Mother-athletes take center stage at Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics is never short of thrilling scenes of athletes contending for glory, but warmhearted moments as well, including some athletes continuing their Olympic quest after returning from giving birth.

Bronze in women's 3x3 basketball means more than a medal for China

For Chinese basketball, the women's 3x3 bronze medal of the Tokyo Olympic Games are as glorious as an Olympic gold medal.

  • Eyeing for change

    China's Yuan Yechun believes winning an Olympic medal in the men's golf competition will be "revolutionary" for the game's growth and development in his home country.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/30 20:48:39
  • Haughey bags her 2nd medal for Hong Kong delegation

    Hong Kong had to wait nearly 70 years to get its first Olympic swimming medal, but its second came only two days later after Siobhan Haughey secured her second silver of the Tokyo Games in the 100 meters freestyle final on Friday.

    By Agencies | 2021/7/30 20:33:39
  • China's Olympic silver medal gymnast calms fans suspicious of Indian referee favoritism, shows friendship with Japanese athletes

    Chaos on the controversial men's gymnastics all-around competition settled after Chinese gymnast Xiao Ruoteng, who lost to Japan's Daiki Hashimoto due to alleged "panel favoritism," posted on social media on Thursday to thank people for their support but ask supporters to be rational and not to attack other athletes.

    By Wang Qi | 2021/7/30 17:31:02
  • China's Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping beat teammates Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong to win gold in badminton mixed doubles at Tokyo Olympics

    China's Wang Yilyu/Huang Dongping beat teammates Zheng Siwei/Huang Yaqiong to win gold in badminton mixed doubles at Tokyo Olympics

    By People's Daily | 2021/7/30 15:49:54
  • Tough test for Chinese women's volleyball team

    The Chinese women's volleyball team will look to keep their qualifying hopes alive as they take on Italy on Saturday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/30 14:55:00
  • China's Zhu Xueying strikes gold in women's trampoline at Tokyo Olympics

    China wins women's trampoline gold at Tokyo Olympics.

    By CGTN | 2021/7/30 14:27:43
  • China's Wang Shun bags 200m individual medley gold in Tokyo

    Chinese swimming star Wang Shun delivered a stellar performance to top the podium in the men's 200m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. It is China's third gold medal at the Tokyo Aquatics Center after winning the women's 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay finals a day earlier.

    By CGTN | 2021/7/30 10:27:34
  • Olympic Medal Tally

    Olympic Medal Tally.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/30 1:28:40
  • Volleyball title defense in jeopardy

    The Chinese women's volleyball team suffered a third consecutive defeat on Thursday by 4-1 to the Russian Olympic Committee team, putting their title defense campaign in jeopardy.

    By Zhou Yang in Tokyo | 2021/7/30 1:28:39
  • Chen overcomes compatriot in women's table tennis final

    Chinese paddler Chen Meng defeated teammate Sun Yingsha 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9 in the table tennis women's singles final on Thursday, while their male counterparts also secured gold and silver in the men's singles.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/30 1:23:40
  • 'Butterfly Queen' kindled by the 'power of China'

    Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei fulfilled her Olympic dream after winning the gold medal for the women's 200-meter butterfly event on Thursday morning.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/30 1:18:40
  • Two golds in a morning

    China's butterfly specialist Zhang Yufei scored two gold medals in a morning on Thursday, as she won the women's 200-meter butterfly with a new Olympic record, and half an hour later, she contributed to China's 4x200-meter freestyle relay team's win and a new world record.

    By Zhou Yang in Tokyo | 2021/7/30 1:18:40
  • 'The best of me'

    Chinese gymnast Xiao Ruoteng compared himself to a vinyl record.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/29 20:58:39
  • China wins Women's 4X200m freestyle relay gold at Tokyo Olympics, breaks world record

    China wins Women's 4X200m freestyle relay gold at Tokyo Olympics, breaks world record

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/29 11:58:30
  • Chinese paddlers to meet in women's singles final

    Another gold confirmed! China's 20-year-old paddler Sun Yingsha thrashed MimaIto of Japan 4-0 to qualify for the women's singles final in table tennis. Sun will take on compatriot Chen Meng in the final tonight.

