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.

Latin America

BMX? Breakdancing? What will the Youth Olympics think of next?

Four new sports have been added to this year's Summer Youth Games, helping keep the Olympics 'relevant' to youth.

Latin America

A lesson from legends at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

A lesson from legends. Olympic greats share their knowledge at the Youth Games under way in Argentina.

Africa

Senegal the first African country to host Olympic Games

Dakar, chosen to host next Youth Games in 2022, is devising new ways to attract young fans.

Africa

Senegal first African nation to host an Olympic event

Dakar saw off bids from Nigeria, Tunisia and Botswana to win hosting rights of the first Olympic Games in Africa.

Senegal first African nation to host an Olympic event

Indonesia

Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics

President of most populous Muslim-majority nation says Asian Games provide 'strong foundation' for country's 2032 bid.

Indonesia: President Joko Widodo announces bid for 2032 Olympics

Russia

Putin ordered plane shot down during Olympics threat

The incident, which turned out to be a false alarm, happened shortly before the 2014 Winter Olympics opening in Sochi.

Putin ordered plane shot down during Olympics threat

AJ IMPACT

What Russia's absence from Pyeongchang means for Korea

Russia has been banned from the Winter Olympics and the Paralympics due to doping violations.

The price of Russia's absence from the 2018 Winter Olympics