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Australia’s Brisbane set to host 2032 Olympics

Brisbane, Australia is set to host the 2032 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) endorsed its unopposed bid for the future Games. “This unanimous decision by the Executive Board is a credit to the years of work carried out by Brisbane 2032, the Australian Olympic Committee, and their partners, to test every aspect of […]

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Tokyo Olympics: India drops Chinese brand as Olympics kit sponsor

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has dropped Chinese sportswear maker Li-Ning as its official kit partner citing public sentiment in the country and saying its athletes will wear unbranded apparel at the Tokyo Games instead. Chinese companies have faced a backlash in India since 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces […]

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: About 10,000 volunteers have pulled out of the games

Thousands of volunteers have pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in recent weeks, organizers said, fuelling concerns Japan may not be ready to host the rescheduled Games as the country struggles to rein in a new wave of Covid-19 cases. About 10,000 of the 80,000 registered volunteers supporting athletic events had quit as of […]

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Sushil Kumar: Indian Olympic wrestler arrested for murdering fellow wrestler

An Indian Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar was arrested in Delhi in connection with the murder of a fellow wrestler. The victim, Sagar Dhankhar, was beaten during a fight involving rival wrestlers at the capital’s wrestling academy on 4 May, and later died. Silver Olympic medallist Kumar, 37, then allegedly went on the run, travelling across […]

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Nancy Pelosi calls Biden, other world leaders to boycott Beijing 2022 Olympics

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for a US diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, criticizing China for human rights abuses and saying global leaders who attend would lose their moral authority. US lawmakers have been increasingly vocal about an Olympic boycott or venue change, and have lashed […]

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World’s oldest person pulls out of torch relay over spreading Covid-19

The world’s oldest person has withdrawn from the Olympic torch relay, saying she’s worried about spreading Covid-19 to others in her nursing home. Kane Tanaka, 118, was supposed to take part in the relay for Tokyo 2020 in Fukuoka, southern Japan, on 11 May. The relay, which began in March, has been hit by a […]

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Cancelling or postponing Tokyo Olympics won’t hurt Japan’s economy: IMF

Cancelling or postponing the Tokyo Olympics Games probably will not hurt Japan’s economy much but may require the government to offer tailored support for hard-hit small firms, a senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official has said. While the government plans to proceed as scheduled, a renewed spike in coronavirus infections and slow vaccine distribution schemes […]

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2020 Tokyo Olympics bans overseas spectators amid Covid-19 pandemic

No international fans would be permitted to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese authorities told the Olympic and Paralympic committees it was “highly unlikely” that entry to the country could be guaranteed. Organisers said the move now gives “clarity” to ticket holders and helps […]

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Tokyo’s Olympic ceremonies chief resigns after making nasty remarks

The creative director of Tokyo’s Olympic ceremonies resigned on Thursday for suggesting a female comedian appear as a pig. Hiroshi Sasaki announced his decision after a report on Wednesday revealed his proposal that Naomi Watanabe, a popular celebrity appear as an “Olympig” wearing pig ears at the opening ceremony. It is just the latest headache for […]

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IOC announces Brisbane as the “preferred host” for the 2032 Summer Olympics

The Australian city of Brisbane is the “preferred host” for the 2032 Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday, in a move which officials said was designed to bring “stability” to the Games after the delay of the Tokyo 2020 edition. IOC President Thomas Bach announced at a news conference Wednesday that the […]

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Human rights activists ask International Olympic Committee to not hold 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

At least 160 human rights activists signed a letter calling for International Olympic Committee (IOC) to reverse its decision to hold the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, citing allegations of widespread rights abuses by the Chinese government. The letter addressed to the IOC president Thomas Bach said that the actions of the Chinese central government in […]

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics shelved for a year over Coronavirus Pandemic

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to no later than the summer of 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Tuesday. The Tokyo Games were scheduled for July 24-August 9, but after telephone discussions between IOC president Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, […]