Olympic Games

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The remarkable story of Harry Edward: Britain’s first black Olympian
Harry Edward, who took 100m bronze at the 1920 Antwerp Games, enjoyed an extraordinary running career but he deserves to be far better remembered

Neil Duncanson

16, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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What cost glory? Spotlight again falls on Australia’s Olympic funding models | Kieran Pender
With the Tokyo Games 10 weeks away, renewed scrutiny on the return on investment for the nation’s sporting dollars is near

Kieran Pender

14, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Tokyo Olympics ‘moving fully ahead’ as protester disrupts press conference
IOC insists it is ‘moving fully ahead’ with Games despite growing public unease in Japan after the state of emergency in the country was extended

Sean Ingle

12, May, 2021 @4:50 PM

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‘Future-proofed’: three-year budget boost for high-performance Australian sport
The federal government will extend funding until the 2024 Olympics and cover the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup and 2022 women’s basketball World Cup

Guardian sport

12, May, 2021 @2:00 AM

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Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal still unsure of playing in Tokyo Olympics
Rafael Nadal, who won Olympic singles gold in 2008, said: ‘I don’t know my calendar,’ while Serena Williams added: ‘I definitely need to figure out my next moves’

Tumaini Carayol

11, May, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Sir Eddie Kulukundis obituary
Other lives: Philanthropist who used his great wealth to support countless theatre and sporting projects

Anne Kavanagh

11, May, 2021 @3:27 PM

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NFL star DK Metcalf finishes last with time of 10.37sec in 100m debut
It looks like Seattle Seahawks star DK Metcalf will be sticking to the NFL for now after his 100m debut ends in defeat

Guardian sport and agencies

09, May, 2021 @8:05 PM

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Tokyo ramps up for Olympics but winners will be scarce if Games go ahead | Kieran Pender
In less than three months, the city will welcome 11,000 athletes and perhaps double that in staff, coaches and journalists. Plus, almost inevitably, Covid-19

Kieran Pender

07, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Japan extends Covid emergency in Tokyo as Olympics loom
Government admits restrictions that had been due to end on 11 May have failed to stop rising infections

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

07, May, 2021 @9:14 AM

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UK Sport eyeing 100 major events in next decade including 2030 World Cup
New 10-year strategy will emphasise ‘how we win’ as well as medal count, with the aim of hosting events including the Ryder Cup

Sean Ingle

06, May, 2021 @11:00 PM

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IOC and Pfizer strike vaccine deal for Tokyo Olympics competitors
The chances of Team GB being fully vaccinated against Covid before the Tokyo Olympics have received a significant boost after the IOC struck a deal with Pfizer to donate free doses to competitors and staff

Sean Ingle

06, May, 2021 @3:04 PM

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Team GB embrace ‘unity in diversity’ theme for Tokyo Olympics kit
Team GB’s athletes will step out at the Tokyo Olympics in heat-resistant kit intended to celebrate ‘unity in diversity’

Sean Ingle and Morwenna Ferrier

06, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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