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Japan celebrates gold rush on day of upsets

Japan celebrates gold rush on day of upsets

A Japanese skateboarder claimed a piece of Olympic history as the host nation enjoyed a gold rush at the Tokyo Games yesterday, while France inflicted the first defeat on a men’s USA basketball team since Athens 2004.

Olympic chief says Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations'

Olympic chief says Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations'

Olympic chief Thomas Bach warned against allowing the Games to ‘descend into a marketplace of demonstrations’ on Saturday after criticism of a rule banning protests by athletes.

Qatar Olympic Committee announces interest to host future Olympic and Paralympic Games

Qatar Olympic Committee announces interest to host future Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) today announced it has formally submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) its request to join the non-committal “Continuous Dialogue” ...

Olympic organisers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not ready in time, experts say

Olympic organisers must be flexible if coronavirus vaccine not ready in time, experts say

The Tokyo Olympics next July will be a ‘uniquely risky’ event, demanding flexibility from organisers amid the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly if a vaccine has not been rolled out by then ...

Olympic flame lit in Greece in front of limited crowd

Olympic flame lit in Greece in front of limited crowd

The Olympic flame for the 2020 Tokyo Games was lit in Greece on Thursday in front of a crowd restricted to 100 because of the coronavirus.

Weightlifting doping scandal snarls Thai Olympic medal machine

Weightlifting doping scandal snarls Thai Olympic medal machine

Thai weightlifter Sarat Sumpradit eats up to 10 egg whites for breakfast, works out four hours a day, and is banned from his smartphone at night as his training shifts into high gear for the world championships.

2020 Olympic podiums to be made from recycled plastic

2020 Olympic podiums to be made from recycled plastic

Podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be made from plastic waste donated by local residents or collected from the sea, organisers said Tuesday, as part of a sustainability push.

Blast kills 22 near China factory in Olympic city

Blast kills 22 near China factory in Olympic city

An explosion and fire near a chemical factory left at least 22 people dead and 22 others injured on Wednesday in a northern China city that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, authorities said.

Amir meets President of International Olympic Committee

Amir meets President of International Olympic Committee

His Highness the Amir met with IOC President Dr Thomas Bach. HE the President of Qatar Olympic Committee, Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al-Thani, attended the meeting.

IOC chief 'disappointed' over lifting of Russian doping bans

IOC chief 'disappointed' over lifting of Russian doping bans

A decision by sport's top court to lift life bans for doping of 28 Russian athletes was ‘extremely disappointing and surprising’, IOC chief Thomas Bach said Sunday.

Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month's Winter Olympics ...

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal

IOC, two Koreas meet to finalise historic Olympic deal

After the two Koreas struck a deal for the North to attend the Winter Games in the South, Olympic bosses were meeting Saturday to resolve the devils in the details of the landmark pact.