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Tokyo airport tests driverless bus to shuttle visitors

The vehicle, which holds a maximum of 10 people, hopes to be ready for the 2020 Olympics.

China to punish athletic doping as criminal offence

China's sports administration and top judicial authority are drafting rules that would apply criminal law to doping cases.

Tokyo 2020 unveils new budget, spending unchanged at US$12 billion

A report from government auditors made headlines in October when it revealed that a budget-busting ¥800 billion had been allocated by government ministries and agencies.

Tattoos still give Japan the needle as Olympics loom

Tattoos still provoke deep-rooted suspicion in Japan as the country prepares to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Koreas to meet IOC in February on joint Olympic bid

The joint bid for the 2032 Games was part of a broader agreement between Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae-in.

Samsung extends Olympics sponsorship to 2028

Samsung is one of 14 top sponsors of the Olympics that also includes Coca-Cola, Intel and Panasonic.

Olympic broadcasters gear up for the biggest show on earth

The size of the audience is phenomenal as is the money that is generated.

Billiards, snooker cue up for 2024 Games inclusion

Athletes from 33 sports will participate in the next Games in Tokyo in 2020.

IOC chief: Tokyo ‘best-prepared’ city for Olympics

Japan has mostly lived up to its reputation for efficiency, with construction projects generally on schedule.

AOC slams funding cuts for minor sports ahead of Tokyo

Aussie athletes' preparations will be hampered by financial concerns.

Lost in translation: Papua New Guinea wins the language Olympics

If you are travelling to Papua New Guinea, you don't need to pack a phrasebook, you need to bring an entire library.

Tsitsipas sets sights on Davis Cup, 2020 Olympics

Stefanos Tsitsipas' next career goals are to play in the Davis Cup and Olympics.

Kenya, Ethiopia have scoring sprees in Olympic football qualifiers

Kenya and Ethiopia beat Seychelles and Somalia 5-0 and 4-0 respectively.

Argentina considers potential late run for 2026 Winter Games

Argentina is considering hosting the 2026 Winter Olympics.

All eyes on Biles at world gymnastics in Qatar

As well as medals, Doha will be the first opportunity for competitors to qualify for the 2020 Olympics.

Aussie club confirm offer to Usain Bolt

The 32-year-old Jamaican, a passionate football fan, has been on trial at the club since August as he attempts to make an audacious switch to a second professional sport after one of the most decorated careers in athletics.

Kenya’s ex-sports minister to be charged over Rio Olympics graft

Hassan Wario and five others will be charged in relation to the loss of a total of more than 55 million shillings meant for athletes who competed in the 2016 Olympics.

Refugee team to take part at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The IOC unveiled its first team of refugees in 2016 in an effort to raise awareness of the issue and it was one of the feel-good stories of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics that year.

Tokyo Games savings at US$4.3 billion but more to come, says...

The IOC welcomes the savings, saying more should be done to make sure the Games budget is balanced or even profitable for organisers.

Talks to reinstate Kuwait heading “in a positive direction”

The Kuwait Olympic Committee has been banned since October 2015 after the government was accused of interference with a new sports law.

Ex-Olympic champion Pellegrini targets fifth Games at Tokyo 2020

Former Olympic 200m freestyle champion Federica Pellegrini had been contemplating retirement, but decided against it.

Sotherton collects Beijing heptathlon bronze a decade late

Kelly Sotherton originally finished fifth in the Beijing Olympics but moved up after Ukraine’s Liudmyla Blonska and Russian Tatiana Chernova were disqualified for doping.

Disaster risks make Tokyo 2020 planning ‘more complex’, IOC’s Coates says

According to John Coates of the IOC, when the Olympics come to Tokyo in 2020, the risks of disaster will have to be taken into account

Leading sports PR guru Mike Lee dies

Having been UEFA's director of communications, Lee enjoyed perhaps his greatest moment in the same role for London's successful 2012 Olympic bid when they upset favourites Paris.