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Ambitious China turn to Hiddink to fulfil Olympic hopes

Guus Hiddink is expected to become the coach of China's Olympic football team.

Olympic dreams emerge as Asian Games close in Jakarta

Indonesia's hosting of the Asian Games may prove to be a stepping stone towards hosting the Olympics.

Indonesia to bid for 2032 Olympics

Widodo said the Asian Games have proved the country has the ability to host the world's most prestigious multi-sports event.

Shanghai looks to Olympic hosts in push to become ‘sports city’

Shanghai aspires to become a global sporting capital, and it would like to do so by hosting an Olympics in the future.

After break, Nicol David seeks special finale

She hopes to one day see squash included at the Olympics.

Olympians Ross, Kocian say they are Nassar survivors

2012 Olympian Ross and and Kocian, who competed in the 2016 Rio Games did not join more than 150 victims who confronted Nassar at his trial as they had not come to terms with the abuse.

Japan head to Asian Games with one eye on 2020

Japan are planning on using the Asian Games as preparation for the 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo.

PGA Championship confident move to May will boost event

Golf's schedule will see dramatic restructuring next year with the return of golf to the Olympic sports lineup.

Freestyle great Ledecky powers towards Tokyo 2020

Katie Ledecky sees the upcoming Pan Pacific Championships as an important stepping stone in her quest for Olympic gold medals in 2020.

Tokyo 2020 to up security with facial recognition system

The technology will use IC chips within identification cards to automatically verify the identity of those entering over 40 venues.

Snow joke; China scours temples for Winter Olympic gold

It may sound like a sequel to hit comedy film "Cool Runnings", but for Beijing 2022 hosts China this is no joke.

China blames “independence activists” for axing of Taiwan Olympic event

Tension with China has increased in recent months, as Beijing is increasingly suspicious that President Tsai Ing-wen's government wants to push for Taiwan's formal independence.

Tokyo Games venues hit by construction delays, organisers say

The Olympics Aquatics Centre and Sea Forest Waterway are two months behind schedule.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers unveil ticket prices

More than half the tickets on sale will cost less than 8,000 yen ($71), according to the organisers.

Japan swimming federation gets sinking feeling over morning finals

The Japanese Swimming Federation has expressed disappointment that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics schedule is likely to cater to US audiences.

Olympic gold medallist Randall reveals cancer diagnosis

Cross-country skier Kikkan Randall revealed that she is battling breast cancer.

International Olympic Committee braces for scorching Tokyo Olympics

Tokyo Olympic organisers insisted they would take no chances with the safety of athletes competing in the fierce summer heat at the 2020 Games.

Poland’s most decorated Olympian Szewinska dies at 72

A five-time Olympian, Szewinska won golds in 4x100m at the 1964 Tokyo Games, in 200m at Mexico City four years later and in 400m in Montreal in 1976.

Tokyo passes strict anti-smoking laws ahead of Olympics

The city's new laws ban smoking entirely on school premises from kindergartens to high schools, although a space can be created outside university and hospital buildings for smokers.

Taiwanese double Olympic weightlifting champion Hsu retires

Hsu Shu-ching will now train to become a coach at the national sports training centre.

CAS decision imminent on Jamaica’s Carter

If his appeal regarding having taken methylhexaneamine is successful, Nesta Carter and his teammates will have their 4x100 metres gold medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics restored.

Harper-Nelson to end hurdling career after 2018 season

Two-time Olympic medallist Dawn-Harper Nelson wants to have her first child after retiring.

E-sports in talks with Paris 2024 over demonstration event

The International e-Sports Federation has been discussing the inclusion of e-sports as a demonstration event at the 2024 Paris Oympics.

Questions on judo, sailing, triathlon remain for 2020, IOC’s Coates says

During preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the three sports have been plagued by various issues.