Fiji’s men brush aside New Zealand to retain Olympic rugby sevens crown
Argentina defeated Great Britain 17-12 to win bronze.
“Virtual becomes real” and the end of sports “as an entertainment moment”: in-depth interview with one of the most powerful men in Olympics
Yiannis Exarchos, CEO of OBS, discusses the current state of Tokyo 2020 and the Olympics in an interview with Around the Rings. The lack of audience as the “saddest” thing, 8k, surfing, the gap between Río 2016 and Buenos Aires 2018 and what he would do working with North Korean TV
Rio champions Fiji on track for men’s rugby gold medal tilt at Tokyo 2020
Argentina produced the shock of the round as they bested South Africa 19-14 despite playing most of the game with six men and even went down to five players in the closing seconds.
Argentine fencer loses in her debut, but wins marriage proposal in the mixed zone
The unexpected proposal from her coach came while Perez Maurice was giving an interview to Argentine television
This is Tokyo, this is sports and these are 5,389 spectators, something the 2020 Olympic Games can not even dream about
The fans attended a pro wrestling event in Tokyo while Olympic fans miss out on once-in-a-lifetime Tokyo 2020 experience. Non-Olympic sports such as baseball, football, mixed martial arts and pro wrestling are allowed to have fans
Tennis in Tokyo, between hot weather and loud insects
High temperatures on the tennis courts in Tokyo are making players struggle. ITF won’t delay the start of the daily schedule despite athletes asking for it.
IOC President Bach witnesses Chinese domination at the weightlifting
China maintained their perfect record at the weightlifting as their men followed the success of Hou Zhihui
“Tokyo 2020 gave us the best facility in the history of surfing - and there’s going to be waves! I can’t believe it”: ISA’s president Aguerre, sleepless in Japan
The sport is a religion in California, Australia, South Africa and Brazil, but has reached the Olympic Games thanks to an Argentinean
PODCAST: Sin público, los Juegos son menos Juegos
Tokio 2020 se abrió con una ceremonia inaugural, como todos los Juegis, pero esta vez no hubo fiesta.
The Tokyo Chronicles: The mystery of buses and food at the Games
Only the special envoys to Tokyo from all over the world know how difficult daily life is in the Japanese capital.
Carapaz wins Ecuador’s first-ever Olympic cycling gold medal in men’s road race
Completes 234-kilometer race in just over six hours crossing the line at Fuji International Speedway
China’s Hou Zhihui wins opening weightlifting gold with an Olympic record
Almost effortless lifts from Zhihui as a world-class field failed to keep pace with the Chinese powerhouse.
The masseur who set off all the alarms in Spain
The first case of covid-19 in the European delegation came in the cycling team.
The president who regrets not having chosen to be left-handed: 45th anniversary of Thomas Bach’s Olympic gold medal
“I don’t know until today whether I’m a left handed or a right hander”, said the German, a successful fencer in his young years
Eddy Álvarez, the “American dream” that came true one night in Tokyo
The baseball player and US flag-bearer was born in Miami, but his parents and grandparents are Cuban. His history has many surprises: he could be the third winter and summer Olympic medalist in history.
Without an audience, the Games are less Games
The pandemic changed everything. It was no time for Super Mario Bros and the complicity of a prime minister, as was the case with Shinzo Abe five years earlier in Rio de Janeiro.
Four Czech athletes, two team officials test positive for COVID-19
Investigation ongoing as Czech media blame team doctor
Nothing funny about challenges facing opening ceremony team, with third contributor dismissed over Holocaust joke
Ceremonies director Kobayashi removed from responsibilities less than two days prior to the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony
Jill Biden and Emmanuel Macron, Japan’s privileged guests at opening ceremony with world leaders in short supply
U.S. First Lady and French President to receive special treatment from Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga
Jimena Saldaña believes the time has come for a woman to head the IOC, and she’s not thinking of Kirsty Coventry
The vice-president of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) believes that women must continue to gain positions in the Olympic world and speaks openly about her aspirations to become a member of the IOC.
OpEd - Brisbane 2032: Humility and discipline seals Queensland’s opportunity of the century
How a regional east-coast Australian city landed world sport’s biggest prize unopposed
A taste of Montreal 76 at the IOC Session in Tokyo
There were 10 competitors from the Olympic Games of 45 years ago at the 138th IOC Session this week
IOC elections bring subtle changes as Kirsty Coventry and Nicole Hoevertsz make gains
Kristin Kloster joins the executive board, while Hoevertsz, from the tiny Caribbean island of Aruba, is a new vice-president
The Tokyo Chronicles: Cornelius, or when the past condemns you
The world that changed and how the Games must adapt to that different environment and sensibilities.
With Brisbane 2032, the Games return to the country that loves sport
A memory of Sydney 2000, successful Games and reconciliation with Aussie pop-rock as a delightful soundtrack
Australia will be hosting a third Summer Olympics as Brisbane wins the bid to stage them in 2032
The Queensland capital succeeds Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000 as Olympic host city. The Games will be held from July 23 to August 8, 2032.