Seven-time Olympian, pioneer woman lawmaker Hashimoto appointed Olympics minister Named after the Olympic flame when she was born days before Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, Seiko Hashimoto has lived up to her name by taking part in seven Olympics and doing it in two.. Reuters - Published 6 days ago
Japan's Abe, headed for longest premiership, seeks stability in cabinet rejig Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely pick a former Olympic speed skater to prepare for the 2020 Games and keep allies in key posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday as he readies a tax rise.. Reuters - Published 1 week ago
Caribbeans Brathwaite and Peters shine with Pan Am Games gold
Barbadian Shane Brathwaite bagged gold in the 110 metre hurdles in 13.31 seconds, while Grenada's Anderson Peters set a new Pan Am Games record in the javelin with a throw of 87.31 metres.
Credit: Reuters - Sports Duration: 00:54 Published on August 11, 2019
Raging heatwave raises Tokyo Olympics worries
A construction worker died of a suspected heatstroke while renovating a convention centre that will be used by the Tokyo Olympics next year, as a deadly heatwave that has already claimed dozens of..
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:24 Published on August 9, 2019
Nike shoes fetch record $437,500 at auction
A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc , sold for $437,500 on Tuesday (July 23), shattering the record for a pair of sneakers at public auction. Sotheby's head of..
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 00:43 Published on July 24, 2019
Caster Semenya signs for South African football team Two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has signed for a South African women's football team as she begins to prepare for a career outside of athletics. BBC News - Published 2 weeks ago
Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith shines to take second in 200m 'Olympic final' Dina Asher-Smith underlines why is she seen as a World Championships medal contender with an impressive display in the 200m at the Birmingham Grand Prix. BBC News - Published on August 18, 2019 Chris Mears: 2016 Olympic diving champion retires to pursue music career Olympic champion Chris Mears retires from diving in order to pursue his music career. BBC News - Published on August 6, 2019
Tories accused of ruining London Olympic legacy as just 1 in 100 sixth-formers from poor backgrounds doing sport in school Exclusive: Labour blames Tory 'regressive policies' for fact that just 1.1 per cent of students from poorer backgrounds take A Level PE Independent - Published on July 27, 2019
Tory MP under fire for saying Manchester lost 2000 Olympic bid because 'no-one in their right mind would spend three weeks' there Loss to Sydney was also blamed by Downing Street aide on British 'arrogance' and 'old buffers' in charge of sporting bodies Independent - Published on July 18, 2019
Rajiv Ouseph: Former European champion to retire but wants more British Asians at Tokyo 2020 Former European badminton champion Rajiv Ouseph wants to see more British Asian athletes at Tokyo 2020 after ruling himself out of a third Olympics. BBC News - Published on July 17, 2019 Modern pentathlon: Great Britain's Joe Choong wins World Cup Final gold Great Britain's Joe Choong wins gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Tokyo, securing a 2020 Olympics qualification spot. BBC News - Published on June 29, 2019
Goldie Sayers: 2008 Olympic javelin bronze to be presented to Briton next month Briton Goldie Sayers will belatedly receive her 2008 Olympic javelin bronze medal in front of a home crowd at next month's Muller Anniversary Games. BBC News - Published on June 12, 2019
Caster Semenya: Olympic 800m champion says she won't take take drugs to compete Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya says she will not take testosterone-reducing drugs in order to compete and will instead target other events. BBC News - Published on June 12, 2019
IAAF seeks 'swift reversal' of suspension of testosterone rules The IAAF says it will seek a "swift reversal" of the decision that allows Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya to temporarily compete without taking medication. BBC News - Published on June 4, 2019
Caster Semenya: Olympic 800m champion can compete after Swiss court ruling Caster Semenya will not need to take any medication to compete after a Swiss court temporarily suspended a new IAAF ruling. BBC News - Published on June 3, 2019 Mo Farah may come out of retirement for Tokyo 2020 Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah hints that he may come out of retirement from track events and compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. BBC News - Published on April 24, 2019
Simone Biles: Olympic champion expects Tokyo 2020 to be last Games Simone Biles says minor injuries have led to her body "falling apart" and she expects Tokyo 2020 to be her final Olympics. BBC News - Published on March 21, 2019 Japan 2020 Olympics chief quits over corruption allegations Japan's 2020 Olympics chief Tsunekazu Takeda quits over corruption allegations relating to Tokyo's winning bid to host the Games. BBC News - Published on March 19, 2019
'Women on course to outnumber men in GB Olympic team for first time' Women are on course to outnumber men in the Great Britain team for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games, says chef de mission Mark England. BBC News - Published on March 12, 2019 Olympic Games: Paris organisers propose breakdancing to IOC as a new sport for 2024 Paris 2024 organisers will propose breakdancing to the IOC for inclusion, as well as surfing, climbing and skateboarding. BBC News - Published on February 21, 2019 Semenya appeal against IAAF testosterone rule begins Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya's appeal against a regulation restricting testosterone levels in female runners is under way. BBC News - Published on February 18, 2019