Winter Olympics 2018

Tokyo counts cost of $15 billion pandemic Olympics ‘gamble’

Tokyo awoke to a huge bill and soaring coronavirus cases on Monday after pulling off a mid-pandemic Olympics that at times looked impossible...

‘Most challenging’ Tokyo Olympics declared closed

The Tokyo 2020 Games were declared closed on Sunday by IOC chief Thomas Bach, who said it had been the "most challenging Olympic journey" after...

Shared gold, knitting and cardboard dogs : memorable moments of Tokyo Olympics

The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics may have lacked crowds, but there was no shortage of memorable moments. Here are some of the Games' memorable...

Two Belarus coaches kicked out of Olympics over Tsimanouskaya removal

Two Belarusian coaches have been stripped of their Tokyo Olympics accreditations over an alleged attempt to force a sprinter to fly home, an...

US hurdlers sparkle at Olympics, Nigerian sprinter cast out for doping

The good and the ugly side of Olympic athletics were on show on Saturday as Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad sparkled on the track while...

Planted art : Japan rice field work marks Tokyo Olympics

From the ground, there's not much to distinguish the rice stalks in a field in Japan's Gyoda. It's only seen from above that a massive artwork...

Japan expands virus emergency one week into Olympics

Japan on Friday extended a virus state of emergency in Tokyo and expanded the measure to four more regions as it battles a record surge in infections...

US swimmer accuses Russia’s Rylov of doping in Olympics row

American Ryan Murphy accused Evgeny Rylov of doping after he was beaten by the Russian in the Olympic 200m backstroke on Friday, sparking an...

Fraser-Pryce eases into Olympics as S.Africa strike rare women’s swim gold

Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made an impressive entrance at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday as South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker...

New coronavirus scare causes jitters on eve of Tokyo Olympics athletics

Australia's track and field team was briefly placed in isolation on Thursday as a coronavirus scare caused fresh jitters on the eve of the Tokyo...

Ledecky v Titmus as Olympics grapples with Biles withdrawal

US star Katie Ledecky will seek revenge against Australian rival Ariarne Titmus in the Olympic pool on Wednesday as shockwaves from the dramatic...

US lawmakers push corporate sponsors to shun Beijing Olympics

US lawmakers on Tuesday pressed corporate sponsors to pull out of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, accusing them of supporting what Washington considers...

Why is Taiwan not called Taiwan at the Olympics?

Taiwan's star weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun won gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, but when she ascended the podium to receive her medal there...

Osaka crashes out of Olympics as Bermuda celebrate historic gold

Japanese star Naomi Osaka crashed out of the Olympics tennis competition on Tuesday after Flora Duffy delivered gold for Bermuda for the first...

Chinese shooter wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics as storm threat looms

Chinese shooter Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday as the coronavirus-hit Games braced for a potentially disruptive...

Troubled Tokyo Olympics set to open under Covid cloud

The most troubled Olympics in modern history finally open in Tokyo on Friday, struggling to shake off lingering virus fears after a one-year...

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