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Postponement of Tokyo Games will cost the IOC at least $800m

The International Olympic Committee is braced for a financial hit of 800 million US dollars as a consequence of the decision to delay the...

Tokyo Olympics postponement will cost IOC ‘several hundred million dollars’

The postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Games means the International Olympic Committee will have to shoulder “several hundred million dollars” of costs, its president...

Flame for Tokyo Olympics removed from public view in Japan

The Tokyo Olympic flame has been taken off public display in Japan. It is not clear when it will reappear again or where. The flame arrived...

Tokyo’s Olympic village could be used as coronavirus hospital

The Athletes Village being built for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for cornoavirus patients. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has been...

Japan hopeful of hosting Olympics ‘without a hitch’ – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the country is hopeful of hosting the Olympics this summer “without a hitch”. Speculation regarding the likelihood of the...

British sprinter Nigel Levine banned for four years after positive drugs test

British sprinter Nigel Levine has been suspended from all sport for four years after testing positive for banned asthma drug clenbuterol, UK Anti-Doping has...

French language groups protest over Olympic bid slogan in English

Groups defending the French language have lodged legal protests over the English-only slogan used for Paris's 2024 Olympic bid. Lawyer Emmanuel Ludot said he has...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from old mobile phones

Tokyo 2020 Olympics organisers have asked the people in Japan to donate unwanted electronic devices so the metal can be used to help make...

Usain Bolt’s been stripped of his triple-triple due to a team-mate and people are very angry

Usain Bolt has lost his 4×100 metres relay gold medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a result of Jamaica team-mate Nesta Carter being...

IOC announces 16 more positive doping tests from Beijing 2008

Sixteen more positive doping cases from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing have been confirmed, with all but one coming from Russia or a former...

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Coronavirus pandemic could get ‘worse and worse’, WHO chief warns

The coronavirus pandemic will worsen if governments fail to provide a clear and comprehensive strategy to suppress transmission, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has...

Lewis Hamilton strives for equality following dominant Styrian Grand Prix win

Lewis Hamilton has singled out Ferrari by claiming they are not doing enough to combat racism. Following his poor performance at Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring...

Body found at lake where Glee actress Naya Rivera went missing

A body has been found at the California lake where former Glee actress Naya Rivera went missing, police have said. The 33-year-old disappeared while on...
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