Governments have started to see automation as the key to brighter urban futures. But what will this look like?
There's nowhere quite like Japan – or at least, that's how the Japanese government tells it.
This rough and tumble sport has smashed through gender stereotypes – can it now be a force for social change?
For Rio de Janeiro and for Brazil, these Olympic Games arrived at the worst possible time.
Instead of showcasing a rising global power with a booming economy, the 2014 Games put a spotlight on Brazil's most serious economic recession since the 1930s, along with a host of social problems.
Will the Winning Edge strategy impact sport participation and limit sports’ abilities to develop Olympic champions?
Australia has had a good start to the Rio Olympics. But does that mean that the strategy created in response to Australia's poor Olympic performance in 2012 is working?
Rugby sevens: on the Olympic programme in Rio.
It's down to money, popularity and a lot of lobbying.
French authorities investigating.
There are days when you just want to think about buttercups and Jamie Vardy.
Saudi Arabia's top cleric has branded chess a "waste of time". He should take a closer look.
Hands up if you love synchronised swimming.
It is Tokyo, after all. It was nearly 6am when a few thousand supporters gathered at Komazawa stadium, one of the key venues for Tokyo’s 1964 games, exploded in celebration as International Olympic Committee…