July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021

Nobel laureate Yunus awarded prestigious Olympic Laurel

Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has written Bangladesh's name into Olympic history as he was awarded the Olympic Laurel at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday night.

July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021

Japan’s alphabet gives unique order to opening ceremony parade

Global viewers of Friday's opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics may have been confused at the order of the national parade, where Andorra was followed by Yemen. Look no further than Japan&...

July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021

Tradition, fireworks and a moment of silence as Tokyo Games start

The Tokyo Olympics like no other opened on Friday with fireworks illuminating an empty stadium and a moment of silence to honour those lost to COVID-19, with a nod to Japanese tradition represented...

July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021

Ruman, Diya get off to good starts on opening day

Country's top archers Ruman Sana and Diya Siddique got off to a fine start on the opening day of Tokyo Olympic Games as they finished 17th and 36th respectively among 64 competitors in their...

July 22, 2021
July 22, 2021

New era of Olympic champions eye Tokyo glory

When the flame is finally lit at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, a new era of athletes have a chance to make history in the absence of a host of established stars.

July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021

Brisbane awarded 2032 Olympics

Brisbane was awarded the 2032 Olympics on Wednesday, triggering wild celebrations and fireworks as it became the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne and Sydney.

July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021

Japan win softball opener as Games 'of hope' begin

Japan's women's softball team got the Tokyo 2020 Olympics off to a winning start for the hosts on Wednesday, kicking off a pandemic-postponed Games that the World Health Organization says...

July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021

Tokyo organisers insist Olympic Village 'safe place to stay'

Tokyo Games organisers insisted Monday that the Olympic Village is "a safe place to stay", as fears of a coronavirus cluster emerged just days before the opening ceremony.

July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021

Refugee athletes torch of inspiration at Olympics

Afghan refugee Masomah Ali Zada hopes to be a beacon of inspiration for 82 million refugees all around the globe and especially for oppressed women, who were forced to flee their homes either...

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

Nobel laureate Yunus to receive Olympic Laurel

Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus will receive the Olympic Laurel at the Tokyo Games, the second time the trophy has been awarded, the IOC said Thursday.