The Olympic rings are seen at the Odaiba waterfront in Tokyo on June 3, 2021. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Japan ‘cornered’ on Tokyo Olympics, says national committee member

Japan has been backed into a corner over the Tokyo Games, a member of the country’s Olympic committee said Friday, arguing the virus-postponed event has “lost meaning” — but adding…

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Judges wearing face masks wait for the start of the men’s 3m springboard final at the FINA Diving World Cup and test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on May 6, 2021. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Pfizer/BioNTech to supply vaccines for Olympic athletes

US drug giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech on Thursday announced a deal with the International Olympics Committee to provide vaccines to competitors and staff at the Tokyo games. In a…

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The Olympic Rings are lit up on the Odaiba waterfront in Tokyo on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Olympic chief Bach to respond to Tokyo Games fears

With the coronavirus pandemic threatening the holding of the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach is expected on Wednesday to set out how a “safe” Games could be organised…

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IOC joins FIFA to urge Thai government to send Bahrani footballer to Australia

The International Olympic Committee has joined FIFA and other supporters of former Bahraini national footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi in demanding the Thai government to free him from detention and allow him…

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