Olympics


German athletes score victory over IOC for Games advertising

German athletes and their sponsors scored a major victory over the International Olympic Committee yesterday, earning more possibilities to advertise during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics following an easing...

February 28, 2019, Thursday


Indonesia submits 2032 bid

Indonesia has submitted a bid to host the 2032 Olympics, officials said yesterday, after the Southeast Asian nation’s widely lauded handling of the Asian Games last summer....

February 20, 2019, Wednesday


Yang finds her calling on road to Beijing 2022

SHE was China’s first Winter Games gold medallist, a two-time Olympic champion and regarded as one of the finest short track speed skaters of all time. Few know better than Yang Yang what it takes to ...

February 2, 2019, Saturday


Takeda graft probe sullies 2020 Tokyo Games, IOC

Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful IOC member, again denied corruption allegations against him, suggesting yesterday that any guilt was with others at the...

January 16, 2019, Wednesday


Tokyo 2020 marathon in line for earlier start

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizers have formally proposed moving the start time of the marathon races forward to avoid the worst of the Japanese capital’s scorching summer heat....

December 6, 2018, Thursday


Sheikh leaves to settle court case

The corruption case involving a powerful IOC member promised to sow confusion as 206 national Olympic committees — known by the acronym ANOC — started two days of meetings in Tokyo yesterday....

November 29, 2018, Thursday


Sheikh graft case casts cloud over Tokyo meetings

A CORRUPTION case involving a powerful International Olympic Committee member is overshadowing meetings this week in Tokyo with local 2020 Olympic organizers, IOC officials, and the heads of 206 national ...

November 27, 2018, Tuesday


Sheikh leaves IOC over forgery row

Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work yesterday. The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement ...

November 20, 2018, Tuesday


China to test the mettle of unproven squad at Asiad

CHINA’S delegation to the 18th Asian Games (Asiad) in Indonesia later this month was announced yesterday, with 631 out of the 845-athlete squad lacking any Asiad or Olympic experience. Chinese athletes ...

August 7, 2018, Tuesday


Tokyo 2020 Games ceremonies to focus on rebirth

THE opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will reflect themes of ‘reconstruction’ and ‘re-birth’ that have run through preparations for the Games, creative director Mansai Nomura said ...

August 1, 2018, Wednesday




 

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