    By | 2021/7/29 11:54:47
  • Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei wins women's 200m butterfly gold at Tokyo Olympics

    Chinese swimmer Zhang Yufei wins women's 200m butterfly gold at Tokyo Olympics

    By People's Daily app | 2021/7/29 10:36:13
  • Gold in men's synchro 3m springboard

    China won gold in the men's synchronized 3-meter springboard competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, after losing in Rio in 2016.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/28 23:48:39
  • Uncertainty remains the attraction of Olympic competitions

    The Olympics so far has witnessed several upsets: the world's most decorated gymnast Simone Biles won't defend her titles as she withdrew from gymnastics competitions for the second time due to mental health reasons, tennis ace Naomi Osaka was eliminated in a third-round stunner and Japan's badminton top seed Kento Momota was knocked out in the first round.

    By Lu Wenao | 2021/7/28 23:43:40
  • Shi wins consecutive gold

    Chinese weightlifter Shi Zhiyong won his second Olympic gold medal with a world record-breaking performance in the men's 73-kilogram category at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/28 23:38:40
  • Flow to victory

    China won the women's quadruple sculls at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, as the Chinese quad finished in 6:05.13.

    By Zhou Yang in Tokyo | 2021/7/28 23:38:40
  • Biles pulls out of all-around title defense as support pours in

    Simone Biles abandoned the defense of her individual all-around Olympic crown on Wednesday, a day after her shock withdrawal from the ­women's team final over mental health concerns.

    By AFP | 2021/7/28 21:48:40
  • Badminton duo ease into mixed doubles semis

    China's top-seeded duo of Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong eased into the Tokyo 2020 mixed doubles badminton semifinals on Wednesday, after beating world No.4 Praveen Jordan and Melati Daeva Oktavianti of Indonesia 2-0.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/28 21:48:39
  • Chen survives stern test

    World No.1 Chen Meng endured a tough contest in the Olympic table tennis women's singles quarterfinals on Wednesday, being beaten in the first two sets before managing a 4-2 comeback win over Doo Hoi Kem of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/28 21:43:39
  • A message of peace and hope

    Standing in Nippon Budokan, where Popole Misenga has longed to be since 2016, the 29-year-old judoka enjoyed his second Olympics as a member of the Refugee Olympic Team.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/28 21:38:40
  • India's silver medalist gets free pizza pledge for life, Chinese netizens celebrate

    The news that India's silver medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu would be able to enjoy free pizza for life began trending on Chinese social media on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/28 18:08:39
  • China wins men's synchronised 3m springboard gold at Tokyo Olympics

    China wins men's synchronised 3m springboard gold at Tokyo Olympics.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/28 14:59:28
  • From Beijing to Tokyo, Pang Wei's persistence fulfils a childhood dream

    When Chinese shooter Pang Wei stood on the Olympic podium to receive his 10-meter air pistol mixed team gold medal, his thoughts might have traveled back to the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/28 1:08:39
  • Osaka says painful home Olympic defeat 'sucks'

    Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka conceded the pressure of trying to win an Olympic gold at home was a “bit much” after a 6-1, 6-4 defeat to Marketa Vondrousova ended her title dreams on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/7/28 1:03:40
  • China beat US to win 10m air rifle mixed team final

    The Chinese pair of Yang Qian/Yang Haoran defeated the United States' Mary Carolynn Tucker/Lucas Kozeniesky 17-13 in the 10-meter air rifle mixed team event final at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/28 1:03:39
  • Paddlers kick off Olympic singles campaign with mixed feelings

    China's Fan Zhendong and Ma Long, seeded 1-2 in table tennis at Tokyo 2020, opened their men's singles campaign on Tuesday with nervousness and excitement.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/28 0:58:39
  • Zhang swims into 200m semifinals

    Zhang Yufei of China cracked a time of 2 minutes 7.50 seconds to make the women's 200-meter butterfly semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday night.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/28 0:53:40
  • We need to improve our blocks: Chinese volleyball team coach

    Chinese women's national volleyball team head coach Lang Ping remains calm after her team suffered a second consecutive defeat at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday, saying the team need to improve on their blocks.

