Tokyo 2020

Why cancelling the Tokyo Olympics isn’t Japan’s call
Protester in Tokyo with placard calling for Games cancellation
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Why cancelling the Tokyo Olympics isn’t Japan’s call

Latest polls show Japanese public want the Games axed owing to Covid fears - but who gets the final say?
24 May 2021
Tokyo Olympic chief refuses to resign over sexist comments 
Tokyo Olympics president Yoshiro Mori
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Tokyo Olympic chief refuses to resign over sexist comments 

Former Japanese PM Yoshiro Mori apologises for saying women talk too much in meetings 
4 Feb 2021
Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC
The Olympic rings outside of the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo Olympics: a state of emergency for Japan and the IOC

Japanese government says there’s ‘no truth’ that the games will be cancelled because of Covid-19
22 Jan 2021
‘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

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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
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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
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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
‘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
Back pages: French Open farce creates ‘confusion and anger’
The French Open tennis grand slam is played at Roland Garros in Paris
Daily Briefing

Back pages: French Open farce creates ‘confusion and anger’

A round-up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 18 March
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
Why everyone’s talking about Sun Yang
Sun Yang competes in the 200m freestyle semi-final at the Fina World Championships in 2015
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Why everyone’s talking about Sun Yang

Chinese swimmer will appeal eight-year ban but the Olympic champion’s career looks over
28 Feb 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
Sport shorts: Tokyo 2020 is a grand opportunity for sumo
Sumo wrestling is Japan's national sport
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Sport shorts: Tokyo 2020 is a grand opportunity for sumo

Ten things from the world of sport on Tuesday 4 February
4 Feb 2020
What will happen in 2020?
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In Depth

What will happen in 2020?

From the Olympic Games and US presidential election to Beethoven’s anniversary and a cannabis referendum
23 Jan 2020
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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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