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Category: Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

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‘We’re still the best’: Stephen Curry commits to playing in 2020 Olympics

Curry planning on playing in 2020 Olympics: ‘That is the plan’USA coming off embarrassing seventh-place World Cup finishGolden State Warriors star Steph Curry is planning to be part of the team that represents the United States at the 2020 Olympic Game…

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Brazil fire warning shot to surfing rivals in Olympic qualifier

Italo Ferreira wins men’s gold at MiyazakiCompatriot Silvana Lima takes women’s silver Powerhouses Brazil showed just what a threat they will be at surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next year, claiming gold and bronze in the men’s division and silver in…

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Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, takes bronze at worlds with eye on Olympics

Brown, 11, takes bronze at world skateboarding championshipsBritish prodigy remains on track to qualify for Tokyo OlympicsShaun White finishes 13th in setback for Olympic qualificationSky Brown, the 11-year-old British skateboarding prodigy who is on t…

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Speed climber takes on lift in six-storey sprint … and wins – video

Polish speed climber Marcin Dzienski beat an unlikely opponent in his latest race – sprinting up a 23m wall in just 12.12 seconds to prove he is officially faster than a lift. The 26-year-old, who was world speed climbing champion in 2016, clamber…

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South Korea concerned over food safety at Olympics with events slated for Fukushima

Talks to take place over food provision at Tokyo GamesFukushima to host baseball and softball games next yearSouth Korea is considering making its own arrangements to feed its athletes at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, citing concerns over the safety of f…

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Concerns rise with Tokyo heat after rowers treated at Olympic test event

British athlete among those treated for heatstroke Concerns also raised about wellbeing of spectators Three rowers, including a British competitor, were treated for apparent heat exhaustion and several others appeared to be unsteady on their feet durin…

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Simone Biles sticks triple double en route to sixth US gymnastics title

Biles becomes first woman in nearly 70 years to win six US titlesSunisa Lee, Grace McCallum were second and third, respectivelySimone 2.0: Somehow, someway, there’s nowhere to go but upSimone Biles messed around and got a triple-double. And just about …

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Evania Pelite: ‘Rugby sevens is driving standards for women’s sport in Australia’

With a year to go before the Tokyo Olympics, Australia’s women’s sevens team is out to defend its title, and take revenge on New Zealand Heading to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, Evania Pelite’s focus was not solely on returning to Australia with a gold me…

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Tokyo 2020 medals unveiled with one year until Olympic Games – video

The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were unveiled today with exactly one year to go until next year’s Games.The unveiling of the medals, designed by Junichi Kawanishi, was the main attraction of an extravagant ceremony, which was attended …

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IOC ‘very satisfied’ with Tokyo 2020 preparations, say organisers

• More than 7.5 million people in Japan register for tickets• Concerns remain about heat, cost overruns and accommodationDespite concerns about extreme heat, ballooning costs and accommodation shortages, organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paraly…

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Team GB must deliver more than just medals at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo | Paul MacInnes

British Olympic Association sets new goals that will include currying favour with the hosts and inspiring future generationsThe slogan of the British Olympic movement used to be straightforward and decidedly unsentimental. Now, as the countdown to Toky…

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Team GB must deliver more than just medals at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo | Paul MacInnes

British Olympic Association sets new goals that will include currying favour with the hosts and inspiring future generationsThe slogan of the British Olympic movement used to be straightforward and decidedly unsentimental. Now, as the countdown to Toky…

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England’s Suzy Petty hopes to help GB hockey team make it to Olympics | Paul MacInnes

Hockey star admits she’s feeling pressure as qualification for the 2016 gold medallists rides on success in upcoming European ChampionshipsSuzy Petty is in an unusually stressful position. The 27-year-old has forced her way into the Great Britain women…

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2020 Olympics: USA forecast to top medals table with GB and Australia fifth

Prediction is based on if Tokyo Games started todayGracenote Sports has accurately predicted past OlympicsIf the Tokyo Olympics opened today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That’s the forecast released on …

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Team GB to send biggest ever team to overseas Olympics at Tokyo 2020

• Chef de mission hoping for 380 athletes in Tokyo• Paralympic team to decrease slightly on RioGreat Britain is on course to send its biggest team to an overseas Olympics, with the aim of staying in the “upper echelons” of the medal table at Tokyo 2020…

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Ni Xialian, 55, qualifies for 2020 Olympics in table tennis – video

Luxembourg’s Ni Xialian won a bronze medal at the age of 55 on Wednesday in the table tennis competition at the European Games in Minsk, to earn her a place in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.The veteran player has competed across four decades and was …

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Robots and reconstruction: can Tokyo 2020 top 1964’s Olympic legacy?

The Japanese capital’s futuristic first Games in 1964 set a dazzlingly high bar it will struggle to reach next yearThere is a simple riposte to anyone who doubts an Olympics can truly transform a city: Tokyo. When Japan’s capital first won the right to…

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Robots and reconstruction: can Tokyo 2020 top 1964’s Olympic legacy?

The Japanese capital’s futuristic first Games in 1964 set a dazzlingly high bar it will struggle to reach next yearThere is a simple riposte to anyone who doubts an Olympics can truly transform a city: Tokyo. When Japan’s capital first won the right to…

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Aiba stripped of right to run boxing tournament at Tokyo Olympics

• IOC announcement folows six-month Deloitte review• New organisation to be in place by JuneAmateur boxing’s governing body, Aiba, has been stripped of its right to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing tournament.However the International Olympic Committ…

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Rory McIlroy declares intention to play for Ireland at 2020 Olympic Games

• McIlroy did not play at 2016 Games in Rio• World No4 said: ‘I’m excited to play for Ireland’Rory McIlroy is expected to compete for Ireland at next year’s Olympics after revealing a change of stance regarding his participation. McIlroy was one of a n…