Delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics cost double original estimate
The Games cost twice the 734 billion yen that the Tokyo Games organisers had predicted in their bid to the International Olympic Committee in 2013, but less than the final pre-Games budget unveiled in December 2020.
Athlete’s disqualification ‘by the book’ but still room for appeal, says expert
But this would take a long time, Nik Erman Nik Roseli warns.
Tokyo winds up Olympics with fireworks and subdued closing ceremony
The closing ceremony in Tokyo was as restrained as the Games, held without spectators due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pocket Rocketman delivers first silver at Tokyo Olympics
This is Malaysia's second medal after winning bronze in the men's badminton doubles.
IOC expels two Belarus coaches for trying to force sprinter to return home
She was bundled to the airport, where she received a message from her grandmother telling her it was too dangerous for her to come home.
Olympic equestrians complain their mounts spooked by sumo statue
A menacing-looking sumo wrestler standing ready for combat near a jump is not real – but can still scare the horses.
Taiwan stars trolled by Chinese nationalists for supporting island’s Olympic athletes
Falling foul of Chinese nationalists on social media, Taiwanese stars run the risk of losing valuable sponsorship by Chinese brands.
China’s keyboard warrior nationalists savaging their Olympic athletes
The Communist Party has been whipping up nationalism and now anything less than a gold medal is seen as treachery.
Tokyo Olympics organisers investigating athletes for boozing together
Athletes are permitted to drink alcohol only in their rooms and only if they are alone, as a precaution against Covid-19.
Olympic sprinter refuses ‘forced’ flight home after criticising coaches
She said she's afraid to return to Belarus and is now reportedly considering seeking asylum in Europe.
Minister condemns racist jibe against national sprinter who wore hijab at Olympics
Zuraida Kamaruddin says the athlete's attire had nothing to do with her performance.
Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics
Japan's Health Minister Norihisa Tamura says 'a strong message' must be sent.