Olympics


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


Italy wins 2026 Winter Games bid

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years....

June 25, 2019, Tuesday


Winter Olympics bid

Italy’s Olympic downhill champion Sofia Goggia and the slalom legend Alberto Tomba will head the Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo bid to host the 2026 Winter Games later this month....

June 13, 2019, Thursday


Dujardin and Hester: perfect Olympic blend

CHARLOTTE Dujardin and Carl Hester may be complete opposites as characters but that, Dujardin says, is what has helped turn them into Olympic dressage gold medallists. Dujardin, who has three Olympic ...

May 12, 2019, Sunday


Tokyo 2020 ticket launch

Tokyo 2020 organizers yesterday launched a portal detailing prices and timings for Olympic events, as they prepare to throw open ticket applications via lottery for Japanese residents....

April 19, 2019, Friday


Japan’s new Olympic chief

Japan yesterday appointed a new Olympics minister to replace a gaffe-prone politician forced to step down after the latest in a string of embarrassing missteps....

April 12, 2019, Friday




 

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