Olympic Games

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Are the Olympics heading to Australia again? Key questions about Brisbane 2032 answered | Kieran Pender
Brisbane has been installed as the IOC’s ‘preferred partner’ to host the 2032 Games and it appears the event is now Queensland’s to lose

Kieran Pender

25, Feb, 2021 @4:35 PM

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Caster Semenya launches final bid to save career and defend Olympic title
The double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has filed an application to the European court of human rights in a final bid to overturn the ban on her defending her title at Tokyo

Sean Ingle

25, Feb, 2021 @1:01 PM

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'No cheering': Tokyo Olympics fans asked to stick to clapping during torch relay
Covid restrictions means event could be suspended if crowds lining route become too large, organising committee warns

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

25, Feb, 2021 @4:55 AM

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Brisbane chosen as 'preferred partner' to host 2032 Olympic Games, IOC says
The Gold Coast hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Queensland government claims that 80% of venues for the games are already built

Mike Hytner

24, Feb, 2021 @9:47 PM

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Queensland bid to host 2032 Olympic Games set to take big step forward
Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are expected to be recommended as the preferred bid at an IOC meeting

Mike Hytner

24, Feb, 2021 @3:06 AM

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New Tokyo Olympics chief acknowledges 'great public concern' over Covid
Seiko Hashimoto vows to host safe Games as she succeeds Yoshiro Mori after sexism row

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

18, Feb, 2021 @10:46 AM

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How a ‘technicality’ could rule out one of Australia's top Olympic medal hopes | Kieran Pender
Oliver Hoare has run the eighth fastest indoor 1500m time in history, but his spot on the team for Tokyo remains uncertain

Kieran Pender

17, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Tokyo 2020: Japan's Olympics minister in line to lead committee
Officials hope selection of Seiko Hashimoto will draw line under row over predecessor’s sexist remarks

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

17, Feb, 2021 @12:42 PM

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Games can go on: why stick to Tokyo when a global Olympics would unite the planet? | Simon Burnton
Oddly prescient changes to the charter mean the Games can be held in different countries if needs be. And if not now, when?

Simon Burnton

15, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Libs Dems warn China over 'international bullying' after sanctions threat
Chinese newspaper said countries that boycott 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics over treatment of Uighurs would face retaliation

Peter Walker Political correspondent

15, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tokyo Olympics: definitely going ahead unless cancelled again?
Billed as a celebration of humankind’s victory over coronavirus, Games could fall foul of pandemic for a second time

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

13, Feb, 2021 @7:04 PM

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Tokyo Olympics chief resigns over sexist comments
Yoshiro Mori issues apology, saying his ‘inappropriate remarks have caused chaos’

Justin McCurry

12, Feb, 2021 @10:28 AM

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