'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.

Samba rhythm to sound of silence: The dark art of goalball

Brazil emerge from their team bus singing, clapping and cheering. The bronze medallists from the Rio Paralympics in 2016 are keyed up and in the mood to make some noise ahead of meeting silver medallists USA in Thursday's big clash.

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.

September 4, 2021
September 4, 2021

'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.

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

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.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Samba rhythm to sound of silence: The dark art of goalball

Brazil emerge from their team bus singing, clapping and cheering. The bronze medallists from the Rio Paralympics in 2016 are keyed up and in the mood to make some noise ahead of meeting silver medallists USA in Thursday's big clash.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Youngest Paralympian swims for change

Teenage Ugandan swimmer Husnah Kukundakwe said she felt like she could “touch the clouds” after making her Paralympic debut Thursday -- and hopes it could change attitudes towards disability in Africa.

August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021

Storey approaches Paralympics history clinching 15th gold

Sarah Storey on Wednesday moved a step closer to becoming Britain's greatest Paralympian, shattering her own world record in the heats before powering to victory in the C5 3,000 metres individual pursuit final at the Izu Velodrome.

August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021
August 21, 2021
August 21, 2021

Paralympic flame in Tokyo as virus surges days before opening

The Paralympic flame arrived in Tokyo on Friday as virus cases hit fresh records nationwide just four days before the Games begin.

August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

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.

August 13, 2021
August 13, 2021

Jamaican sprinter tracks down volunteer who helped him win gold

Jamaican 110m hurdler Hansle Parchment narrowly avoided embarrassment thanks to a volunteer who gave him money for a taxi after he accidentally traveled to an aquatics arena instead of Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium on the day of his race at the recent Tokyo Olympics.

August 12, 2021
August 12, 2021

Will Bangladesh ever realise its Olympics dream?

San Marino, a country with a population of only 34 thousand, Burkina Faso (20.90 million) and Turkmenistan (61.13 million), all three have erased their names from the awkward list of the countries that never won a single Olympic medal. Whereas Bangladesh, a country with 163 million population, are still carrying the tag of the most populous yet unsuccessful nation in the Olympics history, following yet another barren campaign in Tokyo, their tenth overall.