TOKYO, Feb 17: Months after other major economies, Japan began giving the first coronavirus vaccines to front-line health workers Wednesday. Many are wondering if the campaign will reach enough people, and in time, to save a Summer Olympics already delayed a year by the worst pandemic in a century.
BERLIN, March 29: Azeri weightlifter Valentin Hristov was stripped of his 2012 Olympics 56-kg bronze medal on Friday after he was one of three athletes to test positive for banned substances in re-tests conducted by the International Olympic Committee.
TOKYO: July 18: The Japan Sports Council gave a progress report on the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony.
PYONGYANG, Feb 16: Roared on by a home crowd, South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin made history today. In an event that until now had been dominated by Western athletes, he became the first Asian to win gold in skeleton at the Winter Olympics.
PYEONGCHANG, Feb 9: Russia’s desperate attempt to get 45 banned athletes — including several medal favorites — into the Winter Olympics failed just hours before Friday’s opening ceremony, as sports’ highest court upheld the IOC’s right to decide who can compete.
PYONGYANG, Jan 22: Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang’s top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run-up to the South Korean Winter Olympics.
KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Nepathya, the folk rock band, performed at the Olympic Hall of Seoul Olympic Park on Wednesday. According to the press statement released by Nepa-laya, the show was hosted by Kaski Pariwar on the occasion of Korea’s Chuseok Festival.
LOS ANGELES, Aug 1: Los Angeles reached an agreement Monday with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday.
DHANGADI, Dec 21: A team of six former Olympians has left Dhangadhi for Biratnagar, where the Seventh National Games is starting from December 24, with the Olympic torch on Tuesday. The team comprising of former Olympians Bishnu Bahadur Singh, Jit Bahadur KC, Prabin Tuladhar, Krishna Bahadur Basnet, Tika Bahadur Bogati and Bimala Rana Magar will reach Biratnagar on Friday going through different cities of the country.
We really do not expect much from our athletes in such international events because we know that we lack the resources, infrastructure and everything else needed to compete in the international level. So to expect our athletes to win an Olympic Gold is like expecting KP Oli to send a Nepali to Mars on a rickshaw.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 10: Rio Olympic officials say military police are stepping up security after a bus carrying journalists had two windows broken after being struck by what it calls "unknown projectiles."
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games have started in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium. The organizers have put a huge amount of work and invested an impressive amount of cash to get to this point. Hosting the Olympics is expensive with the people of Hamburg voting to withdraw their city’s bid for the 2024 games in late 2015, primarily on funding grounds.
Costs ran 51 percent over budget in Rio, ending up at $4.58 billion. Even though that may seem like a huge amount of money, it pales in comparison to the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. Costs there quickly snowballed with many venues coming in catastophically over budget. The final bill for the games came to a whopping $21.89 billion. This chart shows the cost of hosting the Olympic Games since 1992.
MOSCOW, July 26: The International Canoe Federation has barred five Russian canoeists from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics including Olympic champion Alexander Dyachenko after they were named in a report alleging a state-sponsored doping cover-up.
SAO PAULO, July 18: The last time Brazil played a major soccer tournament at home, Neymar was stretchered off the field and then missed an embarrassing loss against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semifinals.