were obtained in an online lottery for Japan residents....

October 1, 2019, Tuesday


Russia fears Tokyo Games ban over doping lab data tampering

The World Anti-Doping Agency is giving Russia three weeks to explain possible signs of tampering with data from its doping laboratory, an accusation which Russian officials fear could lead to a ban from...

September 24, 2019, Tuesday


Winter Games mascots unveiled

An animated giant panda named “Bing Dwen Dwen” and a red lantern baby called “Shuey Rhon Rhon” have been unveiled as the two mascots for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games....

September 18, 2019, Wednesday


1 Year: Tokyo Games unveil gold, silver and bronze medals

With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver and bronze medals that will symbolize the 2020 Games....

July 25, 2019, Thursday




 

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