Olympics Jan 13, 2020

Two Romanian weightlifters set to lose Olympic medals for doping

Two more weightlifters face being stripped of their medals from the 2012 Olympics over doping. The International Weightlifting Federation has said Romanians Roxana Cocos and Razvan Martin are suspected of using banned steroids after their 2012 samples were re-tested using modern technology. The IWF said Cocos' ...

Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's only female Olympic medalist, defects

Olympics Jan 13, 2020

Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's only female Olympic medalist, defects

Iran's only female Olympic medalist said she defected from the Islamic Republic in a blistering online letter that describes herself as "one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran." Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh posted the letter on Instagram as Iran's semiofficial ISNA news agency ...

Organizers unveil art posters for Tokyo Games

Olympics Jan 6, 2020

Organizers unveil art posters for Tokyo Games

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics on Monday unveiled the official art posters for the games, including designs by manga artists, painters, calligraphers and photographers from Japan and overseas The 20 posters — 12 based on the theme of the Olympics and eight ...

Paralympics Jan 3, 2020

Tokyo to see record number of competing nations in Paralympics

This year's Tokyo Paralympics will set a participation record with athletes from around 170 national organizing bodies competing, surpassing the record 164 bodies that took part in the 2012 London Games, a source with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. This raises hope that the ...

Editorials Dec 31, 2019

A new Olympic year for Japan

The Olympic year should provide us with a chance to reflect on the state of the nation and how we must respond to the multitude of challenges it faces.

Russia planning to launch appeal of WADA doping ban

Olympics Dec 20, 2019

Russia planning to launch appeal of WADA doping ban

Russia has signaled it will file an appeal against its four-year Olympic ban due to World Anti-Doping Agency sanctions, which President Vladimir Putin on Thursday branded "unfair." The Russian anti-doping agency's supervisory board voted Thursday to file an arbitration case with the Court of Arbitration ...