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(...)

Japan sports council president Kazumi Ohigashi with architect Kengo Kuma announcing the new design of the national stadium in Tokyo. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

As Rio has again showed, the Olympic games invariably leave their host cities with a throbbing hangover. The price tag for the 2016 Rio Games is $4.6 (...)

It all started when an Irish man called Kevin Mallon, who works for a UK sports hospitality company called THG Sports, was arrested as the Games began. He was found in possession of around 800 tickets for high-profile sporting events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.  Photograph: Tasso Marcelo/AFP/Getty Images.

Okay, I’m lost, tell me again what the story is with the Olympics ticketing controversy? It all started when an Irish man called Kevin Mallon, who w(...)

Mark O’Brien (left) receives the flame during Olympic relay in the city of Volta Redonda, some 130kms from Rio, on   Thursday night. Photograph: Ciara Gilvarry

Dublin teenager Mark O’Brien last night became the only Irish person to take part in the relay bringing the Olympic torch to Rio de Janeiro for the op(...)

Hans Vestberg: Ousted as  Ericsson chief executive  after months of criticism of Vestberg’s leadership and pay. Photograph: Albert Gea

Swedish mobile telecoms gear maker Ericsson ousted Hans Vestberg as chief executive on Monday, a move led by major shareholders after months of critic(...)

A flame is ignited at the Olympic cauldron, which was used at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, at National Stadium in Tokyo to celebrate the city’s successful bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Sunday.

Tokyo was selected on Saturday to host the 2020 Summer Olympics in what was considered a safe rather than transformative choice in a time of political(...)

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