Cricket returns to the Olympics after century-long break
Cricket fans are celebrating the sport of cricket's return to the Olympics in 2028 after a 128-year absence. Bringing the world's second most popular sport into the games helps add a huge market of fans from South Asia.
Russian athletes to compete as neutrals at Paris 2024
Russian and Belarusian athletes will compete as neutrals at next year's Paris Paralympics after the International Paralympic Committee voted against maintaining a full ban of the two countries, imposed after the 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
Esports make Asian Games debut
Esports are part of the Asian Games for the first time, with calls for the Olympics to be next. Competitive video gaming is a multi-billion dollar industry and it is proving to be among the most popular events in Hangzhou 2023.
Russian doping in focus as Valieva case in court
Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva's doping case, a scandal that rocked the sport and cast a shadow over her country's already embattled anti-doping system, is now being heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Paris cancels Olympic swim test in Seine due to water quality
The first swimming competition due to be held in the River Seine in Paris has been cancelled because of pollution. The test event ahead of next year’s Olympics was called-off after a week of persistent heavy rain in the city caused sewer...
Paris Olympics unveils torch, promises to halve emissions
The one-year countdown to the start of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games has begun. The organizing committee unveiled the design for the Olympic torch and promised to reduce the Games' carbon footprint by half.
Police raid headquarters of Paris Olympics
The public prosecutor's office said searches were being carried out as part of two preliminary investigations opened in 2017 and 2022 respectively, on suspicion of embezzlement of public funds and favouritism.
Sprinter fights for trans rights at Paris 2024
French sprinter Halba Diouf, 21, dreams of participating in the 2024 Olympic Games. As a proud transgender woman athlete, she doesn't accept being banned from elite competitions.
Threat to boycott Olympics if Russia competes
A group of 35 countries, including the United States, Germany and Australia, are demanding that Russian and Belarusian athletes are banned from the Paris Olympic Games after the IOC controversially approved their involvement. Ukraine is ...
IOC to allow Russian, Belarusian athletes to compete
The International Olympic Committee says it will allow Russian and Belrusian athletes to compete as neutrals, a plan that's making those on both sides of the issue unhappy.
Ukrainian athletes evacuated to Greece
Ukraine's national gymnastics ensemble team train in Greece — while their minds and hearts remain in Ukraine.
Training for the Olympics in the midst of war
Preparing for an Olympics is never easy but it is an even greater challenge for Ukrainians, training in the midst of war. Those athletes are also anxiously awaiting the IOC's decision on whether they will allow Russians and Belarusians t...
Ukraine threatens boycott of Paris 2024
Ukraine's President has threatened to boycott next year's Summer Olympics in Paris after the International Olympic Committee said it might allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete as neutrals. Al Jazeera’s Joanna Gasiorowska spok...
Baltic states threaten to boycott Olympics
The prime ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have threatened to boycott the Paris Games in 2024 if Russian athletes are allowed to compete. This follows the International Olympic Committee's decision to allow Russian or Belarusia...
Paris: IOC should decide whether Russia can compete
The head of the Paris 2024 Olympics Tony Estanguet said on Friday (February 3) it was for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to decide whether Russian and Belarusian athletes can participate in the Games next year.
Zelenskyy tells Macron to ban Russia from Olympics
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that allowing Russia to compete at the 2024 Paris Games was tantamount to showing that "terror is somehow acceptable". Ukraine says its athletes may boycott the Paris Olympics next y...
Zelenskyy slams IOC decision on Russia
Ukraine has invited the IOC chief, Thomas Bach, to visit his country's frontline after the body indicated it does not want to bar athletes from the Paris 2024 games based on their nationality.
'No anthem, no flag' for Russian Olympians
The International Olympic Community has announced that Russian and Belarussian athletes could be allowed to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympics under a 'neutral' banner, rather than a Russian or Belarussian flag.
Ukraine threatens to boycott Olympics
The Paris Mayor says she would not 'stand in the way' of Russian and Belarusian athletes competing at the 2024 Summer Olympics, prompting threats of a boycott by Ukraine. The warning came after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) s...
IOC says it had 2nd video call with tennis player Peng Shuai
The International Olympic Committee said it held a second video call with Peng Shuai but again didn't release any video or transcript.
Chinese tennis star says she is safe in call with IOC
Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai had a video call on Sunday with the president of the International Olympic Committee and told him she was safe and well, the IOC said, after Western governments expressed mounting concern for her well-being...