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‘Cities should avoid Olympics’: is it time to scrap Games?
Tokyo Olympic Games
In Depth

‘Cities should avoid Olympics’: is it time to scrap Games?

Oxford study says Tokyo’s bill has already hit $15.84bn and will be the most expensive ever
9 Sep 2020
Sport shorts: dates confirmed for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in 2021
Daily Briefing

Sport shorts: dates confirmed for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021

Ten things from the world of sport on Monday 30 March
30 Mar 2020
Back pages: Olympic flame will continue to burn in Tokyo
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame is displayed at Ofunato, Iwate prefecture in Japan
Daily Briefing

Back pages: Olympic flame will continue to burn in Tokyo

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 25 March
25 Mar 2020
Tokyo 2020 reactions: ‘the only decision we can support’
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in 2021
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Tokyo 2020 reactions: ‘the only decision we can support’

Olympic and Paralympic Games will now take place no later than summer 2021
24 Mar 2020
Back pages: footballers ‘revolt’ against games with no fans
Valencia’s Uefa Champions League clash against Atalanta on 10 March was played behind closed doors at the Estadio Mestalla
Daily Briefing

Back pages: footballers ‘revolt’ against games with no fans

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 24 March
24 Mar 2020
Team Canada withdraws from the Olympic Games
A woman wearing a face mask walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo
In Brief

Team Canada withdraws from the Olympic Games

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hints that the games could be postponed - but cancelling is not an option
23 Mar 2020
Back pages: flame flickers on Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame is displayed at Ofunato, Iwate prefecture in Japan
Daily Briefing

Back pages: flame flickers on Tokyo 2020 Olympics

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 23 March
23 Mar 2020

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‘Insensitive and irresponsible’: IOC virus stance is slammed
Will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games be postponed because of coronavirus?
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‘Insensitive and irresponsible’: IOC virus stance is slammed

Olympic organisers say there’s no need for any ‘drastic action’ at this stage
18 Mar 2020
Sport shorts: Euro 2020 postponed until summer 2021
Uefa European football championship trophy Euro 2020
Daily Briefing

Sport shorts: Euro 2020 postponed until summer 2021

Ten things from the world of sport on Tuesday 17 March
17 Mar 2020
IOC set for crisis talks over Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Will the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games be postponed because of coronavirus?
In Brief

IOC set for crisis talks over Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says the Olympics will go ahead but there are calls for a postponement
16 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: three-month window to save the Olympics
A woman wearing a face mask walks past the Olympic rings in Tokyo
In Depth

Coronavirus: three-month window to save the Olympics

Ireland vs. Italy Six Nations games are postponed and the F1 Vietnam GP is under threat
26 Feb 2020
Sport shorts: organisers say Olympics will not be cancelled
Tokyo Olympic Games
Daily Briefing

Sport shorts: organisers say Olympics will not be cancelled

Ten things from the world of sport on Thursday 13 February
13 Feb 2020
Coronavirus impact on sport: ‘serious concerns’ for Olympics
Officials at the Japan Coast Guard base in Yokohama where a cruise ship is in quarantine following an outbreak of coronavirus
In Brief

Coronavirus impact on sport: ‘serious concerns’ for Olympics

Formula 1 bosses meet to discuss whether to race the Chinese Grand Prix in April
5 Feb 2020
What are women banned from doing in Saudi Arabia?
Saudi women
In Depth

What are women banned from doing in Saudi Arabia?

Social reforms in the kingdom not as far reaching as first assumed, say campaigners
23 Jan 2020
Back pages: ‘No excuses’ for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
In Brief

Back pages: ‘No excuses’ for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 10 December
10 Dec 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 23. International sport
olympicopeningceremony.jpg
In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world - 23. International sport

From the Olympic Games to the World Cup, sport brings the world closer together
15 Nov 2019
Why everyone’s talking about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been unveiled
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

There’s one year to go until the start of the summer games in Japan
24 Jul 2019
Laura Muir: Team GB’s golden girl tipped for Olympic glory
British athlete Laura Muir celebrates her gold medal in the women’s 1500m final at the 2019 European Indoor Championships
In Depth

