Russia

Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

World Anti-Doping Agency says Moscow tampered with lab data by planting fake evidence, deleting files linked to tests.

Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

Europe

Russia faces four-year ban from Olympics

World Anti-Doping Agency has banned the team from competing after multiple doping scandals.

Olympics

Radiation 'hot spots' near Japan Olympic site

Japan's environment ministry said the area in general was safe but that it was in talks to survey the region.

Greenpeace: Radiation 'hot spots' near Olympic site in Fukushima

AJ Impact

How Toyota's Olympic buses are fuelling its hydrogen dream

Sales of electric cars have undermined fuel cell vehicles, although Japan's government has promoted hydrogen use.

How Toyota's Olympic buses are fuelling its hydrogen dream

Japan

Japan PM picks new foreign, defence ministers in reshuffle

Shinjiro Koizumi, 38-year-old son of former premier Junichiro Koizumi brought in to head environment ministry.

Japan PM picks new foreign, defence ministers in reshuffle

Al Jazeera World

Senegal: Wrestling with Reality

Traditional wrestling has outgrown its local roots to become a major national sport and even a means of exiting poverty.

AJ Impact

China's dairy war threatens to engulf 2022 Winter Olympics

China's biggest dairy firm is considering not sponsoring the Winter Olympics as a rival muscles in on the Beijing event.

China's dairy war threatens to engulf 2022 Winter Olympics

Japan

Tokyo Olympics tickets running out for Japanese amid high demand

Millions of applicants in ticket lottery for Japan residents disappointed to learn they have missed out on tickets.

Tokyo Olympics tickets running out for Japanese amid high demand

Inside Story

Did new athletics rules unfairly target Caster Semenya?

Olympic and World Champion runner considers her future after IAAF ruling on testosterone levels.

India

IOC urges India isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas

International Olympic Committee says refusal of visas for competitors went against principles of the Olympic charter.

IOC urges India isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas

Indonesia

Indonesia submits bid to host 2032 Olympics

Ambassador to Switzerland says the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation has a 'strong foundation' to host games.

Indonesia submits bid to host 2032 Olympics

South Korea

South Korea celebrates first anniversary of Winter Olympics

People and business owners have criticised the failure to maintain some of the facilities at PyeongChang.

Sweden

Sweden strives to boost 2026 Winter Olympics bid

A new approach to bring back momentum to bid to host event may save both taxpayers' money and the games.

Reporter's Notebook

Nina's journey: From Syria to the Special Olympics

Nina - an athlete from Syria - will be representing a new team a the Special Olympics, but her heart belongs to Damascus.

Defying the odds: Nina's journey from Syria to the Special Olympics

Argentina

Argentina hopes Youth Olympics with boost a variety of sports

Argentine trainers and coaches see hosting the event as an opportunity to increase public interest in sport - other than football, for which the nation is renowned.