Olympics-IOC plans medal reallocation ceremonies to honour athletes

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 2 : Olympic medals will be reallocated within 12 months of the end of any legal procedure and athletes can chose their ceremony, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday as it looks to give those cheated out of medals their moment of glory. Many athletes have had medals […]

Esports in talks with Paris 2024 over demonstration event

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO, Apr 25 : The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) is “deep in talks” with organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympics about incorporating the discipline as a demonstration sport at the Games, the federation’s acting Secretary General Leopold Chung has told Reuters. Esports, the competitive side of electronic gaming, has quickly amassed an […]

Russia, India among nations to lose Olympic spots in doping clampdown

By Brian Oliver LONDON, Apr 12 : Five nations, including Russia, whose doping records have risked weightlifting’s place on the Olympic schedule have been limited to just two athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Games by the sport’s governing body, according to a document seen by Reuters. The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) is effectively allowing Russia, […]

Futuristic pointy-eared mascots chosen for Tokyo 2020

By Chris Gallagher TOKYO, Feb 28 : Mascot-loving Japan has two new characters to get excited about after two futuristic designs with pointy ears and chequered patterns were unveiled on Wednesday to promote the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Chosen by schoolchildren across Japan and announced before a gymnasium of cheering pupils in Tokyo, the as […]

Ambitious Hanyu fancies audacious quintuple jump

By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO, Feb 27 : Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu, the first man in 66 years to win back-to-back Olympic figure skating gold medals, said on Tuesday he would like to successfully land a quintuple jump and break the five-spin barrier. Hanyu, who took gold in men’s singles competition in the just-ended Pyeongchang Olympics, said […]