Performers for the Tokyo 2020 games during the Rio Olympic Games 2016 Closing Ceremony.
Japan's global influence has waned in recent years. Showing that renewables can decouple emissions from economic success could help the country find its niche and spark a race to power the Earth.
A transgender pride flag at a protest against white supremacy and discrimination after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
High-profile athletes have been speaking out against the eligibility of transgender women in elite female sporting competitions.
Specializing in a specific sport at an early age is not necessary to become an Olympic athlete. In fact, the opposite is true.
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Should athletes who dream of making it to the Olympics start their journey as young children? Research shows that specializing in a specific sport at a young age is not the best approach.
Governments have started to see automation as the key to brighter urban futures. But what will this look like?
This rough and tumble sport has smashed through gender stereotypes – can it now be a force for social change?
Brazilian pro skateboarder Luan Olivera performs a switch 360 flip at the Maloof Cup, a skateboarding competition in South Africa.
Can skateboarding – with its anti-establishment ethos and emphasis on individuality – mesh with the corporatized Olympics?
More action sports will be on the Olympic bill in Tokyo with skateboarding, surfing and climbing added to the programme.
French authorities investigating.
There are days when you just want to think about buttercups and Jamie Vardy.
Tenpin bowling’s presence in the Olympics can be justified on many grounds.
Eight sports have presented their case for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But it was tenpin bowling’s application that generated the most debate in the media and the wider public.