A flame is ignited at the Olympic cauldron, which was used at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, at National Stadium in Tokyo to celebrate the city’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Sunday.

Tokyo was selected on Saturday to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in what was considered a safe rather than transformative choice in a time of political(...)

Metro workers at a rally in Madrid to protest against salary cuts. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

An IOC delegation has spent four days in the Spanish capital this week, evaluating the city’s bid to host the 2020 games. And while Madr(...)