Tokyo Olympics

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This summer was supposed to be easy. The Euro 2020 football championships, followed quickly by the Tokyo Olympics, would guarantee huge television audiences for advertisers. Now they’ve gone, taking the advertising money with them.  Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

For many of us, the absence of live sport is already leaving a large hole in our so called lives. Yesterday I picked up a Jonathan Franzen novel that’(...)

Sanita Puspure: qualified for the Olympics by claiming gold at the World Championships.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland squad is winding down in training, all set to depart for warm-weather training camps at the end of this month. On a recent day at the Nat(...)

 Mark English is putting his full focus on his athletics career ahead of Tokyo 2020. Photograph: Sportsfile

“I can’t go back to being 26 again,” says Mark English, explaining in no uncertain terms why he’s parked his medical career for 2020 and doing everyth(...)

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