'Hurricane Hannah', 'Paralympics Bolt' strike gold

Hannah Cockroft and Nick Mayhugh enjoyed yet more golden success on the athletics track as the successful staging of the Games was lauded as “remarkable” on Saturday's penultimate day of Paralympics action in Tokyo.

Afghan Paralympians in tears while Brits light up Super Sunday

Afghanistan's athletes were in tears when they finally arrived at the Tokyo Paralympics, officials said, as Britain's wheelchair rugby team won one of 63 golds up for grabs on Super Sunday.

Polish Olympian Maria auctions medal to help save infant

Polish Olympian put her Tokyo silver medal up for sale to save the life of a kid who needs a $250,000 heart operation.

Brazil retain Olympic football title

Brazil retained their Olympic football title with substitute Malcolm scoring an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory over Spain in Saturday’s men’s gold medal game.

Brazil beat Spain 2-1 after extra time to win gold medal

Brazil retained their Olympic football title with substitute Malcolm scoring an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory over Spain in Saturday's men's gold medal game.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

'When you get home it’s really lonely'

With the Olympics drawing to a close, many athletes will begin to turn their attention to a crucial yet daunting question: what’s next?

Tokyo Games had ‘soul’ despite virus

Eliud Kipchoge produced a marathon masterclass and the USA edged China at the top of the Tokyo Olympics medals table as the curtain fell on the biggest sports event since the pandemic on Sunday.

Curtain falls on Tokyo 2020

The Tokyo 2020 Games were declared closed on Sunday by IOC chief Thomas Bach, who said it had been the “most challenging Olympic journey” after a year’s pandemic delay and threats of cancellation.

Tokyo hands Olympic flag to Paris

Tokyo handed its Olympic flag to the mayor of Paris on Sunday, setting the stage for the next Games in 2024 at a closing ceremony that featured park scenes of both cities, emphasising human contact even as the pandemic continues.

Kipchoge cements legacy as greatest marathon runner

About 30 kilometres into the men's marathon in Sapporo on Sunday, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge pulled away from the pack and began running his own race, chasing immortality.

Neeraj creates history for India

Neeraj Chopra won the men’s javelin on Saturday with a best throw of 87.58 metres to claim a historic first Olympic athletics gold medal for India.

America's Ross and Klineman beat Australia for gold in women’s beach volleyball

April Ross and Alix Klineman won the first Olympic gold medal for the United States in women's beach volleyball since 2012 on Friday, when they beat Australia's Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy at the Tokyo Games, with temperatures on the sand court rising to 45°C (113°F).

Tokyo Olympics on Thursday

Tokyo Olympics on Thursday

Gardiner takes 400m gold

Gardiner takes 400m gold

Hockey brings India medal at Olympics after more than 40 years

India won the bronze medal in hockey after a thrilling 5-4 victory over Germany at the Tokyo Games on Thursday, giving the country its first Olympic medal in the sport in more than forty years.