A student lights the Olympic Flame during a ‘Flame of Recovery’ ceremony in Japan held the day after the decision was made to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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An athlete who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics says when the rescheduled Olympics take place, the Games can help rebuild societies in a humanitarian way through the spirit of Olympism.
A man takes a selfie with the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo on the same day the International Olympic Committee announced the 2020 Summer Games would be postponed.
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The decision to reschedule the Olympic and Paralympic Games was the right move. But how should we decide whether and when the Games should now be held?
Could the Olympic Games be postponed for the first time in its history?
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Following the Chinese swimmer's eight-year ban, FINA must examine its governance and follow the example set by athletics and tennis to investigate and prosecute doping.
The Olympics are an international gathering – politics and protest can’t be divided from that.
From Peter O'Connor waving the Irish flag in 1906 to rainbow colours at Sochi, athletes have always used the Olympics to share their politics.
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.