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Coco Gauff leads tennis stars ruled out of Tokyo – Olympic Covid withdrawals

As the coronavirus cases plague the Olympic Village, list of athletes forced to withdraw from Tokyo 2020 continues to grow. Unlike many of her contemporaries,...

Germany’s Olympic team walk off in Honduras friendly after alleged racist abuse

Germany’s Olympic men’s football team walked off the pitch with five minutes remaining of their friendly against Honduras after one of their players was...

Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus. The “very significant change” to traditional...

Plans for six Tokyo sites to livestream Olympics scrapped

Plans to have big screens showing the Olympics at six sites in Tokyo have been cancelled as worries grow about the coronavirus pandemic amid...

World 100m champion Christian Coleman to still miss Olympics despite cut of ban

Christian Coleman has had his ban for breaching anti-doping ‘whereabouts’ rules cut from two years to 18 months but the reigning world 100 metres...

Japan imposes new coronavirus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

Japan has announced that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a...

Dutch minister on thin ice after skating with Olympic gold medallist

The Dutch finance minister is on thin ice after taking to a speed skating oval with one of the Netherlands’ greatest Olympians. Finance Minister Wopke...

1996 Olympic swimmer ran drug syndicate, Sydney police allege

Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller is in custody charged with drug trafficking after Australian police seized methamphetamine valued at two million Australian dollars (£1.1...

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...

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