Many schools near Tokyo are shunning Olympic and Paralympic events, cancelling more than half the 280,000 tickets reserved for them amid worries that the Games could further spread Covid-19, a Japanese daily said on Sunday.
The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) on Friday reiterated its total commitment to maintaining continuous dialogue with the IOC’s Future Host Commission as it moves forward in its bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time.
Even if Japan can contain the coronavirus outbreak, the Summer Olympic Games "would not make sense" if other countries cannot send their athletes, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said on Wednesday.
A line of masked spectators raises muffled cheers for elite marathon runners, and a baseball bat's thud on a ball echoes around a vast, empty stadium
Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it ...
The exhibition, which aims to shed light on the impact of sport on the empowerment of Arab women, is organised on the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, which falls on April 6 every year.
The ceremony was marked by a show of unity between North and South Korea.
Unlike the FIFA World Cup 2014, the Olympic games now being held in Brazil has not been able to kick up as much following and enthusiasm among Qatar residents, including Latin American expatriates , it is learnt.
The Qatari flag has been hoisted in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro where the Olympic Games are starting on Friday.
Rio de Janeiro's mayor on Tuesday declared a fourth city holiday during the Olympic games after fans and athletes arrived to gridlock in the host city.