23 Aug 2021
The Japanese authorities install a giant symbol of the Paralympic Games off the coast of Tokyo, just days before the competition begins.
26 Jul 2021
Olympic fans queue in Sendai (north-east Japan) to hop on buses that will take them to Miyagi Stadium. Female football teams from the Netherlands and Brazil will be among the happy few to have spectators as the Miyagi prefecture decided not to ban them.
24 Jul 2021
Nigerian basketball is an Olympic medal candidate, with a team made up mainly of US-based players. But some question whether relying on the diaspora is a sustainable long-term model for basketball in the country.
24 Mar 2021
File footage of Japan's World Cup winner Homare Sawa who has pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 torch relay just one day before it begins.
19 Feb 2021
Tokyo 2020's new president Seiko Hashimoto vows to "regain trust" in the Olympic organising committee after an embarrassing sexism row, with just over five months until the virus-postponed Games. Hashimoto, a seven-time Olympian, had been one of just two women in Japan's cabinet, serving as Olympic minister before stepping down to take the key post.
12 Feb 2021
Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori has resigned after making sexist comments that caused an international outcry with less than six months until the virus-postponed Games.
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28 Apr 2020
Here is why you should pick a copy of The Guardian on Wednesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Wednesday.
Nigeria Government to distribute food to families in Lagos, Ogun, Abuja, Rainstorm wreaks havoc in Bayelsa and more
31 Mar 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Tuesday.
25 Mar 2020
The IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee agree that the Olympic Games will be rescheduled no later than the summer of 2021.
6 Mar 2020
When people think of Japan they often think of harmony, tranquility and rules but also manga, Hello Kitty, Pokémon and rainbows. Cuteness, which translates as "kawaii" in Japanese, has become Japan's worldwide image. But the host country of the 2020 summer Olympics has so much more to offer. FRANCE 24's culture editor Eve Jackson takes viewers to Tokyo to check out the vibrant cultural scene in the world's largest city.
23 Feb 2020
Odunayo Adekuoroye gets funding support for Tokyo 2020
27 Mar 2019
Weighing just 9 kilogram, a four-legged robot 'cheetah' that can perform a 360-degree backflip from a standing position has been built by engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The robot also has a range of motions that makes it agile and able to pick itself up if knocked to the ground.