International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that weightlifting could be removed from the Olympic programme by 2024 if the sport’s international federation continues to ignore requested reforms in the fight against doping.
The pandemic-postponed Olympics will go ahead this summer: Yoshiro Mori.
Japan’s government said Tuesday it still planned to recruit 10,000 medical personnel for the virus-delayed Olympics, despite the heavy strain on the healthcare system caused by a third wave of infections.
Italy’s Olympic Committee CONI sent out a warning on Monday that the country may be sanctioned by the IOC for not respecting the sporting body’s independence.
Olympics organisers are “unwavering” on holding the coronavirus-delayed Games this year but can’t rule out staging it without spectators, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto told AFP.
Tokyo’s governor can see “no circumstances” under which the virus-postponed 2020 Olympics will be cancelled, despite rising coronavirus infections in Japan and continued public scepticism.
Next year’s coronavirus-postponed Olympics could be held in front of a “limited number of spectators” to prevent the spread of infection, Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto has said.
The development of a coronavirus vaccine or treatment will be key to allowing the postponed Tokyo 2020 games to open in a year’s time, organising committee president Yoshiro Mori said Wednesday.
UK Sport has denied putting athletes welfare at risk after a report claimed British Olympians had been given an experimental substance ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.
The postponed Olympics and a worrying second surge in coronavirus cases are the main issues as Tokyo voters elect a governor on Sunday to run one of the world’s most populous cities.
United States athletes and 1968 Mexico Games icon John Carlos on Saturday called for the International Olympic Committee to scrap rules barring athletes from protesting at the Olympics.
Olympics chief Thomas Bach agreed that 2021 was the “last option” for holding the delayed Tokyo Games, stressing that postponement cannot go on forever.
A Japanese expert who has criticised the country’s response to the coronavirus warned Monday that he is “pessimistic” that the postponed Olympics can be held even in 2021.
Thousands of fans planning to travel to the Olympics in Tokyo face uncertainty over flight refunds and reimbursements from hotels.
Japan’s media and athletes reacted with disappointment Wednesday to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but expressed relief the Games had not been cancelled altogether over the coronavirus pandemic.
The Olympics rings are up and the cute wide-eyed mascots are plastered across billboards and commuter trains, but people in Tokyo are increasingly convinced the Games won’t happen this summer.
Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised Sunday to implement “thorough measures” to protect people from the deadly coronavirus in the run-up to this summer’s Olympic Games.
Tokyo formally unveiled its 60,000-seater main Olympic Stadium.
Environmental pressure group Greenpeace said Wednesday it had detected what it called radiation “hot spots” near the starting point for the upcoming Olympic torch relay in Fukushima, northeastern Japan.
Soaring temperatures in Japan have killed at least 57 people since late July.
The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were unveiled yesterday with exactly one year to go until next year’s Games.
With the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics a little over a year away, the National Stadium, set to be the centrepiece of the Games, is 90% completed and will open its doors for the first time in December.
A more cerebral and certainly more sedentary set of competitors got down to business.
The 18th Asian Games torch is welcomed to the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, with a military parade and traditional dancing.
The International e-Sports Federation is “deep in talks” with organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Japan’s new home-sharing law was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms.
The Olympics ethics watchdog will “monitor” developments, IOC president says.
The US and South Korea announce the start of their annual joint military drills next month.
Trump predicts “tremendous success” in upcoming talks with Kim Jong Un.
North Korean athletes and delegates arrive in the South as part of an Olympics-driven detente between the two neighbours.