Olympics


Trampolinist Dong bounces to record 4th Games

Legendary Chinese trampolinist Dong Dong will compete at the Tokyo Olympics, Xinhua news agency said yesterday, making a record fourth appearance at the Games....

June 10, 2021, Thursday


Roads blocked off as Tokyo gets ready for Games

Roads were being closed off yesterday around Tokyo Olympic venues, including the new US$1.4-billion National Stadium where the opening ceremony is set for July 23....

June 9, 2021, Wednesday


Cancel Games, says Asahi daily

Japanese newspaper publisher Asahi Shimbun, an official partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, called for the Summer Games to be cancelled in an editorial yesterday, citing risks to public safety and strains...

May 27, 2021, Thursday


Cancel Games, say Tokyo doctors

A TOP medical organization has thrown its weight behind calls to cancel the Tokyo Olympics, saying hospitals are already overwhelmed as the country battles a spike in coronavirus infections less than three...

May 19, 2021, Wednesday


Enthusiasts of ancient Egyptian martial art eye Olympic status

Egypt’s tradition of tahtib (stick fighting), popular at festivities and dating back at least 5,000 years, has become a modern martial art that enthusiasts hope will eventually make it to the Olympics. French-Egyptian ...

May 9, 2021, Sunday


Anti-Games petition catching on

An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled has gained tens of thousands of signatures since being launched in Japan only days ago....

May 7, 2021, Friday


Full venues at Games ‘very difficult’

Full stadiums will be “very difficult” at the Tokyo Olympics, the head of the Games warned yesterday, as organizers pushed back a decision on how many domestic fans can attend until June....

April 29, 2021, Thursday


100 days to Games as virus roars

A SECOND section of the Tokyo Olympics torch relay was pulled from public roads over spiking coronavirus cases yesterday, fueling fears about whether the postponed Games should go ahead with just 100 days...

April 15, 2021, Thursday


70% Japanese want Tokyo Games nixed or delayed

More than 70 percent of people in Japan want the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled or delayed as the coronavirus pandemic rolls on, a Kyodo News poll showed yesterday, just over 100 days ahead of the planned...

April 13, 2021, Tuesday


Beijing completes tests for 2022 Games

WITH 300 days to go until the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, the “Experience Beijing” testing program has come to a delightful end. From the fluttering snowflakes in Zhangjiakou and Yanqing competition ...

April 12, 2021, Monday




 

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