Participants in the Games will have to produce fireworks inside empty stadiums to make up for the anticlimax outside. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

During the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, a house in the Olympic Village became a pitstop for randy athletes. John Lakatos, a member of the US tr(...)

Since their unprecedented postponement in March last year, as the coronavirus began its surge around the world, the Olympics Games have been stripped of almost every vestige of what makes them the most anticipated event in the sporting calendar. File photograph: EPA

The least divisive statement in the saga surrounding Tokyo 2020 – assuming, as many people now do, that it will happen in just over 40 days’ time – is(...)

Tokyo 2020 chief executive  Toshiro Muto and president Seiko Hashimoto  chat before the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games’ executive board meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s 2020 Olympics committee may seek further vaccine donations to make the rescheduled Games as safe as possible, Tokyo 2020’s chief executive sai(...)

Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto says Japan’s Olympics-related staff were expected to start getting vaccinated in mid-June. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AP

A top Japanese virologist and government adviser has said there was a risk of spreading Covid-19 infections during the Tokyo Olympics, the Times of L(...)

 A giant Olympic rings monument  at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo. About 90,000 athletes, officials, journalists, sponsors and support staff are expected to descend  on the city in  July. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

A senior Japanese Olympic official has criticised the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for ignoring public concerns over holding the Tokyo 2020 G(...)

Tokyo Olympics chief, Yoshiro Mori,  announces his resignation over his sexist remarks during an online meeting. Photograph: EPA
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People in power can lose touch with the reality of those around them and the boundaries of what is acceptable. Often they don’t pay a price for that a(...)

 Japan’s Olympic Committee President (JOC) Tsunekazu Takeda  says he will step down in June, as French authorities probe his involvement in payments made before Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Summer Games. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), Tsunekazu Takeda, is resigning amid a bribery scandal that investigators suspect helped Tokyo l(...)

Tsunekazu Takeda, president of the Japanese Olympic committee. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The president of Japan’s Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda, has been indicted in France on corruption allegations, a judicial source confirmed on Fr(...)