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Category: Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

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Australian Olympic gold medallist Madi Wilson admitted to hospital with Covid

‘I’d be stupid not to say I wasn’t scared,’ 27-year-old swimmer says after testing positive in ItalyAustralian Olympic swimming gold medallist Madi Wilson says she feels “extremely unlucky” after being admitted to hospital in Europe with Covid-19.Less …

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Simone Biles says ‘burdens’ of Nassar abuse remained with her at Olympics

Gymnast gives searing testimony at US senate hearingFBI accused of failing to investigate abuse properlySimone Biles offered emotional testimony on Tuesday at a US senate hearing into the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, an episode that rocked the world of …

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Simone Biles says ‘burdens’ of Nassar abuse remained with her at Olympics

Gymnast gives searing testimony at US senate hearingFBI accused of failing to investigate abuse properlySimone Biles offered emotional testimony on Tuesday at a US senate hearing into the Larry Nassar abuse scandal, an episode that rocked the world of …

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Algerian judoka gets 10-year ban for refusing to face Israeli at Olympics

Fethi Nourine and coach had been sent home from TokyoIJF says incident at 2020 Games breached code of ethicsThe Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine and his coach have been suspended for 10 years by the International Judo Federation (IJF) for withdrawing from…

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World Athletics’ rules threaten to leave more female athletes stuck in limbo

Christine Mboma knows the faster she runs the clearer her advantages with difference in sex development becomeChristine Mboma runs the 200 metres like no other elite sprinter in history. Her start is sluggish. Her drive phase needs work. But then her l…

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Tokyo 2020 legacy will be a matter for debate for years to come

Holding two huge international sporting events in a global pandemic can be seen as a triumph, but there has been a huge financial cost and a rise in Covid casesThe closing ceremony of the Paralympics on Sunday will bring to an end what Japan’s deputy p…

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Olympic feelgood factor evaporates as fearful Tokyo awaits Paralympics

Four days before the opening ceremony, Japan’s pandemic has reached crisis levels again with a fresh wave of infectionsThere will be a sense of the familiar when the Paralympics begin on Tuesday. Senior Games officials, including the International Para…

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Olympic wrestling star Gable Steveson: ‘Never give up because your life can change in a second’

The Olympic heavyweight freestyle wrestling champion is as surprised as anyone he’s reached the pinnacle of his sport at 21. Will mixed martial arts, the UFC or Hollywood be next?It’s been more than a week since he conjured one of the indelible moments…

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Tokyo 2020 Paralympics briefing: two more weeks of glory and despair

Sign up here and receive the Tokyo 2020 daily briefingToday in a nutshell: the Roman god Janus of Tokyo briefings, looking backwards, looking forwards.Next week’s key moments: your daily Tokyo briefings will resume on Monday, the Paralympics opening ce…

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A shift of mindset will let us take more from Olympics of the future | Cath Bishop

It’s time to ditch the old cliches and to change the way we think about Olympic athletes, who are humans rather than robotsChris Boardman signalled the shift when he summed up British Cycling’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics: “Fewer medals but a bet…

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A shift of mindset will let us take more from Olympics of the future | Cath Bishop

It’s time to ditch the old cliches and to change the way we think about Olympic athletes, who are humans rather than robotsChris Boardman signalled the shift when he summed up British Cycling’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics: “Fewer medals but a bet…

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A shift of mindset will let us take more from Olympics of the future | Cath Bishop

It’s time to ditch the old cliches and to change the way we think about Olympic athletes, who are humans rather than robotsChris Boardman signalled the shift when he summed up British Cycling’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics: “Fewer medals but a bet…

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A shift of mindset will let us take more from Olympics of the future | Cath Bishop

It’s time to ditch the old cliches and to change the way we think about Olympic athletes, who are humans rather than robotsChris Boardman signalled the shift when he summed up British Cycling’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics: “Fewer medals but a bet…

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BMX racer Kye Whyte: ‘Beth was too tired to celebrate, so I had to pick her up’

The Olympic silver medallist in on success in Tokyo, coming back from a coma and the joy of Japanese ice-creamOne of the defining images of Tokyo 2020 was 21-year-old Kye Whyte holding his team-mate Bethany Shriever in his arms on the BMX track. Minute…

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BMX racer Kye Whyte: ‘Beth was too tired to celebrate, so I had to pick her up’

The Olympic silver medallist in on success in Tokyo, coming back from a coma and the joy of Japanese ice-creamOne of the defining images of Tokyo 2020 was 21-year-old Kye Whyte holding his team-mate Bethany Shriever in his arms on the BMX track. Minute…

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Tokyo Olympics was a 16-day adrenaline rush but also a lesson in rights and wrongs | Sean Ingle

The athletes and their performances dazzled, but it is vital to look beneath the surface and ask questions others will notMy Olympics gone by, I miss it so. And despite the Kafkaesque bureaucracy, the hard quarantine, the endless spitting into test tub…

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Tokyo Olympics was a 16-day adrenaline rush but also a lesson in rights and wrongs | Sean Ingle

The athletes and their performances dazzled, but it is vital to look beneath the surface and ask questions others will notMy Olympics gone by, I miss it so. And despite the Kafkaesque bureaucracy, the hard quarantine, the endless spitting into test tub…

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Italy’s 100m champion Jacobs says Ujah’s positive test ‘made me smile’

British athlete tested positive for two banned substances‘It’s better to look closer to home before attacking others’Italy’s Olympic sprint champion, Lamont Marcell Jacobs, said he smiled after hearing that British sprinter CJ Ujah had been provisional…

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British Olympic silver medallist Chijindu Ujah suspended for doping violation

Ujah was part of Team GB’s 4x100m relay team in Tokyo27-year-old faces prospect of being stripped of his medalChijindu Ujah, the British sprinter who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics as part of Team GB’s men’s 4x100m relay team, has been suspen…

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British Olympic silver medallist Chijindu Ujah suspended for doping violation

Ujah was part of Team GB’s 4x100m relay team in Tokyo27-year-old faces prospect of being stripped of his medalChijindu Ujah, the British sprinter who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics as part of Team GB’s men’s 4x100m relay team, has been suspen…