    By Zhou Yang in Tokyo | 2021/7/28 0:53:40
  • Gen-Z duo refutes Western media's snaring questions

    “We are not invincible; we just trained hard, we competed with confidence.” Two Gen-Z divers who had just won gold at the Tokyo Olympics ingeniously skipped the snaring questions thrown at them by Western media.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/28 0:38:39
  • China wins 10m air rifle mixed team gold at Tokyo Olympics

    China wins 10m air rifle mixed team gold at Tokyo Olympics

    By People's Daily app | 2021/7/27 15:18:40
  • China wins women's synchronised 10m platform gold medal at Tokyo Olympics

    China's Zhang Jiaqi and Chen Yuxi claimed the women's synchronised 10m platform gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Tuesday.

    By People's Daily app | 2021/7/27 14:52:11
  • Spotlight on China

    Chinese duo stunned in table tennis mixed doubles final at Tokyo Olympics

    By Agencies | 2021/7/27 0:13:39
  • Osaka and Djokovic cruise in Tokyo, remaining on track for Olympic glory

    Japanese medal hope Naomi Osaka sailed into the third round of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, while men's No.1 Novak Djokovic remained steady on his quest to become the first male player to complete the Golden Slam.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/27 0:08:40
  • South Korea dominate men's team archery finals

    South Korea claimed gold in the Olympic archery men's team event on Monday, extending their reign and winning the country's third archery gold at the Tokyo Games.

    By Agencies | 2021/7/27 0:03:39
  • Zhang 'outperformed myself'

    After finishing second in the women's 100-meter butterfly final, 23-year-old Zhang Yufei reacted with delight to the camera, making a victory sign and saying she "outperformed myself."

    By Lu Wenao | 2021/7/26 23:52:48
  • Popovich says consistency key to US revival after France basketball upset

    USA coach Gregg Popovich says his star-studded team must discover more consistency if they are to successfully defend their Olympic basketball crown.

    By AFP | 2021/7/26 20:38:40
  • Nishiya crowned skateboard champion

    Japanese 13-year-old ­Momiji Nishiya clinched the Olympic title in the women's street skateboarding competition on Monday, shedding tears of happiness after nailing her final trick and becoming the country's youngest-ever gold medal winner.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/26 20:33:40
  • Inclusion or unfairness? Chinese netizens argue over transgender athlete's inclusion in Olympic Games as competition approaches

    New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has provoked discussion about competition fairness among netizens in China as the date for the athlete to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games is right around corner.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/26 19:50:02
  • Chinese paddlers into mixed doubles final

    China's Xu Xin/Liu Shiwen and Japan's Jun Mizutani/Mima Ito won their table tennis mixed doubles semifinals on Sunday to reach the event's first Olympic final.

    By Agencies | 2021/7/26 0:13:39
  • Chen rallies to clinch 67kg victory

    Chinese weightlifter Chen Lijun rallied in the clean and jerk to claim the men's 67-kilogram gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/26 0:08:40
  • Li's 'flamingo' amuses audience

    Li Fabin continued Chinese weightlifters' favorable form at Tokyo 2020 by snatching the delegation's second gold medal in the sport with his men's 61-kilogram victory on Sunday.

    By Agencies | 2021/7/26 0:08:40
  • Chinese pair claims 5th consecutive gold in women's synchronized 3m springboard at Tokyo 2020

    China's Shi Tingmao/Wang Han won the women's synchronized 3-meter springboard gold with 326.40 points at Tokyo 2020 on Sunday.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/26 0:08:39
  • Surfing finally makes Olympic bow under blue skies and blazing sun

    Under blue skies and a blazing sun, surfing made its Olympic debut on Sunday, more than a century after Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku first pushed for its inclusion at the Games.

    By AFP | 2021/7/25 20:48:40
  • Osaka wins on return

    Japan's Naomi Osaka won in straight sets on her highly anticipated return to court at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, while world No.1 Ashleigh Barty crashed out in the first round.

    By AFP | 2021/7/25 20:43:40
  • Tunisia's Hafnaoui in shock after freestyle win

    Tunisian teenager Ahmed Hafnaoui said he was as surprised as anyone after producing a huge upset on Sunday to win 400 meters freestyle gold.

    By AFP | 2021/7/25 19:28:40
  • IOC to back Games schedule changes due to heat if needed

    Intense heat and humidity could force competition schedule changes at the Tokyo Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday it would back any such plans if needed.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/25 19:28:39
  • Horigome takes skateboarding gold

    Japanese world champion Yuto Horigome held his nerve to be crowned skateboarding's first Olympic gold medalist, after winning a tense street competition in Tokyo on Sunday.

