Ten sports, 55 competitors, 36 events spread over 17 days, Guardian Nigeria's Sports Editor, Christian Okpara assesses team Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Japan's Yuto Horigome says he will hang his gold medal on his Pokemon stuffed toy after he unveiled a wonder-trick to become the very first skateboarding Olympic champion, adding the victory in his hometown of Tokyo was 'very meaningful'.
Tokyo Olympics head Seiko Hashimoto said Kentaro Kobayashi was dismissed over a past joke about the Holocaust. The move comes just one day before the show.
The coronavirus might top the risks at the Tokyo Olympics, but organisers in Japan have other deadly, unpredictable threats to contend with: natural disasters. Japan is regularly rattled by earthquakes and battered by typhoons, and experts warn that disaster preparation for a major event like the Games should not take a back seat because of the virus. Individuals, including tourists, can refresh their hazard awareness at disaster simulation centres, where visitors experience artificial jolts and evacuation through smoke-filled rooms.
First Indian female swimmer joins Olympic squad after qualifying for Tokyo 2020 through "universality quota"
Maana Patel made India's Olympic history on Friday (July 2) by becoming the country's first female swimmer to qualify for Tokyo 2020, after world governing body FINA approved her participation under the universality quota following some strong performances in European meets in the last three months. The universality quota allows one female and male participant each from a country to take part in the Olympics, provided no other swimmer from the same gender qualifies for the competition through the normal process.
Around a hundred protesters gather in front of Tokyo city government buildings to show their opposition to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, exactly one month before the event is due to begin.
No alcohol, no hugs, no cheers and no autographs: Tokyo Olympic organisers unveiled tough new rules for spectators at the pandemic Games on Wednesday, as they marked one month until the opening ceremony. Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto says: "We are putting in a lot of effort to come up with a new way of celebrating." from press conference
Russia has unveiled its Olympic uniforms for the Tokyo 2020 Games - where up to 10 Russian track and field athletes will be able to compete, under a neutral flag. Russian athletics has been in crisis since 2015 when its federation was suspended for repeated state-sponsored doping scandals.
The countdown to the Summer Olympics has begun. In a global pandemic, there is little enthusiasm for an event intended to celebrate the international spirit and world-class athleticism.
22 Apr 2020
Divine Oduduru is a Nigerian track and field sprinter specializing in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash. He spoke with GuardianTV's Solomon Fowowe about the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, Coronavirus, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, and his future goals.
10 Apr 2020
Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion, Ndidi Nwosu, has passed away owing to complications from a spinal cord injury she sustained at the last Commonwealth Games in Australia.