Olympic qualification period ends for all remaining athletics disciplines

Some 1900 athletes from more than 190 countries will compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games when the athletics programme begins on 30 July. The Olympic qualification period for all stadium events finished on June 29 and World Athletics’ Olympic qualification system has...

Benjamin Azamati – Ghana’s new hope to be the fastest person on the Planet

Ghana have a new men's 100m sprint sensation with Benjamin Azamati breaking his national record and winning titles in the U.S. college scene ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in 2021. Benjamin Azamati of Ghana is one of Africa’s rising athletics stars...

Up to 10,000 spectators allowed for each sporting event at the Olympic Games

Spectator limit for the Olympic Games has been set at 50% of venue capacity, up to a maximum of 10,000 people; decision on the Paralympic Games will be made by 16 July 2021. Residents of Japan will be allowed to...

Refugee team of 29 athletes chosen for Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympics Committee on Tuesday unveiled the refugee team of 29 athletes that will participate in the Tokyo Olympics next month. Committee President Thomas Bach made the announcement during a virtual ceremony, saying he "can't wait to see" them compete. "When you, the IOC...

Knighton breaks Bolt’s world U18 200m best with 20.11 in Jacksonville

After a string of 200m victories and some swift – albeit wind-assisted – times over 100m in the past two months, 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton finally entered the record books with his 20.11 200m win at the Duval County Challenge,...

Bolt receives devastating COVID-19 test result

Arguably the greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt tests positive for Corona virus just days after celebrating his 34th birthday at a party in Jamaica. A radio station in Jamaica reports that Bolts has contracted the disease and will...
Olympics Tokyo 2020

The new dates for the qualifying rounds of the Olympic games Tokyo 2020 have...

Prior to this announcement, authorities from several countries had halted the Olympic qualifying tournaments, putting the health of athletes first. The International Athletics Association has decided to change the selection criteria for next year's Olympic Games. Accordingly, the period from April...

The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have been postponed to 2021 because of the...

On Monday the 30th March 2020, the international Olympic committee decided to postpone the Olympics and Paralympics by one year because of the uncontrollable spreading of the Coronavirus. Officials had been discussing the postponement of the Olympics for weeks...

Olympics 2020: What happens if the Tokyo Games don’t go ahead?

The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday, marking the beginning of official celebrations for a global sporting event that could still be derailed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sporting groups from the National Basketball Association (NBA) to the European...

Coronavirus, the Olympians and the Tokyo Olympic games 2020

Covid-19, also known as the Corona Virus, has become one of the fastest-spreading viruses in the world within the past few weeks, causing many world-renowned sports events to be canceled or postponed. With the virus spreading every day, and...

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