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

Pyeongchang 2018

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

Reporter's Notebook

Paralympics bringing optimism to South Koreans

Following the Winter Olympics, South Korea welcomes participants from the North with a changed tone.

United States

US Olympic CEO resigns: Scott Blackmun cites health concerns

Blackmun gave health reasons for his retirement but he had faced pressure and criticism for not acting on complaints against serial abuser Larry Nasser.

Pyeongchang 2018

IOC: No Russian flag at Winter Olympics closing march

Russia's Olympic status is suspended as IOC punishment for years of drug scandals.

IOC: No Russian flag at Winter Olympics closing march

Olympics

What is Ivanka Trump doing at the Winter Olympics?

Ivanka Trump's presence at th Pyeongchang Games could bring her in contact with a visiting delegation from North Korea.

What is Ivanka Trump doing at the Winter Olympics?

Olympics

N Korea delegates arrive in South for Olympics closing ceremony

Among the envoys is a high-ranking official and a diplomat in charge of relations between North Korea and the US.

N Korea delegates arrive in South for Olympics closing ceremony

Pyeongchang 2018

Olympic legacy: What happens when the games end?

The Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics are coming to an end, but residents of the region hope the tourists, and the prospect of peace with North Korea, won't leave with the Games.

Pyeongchang 2018

Winter Olympics: Al Jazeera speaks to special N Korean volunteer

Al Jazeera speaks to a North Korean refugee who sat alongside South Korea's president, Moon Jae-in, during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.

The Listening Post

Olympic politics: North Korea's media charm offensive

North Korea's media games and what's really behind the Olympic story of thawing tensions between North and South Korea.