Tag Archives: Olympics


Tokyo 2020, organizers, earthquake, drill, Olympics, venue

Tokyo 2020 organisers hold earthquake drill at Olympics venue

12 December, 2019 3:40 pm 3:40 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo 2020 organisers held an earthquake drill on Thursday at Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a newly built venue for next year’s Olympics, to test their readiness should a disaster strike during the Games. Organisers simulated their response should a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, centred in northern Tokyo Bay, the site of 12 Olympic venues, … Read More


Russia, Olympics, banned

Russia banned from next Olympics and World Cup soccer

12 December, 2019 11:08 pm 11:08 pm

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) executive committee acted after concluding that Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files linked … Read More


Russia, banned, Olympics, four years, doping scandal, TASS

Russia banned from Olympics for four years over doping scandal: TASS

12 December, 2019 3:44 pm 3:44 pm

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory data, the TASS news agency reported. WADA’s executive committee took the decision after it concluded that Moscow had tampered with laboratory data by … Read More


Olympics, IOC, stands, firm, decision, move, 2020 marathon, Tokyo's plea

Olympics: IOC stands firm on decision to move 2020 marathon despite Tokyo&#...

10 October, 2019 6:40 pm 6:40 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Commission will not change its decision to move the 2020 marathon to Sapporo to avoid the heat, a top Tokyo Olympics planning official said on Friday, despite pleas from Tokyo’s governor to keep the race in the capital. The announcement came in the latest round of an unusually public … Read More


Heart, decides, Federer, confirms, Tokyo, Olympics, participation

Heart decides as Federer confirms Tokyo Olympics participation

10 October, 2019 11:23 pm 11:23 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – Roger Federer confirmed his participation in next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo and said on Monday that he had listened to his heart before making the decision. The Swiss 38-year-old competed in the first of four Olympic Games at Sydney in 2000 and won the doubles gold partnering Stan Wawrinka in 2008 … Read More


Intel, use, Tokyo, Olympics, show, 3D tracking, new tech

Intel to use Tokyo Olympics to show off 3D tracking, other new tech

09 September, 2019 9:00 am 9:00 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tech giant Intel Corp said on Wednesday it will use the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to show off a portfolio of new technology including artificial intelligence driven 3D tracking of athletes to augment broadcasts of events during the Games. The tracking technology will use mobile cameras to capture video of Olympic events … Read More


Olympics, IOC, overhauls, bidding, process, Games, stop, dropouts

Olympics: IOC overhauls bidding process for Games to stop dropouts

06 June, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee outlined plans to overhaul the bidding process for future Games, stating that cities interested in hosting the Games should hold referendums before submitting official tenders to avoid having to withdraw their candidacy at a later date. The IOC has seen many cities in recent years drop out … Read More


Olympics, IOC, sanctions, athletes, London, 2012 Games, doping

Olympics: IOC sanctions three athletes from London 2012 Games for doping

03 March, 2019 9:45 pm 9:45 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Azeri weightlifter Valentin Hristov was stripped of his 2012 Olympics 56-kg bronze medal on Friday after he was one of three athletes to test positive for banned substances in re-tests conducted by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC said Hristov’s London Games sample tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid (oralturinabol) when … Read More