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2020 Olympics


Russia tries new weapon in fight against doping ban: Emotion

November 18, 2020 1:16 pm

The decision to uphold, or overturn, Russia’s four-year ban could determine if antidoping officials can ever punish state-backed cheating programs.

Tokyo Olympics to give refunds to ticket buyers in Japan

October 30, 2020 10:39 pm

This does not apply to fans who have purchased tickets outside Japan through so-called Authorized Ticket Resellers appointed by national Olympic committees.

Explained: Athletes can’t take a knee at the Olympics; will that now change?

August 14, 2020 8:03 am

From the 1970s, the Olympic Charter made it clear that “every kind of demonstration or propaganda whether political, religious or racial is forbidden in Olympic areas”.

Dreams laid low

July 24, 2020 11:30 pm

If not for the pandemic, this would have been the first weekend of the Tokyo Games

Olympics 2021: In world without Covid, they would all be in Tokyo today

July 24, 2020 2:29 pm

If all had been well, all of them would have strutted out at the National Stadium in Tokyo on Friday, for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. But then, all is not well.

From cricket to athletics, how Covid-19 has hit the sporting world and will change it

May 06, 2020 8:43 am

Some sports will be hit harder than others. The economic structure of international cricket is likely to change, with lower-ranked nations facing a crunch in funds. Some less popular sports, like hockey, stare at an uncertain future.

Tokyo adrift: With Olympics uncertain, Japan's hockey players return to day jobs

May 05, 2020 8:14 am

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, athletes around the world have been forced indoors. Not in Japan, however. Half a dozen Japanese hockey players have to report for work daily, leaving coach Siegfried Aikman anxious for their well-being.

Tokyo Olympic CEO promises 'transparency' over cost of delay

April 23, 2020 8:03 pm

Neither the Japanese organizers nor the International Olympic Committee has said what it will cost to delay the Tokyo Games for one year. Early estimates in Japan range between $2 billion and $6 billion.

Tokyo Olympic flame taken off display; next stop unclear

April 08, 2020 4:52 pm

In the long-term, the flame is expected to be used by the International Olympic Committee as a promotion device and as a symbol of the fight against the pandemic.

Blessing or Curse: Olympians now have another year to prepare for Tokyo

March 25, 2020 12:52 pm

After the Tokyo Olympics got postponed on Tuesday in view of the coronavirus outbreak, athletes are worried about supporting themselves with no opportunities for appearance fees and prize money.


20 splendid global destinations to visit this year

January 21, 2020 11:49 am

Make travel a priority by visiting these nature-friendly and beautiful destinations from around the world this year.