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(...)

 Protesters hold up banners during a rally in Tokyo against the   Olympic Games. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Half of the Japanese public think the 2020 Olympics will take place this summer, a survey by the Yomiuri daily newspaper showed on Monday, despite mo(...)

 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(...)

Already postponed from last year because of the pandemic, a scaled-down version of the Games with no foreign spectators is set to start on July 23rd. Photograph: EPA

A Japanese Olympic committee board member on Friday blasted organisers of the Tokyo Games for ignoring public concerns about holding the global sport(...)