    By AFP | 2021/7/25 19:23:40
  • Chinese weightlifter Li Fabin wins men's 61kg gold at Tokyo Olympics

    China's Li Fabin won the gold medal in men's 61 kg weightlifting at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2021/7/25 16:54:19
  • China's Shi Tingmao and Wang Han bag Women's Synchronized 3 meter Springboard gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Sunday

    China's Shi Tingmao and Wang Han bag Women's Synchronized 3 meter Springboard gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Sunday.

    By People's Daily app | 2021/7/25 14:51:28
  • Tokyo Olympics begins amid pandemic, 'seeking unity through sports a common aspiration'

    With no spectators and a reduced delegation at the National Stadium, the opening ceremony of the postponed Olympics amid a pandemic was held in Tokyo on Friday evening.

    By Wang Qi | 2021/7/24 0:16:33
  • Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony kicks off

    Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony kicks off

    By Global Times | 2021/7/23 19:04:57
  • Tokyo Olympics to be broadcast globally via cloud 'for first time'

    The broadcasting of the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics will see a historic digital makeover that will help global audiences, who are prevented by the COVID-19 pandemic from traveling to the host city, to watch this grand event via the cloud “for the first time,” according to Alibaba Cloud, which has partnered with Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS).

    By Global Times | 2021/7/23 1:22:19
  • Olympics set for unusual opening ceremony

    On the eve of the Tokyo Games, organizers fired the director of the opening ceremony over a joke he made about the Holocaust, while media reported former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a staunch advocate for the Tokyo Games, would skip the showpiece event.

    By Agencies | 2021/7/22 18:13:40
  • Winning trust will be harder than winning medals for USA Gymnastics

    The most closely watched members of the United States Olympic gymnastics team in Tokyo will not be superstar Simone Biles or her fellow athletes, but the doctors and therapists hired to treat them as the sport works to put years of scandal behind it.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/22 18:08:41
  • Olympics to bring new vigor to judo

    It's practiced by tens of millions around the world but there's no doubt that judo's spiritual home is Japan, where the martial art was created and made its Olympic debut.

    By AFP | 2021/7/22 18:08:40
  • Three-time Olympic champion Hosszu gears up for Games

    As Hungarian swimming great Katinka Hosszu gears up for her fifth Olympic Games the triple gold medalist says her target for Tokyo is simply to "enjoy the moment."

    By AFP | 2021/7/22 18:08:40
  • Djokovic, Osaka top tennis bill

    With three Grand Slams already to his name this year, Novak Djokovic can take another step towards history in Tokyo, where Naomi Osaka will have the support of the host nation behind her as one of the stars of the Olympics.

    By AFP | 2021/7/22 17:53:40
  • Pogba ponder

    What is the future of Manchester United's Paul Pogba? The player returned to the club that he left on a free transfer as a teenager for a world record fee and much fanfare back in 2016, but every summer since seems to have brought that same question.

    By Pete Reilly | 2021/7/22 17:43:39
  • Liverpool facing tough choices for new season

    "My idea was to build Liverpool into a bastion of invincibility," said former Anfield boss Bill Shankly. "Napoleon had that idea. He wanted to conquer the bloody world... My idea was to build Liverpool up and up until eventually everyone would have to give in."

    By Jovan Belev | 2021/7/22 17:38:40
  • Hamilton's win after crash stirs up title race and controversy

    The Formula 1 drivers championship race was reignited last weekend at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone where home hero Lewis Hamilton took victory.

    By Henry Church | 2021/7/22 17:33:40
  • IOC hopes spectators will be allowed at Beijing 2022 Winter Games

    The Beijing winter Olympics, which start in less than 200 days, will need spectators to be successful, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday, the day the Tokyo Games kicked off amid empty stands due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/21 20:53:40
  • High-tech TV tricks for fan-free Tokyo Olympics

    There will be no fans in the stands, and less media on the ground, so when it comes to covering the Tokyo Olympics, broadcasters are relying on technology to give viewers a more vivid experience.

    By AFP | 2021/7/21 20:53:39
  • Rashford stands up for charity partnership

    Marcus Rashford has defended his off-field partnerships and questioned why footballers "can't just do the right thing" for charity, after he learned the claims that he has profited from his campaigning.

