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 Cherry blossoms are seen in front of an Olympic Rings monument at the Japan Olympic committee headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: EPA

The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee pres(...)

The National Olympic Stadium which will host the opening and closing ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia coach Graham Arnold has called for the age limit at the Tokyo Olympics football tournament to be raised to ensure that players who helped th(...)

The Olympic rings a at Tokyo’s Odaiba district on Monday. Japan’s prime minister admitted a delay could be “inevitable”. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri /AFP

When the coronavirus crisis began in January, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, scheduled to start on July 24th, seemed very far away, and the idea that t(...)

Irish world boxing champion Kellie Harrington: The Ireland boxing squad have had to cut short their training camp due to the outbreak of the coronavirus in Italy.  File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

While the Japanese government remains steadfast in its preparations for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, concerns over the spread of the coronavirus cont(...)

The Japanese government has said preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics are progressing as scheduled. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty

The Japanese government has said preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics are progressing as scheduled despite concerns over the spread of the cor(...)

Under the IOC’s ruling, each federation will be required to produce a list of Russian athletes they believe are clean. Photograph: EPA

The International Olympic Committee faces an unprecedented backlash from anti- doping groups and athletes after it decided not to impose a blanket ban(...)

 IAAF president Sebastian Coe and Rune Andersen, the independent chairperson of the IAAF Taskforce, during Friday’s  press conference in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Christian Hofer/Getty Images for IAAF

The International Olympic Committee has backed athletics’ world governing body over its unanimous vote to extend Russia’s suspension from global compe(...)

 A German documentary claims Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko blocked the reporting of a doping offence by a top-flight footballer. Photograph:  Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

The world athletics task force that holds the fate of Russia’s track and field athletes in its hands ahead of the Rio Olympics has said new doping all(...)

Russian athletes during the podium ceremony after their clean sweep of the men’s crosscountry 50km mass race at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. Photograph: Getty.

When officials from the New York City Marathon decided against inviting elite Russian runners to compete in the race last autumn, they didn’t explici(...)

Maria Sharapova’s products are seen for sale in the merchandise store during  the BNP Paribas Open at  Indian Wells in California. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Explaining on Monday how she tested positive for the recently banned substance meldonium, Maria Sharapova admitted that she received an email from the(...)

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