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Organisers are expecting 600,000 spectators to attend the opening ceremony for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Photograph: Sameer Al-Doumy/Getty/AFP

Paris 2024 organisers are expecting at least 600,000 to attend the Summer Olympics opening ceremony along the Seine as athletes and delegations will s(...)

Michael Conlan lost on a split decision  to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin in the quarter-finals of the bantamweight division in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Games.  Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images

A major investigation into boxing at the 2016 Olympic Games has identified seven to 10 suspicious matches where bout manipulation is likely to have ta(...)

Kristen Worley and professional golfer and trans rights campaigner Mianne Bagger address guests during a Speak Out event. Photograph: Don Arnold/WireImage

Everyone knows it’s hard to be the first. The first to stand up and speak, the first to stand up and be different, the first to stand up and ask to be(...)

Dr Jim O’Donovan: “Up until the point where we were able to access vaccines, I would have been very hesitant about travelling with the team.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dr Jim O’Donovan, the chief medical officer with Team Ireland, would have been “very hesitant” about travelling to the Tokyo Olympics had the athlete (...)

A couple take selfies  near the National Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, on Wednesday.  Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has offered to source as many doctors and nurses as needed from around the globe to ensure the Tokyo Olympic(...)

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto  puts his face mask in a pocket upon his arrival at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday that the rearranged Olympics will “not be done with grand splendour”, but will be simplified(...)

The IOC recommended last month that boxing should keep its place at next year’s Games but recognition of AIBA  should be suspended until the issues surrounding its finances and governance are resolved. Photograph:    Kevin  Cox/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday thrashed out the plan for the boxing qualification and competition for next year’s Tokyo 2020 (...)