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    1. June 22, 2016

      Rory McIlroy pulls out of Rio Olympics over Zika fears

      Rory McIlroy, the Irish golfer, has become the most high-profile athlete to pull out of the Olympic Games in Rio this...

    2. June 18, 2016

      Russian athletes banned from Olympic Games for doping offences

      Russia has become the first country in sporting history to have its athletics team banned from an Olympic games because...

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    1. June 17, 2016

      Doping Russian athletes out of the Olympics

      There are philosophical questions about exactly what constitutes an unfair advantage in sport. An edge can be had not...

    2. June 17, 2016

      Moscow urges Coe to reconsider Russian Olympic ban

      Russia’s sports minister has urged Sebastian Coe, world athletics chief, to lift a ban that would prevent Russia from...

    3. June 15, 2016

      Russian athletes accused of fresh doping violations

      Russian athletes have attempted to bribe or run away from doping officials, while armed officers have threatened...

    4. June 1, 2016

      Olympic data help decide victors in race for 2020 funds

      The world-beating performance of medallists at the Rio Olympic Games this summer will probably be matched by the speed...

    5. May 25, 2016

      2020 Olympics in Tokyo showcase all the problems Abe needs to fix

      Tokyo’s preparations for the 1964 Olympics included water rationing, an emergency sewage diversion project, a cull of...

    6. May 12, 2016

      Tokyo Olympics bid questioned as prosecutors probe $2m payouts

      French authorities are investigating payments worth around $2m to a company linked to the son of former world athletics...

    7. May 9, 2016

      2016 Olympics: not flying down to Rio

      With just a few months before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games begin, local residents fear the event is already losing its...

    8. April 29, 2016

      Snapchat in deal with NBC to show Rio Olympics video clips

      Snapchat will show video clips from the Olympics after it struck a deal with NBC to bring the sporting event to its...

    9. April 8, 2016

      eGames heads to Rio to boost profile at Olympics

      When Team GB’s athletes head to Brazil this summer to compete in the Olympics they will be joined by an unlikely kind...

    10. March 18, 2016

      After Lula-era excess, the Car Wash generation upends Brazilian politics

      Brazil appeared to descend into farce this week with President Dilma Rousseff’s thwarted attempt to appoint her...

    11. February 5, 2016

      Zika virus threatens Brazil’s Olympic boost

      For Paulo Guerra, the managing director of the Osler laboratory in Brazil, it was a Saturday he will never forget. On...

    12. December 22, 2015

      Tokyo selects Japanese design for 2020 Olympic stadium

      Tokyo attempted to put its scandal-hit preparations for the 2020 Olympics back on track on Tuesday when it finally...

    13. November 10, 2015

      A dark day for Russia and for world athletics

      The report from the independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency on drug abuse in Russian athletics is...

    14. November 10, 2015

      Brazil’s Olympic preparations shine a spotlight on Rio mayor

      On a vast construction site in Barra da Tijuca, a far-flung suburb of Rio de Janeiro, a series of giant lozenge-like...

    15. October 16, 2015

      Coe to take the game to big sport

      Lord Coe, who led London’s 2012 Olympics bid, plans to use a war chest of “hundreds of millions” of pounds to build a...

    16. September 1, 2015

      Tokyo scraps logo for 2020 Olympics amid plagiarism claims

      Tokyo endured fresh embarrassment over its preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday when the organising...

    17. August 14, 2015

      China’s mountain to climb — 2022 Winter Olympics

      As you fly into Beijing you can look out the window of the aeroplane and — as long as there is a strong wind to blow...

    18. August 9, 2015

      Time to cut the Olympics down to size

      The Olympics are back in the news. China is to get a winter games; Boston was dropped from consideration for the summer...

    19. August 5, 2015

      Coe lashes out at allegations of widespread doping in athletics

      Sebastian Coe has said there is intense anger in athletics at allegations that almost 150 Olympics and World...

    20. August 4, 2015

      IAAF dismisses claims of widespread doping as ‘pure guesswork’

      Allegations of widespread doping in elite athletics are “unscientific” and based on “pure guesswork”, the sport’s...

    21. August 2, 2015

      Probe called into claims of widespread doping in elite athletics

      Anti-doping officials will investigate claims that 146 medals at the Olympics and World Championships between 2001 and...

    22. July 31, 2015

      Even in disarray, Rome is determined to host 2024 Olympics

      Rome is in meltdown: its public services are disintegrating, its government is in disarray amid a sweeping graft...

    23. July 31, 2015

      IOC picks Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

      Beijing is to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics — despite having little natural snow — and will become the first city to...

    24. July 27, 2015

      Boston withdraws bid for 2024 Olympics

      The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has pulled Boston from the race to host the 2024 Olympics in the face of...

    25. July 23, 2015

      Japan receives more tourists than it sends abroad

      A weaker yen, a boom in cruise holidays and a surge of Chinese shopaholics have pushed Japan across a historic...

    26. July 19, 2015

      Guilty until proven innocent in athletics

      Let’s try a quick question. Name two current track and field stars (your own country’s athletes excluded)....

    27. July 17, 2015

      Japan scraps $2bn Tokyo Olympic stadium designed by Zaha Hadid

      Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe has waded into the battle over the ballooning cost of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics, axing...

    28. June 29, 2015

      Discovery pays €1.3bn for rights to Olympics in Europe

      Discovery Communications, the owner of Eurosport, has paid €1.3bn for the near-exclusive rights to broadcast the...

    29. June 7, 2015

      Rugby World Cup economic boost could be ‘greater than Olympics’

      The Rugby World Cup, which kicks off at Twickenham in a little more than three months’ time, could be of greater...

    30. May 20, 2015

      BHP settles SEC probe into Beijing Olympics hospitality

      BHP Billiton has paid $25m to settle charges from the US Securities and Exchange Commission after the miner offered...

    31. March 29, 2015

      Olympic task to reinvent Tokyo’s heart

      The 1964 Olympics transformed Tokyo into a vibrant, modern city, setting off an incredible era of postwar economic...

    32. January 29, 2015

      England’s post-Olympic afterglow is fading fast

      England’s post-Olympic sporting afterglow is fading fast, according to figures published on Thursday. An annual survey...

    33. January 27, 2015

      China seeks end to gold medal fixation

      China’s graft fighters have added gold medals to their growing list of out-of-favour “bling”, after an investigation...

    34. January 15, 2015

      Ashridge and UK sports agency to launch mentoring skills course

      Business leaders are being offered the chance to help boost Team GB’s medal chances at next year’s Olympic Games by...

    35. December 15, 2014

      Renzi goes for gold with Rome’s Olympic bid

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s young and reformist prime minister, on Monday revealed a brazenly bold goal: to bring the Olympic...

    36. November 21, 2014

      Olympics chief calls for transparency in sport

      The head of the Olympic movement has added to the pressure facing his football counterpart, Sepp Blatter, by saying...

    37. November 18, 2014

      Olympic chiefs move to ease concerns over cost of staging games

      A shortage of cities willing to host the Olympics has forced games chiefs to address public concerns about costs and...

    38. The World

      October 3, 2014

      Norway's 'Nei' splits opinion in the winter sports-mad country

      The 115 members of the International Olympics Committee, the self-appointed “supreme authority” of the Olympic...

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