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‘Lost a great sportsman’: Ecuador’s Olympic sprinter shot dead
Officials mourn Quinonez’s murder which comes as violence spiked dramatically in Ecuador in recent months.
24 Oct 2021
China lights Olympic flame ahead of 2022 Beijing Games
The flame travelled to the Chinese capital in a red lantern designed in the likeness of a Han Dynasty tomb artefact.
20 Oct 2021
Winter Olympics: IOC says China human rights ‘not within’ remit
IOC dismisses calls to challenge China over its treatment of the Uighur minority ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics.
13 Oct 2021
Boxing bouts fixed at Rio 2016 Olympics, investigation finds
Report said senior officials used their power to select referees and judges.
30 Sep 2021
Five years on: Revisiting Rio 2016 Olympics’ unkept promises
All eyes are on Paris for the 2024 Olympics but Rio residents are still waiting for promises to be delivered.
19 Sep 2021
OPINION
Despite challenges, the Paralympics remain as vital as ever
The games provide a key platform for disabled athletes – but can they get the recognition they deserve?
2 Sep 2021
Afghan Paralympian beats the odds to compete in Tokyo
IPC spokesman Craig Spence celebrates seeing Afghan Paralympian Hossain Rasouli compete as ‘a very special occasion’.
31 Aug 2021
THE WEEK IN NUMBERS
Fed in Jackson Hole, Olympic debt and helping IDPs in Afghanistan
We gather the numbers to know from the week’s biggest economic news stories so you can impress your friends.
27 Aug 2021
Tokyo 2020 Paralympics sees record number of LGBTQ athletes
At least 28 out-and-proud Paralympians participating, more than three times the number of Olympians at Rio in 2016.
25 Aug 2021
Displacement and debt: The hidden costs of hosting the Olympics
Researchers and activists argue the financial and human cost of hosting the Olympic Games may outweigh the benefits.
24 Aug 2021
First COVID case reported in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic village
Organisers say first virus case detected in Paralympic village, days before the Games open on August 24.
19 Aug 2021
‘Heartbreaking’: Afghan Paralympic athletes to miss Tokyo 2020
Zakia Khudadadi, stuck in Kabul, would have been first woman to represent Afghanistan at a Paralympic Games at Tokyo.
16 Aug 2021
‘We’re Hong Kong!’: Olympic success lifts mood in troubled city
Team’s unprecedented success in Tokyo fuels solidarity in territory facing deep political change.
11 Aug 2021
‘Zero empathy’ Suga battles for job after Japan’s Olympic success
Anger over COVID-19 and prime minister’s determination to hold event despite opposition weigh on election chances.
11 Aug 2021
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