Gulf Times - Olympic-Games
Olympics make no sense if countries cannot send athletes -Japan Deputy PM

Olympics make no sense if countries cannot send athletes -Japan Deputy PM

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.

Olympics-Japan's crowdless sport: A prelude to a coronavirus-hit Games?

Olympics-Japan's crowdless sport: A prelude to a coronavirus-hit Games?

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 banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

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 ...

Sheikha Al Mayassa opens 'Arab Women in Sport' photo show

Sheikha Al Mayassa opens 'Arab Women in Sport' photo show

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.

'Trump' and 'Un' thrown out of Olympic Games ceremony

'Trump' and 'Un' thrown out of Olympic Games ceremony

The ceremony was marked by a show of unity between North and South Korea.

IOC to meet next month on 2024, 2028 candidature

IOC to meet next month on 2024, 2028 candidature

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet next month to ponder whether it is feasible to award the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games when it meets in Lima in September.

Erdogan bitter Turkey's yet to win Olympic Games

Erdogan bitter Turkey's yet to win Olympic Games

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday acknowledged he was still rankled by Turkey's failure to win the right to host the Olympic Games, saying it had the ability to hold any sporting event.

Qatar residents find it hard to follow Rio Olympics

Qatar residents find it hard to follow Rio Olympics

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.

Qatari flag hoisted in Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro

Qatari flag hoisted in Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro

The Qatari flag has been hoisted in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro where the Olympic Games are starting on Friday.

Rio mayor declares fourth holiday to ease Olympics traffic

Rio mayor declares fourth holiday to ease Olympics traffic

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.

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

WHO chief going to the Olympics, says Zika risk low

The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games is both low and manageable, the chief of the World Health Organisation said on Friday, a week before the event kicks off in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil arrests group planning terrorism during Olympics

Brazil arrests group planning terrorism during Olympics

Brazilian police have arrested 10 members of a group allegedly planning terrorist attacks during the upcoming Olympic Games, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said on Thursday.