March 01, 2021 3:19 pm
One of India's biggest medal hopes at the Olympics, Bajrang Punia had qualified for the Olympics after earning a quota at the 2019 World Championships.
February 11, 2021 11:48 am
The former prime minister made the remark - that women talk too much - at a Japanese Olympic Committee board meeting early this month, setting off a storm of criticism at home and abroad.
February 06, 2021 8:48 am
Yoshiro Mori, the 83-year-old former Japanese Prime Minister, set off a social media storm by saying that women talked too much, in remarks made in a meeting with the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) this week.
February 02, 2021 2:51 pm
A recent spike in Covid-19 infections in Japan triggered a state of emergency in some areas.
January 23, 2021 8:28 am
A year on, the cultural sensitisation drive has been put on the back burner. Instead, the people in Kurobe are familiarising themselves with pandemic protocols.
June 16, 2020 2:11 pm
The Tokyo Olympics were to be held this year but were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The suggestion comes from Haruyuki Takahashi in an interview published Monday in the Japanese sports newspaper Nikkan Sports.
June 04, 2020 9:31 am
John Coates, the head of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) inspectorate for Tokyo, has said a lack of a defence against the new coronavirus threatened the Games and organisers had to start planning for what could be a “very different” Olympics if there were no signs of COVID-19 being eradicated.
May 11, 2020 11:23 am
The pandemic and the uncertainty have emptied Olympic stores of customers. And one large question looms to increase the anxiety: Can the postponed games really take place?
April 28, 2020 2:30 pm
It will be difficult for Tokyo to host the Olympic Games next year unless there is an effective vaccine against the coronavirus, the head of the Japan Medical Association said.
April 03, 2020 2:34 pm
The 1940 Games in Tokyo and in Sapporo, where the Winter Olympics were to be held, were undone by Japan’s military government, which resisted funding the competitions while it waged war on China.
April 14, 2020 12:06 pm
The Tokyo Airport has a deserted look at a time when athleltes, tourists and fans should be pouring in for Olympics 2020, which has been postponed to next year due to coronavirus.
March 03, 2020 7:06 pm
The Tokyo Olympics open in five months on July 24. But the fast-spreading coronavirus from China is making Tokyo organisers very anxious.