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Japan’s  Naomi Osaka  wearing a mask with the name of George Floyd on it during an interview following her  quarter-final  win against Shelby Rogers of the United States at the US Open. Photograph:   Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has always sold itself as a state-of-the-art organisation, woke to the modern world. Carefully cultivated, i(...)

Tokyo has been relatively successful in containing the virus. A city of 14 million people, it has reported less than 9,000 cases and 326 deaths since February. Photograph: Zasuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty

A year from now, the world will begin to gather in Japan to celebrate the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, which were supposed to begin this week. Or ma(...)

IOC president Thomas Bach. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/AFP via Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) remains fully committed to staging the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 and is considering multiple scenarios(...)

American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medal winners in the 200m, stage their famous protest as  they give the black power salute on the winners’ podium  during the Olympic Games in Mexico.

By now we should have been six weeks away and drawing up the list of venues and events not to be missed. It feels a bit weird for anyone who has map(...)

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto  puts his face mask in a pocket upon his arrival at a press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday that the rearranged Olympics will “not be done with grand splendour”, but will be simplified(...)

Ireland players celebrate with their silver medals after the Women’s World Cup final against the Netherlands at Lee Valley Stadium in London in August 2018. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In April the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that everyone would have to make sacrifices and compromises. We h(...)

‘Advancing women in leadership roles in sport is truly a team effort,’ said IOC president Thomas Bach

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says women now account for almost half of the membership of its various commissions, an all-time high in the(...)

An advertisement for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is seen in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 3rd. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP via Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects to bear costs of up to $800 million (about €742 million) for its part in the organisation of the pos(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe wearing a face mask speaks during a budget committee session at the parliament in Tokyo on Wednesday. Photograph: STR/Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has given the starkest warning yet that the rearranged Tokyo Olympics next year might have to be cancelled complet(...)

The rescheduled Tokyo Olympics will not be reliant on finding a Covid-19 vaccine. Photograph: PA

A senior IOC figure has played down suggestions from the Japan medical association that it would be “difficult” for the Tokyo Olympics to take place w(...)

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