2019 top 10 records: hotter, faster, pricier and in small bundles

2019-12-05 09:06

The hottest month, the fastest marathon, the wildest auction prices... here is a look back at 10 new records in 2019.

Olympic doping ban looms for Russia after WADA panel ruling

2019-11-23 18:37

The prospect of Russia being banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics has moved a step closer.

Tokyo 2020 construction worker dies, heatstroke suspected

2019-08-09 07:53

A worker at a Tokyo 2020 Olympics construction site has collapsed and died, organisers said, reportedly as a result of heatstroke.

WATCH | 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games' medals

2019-08-01 10:49

The medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were unveiled as there is less than one year to go until the global event.

CAS overturns Olympic ban on Mutko

2019-07-11 15:51

CAS has overturned the decision by the IOC to impose a lifetime ban on the former Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko.

IOC reforms Olympic host city race

2019-06-26 15:36

The IOC has adopted a host of reforms to streamline the troubled process of hosting and awarding the Olympic Games in a bid to avoid having "too many losers".

2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo

2019-06-24 18:42

Milan/Cortina d'Ampezzo has been named as hosts of the 2026 Winter Olympics.

Paris aims to beat Olympic traffic with flying taxis

2019-06-23 07:29

Paris aims to give visitors to the 2024 Paris Olympics a flying start by offering airborne taxis to tournament sites straight from the airport.

Total pull sponsorship plug on 2024 Olympics over 'eco-Games'

2019-06-05 15:29

Energy giants Total has ruled out sponsoring the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.

Japan Olympic chief facing corruption probe to step down

2019-03-19 10:59

The head of Japan's Olympic Committee says he will step down in June.


Tokyo will be short an estimated 14,000 hotel rooms each day of the 2020 Olympics, and the city is scrambling to find alternatives for the flood of visitors

2019-12-04 10:06

To offset the expected shortage, the city is rushing to build new luxury hotels and even turning cruise ships into temporary floating hotels.

Italy risk Olympic exclusion over new sports law

2019-08-07 13:21

Italy's place at next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo is in danger after the International Olympic Committee warned the Italian Olympic Committee.

Japan recycled nearly 80,000 tons of cell phones and other electronics to make the medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

2019-07-25 21:29

There was enough recycled metal from old gadgets, including 32 kilograms of gold, to make approximately 5,000 medals for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Paris welcomes first delegations preparing for 2024 Olympics

2019-07-02 17:09

With five years to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the first foreign delegations began a two-day Paris visit to check out venues and possible base camps.

IOC gives breakdancing green light for Paris 2024

2019-06-25 19:43

The International Olympic Committee voted to approve the addition of breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to the Paris 2024 Games.

IOC inaugurates new Lausanne headquarters

2019-06-23 14:11

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has opened its new headquarters, built on its previous site in the Swiss city of Lausanne.

IOC demand guarantees for Swedish 2026 Olympic bid

2019-06-20 06:40

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has asked Stockholm for clarifications over financial backing for its bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics.

IOC pledge €500,000 to help ensure Notre Dame ready for Paris 2024

2019-04-18 15:58

The International Olympic Committee has pledged €500,000 to help ensure Notre Dame is restored in time for the 2024 Paris Games.

Bobsled body suspends 5 Russians in fallout of Sochi doping

2018-12-14 12:32

Russian bobsled federation president Alexander Zubkov and four others have been provisionally suspended for doping in fallout from the Sochi Olympics

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