Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2021: high jumpers share Olympic gold
Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Barshim were already friends but their bond was strengthened when they asked for a gold medal each rather than compete in a jump off at Tokyo 2020

Sean Ingle

27, Dec, 2021 @8:38 AM

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Jaw-dropping sport moments of 2021: Simone Biles at the Tokyo Olympics
The greatest gymnast in history opened up about her mental health issues in Tokyo – and collected a bronze medal

Tumaini Carayol

25, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Showjumper Ben Maher on his golden moment: ‘I just had to take every risk’
Ben Maher does not recall much of his Tokyo glory but admitted it will be ‘hard to top’ as he prepares for the London International Horse Show

Greg Wood

15, Dec, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Galal Yafai: ‘Being an Olympic boxing champion is something I can live with for ever’
The British flyweight, the third champion boxer in his family, bounced back from defeat in Rio to a gold medal

Tim Lewis

07, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Adam Peaty: ‘You have to be better than everyone else, there’s no sugar-coating it’
The 26-year-old swimmer and father-of-one swept all before him at the Tokyo Olympics… but his exit from Strictly, he admits, was humbling

Barbara Ellen

06, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Weightlifter Emily Campbell: ‘My legs were jelly… I’d achieved everything I’d dreamed of’
Her silver win with a lift of 161kg was the first ever medal for the UK in women’s weightlifting – a thrill made all the sweeter by Team GB camaraderie

Barbara Ellen

05, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Olympic gold medalist Sunisa Lee says she was pepper-sprayed in racist attack
The gymnast was waiting for an Uber in Los Angeles with friends when a car sped by and passengers yelled anti-Asian slurs

Maya Yang

12, Nov, 2021 @2:18 PM

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Modern pentathlon votes to ditch horse riding after Tokyo Olympic turmoil
Modern pentathlon has voted secretly to replace horse riding with cycling to preserve its Olympic status after a coach punched a horse in Tokyo

Exclusive by Sean Ingle

02, Nov, 2021 @1:44 PM

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Where to now for Australian track cycling after Olympic flop? | Kieran Pender
A post-mortem is under way into how one of the best-funded disciplines returned just one bronze medal at the Tokyo Games

Kieran Pender

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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BBC’s director of sport calls for new rules on TV’s ‘crown jewels’
Barbara Slater wants more rights to streaming and women’s events after the BBC missed out on a lot of Olympics coverage from Tokyo

Paul MacInnes

19, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Doubts on legacy and cost concerns hang over Tokyo Olympic Games | Justin McCurry
The full financial impact is yet to be determined but there is loose consensus in Japan over the ‘coercive’ approach of IOC

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Chusovitina and Clijsters keep proving age is no barrier to sporting passion | Tumaini Carayol
Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina, 46, eyes an Asian Games medal while Kim Clijsters fights to keep her tennis comeback on track

Tumaini Carayol

04, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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