The IOC reiterated its threat that boxing could be thrown out of the programme for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You would like to think the AIBA is going through the three stages of humanity: theological, metaphysical and positive. Heck, that’s probably not what(...)

Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya at  a press conference on August 5th in Warsaw, a  day after her arrival in Poland. Photograph:  Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty Images

Two Belarus coaches who cut short sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya’s Olympics have had their accreditation revoked and been removed from the athletes (...)

Raven Saunders   of the US raised her arms and crossed them in the shape of an “X” on the podium after receiving her silver medal in the shot put. She said later the gesture was  “for oppressed people”. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty Images

In the morning, Raven Saunders of the United States captured the silver medal in the shot put. At night, Saunders delivered the first political demon(...)

 With less than one month to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games, final preparations are being made to venues despite ongoing concern over the viability of holding the event during the global coronavirus pandemic. File photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

With two members of the Ugandan delegation testing positive after arriving in Japan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games that start on July 23rd, organis(...)

 Olympics organising committee president Yoshiro Mori announces his resignation as he takes responsibility for his sexist comments, at a meeting with council and executive board members at the committee headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: EPA

Every so often Japan reminds the world that it is a crazy, beautiful, lucky-dip of contradictions. On the face of things, the resignation of an elder(...)

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(...)

 Austria’s Marcel Hirscher at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games: what does it take to consume 8,000 calories – the equivalent of about 20 plates of lasagna – every day? Photograph: Dimitar DILKOFF/AFP/Getty

For cross-country skier Martin Moller, the biggest challenge of his sport is not the freezing cold, the hundreds of hours of training or the gruelling(...)

Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges, is escorted into the courtroom during his sentencing hearing in  Michigan, US, on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The leadership of USA Gymnastics (USAG) remained silent on Friday in the face of pressure from US Olympic Committee officials and others to resign en (...)

William O’Brien is looking to remain in his role in the OCI. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Acting president of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) William O’Brien has admitted to travelling business class to the Rio Olympics while athletes(...)

Former Russian Olympic Committee chief Alexander Zhukov walks past Russia’s Olympic team members during a farewell ceremony before the national team’s departure to Rio de Janeiro in July. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, is stepping down, in the biggest change at the top of Russian sport since a doping scandal l(...)

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