TOKYO, Jan 22: Japan and the IOC stood firm on Friday on their commitment to host the Tokyo Olympics this year and denied a report of a possible cancellation but the pledge looks unlikely to ease public concern about holding the event during a pandemic.

TOKYO, Jan 22: There is no truth to a report about the possible cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics, Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Manabu Sakai, a government spokesman, told reporters on Friday, denying a newspaper report that the event would be called off.

TOKYO, Nov 16: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said he looked forward to working closely with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the Tokyo Olympics next year, following a meeting with Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC.

LONDON, March 21: The Tokyo Olympics should be called off to spare athletes the “stress” of trying to train in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics chairman Nic Coward said on Friday.

TOKYO, March 19: Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori attended a meeting on March 10 that included the deputy head of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) who tested positive for the new coronavirus this week, officials said.

ATHENS, March 15: The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games flame handover in Athens next week will be done in an empty stadium amid the coronavirus outbreak, Greece’s Olympic Committee said on Sunday.

TOKYO, March 14: Japan continues to prepare to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday, despite widening concern about the viability of the Games given the global coronavirus outbreak.

TOKYO, March 3: Tokyo’s Olympic 2020 contract allows it to postpone the Games until the end of the year, Japan’s Olympics minister said on Tuesday, amid concern the coronavirus could disrupt the event.

TOKYO, Feb 26: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called for sports and cultural events to be scrapped or curtailed for two weeks as the country battles to stem coronavirus contagion amid mounting concerns the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be canceled.

TOKYO, Feb 25: Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Tuesday it was still too early to talk about cancelling the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which start on July 24, due to the coronavirus and its spread in Japan.

TOKYO, Feb 20: London would be ready to host the 2020 Olympics if the outbreak of the coronavirus forced the Games to be moved from Tokyo, Shaun Bailey, the Conservative candidate for mayor of the British capital, has said.

Lausanne, Jan 10: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) formally asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday to rule on Russia’s four-year ban for doping, after the agency handed down the punishment for manipulating laboratory data.

DOHA, Qatar, Sept 24: Russia’s doping troubles are nowhere near over. After a head-snapping day of developments from Moscow to Tokyo to the Middle East, the country has new fears that its status at next year’s Olympics could be in jeopardy — and no doubt about where it stands in track and field.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Hard work, dedication and perseverance are the three fundamentals that define Gaurika Singh, at 13 years and 255 days at the time the youngest participant in the Rio Olympics in 2016. Success for Gaurika, who is London-based, did not come overnight. She started swimming at age six and enrolled for professional training at nine. Swimming was initially for her an important life skill and good exercise before she started to move up in the swimming groups and entered competitions. She has now ignited Nepal's medal hopes in the Asian Games and the Olympics .

Cyberattacks, terrorism, earthquakes and heatwaves: Tokyo 2020 organisers are hoping for the best but bracing for the worst and making contingency plans for several possible catastrophes during the Games.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Nepal has been grouped together with India, Bangladesh and Myanmar in the qualifying games for the women's football category in the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Japan’s Tamura City and Athlete’s Society have decided to assist Nepal by providing training to the team ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held in Japan.Three parties, the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC), the Athlete’s Society of Tamura City, and Mayor of Tamura City have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the preparation of the 2020 Olympics by providing training to the team.

Judo Olympics Solidarity Course completed

February 26, 2018 08:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The International Olympics Solidarity Course organized by the Nepal Judo Association (NJA) has been completed on Sunday.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 25: Humanity’s most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to sudden surprise legends like Czech skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka and the medal-grabbing “Garlic Girls,” South Korea’s hometown curling favorites.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea,  Feb 25: A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials.

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 24: While hundreds of millions of the world’s people get ready to watch the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday, North Koreans are still waiting to see the first event.

SOUTH KOREA, Feb 20: A Slovenian hockey player who became the third athlete to be caught doping at the Pyeongchang Olympics said Tuesday he tested positive for an asthma drug that he took under doctor's orders.

Nine hundred military personnel have been called in to address a shortfall in security at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after illness resulted in the quarantine of 1,200 staff.

An Olympics aspirant

February 4, 2018 09:15 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 4 : It’s neither never too late nor too early to chase your dreams. No matter how young you are, if you have the zeal to be at the top, undoubtedly you will mark yourself as a successful person in near future. National Table Tennis player Santoo Shrestha, 17, is no exception.

A total of 169 Russian athletes have been approved to take part in next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics under a neutral flag.

SEOUL, Jan 9:  North Korea agreed Tuesday to send a delegation to next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea, Seoul officials said, as the bitter rivals sat for rare talks at the border to discuss how to cooperate in Olympics and improve their long-strained ties.

TOKYO, Jan 6: North Korea's IOC representative on Saturday said his country is likely to compete in figure skating in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, according to Japanese media reports.

Tokyo Olympics aspirant Phupu

December 19, 2017 09:29 am

If you don’t recognize Phupu Lhamu Khatri, a 21-year-old Nepali female judoka and Olympian, you must be joking. Because Khatri won gold medal for Nepal at the 2016 South Asian Games and also bagged the Female Player of the Year Award at the NSJF Pulsar Sports Award in the same year. Not only that, she also represented Nepal in Rio Olympics 2016.

LAUSANNE, July 12: Finally, Los Angeles and Paris have their Olympic hosting destiny in their own hands.

Starting young in competitive swimming, Subba learnt the hard way that everything is not rainbows and butterflies even after you’ve learnt the basics of swimming.

TOKYO, Aug 24: The countdown to the 2020 Olympics began Wednesday with the arrival of the Olympic flag in Tokyo from Rio de Janeiro. The contrast between the two host cities couldn't be starker. Instead of samba in the streets, there will be robots and self-driving cars. Five things to know about the next Summer Games:

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 22: Shaking to samba and expressing a sense of longing with uniquely Brazilian words, Olympians and fans said goodbye to the Rio Games with one last big bash that was both revelatory and a sigh of relief.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Taekwando player Nisha Rawal faced defeat in the first round of the above 67 Kg weight category bout in the Rio Olympics currently underway in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 14: Phelps put the United States ahead to stay on the butterfly leg and Nathan Adrian finished it off, giving the most decorated athlete in Olympic history his 23rd career gold medal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Nepal's Saraswoti Bhattarai has set a new national record in 1500 meter race held under the ongoing Rio Olympics – 2016 in Brazil.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is all set to organize sports event in the country to mark Team Refugee's first ever participation in the Rio Olympics 2016.

Economic myth of Olympics

August 10, 2016 00:15 am

Beyond tourism, no smart business makes investment or trade decisions simply because a city has hosted the Olympics

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Swimmer Gaurika Singh of Nepal is competing in the qualifying round of the 100 meters backstroke in Rio Olympics on Sunday.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 15: Forty years after coaching John Walker to an Olympic gold medal, 93-year-old track coach Arch Jelley will try to guide another New Zealand athlete to victory in the 1,500 meters at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Swimmers Sirish Gurung and Gaurika Singh have secured places for Rio Olympics 2016 to be held from August 5-21.

Infographics:Rio Olympics 2016

July 5, 2016 00:05 am

The opening and the closing ceremony will be hosted in Maracana Stadium.

Welcome to Olympics

July 4, 2016 00:05 am

Zika will not hinder us from having a safe Olympics