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Brisbane became favourite to host the games in February when it became the IOC’s preferred bidder. File photograph: Getty

Brisbane is close to being formally confirmed as the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics next month after its “irresistible” bid was unanimously(...)

A  series of public polls have shown about 80 per cent of Tokyo residents want the Olympic Games postponed again or cancelled. Photograph:  Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty

Why are there doubts over the Olympic Games opening in July? With Tokyo and other parts of Japan still in a state of emergency due to Covid-19, on top(...)

Just 3.7 per cent of Japan’s 126 million people have received at least one shot – the lowest rate among major economies. Photograph: EPA

Almost 80,000 Olympic officials, journalists and support staff will descend on Tokyo in July, according to media reports in Japan, as organisers press(...)

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach delivers an opening speech at a meeting of the IOC co-ordination commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) reassured an anxious Japan on Wednesday that the Tokyo Olympics would be safe for athletes as well as the h(...)

Kei Nishikori believes there are risks associated with Japan hosting the Olympic Games this summer. Photo: Chema Moya/EPA

Japan’s top-ranked men’s tennis player Kei Nishikori added his voice to concerns about staging the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July, as the country batt(...)

The state of emergency in Tokyo has been extended until the end of May. File photograph: PA

International Olympic committee head Thomas Bach’s visit to Japan is now expected to be cancelled given that the state of emergency has been extended (...)

  The International Olympic Council is thinking of changing its “Faster, Higher, Stronger” motto to make room for a fourth word, “Together”. Photograph: Getty Images

In the latest example of the seemingly irresistible human urge not to leave well enough alone, the International Olympic Council is thinking of changi(...)

The Tokyo Olympics were rescheduled from 2020 to 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is set to start on July 23rd. File photograph: EPA

Japan has declared a third state of emergency for Tokyo and three western prefectures amid scepticism it will be enough to curb a rapid coronavirus re(...)

Fifa president Gianni Infantino speaks during the 45th Uefa Congress in Montreux, Switzerland, on Tuesday, where he said he ‘strongly disapproves’ of the proposed Super League. Photograph: Richard Juilliart/Uefa via AP

Fifa president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday that breakaway Super League clubs cannot be “half in, half out” of the established soccer system, whil(...)

Thomas Bach won an unopposed second term as president of the International Olympic Committee. Photograph:  Du Xiaoyi/Getty Images

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach won an unopposed second term that will keep him in the post until 2025, following a vote on the(...)

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