Olympics


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


Tokyo 2020 bosses feel the heat

AS Tokyo melts in a record-breaking heatwave, Olympic organizers are looking at ways to combat the heat when the 2020 Games rolls into town in two years. With the temperature reaching a record 41.1 degrees ...

July 25, 2018, Wednesday


Tokyo unveils mascots for 2020

THE mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were named during a ceremony in the Japanese capital yesterday. The Olympic mascot, a blue-checked pointy-eared figure, was named as Miraitowa ...

July 23, 2018, Monday


Venues for 2022 draw IOC praise

INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr says the Beijing 2022 Olympic venues will be landmarks for everyone taking part in winter sports. Samaranch, who is in Beijing ...

April 20, 2018, Friday




 

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