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The IOC has said to Russia: fill in all those holes in the walls and floors where you swapped dirty urine samples for clean samples, cleanse yourself of all the corrupt scientists and officials, and then come join us for this summer’s garden party in Tokyo. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

All this talk of Covid and the Olympics, but did you see the white flag go up? Do you realise the dopers have won? Do you know the war on drugs is ove(...)

Exercise causes inflammation which switch on repair mechanisms in the body.

As the starting gun for the Tokyo Olympics is readied, elite athletes are pushing their already superb physiques to the limits, training long hours fo(...)

Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s chief operating officer, said the group would realign its supply chain strategy so it could address “unpredictable” risks in the future.

Nissan has projected a third year of net losses with its turnaround efforts hobbled by “huge risks” from the global chip shortage and a surge in raw m(...)

Kei Nishikori believes there are risks associated with Japan hosting the Olympic Games this summer. Photo: Chema Moya/EPA

Japan’s top-ranked men’s tennis player Kei Nishikori added his voice to concerns about staging the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July, as the country batt(...)

Justin Gatlin on his way to winning the men’s 100m race during an athletics test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photograph: Shuji Kajiyama/PA

Dubbing it the Ready Steady Tokyo meeting may have sounded a tad upbeat and still the running of it went perfectly smoothly, complete with some pointe(...)

German health minister Jens Spahn says the 12-week gap between first and second doses of AstraZeneca vaccinations could be shortened. Photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

British officials said on Friday people under 40 should be offered an alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine where possible due to a sma(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison

Staff working for Stripe in Europe and Asia earned an average $137,800 (€114,826) in 2019 before the Covid crisis saw the company’s valuation surge, n(...)

 Olympic rings outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. It seems nobody can bring themselves to pull the plug. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Mad week, all in all. On Monday morning the front of The Irish Times had it simple. “Government to resist quicker reopening” ran the headline on page (...)

An IABA elite training session at the  Sport Ireland Institute at  Abbotstown. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

I put a question to Irish boxing this week. I asked if there would be an investigation into the well organised and concerted effort to undermine high-(...)

An artist’s impression of the ultra-hot Jupiter exoplanet, WASP-33b.  The hydroxyl radical – known as OH – was found on the dayside of the planet.

An international team led by astronomers at Queen’s University Belfast has detected a new “chemical signature” in the atmosphere of a planet that orbi(...)

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