Laura Muir: Team GB’s golden girl tipped for Olympic glory

Scottish star praised after her ‘double-double’ at the European indoors in Glasgow
5 Mar 2019
London backed to make bid for the 2036 Olympic Games
The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games
In Brief

London backed to make bid for the 2036 Olympic Games

UK capital has held the summer games a record three times
27 Feb 2019
Twitter reacts: breakdancing proposed for Paris Olympics
Breakdancing
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Twitter reacts: breakdancing proposed for Paris Olympics

Surfing, climbing and skateboarding could also feature in the French capital
21 Feb 2019
London named world’s top sports city ahead of LA and Paris
London’s 2012 Olympic Stadium is now home to Premier League side West Ham
In Brief

London named world’s top sports city ahead of LA and Paris

Olympic host cities dominate the top five of the 2019 rankings
5 Feb 2019
Peaty warns Fina: ‘I don’t care, ban me if you’ve got to’
Team GB swimmer Adam Peaty won the 100m breaststroke gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics
In Brief

Peaty warns Fina: ‘I don’t care, ban me if you’ve got to’

Briton risks Olympic defence over backing of the International Swimming League
20 Dec 2018
Tokyo 2020 funding boost for Team GB surfing and softball
Surfing will be one of the new sports at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo
In Brief

Tokyo 2020 funding boost for Team GB surfing and softball

New Aspiration Fund will support 14 Olympic and Paralympic sports
7 Dec 2018
Biles wins record fourth all-around gymnastics world title
USA gymnast Simone Biles celebrates her gold in the women’s all-around final in Doha
In Brief

Biles wins record fourth all-around gymnastics world title

America’s golden girl was not even on top form in Doha
2 Nov 2018
Usain Bolt leaves the Mariners: is his football dream over?
Usain Bolt goals Central Coast Mariners
In Brief

Usain Bolt leaves the Mariners: is his football dream over?

Olympic sprinting legend’s trial spell ends with the A-League side
2 Nov 2018
Farah wins Chicago Marathon and targets 2020 Olympics medal
Mo Farah Chicago Marathon Tokyo 2020
In Brief

Farah wins Chicago Marathon and targets 2020 Olympics medal

British athlete breaks the European marathon record
8 Oct 2018
Rugby union global fan base grows by 24% since 2013
Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour
In Brief

Rugby union global fan base grows by 24% since 2013

World Rugby study reveals increase in followers and participation
7 Aug 2018
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan PM orders daylight saving study
Tokyo Olympic Games
In Brief

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan PM orders daylight saving study

Athlete safety is a concern but the public and businesses are divided by the proposal
7 Aug 2018
London 2012 Olympic legacy events generate £130m
London 2012 Olympic Games legacy events
In Brief

London 2012 Olympic legacy events generate £130m

New report from UK Sport reveals economic impact of 25 National Lottery and taxpayer-funded events as well as spectator numbers
27 Jul 2018
Showjumper drew pig-blood penis in Tory peer lover’s home
Lizzie Purbrick
In Brief

Showjumper drew pig-blood penis in Tory peer lover’s home

Lizzie Purbrick also wrote ‘highly abusive slogans’ on walls of Lord Prior’s London flat
18 Jul 2018
Gamers at the Games? Olympic forum to focus on esports
League of Legends Esports China Hangzhou
In Brief

Gamers at the Games? Olympic forum to focus on esports

Olympic Movement will meet the world of competitive video gaming
27 Jun 2018
Is Tokyo 2020 back on track? Ticket prices and new sports
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears in Rio as the Olympic baton is passed on for 2020
In Review

Is Tokyo 2020 back on track? Ticket prices and new sports

Venues are taking shape, as freestyle BMX, skateboarding and sport climbing are set to make their Olympic debut
23 Apr 2018
North Korea’s cheerleaders: who are Kim Jong Un’s red coats?
North Korea cheerleaders
In Depth

North Korea’s cheerleaders: who are Kim Jong Un’s red coats?

There’s more than meets the eye to the Winter Olympic’s best-drilled cheerleaders
14 Feb 2018
Olympic Games: the painful legacy of politics vs. sport
Black September
In Depth

Olympic Games: the painful legacy of politics vs. sport

In Depth: history of the event is marred by political tensions that have sometimes led to violence
8 Feb 2018
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