IOC backs daylight savings to ease Tokyo 2020 heat fears
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday backed calls by Japanese organisers to implement daylight savings time at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as concerns mount over athlete safety in soaring temperatures.
Nigeria’s chances of success at Tokyo 2020 Olympics in danger, says Tobias Igwe
Renowned Nigerian athletics coach, Tobias Igwe has predicted that Team Nigeria may just make up the numbers at the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan, saying the country is not preparing for any medal at the event held every four years. Nigeria’s participation at the last Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil was a disaster, as…
US skier, Miller backtracks over 'blame marriage' gaffe
US skiing great Bode Miller apologised on Thursday after suggesting that marriage was to blame for a slow slalom run by Austria's Anna Veith at the Winter Olympics. Miller, gold medallist in the 2010 Olympics, was forced to backtrack on his television commentary concerning Veith's performance on Thursday. Veith, who won gold at the 2014…
Highlights Of The Pyeongchang Olympics Opening Ceremony
Starting off with a beautiful display of fireworks and ending with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron, the Pyeongchang Olympic ceremony named Peace In Motion was a spectacle. The parade which featured the 92 nations participating in the Olympics including hosts Korea, was a celebrating of Korean culture and the spirit of the Olympic games.…
35 Nigerians design mascots for 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
Mr Han Sungrae, the Director of Korean Cultural Centre said about 35 Nigerians have designed the mascots for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, in South Korea, next year. Sungrae, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja said that the two mascots are ‘Soohorang’ for the Olympics and ‘Bandabi’ for…
Rio 2016 flames out as Tokyo takes baton
The Rio Olympics ended in a blaze of colour with an exuberant closing ceremony on Sunday as Tokyo took up the baton promising to host the best Games yet in 2020.
Olympics: IOC chief urges total review of world anti-doping system
Olympics chief Thomas Bach called for a complete overhaul of the global anti-doping system on Tuesday after revelations of state-backed cheating by Russia rocked preparations for the Rio Games.
Science in the starting blocks
Faster, Higher, Stronger: Scientists, too, are doing their bit to make the Olympic motto real. Here are some potentially performance-boosting discoveries, just in time for the Rio Games:
Azarenka announces pregnancy, sits out rest of 2016
Former world number one and two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka announced Friday that she is pregnant and will miss the rest of the season.