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China to test the mettle of unproven squad at Asiad

CHINA’S delegation to the 18th Asian Games (Asiad) in Indonesia later this month was announced yesterday, with 631 out of the 845-athlete squad lacking any Asiad or Olympic experience. Chinese athletes ...

August 7, 2018, Tuesday

Tokyo 2020 Games ceremonies to focus on rebirth

THE opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will reflect themes of ‘reconstruction’ and ‘re-birth’ that have run through preparations for the Games, creative director Mansai Nomura said ...

August 1, 2018, Wednesday

Tokyo 2020 bosses feel the heat

AS Tokyo melts in a record-breaking heatwave, Olympic organizers are looking at ways to combat the heat when the 2020 Games rolls into town in two years. With the temperature reaching a record 41.1 degrees ...

July 25, 2018, Wednesday

Tokyo unveils mascots for 2020

THE mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were named during a ceremony in the Japanese capital yesterday. The Olympic mascot, a blue-checked pointy-eared figure, was named as Miraitowa ...

July 23, 2018, Monday

Venues for 2022 draw IOC praise

INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee vice president Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr says the Beijing 2022 Olympic venues will be landmarks for everyone taking part in winter sports. Samaranch, who is in Beijing ...

April 20, 2018, Friday

Most Olympians aren’t in it for the money

YOU see them everywhere after the Olympics, the beaming faces and chiseled physiques of superstar athletes on everything from cereal boxes to athletic shoe ads. Here is what you don’t see: the countless ...

March 4, 2018, Sunday

IOC lifts doping ban on Russia

RUSSIA’S ban from the Olympic movement was lifted yesterday despite two failed doping tests by its athletes at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The decision by the International Olympic Committee appears ...

March 1, 2018, Thursday

After 2 Olympic golds, Hanyu sets eyes on quad axel

AFTER winning two Olympic gold medals, Yuzuru Hanyu wants to master a quadruple axel. Hanyu, who at the Pyeongchang Games became the first man to repeat as Olympic champion in 66 years, told a news conference ...

February 28, 2018, Wednesday

Beijing charms with high-tech show

Chinese performers present a show at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea last night. As the host city of the next Winter Games, Beijing presented an eight-minute high-tech show to welcome participants and delegates to the Chinese capital in 2022. A total of 92 countries and regions participated in the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. Norway topped the medal standings with 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals. China finished 16th with one gold, six silver and two bronze medals. ...

February 26, 2018, Monday

Bjoergen bows out with final gold

MARIT Bjoergen got the individual gold she craved to bow out of her Olympic career as the most successful athlete in the history of the Winter Games with 15 medals, eight of them gold. Bjoergen destroyed ...

February 26, 2018, Monday


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