BEIJING, Feb 3: The Olympic torch relay began its second day on Thursday atop the Great Wall, with Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan and Chinese Olympic medallists among those taking turns carrying the flame along a route shortened to three days because of COVID-19.

Miwako Sakauchi stands in her studio and brushes spinning swirls on torn cardboard and drawing paper, using the five colors designated as symbols of the modern Olympiad.

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.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Nepal national women’s football team has ended its 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament campaign with a 2-1 consolation win over Indonesia in Mandalay on Tuesday.

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.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Nepal and Bangladesh are facing each other in the third game of the Olympic Women Football’s Asian qualifier today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Nepal women's national football team will play their first match against India on Thursday in the Olympic tournament.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) on Sunday said that it will be able to organize the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) on time and in a systematic manner.

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.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Female judoka Phupu Lhamu Khatri has left for Japan on Sunday for the preparations of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

GANGNEUNG,  Feb 22: Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games.

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, South Korea, Feb 8:  It was a historic moment, and it happened even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun.

The North Korean Olympic Team reportedly refused to accept the Samsung Galaxy phones that were offered to all the participants at the Pyeongchang 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.

MOSCOW, Feb 1: Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil.

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.

Nepathya enthralls Seoul Olympic Hall

October 7, 2017 09:58 am

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.

Seven sports, including badminton, are looking to challenge UK Sport's decision to stop funding their programs for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Olympic torch on its way to Biratnagar

December 21, 2016 01:40 am

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.

LONDON, Nov 2: The mayor of London has ordered an investigation into the rising costs of converting the Olympic Stadium into the home venue for Premier League club West Ham.

MOSCOW, Aug 27: Luxury cars, apartments, even a racehorse — being an Olympic medalist in Russia can come with great material rewards but also controversy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 21: With a kiss of the ball and an unforgettable kick, Brazil's biggest soccer star gave the Olympic host its biggest moment of the games.

A look at how Bolt has performed in the Olympic Games

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18: With just seconds to spare, Kaori Icho reminded everyone why she’s the best women’s wrestler in history.

Japanese pole vaulter Hiroki Ogita will be ruing the size of his phallus after it caused him to foul during the qualifying rounds in the men’s event in Rio.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 17: In a world in turmoil, one thing never changes: the Olympic sport of losing gracefully.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 15: Usain Bolt sauntered onto the track, stretched out his arms and waved his hands, signaling for more applause.

Olympic Dreams

August 12, 2016 02:00 am

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.

2016 Summer Olympic Medals Table

August 11, 2016 11:17 am

2016 Summer Olympic Medals Table

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."

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 10: Michael Phelps sat alone, thoroughly exhausted. He put his head in his hands and then motioned at his neck as though he had nothing left to give.

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.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 6: From Kyrie to KD, DeMar to DeMarcus, many players on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team are so well known to NBA fans they can simply go by first names or nicknames.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Nepali players for the Olympic games have flown to Brazil on Etihad Airways.

PUEBLA, July 30: Argentina's Olympic football team complained on Friday that cash and electronics were stolen from their players' hotel rooms while they were playing a friendly in Mexico.

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.

All eyes on Neymar at men's Olympic

July 18, 2016 12:28 pm

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.

NOC marks Olympic Day

June 24, 2016 01:00 am

KATHMANDU, June 24:Nepal Olympic Committee marked the Olympic Day in the capital on Thursday with the message that 'sport is for everyone, regardless of age or athletic ability'.

NOC marks beginning of Olympic Day

June 18, 2016 07:32 am

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) marked the beginning of a week-long celebration of Olympic day in the capital on Friday.