NHL reaches agreement to send players to 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics | NHL

The NHL is set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials, though the league and players have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warrant. The NHL, its players’ union, the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation struck a deal Friday that will … Read more

Sebastian Coe leads tributes to Jacques Rogge after death of former IOC chief | International Olympic Committee

The World Athletics president, Sebastian Coe, led the tributes to the former International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge after his death at the age of 79 was confirmed on Sunday. Rogge, who spent 12 years as IOC president, awarded the 2012 Games to London in 2005 having also competed at three Olympics for Belgium as … Read more

Jacques Rogge: Former International Olympic Committee president dies aged 79

Rogge was succeeded as IOC president by Bach (left) in 2013 Former International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has died at the age of 79, the organisation announced on Sunday. Belgian Rogge served as the eighth IOC president between 2001 and 2013, when he was succeeded by Thomas Bach and became honorary president. “Jacques loved … Read more

Patty Mills on making Olympic history with the Boomers | Australia news

At the Tokyo Games the Australian men’s basketball team, the Boomers, took home their first Olympic medal, a bronze, with a stunning 42-point performance from captain Patty Mills in the decisive game. The proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander man speaks to Guardian Australia sport editor Mike Hytner about the most powerful moments in his … Read more

CJ Ujah: Investigation should take place ‘without prejudice’, says GB team-mate Zharnel Hughes

Ujah (left) and Hughes (second left) were part of Team GB’s 4x100m relay silver medal-winning quartet British sprinter Zharnel Hughes says he wants the doping investigation into team-mate CJ Ujah to be allowed to take place “without prejudice” – but insists athletes need a clean sport. It came less than a week after he, Hughes, … Read more

CJ Ujah: Investigation should take place ‘without prejudice’, says GB team-mate Zharnel Hughes

Ujah (left) and Hughes (second left) were part of Team GB’s 4x100m relay silver medal-winning quartet British sprinter Zharnel Hughes says he wants the doping investigation into team-mate CJ Ujah to be allowed to take place “without prejudice” – but insists athletes need a clean sport. It came less than a week after he, Hughes, … Read more

Olympic feelgood factor evaporates as fearful Tokyo braces for Paralympics | Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020

There will be a sense of the familiar when the Paralympics begin on Tuesday. Senior Games officials, including the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president, Andrew Parsons, and a returning Thomas Bach will witness the start of the second instalment of the most controversial Games in recent history. In his role as honorary patron, Japan’s emperor … Read more

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