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Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host city of 2020 Summer Olympics

Olympic flag arrives in Tokyo, host city of 2020 Summer Olympics

It will be the second time the Summer Olympics are held in the Japanese capital, which previously hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Tokyo prepares for 2020 Olympics, facing rising costs and new sports

Tokyo prepares for 2020 Olympics, facing rising costs and new sports

The next three Olympics are in Asian countries that have already held games: Tokyo's Summer Games in 2020, sandwiched between Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018 and in Beijing in 2022.

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva earns IOC spot despite opposition

Russia's Yelena Isinbayeva earns IOC spot despite opposition

Isinbayeva received 45 votes in favour and 23 against with two IOC members abstaining as she was confirmed a member of the Olympic body,

N Ramachandran awarded Olympic Order by IOC President Bach

N Ramachandran awarded Olympic Order by IOC President Bach

Ramachandran has been actively associated with several sports organisations.

Rio Olympics 2016: All you need to know about Closing Ceremony

Rio Olympics 2016: All you need to know about Closing Ceremony

But the best part of any Olympics closing ceremony is athletes walking together, without any distinction or grouping by nationality in the Parade of Athletes.

Olympic 2016 ticket scandal official Patrick Hickey to appear before judge Tuesday

Olympic 2016 ticket scandal official Patrick Hickey to appear before judge Tuesday

The International Olympic Committee leader gave no other details but the 71-year-old Hickey could be formally charged or the judge could order him released on bail.

IOC boss Thomas Bach hails Rio Olympics 2016 as 'iconic'

IOC boss Thomas Bach hails Rio Olympics 2016 as 'iconic'

There were budget cutbacks in the buildup and since the Games started on August 5 there has been widespread comment about empty stadiums.

Australian athletes detained in Rio Olympics 2016 for tampering with IDs

Australian athletes detained in Rio Olympics 2016 for tampering with IDs

They were taken before a judge and let off in return for payment of 10,000 reais (US$3,120)fines.

Rio Olympics 2016: With no cricket at Games, here's what Sachin Tendulkar was watching on Day 1

Rio Olympics 2016: With no cricket at Games, here's what Sachin Tendulkar was watching on Day 1

Like rugby, the elite level of cricket is largely populated by a handful of former British colonies and the game is widely perceived as unfathomable by many outside that heartland.

Olympics `fantastic forum` for cricket: World Rugby`s Brett Gosper

Olympics `fantastic forum` for cricket: World Rugby`s Brett Gosper

IOC president Thomas Bach was accompanied in the stands of the Deodoro Stadium on Saturday by none other than Indian cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar.

2016 Olympics: Rio action starts in empty stadium as drugs storm rumbles

2016 Olympics: Rio action starts in empty stadium as drugs storm rumbles

There were just a few hundred spectators in the 60,000 Rio Olympic Stadium for the kickoff of the first of six games taking place across the country.

Olympics: IOC slams anti-doping body as Games loom

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach demanded a sweeping overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

2016 Rio Olympics: IOC slams anti-doping body as Games loom; Thomas Bach demands sweeping overhaul of WADA

2016 Rio Olympics: IOC slams anti-doping body as Games loom; Thomas Bach demands sweeping overhaul of WADA

International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday demanded a sweeping overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday as Russian appeals against bans mounted just three days from the opening of the Rio Games.

Blanket Olympic ban would be injustice to Russia, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

Blanket Olympic ban would be injustice to Russia, says IOC chief Thomas Bach

The IOC has asked international sports federations to decide which athletes can compete, but banned all competitors with prior doping sanctions. Some 100 Russians have been barred from the Rio Games.

Rio Olympics to have up to 4,500 urine anti-doping tests

Rio Olympics to have up to 4,500 urine anti-doping tests

On top of the pre-Games testing, the IOC also conducted a comprehensive re-analysis of the samples from Beijing and London Games.

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia register new appeal as IOC rejects blame for doping crisis

2016 Rio Olympics: Russia register new appeal as IOC rejects blame for doping crisis

Efimova, who won a 200m breaststroke bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, follows Vladimir Morozov and Nikita Lobintsev in taking her case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

2016 Rio Olympics: IOC debates doping crisis as Russian swimmer appeals ban

2016 Rio Olympics: IOC debates doping crisis as Russian swimmer appeals ban

WADA president Craig Reedie, who called for Russia`s complete exclusion from Rio, is to address the IOC executive on Sunday.

IOC boss Thomas Bach's accommodation at Rio Olympics 2016 will surprise you

IOC boss Thomas Bach's accommodation at Rio Olympics 2016 will surprise you

Be it at FIFA or BCCI, modern day sports administrators tend to conduct business in the lap of luxury.

IOC board to review Rio final preparations, Russia doping

IOC board to review Rio final preparations, Russia doping

Russia, the IOC left it to individual sports federations to vet which athletes could compete or not.