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Olympic rings are displayed on Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris ahead of the city hosting the 2024 Olympic Games. One way of reducing the carbon emissions of mega sporting events is to limit the attendance of spectators traveling by air.
Jul 10, 2024
Only locals should be allowed to attend the Olympics
The single best way of reducing the carbon emissions of an Olympics? Limiting ticket sales to locals. Evidence from the Tokyo Games shows how far-reaching the impact is.
A nine-member refugee team is set to take part in the 2024 Paris Paralympics, with athletes competing in taekwondo, athletics, triathlon, power lifting, table tennis and wheelchair fencing.
Jul 9, 2024
Largest refugee team to compete at Paris Paralympics
Athletes will take part in taekwondo, athletics, triathlon, power lifting, table tennis and wheelchair fencing.
Japan’s Coco Yoshizawa participates in a Paris 2024 Olympic qualifier. This summer’s Olympics will be the first in which half of athletes are female.
Jun 28, 2024
Paris Olympics’ gender equality boast has an asterisk
Paris 2024 will be the first Olympics where half of all athletes are female. But the gender gap remains wide among the ranks of coaches and needs to be tackled.
Japanese Paralympic Committee Chairman Junichi Kawai says this summer's Paris Games offer an opportunity to pass on the legacy of the Tokyo Paralympics.
May 22, 2024
Paris Games a chance to pass on Tokyo's legacy: Paralympics head
Japanese Paralympic Committee chairman says increasing the number of medalists is more important than the number of medals.
Ben Binyamin attends a training session for the Israel amputee soccer team in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, on March 28.
Apr 3, 2024
Oct. 7 survivor is now a star of Israel's amputee soccer team
Six months after the attack, Ben Binyamin is the rock at the heart of the defense for Israel's national amputee soccer team.
Shohei Ohtani's response, or lack thereof, to the gambling scandal sheds light on the cultural differences in crisis management between Japan and the West.
Apr 2, 2024
Ohtani swings and misses at PR, but he’s not Japan’s first
Shohei Ohtani's response, or lack thereof, to a gambling scandal sheds light on the cultural differences in crisis management between Japan and the West.
Baseball player Shohei Ohtani poses with his Japanese interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara (right), and his agent, Nez Balelo, during a news conference after signing a 10-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers last year.
Mar 22, 2024
Shohei Ohtani scandal raises the stakes on sports betting
The speed at which U.S. sports leagues have embraced betting put the Japanese star's fastball to shame.
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo during an interview at the city hall in Paris on Wednesday
Mar 15, 2024
Paris mayor wants Russian athletes banned from Olympics
For now, Russian and Belarusian athletes are allowed to participate as neutrals, without flags or anthems.
The Paralympic logo (right) is seen alongside the Olympic rings on the facade of Paris city hall on Jan. 18.
Mar 7, 2024
IPC to bar Russians and Belarusians from Paralympic ceremonies
The Russian and Belarusian NPCs were both suspended following the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Fox Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 5, 2024
Fox's Lachlan Murdoch targets 5 million subscribers for new sports venture
The streaming service will feature all of the sports programming from the three media giants, including ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and channels such as TNT.
Photographer Robert Beck took the famous photo of Brandi Chastain celebrating the United States' victory in the Women's World Cup final in 1999 that appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Jan 25, 2024
The Sports Illustrated cover, a faded canvas that once defined sports
Sports Illustrated's power to define sports discourse been steadily eroding, but it is hard to overstate the power it once had.
A portrayal of how the 2024 Paralympic Games' opening ceremony on Paris' Champs-Elysees is set to appear from overhead. The Games will take place in various locations across the city.
PARALYMPICS / Summer Paralympics
Jan 8, 2024
IPC president Parsons asserts the power of diversity
Andrew Parsons says there are many projects taking place in Paris and in France to change people's perceptions.
Physical strength among children is on a recovery track as a whole, which the Japan Sports Agency said was a reflection of more opportunities for physical exercise following a relaxation of restrictions related to COVID-19 in the country.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 24, 2023
Physical strength of Japan junior high school girls at record low
Male students, however, scored better in the Japan Sports Agency's annual physical fitness survey for this year.
The Dodgers officially introduced two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani during a news conference on Thursday.
Dec 15, 2023
Another extraordinary milestone for Shohei Ohtani
Dodgers secure baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani with record-breaking $700 million contract.
Ukrainian Paralympic Committee President Valeriy Sushkevych has said a recent vote to allow Russian athletes to compete at the Paris Games was tainted.
Dec 3, 2023
Ukrainians strive to force IPC into Russia Paralympics U-turn
Sushkevych says he has "new facts" that reveal the extent of the Russian Paralympic Committee's support for the war in Ukraine.
Indian cricket is struggling against climate change-induced heat and rain and the last thing it needs is oil-rich Saudi Arabia buying into the league.
Nov 16, 2023
The last thing cricket needs is Saudi money
Indian cricket is struggling against climate change-induced heat and rain. A partnership with oil-rich Saudi Arabia would lead to a certain defeat.
Tokyo now boasts five different Quidditch teams, while universities in Osaka and Kyoto also play host to their own clubs.
COMMUNITY / Issues / The Foreign Element
Nov 4, 2023
'Accio broomstick!' Quidditch is back and open to everyone
From relatively humble beginnings, Quidditch has continued to grow in popularity across Japan.
English and Italian footballers observe a minute of silence for the victims of a deadly shooting in Brussels and of the devastating events in Israel and Palestine, at Wembley Stadium in London on Oct. 17.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 24, 2023
Qatar-owned network altered broadcasts to avoid war references
Instead of tributes and moments of silence at recent games, beIN broadcasts aired extended studio discussions that hewed solely toward soccer.
Estimated costs to rebuild the closed Eugenio Monti sliding sports track in Cortina, Italy, had risen to €80 million ($84 million).
Oct 17, 2023
Sliding events at 2026 Winter Olympics to be held outside Italy
Austrlia's Innsbruck, one of the nearest possible alternatives, has been suggested as a venue for the luge, skeleton and bobsleigh competitions.
Matt Daniels of the Buffalo Bills Wheelchair Football Team moves with the ball during a scrimmage against the Cleveland Browns Adaptive Sports team in Cleveland on Aug. 5, 2023.
Aug 24, 2023
Wheelchair football provides camaraderie amid metal-on-metal clashes
Dawson Broad was instantly drawn to wheelchair football after attending a game in Buffalo.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals