Tokyo 2020

A history of the Paralympics
 A competitor at the 1992 Summer Paralympics in Barcelona
In Focus

A history of the Paralympics

Starting this week in Tokyo, the Paralympic Games has its origins in post-war Britain
23 Aug 2021
Tokyo’s ‘grand human opera’: a tonic for a weary world
The flag bearers at the closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
In Depth

Tokyo’s ‘grand human opera’: a tonic for a weary world

Despite widespread ambivalence and fear, the Games managed to bring us together
12 Aug 2021
Simone Biles: was she courageous to quit?
Simone Biles: the GOAT with her bronze medal
Why we’re talking about . . .

Simone Biles: was she courageous to quit?

US gymnast became the talk of Tokyo for not performing
5 Aug 2021
Sky Brown: ‘I’m so stoked - I really hope I inspire some girls’
Sky Brown, 13, won bronze in the women’s skateboarding park event
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Sky Brown: ‘I’m so stoked - I really hope I inspire some girls’

A year after a horror fall the skateboarder, 13, becomes Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist
4 Aug 2021
Warholm smashes record then slams ‘b******t’ super shoes
Karsten Warholm reacts after breaking the 400m hurdles world record
In Focus

Warholm smashes record then slams ‘b******t’ super shoes

Norwegian stormed to gold in the 400m hurdles with a time of 45.94secs
3 Aug 2021
High jumping for joy: an iconic act of sportsmanship in Tokyo
Mutaz Essa Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi
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High jumping for joy: an iconic act of sportsmanship in Tokyo

Olympic history was made after Barshim and Tamberi shared the gold medal 
2 Aug 2021
Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum after refusing to return to Minsk
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya (left) alongside Beth Dobbin of Team GB
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Belarusian sprinter seeking asylum after refusing to return to Minsk

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya arrives at Polish embassy after being seized by officials from her own country
2 Aug 2021

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Pool party: golden ‘new era’ for British swimming
Adam Peaty defended his Olympic 100m breaststroke title
In Focus

Pool party: golden ‘new era’ for British swimming

Team GB swimmers made a splash at the Tokyo Olympics 
1 Aug 2021
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: a guide to the games
Tokyo 2020 mascot Miraitowa poses with the Olympic Rings
In Depth

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: a guide to the games

Everything you need to know about the biggest event in sport
31 Jul 2021
Bring on Paris: ‘so much more to come’ from Dujardin and Gio
In Tokyo Charlotte Dujardin won two bronze medals riding Gio
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Bring on Paris: ‘so much more to come’ from Dujardin and Gio

With two medals in Tokyo Dujardin is now Britain’s most decorated female Olympian
29 Jul 2021
Mental health and elite sport: the pressure to perform 
Team USA gymnast Simone Biles
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Mental health and elite sport: the pressure to perform 

Gymnastics star Simone Biles pulls out of the individual all-around final in Tokyo 
28 Jul 2021
Tom Daley: the perfect Hollywood ending for Team GB’s golden boy
Tears well up in the eyes of Tom Daley after his gold at Tokyo 2020
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Tom Daley: the perfect Hollywood ending for Team GB’s golden boy

There were tears of joy after Daley and Matty Lee won diving gold in Tokyo
27 Jul 2021
Broadcaster apologises for ‘shocking’ Olympic stereotypes
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 08:Residents of Olympic bid city Tokyo celebrate while holding Tokyo signs after the announcement of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games host city at Komazawa Olympic Park
Tall Tales

Broadcaster apologises for ‘shocking’ Olympic stereotypes

And other stories from the stranger side of life
27 Jul 2021
Does the Tokyo Olympics branding amount to cultural appropriation?
BBC Tokyo Olympics trailer
Expert’s view

Does the Tokyo Olympics branding amount to cultural appropriation?

What started as a stereotype of Japan by western media has turned into a process of nation branding
26 Jul 2021
Gallery: Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony
Fireworks light up the sky over the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo
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Gallery: Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony

A pick of the best images from the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo
23 Jul 2021
Tokyo 2020: the ‘strangest’ Olympic Games in history
Tokyo is under a state of emergency
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Tokyo 2020: the ‘strangest’ Olympic Games in history

The stripped-back event looks set to be ‘an utterly joyless affair’
22 Jul 2021
Should the Tokyo 2020 Olympics be cancelled? 
The Japan and Australia women’s softball teams line up ahead of the opening match at Tokyo 2020
Today’s big question

Should the Tokyo 2020 Olympics be cancelled? 

Just days before the opening ceremony a cancellation has not been ruled out 
21 Jul 2021
Team GB medal hopes: the athletes going for gold in Tokyo
Laura and Jason Kenny with their gold medals at Rio 2016
In Focus

Team GB medal hopes: the athletes going for gold in Tokyo

Can the Kennys, Adam Peaty and Jade Jones lead a British gold rush?
20 Jul 2021
Gallery: inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village
Tokyo 2020 bedrooms
In pictures

Gallery: inside the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village

The countdown is on to the opening ceremony in Tokyo
19 Jul 2021
Plague of oysters disrupts Tokyo Olympics
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Plague of oysters disrupts Tokyo Olympics

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Jul 2021
Heimana Reynolds: skateboarder goes for gold
Heimana Reynolds Polo Ralph Lauren
The big interview

Heimana Reynolds: skateboarder goes for gold

Dressed in Polo Ralph Lauren, Reynolds excels in the park discipline
1 Jul 2021
Olympic Games set for transgender first
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard 
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Olympic Games set for transgender first

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will make history at Tokyo 2020
24 Jun 2021
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
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
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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
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