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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.

Olympic taekwondo champion banned for life in abuse case

Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Steven Lopez has been handed a life ban by the US Center for SafeSport following an allegation of sexual misconduct.

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.