Olympics: Fans, but no cheering, for delayed Olympic torch relay

Thu, 25 Feb 2021 - 10:09 GMT

Parts of Japan are currently under a virus state of emergency due to lift by March 7, with some areas possibly exiting the measure earlier.

Australia says qualified athletes assured of Tokyo spots in 2021

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 - 06:15 GMT

“At least we have a new goal and planning has started,” he said.

Olympic gymnastics qualifier in Tokyo cancelled over virus

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 - 05:24 GMT

Leading gymnasts including four-time Olympic gold medallist Biles, who is expected to be among the stars of Tokyo 2020, had been on the original entry list for the event.

Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 - 12:43 GMT

IOC announced on Saturday that North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games and compete in three sports and five disciplines.

N. Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games, says IOC official

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 11:02 GMT

North Korea's Olympic representative said Saturday the reclusive nation was "likely to participate" in next month's Winter Games in South Korea.

Egypt qualifies for Special Olympics 1st world cup for ‘unified’ football

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 - 10:50 GMT

Egypt wins first Special Olympics Female Unified Football cup in the region, qualifying it for the Chicago World Cup in July.

IOC bans 11 Russian winter athletes for life for Sochi 2014 doping

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 - 07:22 GMT

Among them are speed skaters Ivan Skobrev, a two-time medallist at the Vancouver 2010 Games, and Artem Kuznetcov.

IOC hopeful of late surge for Pyeongchang tickets

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 - 05:53 GMT

Pyeongchang 2018 daily ticket sales have tripled since the start of the Olympic torch relay in South Korea last month.

IOC bans three Russian bobsledders for life over doping

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 03:23 GMT

(IOC) said on Wednesday it had banned for life three Russian bobsledders - Aleksandr Kasyanov, Aleksei Pushkarev and Ilvir Khuzin - over doping allegations.

Sri Lanka fuel shortage to end on Nov. 9

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 - 12:20 GMT

Sri Lanka's fuel shortage will end on Nov. 9, Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said on Monday.

Olympics: IOC prepares Paris, LA award amid graft storm

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 - 09:53 GMT

The International Olympic Committee opens a week of high-level meetings here Monday.