7 Aug 2021
Middle-distance runner Abraham Guem was stranded in Japan for 21 months with four compatriots. Though his chances at the Tokyo Olympics look slim, he has more at stake than medals.
30 Jul 2021
Protesters call for Tokyo Olympics cancellation amid COVID-19 spike
27 Jun 2021
The 23-year-old tennis champion is skipping the Grand Slam event to spend time with her family and friends. Fans have praised her for advocating for mental health at work.
27 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021
The Olympic Games are set to open on July 23 in Tokyo. Nearly 70,000 visitors, including athletes, coaches and sport delegation members, are expected to arrive in Japan. The organisation of these Games has been difficult as the pandemic continues to spread around the world. While Japan has been less affected than most other rich countries, it has been comparatively slow to vaccinate its population.
8 Jun 2021
Overseas journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics will have their movements tracked by GPS, the Games president says, and could have their passes revoked if they break the rules. Organisers of the pandemic-postponed 2020 Games, which open in just over six weeks, are trying to reassure a sceptical public that the mega-event can be held safely under strict virus rules.
3 Jun 2021
With Tokyo still under a state of emergency, opposition to hosting the games is growing. On Wednesday, a top health adviser said it was "not normal" to host them.
3 Jun 2021
The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has rejected the notion of canceling or postponing the Games while President Joe Biden is offering Americans free beer to get vaccinated. Follow DW for the latest.
31 May 2021
The double Olympic champion is banned from competing at her preferred 800-meter distance due to high testosterone levels. Semenya has switched to 5,000 meters but failed to meet the qualifying time at a race in Durban.
28 May 2021
Raised in Philadelphia, the hometown of famous Hollywood character Rocky Balboa, Nalek Korbaj hopes to honour Venezuela's Olympic boxing tradition at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
15 May 2021
World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe says he believes the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics can be "a beacon of hope and optimism", despite infections surging in Japan and other countries.
7 Apr 2021
COVID-19 concerns mean North Korea will not participare at the Tokyo Olympic Games later this year.