Pedestrians walk past a screen showing a news report on Yoshihide Suga on Monday. Photograph: EPA

Yoshihide Suga is poised to become Japan’s prime minister after he was comfortably elected to lead the ruling party following the resignation of Shinz(...)

World Rugby are strongly considering implementing a ban on trans women playing women’s rugby. File photograph: Inpho

World Rugby’s proposals to ban trans women from playing women’s rugby have been criticised by dozens of academics, who have written to the sport’s gov(...)

Pacific Rugby campaigners have called for a review into Bill Beaumont’s re-election as World Rugby chairman in May. File photograph: PA

Pacific Rugby campaigners have called for a review into Bill Beaumont’s re-election as World Rugby chairman in May. Pacific Rugby Players Welfare all(...)

Tokyo has been relatively successful in containing the virus. A city of 14 million people, it has reported less than 9,000 cases and 326 deaths since February. Photograph: Zasuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty

A year from now, the world will begin to gather in Japan to celebrate the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, which were supposed to begin this week. Or ma(...)

IOC president Thomas Bach. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/AFP via Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) remains fully committed to staging the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 and is considering multiple scenarios(...)

 Nadia Power: “It would have been a bonus, to make the Olympics this year, but next year now it’s a bigger target, I’ll be 23, and no excuses.” Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Nadia Power was reading a column by Sonia O’Sullivan, a few weeks back, which softly lamented the lack of something as magical as the sub-four minute (...)

Michael Johnson: “Given that we have this momentum, we need to start seeing change right now.” File photograph: Getty Images

Michael Johnson has urged the world’s leading sports stars to take a stand in support of Black Lives Matter and play their part in stamping out the sc(...)

American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medal winners in the 200m, stage their famous protest as  they give the black power salute on the winners’ podium  during the Olympic Games in Mexico.

By now we should have been six weeks away and drawing up the list of venues and events not to be missed. It feels a bit weird for anyone who has map(...)

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(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning silver in the lightweight men’s double sculls final at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

The live sport drought is ending, but not before Eurosport could devote a week of its attention to a programme strand called Return to 2012, a London (...)

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