Climate Change Threatening Winter Sports

With the Beijing Olympics just around the corner, a gloomy new report is warning that shorter and warmer seasons could soon mean the end of snow sports and Winter Games. Climate change is responsible for the erosion of the season and for creating dangerous and artificial conditions, experts now warn. ….

Man Charged With Helping Olympians Dope

A Texas man has been charged with providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes competing in last year’s Tokyo summer Olympics. One such athlete had been Nigerian runner Blessing Okagbare. Eric Lira distributed drugs for the sole purpose of disrupting the Tokyo Olympic Games, the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan said on ….

IOC Issues A Word Of Warning Over LA Games

A stern word of warning recently issued by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach made it clear that boxing and weightlifting have a long road to travel if the two sports are to remain included as part of the 2028 LA Olympic Games programme. Bach expressed particular concern over weightlifting, ….

Lisa Carrington Wins K1 500m In Tokyo

New Zealand’s most successful Olympian only makes winning medals at the Games look easy. Anyone paying attention will have noticed the smile mixed with a definite grimace as Lisa Carrington finished first in the canoe sprint women’s K1 500m final on Thursday – thereby securing her third gold medal in ….

Laurel Hubbard Qualifies For Olympics And Sparks Heated Debate

The world of Olympic sports has forever changed as Laurel Hubbard becomes the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics Games. This has led to many people questioning the fairness of the decision and reignited the debate on inclusion. Updated qualifying requirements have allowed Hubbard to compete in the ….

Japanese City Calls Off Kenya Training Camp

The Olympic Games plot thickened this week as a Japanese City cancelled a Kenyan pre-Tokyo training camp over a marked and sudden spike in infections, while describing the situation currently prevailing in the city as “critical”. The city, Kurume, which is situated in the Fukuoka Prefecture, confirmed on Wednesday that ….

Olympic Aussies Flee In Bond-Style Pursuit

A high-speed boat chase involving former Olympic kayaker Nathan Baggaley and younger brother Dru Anthony Baggaley, has been described as having resembled something straight out of a James Bond film. Details recently emerged about how both brothers had been involved in the importing of a commercial quantity of cocaine between ….

Tokyo Games Back At 2020 Break Point

The Olympic rings have been erected in all their glory, a symbol of everything the Games represent, and are overlooking the beautiful Tokyo Bay. The countdown clocks have been set, informing onlookers of the number of days remaining until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – in 2021. ….

Over 1000 Kiwis Eyeing 2020 Tokyo

There are over 1000 New Zealand athletes from 31 sports that have officially put their names down for next year’s Olympic Games that will be taking place in Tokyo. The list, which has been finalised by the New Zealand Olympic Committee and National Federations, will make the only year to ….

Irish Women To Participate In Tokyo 2020

Ireland have officially qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games sailing regatta for the women’s single handed event. The place was secured by Lough Derg Yacht Club’s Aisling Keller, who had finished in 46th place for the Laser Radial World Championship. The sailor, who was from County Tipperary, claimed the ….