The Olympics is global, but the broadcast rights market is not. Photograph: Charlie Riedel/AP

For a swift, sure method of sending me into a flight of rage, the words “this video/content is not available in your location” will do the trick every(...)

Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee, has said a new date must be decided swiftly. Photograph: Issei Kato/EPA

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will take place on near identical dates in the summer of 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday agreeing wi(...)

Rows of empty seats and sparse attendances have become  a familiar sight at the   World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: Diego Azlubel/EPA

Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympics Committee, has been on a bizarre tour. You know, the kind where you visit countries with que(...)

The head of the South Korean delegation Lee Woo-sung (right) and the head of the North Korean delegation Kwon Hyok Bong exchange documents at the North side of Panmunjom in North Korea on  Monday. Photograph: South Korea Unification Ministry via AP

North Korea will hold fresh talks with South Korea on Wednesday about taking part in next month’s Winter Olympics, shortly after threatening to withd(...)

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey (left) with sailing silver medallist Annalise Murphy and Minister for Sport Shane Ross in pictured Rio last year before Mr Hickey’s arrest over alleged ticket touting.

The Government will not restore funding to the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) until its house is in order, Minister for Sport Shane Ross has said. (...)

Former Olympic Council of Ireland president Pat Hickey arrives at a police station to be questioned over alleged Olympic ticket touting, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 6th, 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

A Government inquiry into the Olympic ticket touting controversy may not report until next Easter. The investigation, established in August by Minist(...)

John Delaney and Pat Hickey at an Olympic Council of Ireland extraordinary meeting in 2008: the FAI chief executive has been touted as a possible successor at the head of the OCI. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Patrick Hickey Mr Hickey has temporarily stepped aside as OCI president and other Olympic roles as he is currently in Rio de Janeiro’s Bangu Prison a(...)

 Pat Hickey: news of his arrest  ended any prospect of a quiet  day for pundits.  Photograph: RollingNews.ie

After Traumatic/Terrific Tuesday, it was a relief that Wednesday had so little Irishness in the Olympic diary, just a gentle first-round stroll on the(...)

Russia’s Mariya Savinova wins the 800m final at the 2012 Olympic Games in London: the Wada commission has recommended a lifetime ban for her. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Russia has been accused of having a huge “state-sponsored doping programme” by an independent commission that could see the country kicked out of athl(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi/Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has promised his government will stand on the front lines of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, saying it can no longer (...)