    By AFP | 2021/7/21 20:48:40
  • From poverty to champion: Giannis completes NBA dream journey

    As the last seconds ticked away before Milwaukee won the NBA Finals, Giannis Antetokounmpo thought not about his amazing performance but instead pondered his incredible journey from poverty to champion.

    By AFP | 2021/7/21 20:48:40
  • Australian city Brisbane awarded 2032 Olympic Games

    Brisbane was awarded the 2032 Olympics on Wednesday, triggering wild celebrations and fireworks as it became the third Australian city to host the Summer Games after Melbourne and Sydney.

    By AFP | 2021/7/21 20:43:39
  • 'Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together': IOC amends Olympic motto

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has amended its "Faster, Higher, Stronger" motto to include the word "Together," its ­President Thomas Bach said on ­Tuesday, highlighting the need for solidarity during difficult times such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/20 18:33:40
  • Bucks eye end to 50-year NBA title drought

    Milwaukee Bucks supporters are buzzing about the possible end of a 50-year NBA title drought while star Giannis Antetokounmpo fights to keep his focus with a crown tantalizingly near.

    By AFP | 2021/7/20 18:28:39
  • Bach lauds 'peace' message

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Tuesday the Tokyo Games would send a powerful message of "peace and solidarity," even as more athletes tested positive for the coronavirus that is overshadowing the sports event.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/20 18:23:40
  • Prospect of making history will outweigh empty seats: Djokovic

    The prospect of winning an Olympic gold medal for Serbia outweighs the disappointment of playing in an empty venue at the Tokyo games, the men's world tennis No.1 Novak Djokovic said on Monday.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/20 18:23:40
  • IOC approves adding 'together' into Olympic motto

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved adding "together" into the Olympic motto.

    By Xinhua | 2021/7/20 15:22:31
  • USA rallies to beat Spain in final tuneup before Games

    Team USA got back on track as they came from behind to beat reigning world champions Spain 83-76, in their final ­exhibition game before heading to Tokyo for the Olympic men's basketball tournament.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/19 18:28:40
  • Rhythmic gymnasts turn to social media to win over fans

    Since she started training as a rhythmic gymnast at the age of 7, America's Laura Zeng has come to realize that most people in her country do not know much about her sport.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/19 18:23:40
  • Hamilton takes eighth British win

    Lewis Hamilton celebrated a record eighth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday after fighting back from a 10-second penalty for a first-lap collision that halted the race and sent title rival Max Verstappen to hospital.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/19 17:48:39
  • Emblem pins for Beijing Winter Olympics unveiled ahead of 200-day countdown of 2022 Games

    The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic pin culture week was launched in the capital city on Saturday to embrace the 200-day countdown to the opening of the Games, which falls on Monday.

    By Lu Wen'ao and Wan Lin | 2021/7/19 17:16:15
  • Bolt backing Fraser-Pryce to win third 100m crown

    Sprinting legend Usain Bolt believes the only person that can stop his fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from winning a third Olympic 100 meters title at the Tokyo Games is herself.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/18 17:43:40
  • IOC backs transgender weightlifter's selection for Tokyo, says to review rules later

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday backed New Zealand's selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard for the Tokyo Olympics despite criticism, saying that under the current rules - which will be reviewed in future - she can compete.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/18 17:38:39
  • Russia withdraws Olympic quadruple sculls team, Lithuania to get spot

    The Russian Rowing Federation (RRF) withdrew its men's quadruple sculls team from the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, saying the level of skills of two potential substitutes in the crew did not meet Games standards.

    By AFP | 2021/7/18 17:33:40
  • Syria eyes Olympic success in Tokyo despite huge challenges

    Syria is aiming to secure the war-battered country's fourth ever Olympic medal in Tokyo, but one of its few world-class athletes is less ­optimistic after struggling to access coaching and facilities for the past four years.

    By AFP | 2021/7/18 17:28:39
  • One win away

    Powered by 32 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo and late heroics from Jrue Holiday, the Milwaukee Bucks moved within one win of their first title in 50 years by defeating the Phoenix Suns 123-119 on Saturday in the NBA Finals.

    By AFP | 2021/7/18 16:23:39
  • Cluster of infections at hotel in Japan sounds alarm for the upcoming Olympic Games

    A cluster of COVID-19 infections at a hotel lodging dozens of Brazilian Olympic team members, sounded the alarm for possible additional infections at the Tokyo Olympic Games, as the Japanese capital reported on Wednesday the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in almost six months.

