Tokyo Olympics to cost $2.4 billion extra due to delay, COVID-19 health measures, say tournament organisers
The extra costs come as officials work to build enthusiasm for the first Games postponed in peacetime, insisting the massive event can go ahead next year even if the pandemic is not under control.
Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to face regular testing, restrictions on mingling according to new COVID-19 protocol
After months of talks, officials issued a 54-page report outlining how they believe the Games can go ahead, even if the pandemic is not under control by the new start date of July 2021.
Winter Olympics 2018: Slovenian ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic thrown out of Pyeongchang Games for failed drugs test
CAS said Jeglic "accepted an anti-doping rule violation and, as a consequence, the athlete is suspended from competing in the remainder of the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018."
Winter Olympics 2018: Japanese speed skater Kei Saito becomes first athlete at Pyeongchang to fail doping test
Saito failed an out-of-competition test prior to the event, the anti-doping authority said in a statement, adding that he tested positive for acetazolamide, a banned diuretic which is considered a masking agent.
McDonald's has supported the Olympics since the Montreal Games in 1976 and although the split takes place with immediate effect they will continue to be a sponsor at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
Anil Punia has supported his wife Seema Punia through Athens 2004 and London 2012 and is now here to lend moral and psychological support to the discus thrower so that she can improve further.
With the ‘Humans of Olympics’ series, we interact with volunteers, journalists, former athletes and the likes to capture the soul of the 2016 Rio Games
One of his cherished memories was being in the Commonwealth Games village in Kuala Lumpur way back in 1998 and Sachin Tendulkar had that same feeling of deja vu as he dropped in at the Olympic Games athletes village in Rio on Saturday
The main ramp used by Rio Olympic sailors was undergoing repairs Monday after partly collapsing in bad weather, raising new concerns over the state of infrastructure for the Games.
Olympics 2016: Village security tightened after theft of computer, team shirts from Australian delegation
Security at the Olympic village has been tightened following the theft of a computer and team shirts from the Australian delegation during a fire evacuation, team officials said Sunday.
Less than a week before the opening of the Olympics, IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes.
The Australian team said they evacuated their building at the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro because of a fire in the basement on Friday, one week before the Games open.
The Rio Olympics is to be held in Brazil from 5-21 August. But the preparations for the Games has been marred with complaints about the Games Village.
Blocked toilets, dangerous wiring and other problems in Rio's Olympic Village will be resolved by the end of the week, Brazil organisers said.
Pareshnath Mukherjee, manager of the squad at the London Games, feels if the Village in Delhi was five-star during the Commonwealth Games, London isn't even a two-star.