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The Eiffel Tower in Paris will be used as a venue for five-a-side football during the 2024 Paris Paralympics.
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Aug 28, 2023
Paris 2024 eyes sell-out Paralympics crowds to beat London record, IPC says
Tickets for the Paralympics, to be held between Aug. 28 and Sept. 8, weeks after the Olympics in the French capital, go on sale on Oct. 9.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Jun 13, 2023
International Boxing Association to appeal loss of IOC recognition
The IOC's executive board last week recommended withdrawing recognition of the IBA over its failure to meet a set of reforms.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 7, 2023
Carlos Alcaraz hunts down Stefanos Tsitsipas to set up Djoko showdown
For almost three sets the world No. 1 played jaw-dropping tennis, eventually leaving the fifth-seeded Greek in the dust.
Japan Times
TENNIS
Jun 6, 2023
Holger Rune double-bounces into French Open quarterfinals
The Dane will now need to improve on last year's performance against Casper Ruud, when he lost a bad-tempered quarterfinal.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Dec 13, 2022
Croatia coach hopes Argentina's players will behave in semifinal
Croatia will be hoping to reach the World Cup final for the second tournament in a row after losing the 2018 showcase match to reigning world champion France.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 10, 2022
Fate of star skater Kamila Valieva in limbo after doping allegation emerges
Russian figure skating sensation Kamila Valieva shows up for practice at Beijing Olympics on Thursday, following reports that she had tested positive for a banned drug.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Feb 7, 2022
China accused of ignoring hockey player's human rights as isolation complaints grow
Several Games participants have complained about the isolation conditions, as well as the confusing procedures around being allowed to leave.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 6, 2021
Olympics post-final beer run puts Aussie hockey players in hot water
Australia rugby also on the hook for return-flight rowdiness and damage to the athletes village.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Aug 6, 2021
Two Belarus officials stripped of Tokyo Games accreditation over involvement in sprinter incident
The IOC launched disciplinary proceedings against the officials two days ago over their role in an athlete's refusal to return to Belarus.
Japan Times
OLYMPICS
Jul 23, 2021
Opposition to Tokyo Games podium protest ban grows
A letter signed by figures in the sporting world has called for no sanctions to be imposed on athletes who protest on the podium in Japan.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Feb 14, 2019
Joint Korean 2032 Olympic bid faces hurdles of sanctions, cultural differences and state of war
If North and South Korea succeed in their long-shot bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, any athletic feats may be overshadowed by the political achievements needed to make the games happen.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / ANALYSIS
Feb 19, 2018
Tarnished? The Olympic brand still mints money like never before
A long-running Russian doping scandal. Corruption scams. Major cities say "no" to staging the Olympics Games.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 12, 2018
IOC boss to visit North Korea after Winter Olympics: source
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit North Korea after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as part of an agreement between the IOC and North and South Korea, a source within the Olympic movement told said Monday.

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