    By Xu Keyue and Cui Fandi | 2021/7/15 23:23:27
  • Djokovic gunning for history after matching rivals' slam record

    "Novak, you're the GOAT!" shouted those Novak Djokovic fans that had been lucky enough to get tickets to see the Serbian superstar play in the men's singles final at Wimbledon on July 11.

    By Henry Church | 2021/7/15 19:23:39
  • England players united under Southgate despite heartbreak

    The wait goes on for football to "come home" after England suffered defeat to Italy in the UEFA Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

    By Pete Reilly | 2021/7/15 19:18:40
  • Messi finally wins with Argentina

    Finally, fifth time lucky, Lionel Messi was on the winning side of a final for Argentina. It could not really have been any sweeter for the 34-year-old or his countrymen, coming as it did against Brazil at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

    By Jovan Belev | 2021/7/15 19:13:40
  • F1 Sprint to debut

    Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen both won at Silverstone last year but an experimental new race format poses a fresh challenge for Formula One's title rivals on their return to the British Grand Prix circuit this weekend.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/15 19:03:39
  • New kids on their blocks at Tokyo Games

    While the Olympics emphasize their history, they also try to refresh the program to broaden the appeal, include sports that are popular in host nations and to reflect changing attitudes.

    By AFP | 2021/7/15 18:38:39
  • Football's reckoning on racial politics

    Britain's right-wing government has carved out an electoral advantage in ridiculing "woke" politics and campaigners for racial justice, but is now on the defensive against a unified and popular group.

    By AFP | 2021/7/15 18:33:41
  • No panic button for Suns

    The Phoenix Suns won't hit the panic button after squandering a two-game advantage in the NBA Finals, but they will need improved ball-handling and rebounding to slow the momentum-fueled Milwaukee Bucks.

    By AFP | 2021/7/15 18:33:40
  • Pandemic makes Games most unpredictable ever: Australia's Campbell

    Australian freestyle swimmer Bronte Campbell is relishing her return to Olympic ­competition in Tokyo later this month and expects the Games to be more unpredictable than ever after the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out international events.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/14 18:13:39
  • Peaty leads Britain's swimming campaign in Tokyo

    British swimming phenomenon Adam Peaty has redefined the meaning of dominance in a single event, recently holding all 20 of the fastest 100 meters breaststroke times in history.

    By AFP | 2021/7/14 18:08:39
  • Durant gets US back on track in Argentina blowout after defeats

    Kevin Durant scored 17 points as the US bounced back from consecutive defeats to score a convincing 108-80 victory over Argentina in a pre-Olympic exhibition on Tuesday.

    By AFP | 2021/7/14 18:03:40
  • Suns attempt to bounce back

    Devin Booker wants to forget his worst playoff performance while his Phoenix Suns teammates try to use a lopsided loss as motivation to seize a commanding NBA Finals advantage.

    By AFP | 2021/7/14 18:03:40
  • Crowds flock back to British Open

    The British Open returns after a two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday with galleries of up to 32,000 fans allowed in to savor a sight of the world's best golfers at the Royal St George's golf club.

    By AFP | 2021/7/14 17:33:39
  • Gymnastics star Uchimura laser-focused for home Games

    He's the Japanese gymnastics superstar with a sweet tooth heading to his fourth Olympics, but this summer promises to be a different experience for "King" Kohei Uchimura.

    By AFP | 2021/7/13 16:28:39
  • Black players under racial abuse

    Black players in the England soccer team have been subjected to a storm of online racist abuse after their defeat in the final of Euro 2020, drawing wide condemnation from the squad's captain, manager, royalty, religious leaders and politicians.

    By Reuters | 2021/7/13 16:13:40
  • Reluctant star Dressel set to shine at Tokyo Olympics

    Thirteen world titles and a reputation as a worthy successor to Michael Phelps haven't made Caeleb Dressel any more comfortable with fame.

    By AFP | 2021/7/13 16:03:40
  • Italy win Euro 2020 final

    Italy wrecked England's Euro 2020 party at Wembley on Sunday, winning a tense final on penalties to plunge the host nation into despair and prolong their 55-year wait for a second major title.

    By AFP | 2021/7/12 18:18:40