Jacques Rogge: Former International Olympic Committee president has died at the age of 79

Former International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has died at the age of 79. The IOC announced his death on Sunday, with current incumbent Thomas Bach saying: “His joy in sport was infectious.” During Rogge’s 12-year tenure from 2001 to 2013, he awarded the 2012 Games to London, having also competed at three Olympics for Belgium as a sailor in 1968,

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Tokyo Olympics: Jason Kenny wins his seventh gold with victory for Team GB in keirin cycling final

Team GB’s Jason Kenny has become the most decorated British Olympian ever, winning his seventh gold medal with victory in the men’s keirin cycling final on the last day of the Tokyo Olympics. Kenny comfortably won the keirin final after making an early move to leave the leading pack trailing. Malaysia’s Mohd Azizulhasni Awang and Dutch rider Harrie Lavreysen won

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Chris Rattue – New Zealand’s best-ever Olympian? Why it’s not Lisa Carrington (or Sophie Pascoe)

OPINION: Social media is ablaze again, with allegedly indignant punters claiming that Sophie Pascoe is being ignored in the greatest Olympian debate, one fired by Lisa Carrington’s Tokyo medal haul. Paralympic swimming legend Pascoe has nine gold medals and six silvers. Olympic canoe legend Lisa Carrington has (at the time of writing) five gold medals and one bronze. That anyone

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Poland’s Dawid Tomala wins final ever 50km race walk as Allyson Felix eyes history

Day 14 of the Tokyo Olympic games had an early start with the 50km men’s race walk, which got underway before the heat of the day developed in Japan. Round three of the women’s individual stroke play golf competition is also continuing at Kasumigaseki Country Club, where American Nell Korda held an overnight lead at 13 under par. The games

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Tokyo 2020: Dina Asher-Smith returns for 4x100m relay after injury as GB set new British record in brilliant run

DINA ASHER-SMITH returned from injury brilliantly as Team GB romped into the women's 4x100m relay final by winning their heat in a British record. The Brits beat the USA into second in their Tokyo 2020 heat – with Jamaica also qualifying for Friday's medal showdown in third, despite a sloppy change-over. British 100m record-holder Asher-Smith told the BBC: "There was

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Tokyo 2020: Team GB's Hector Pardoe worried he would 'LOSE EYE' after elbow to the face knocked him out of marathon swim

TEAM GB swimmer Hector Pardoe worried he would lose an EYE after an elbow to the face prematurely ended his Olympics. The 20-year-old, who swims 90km per week in training, was knocked out of the men's marathon swim after a collision in the water. The marathon swimmer was sitting in the top 15 with around 2km to go of the

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 (August 4): New Zealand athletes and events in action, how to watch in NZ, live streaming

After winning two golds yesterday, Lisa Carrington is back on the water to begin her campaign for another while Rio medallist Lydia Ko hits the course in Tokyo. Here’s all you need to know about today’s action (Wednesday, 4 August). Kiwis in action today Rio silver medallist Lydia Ko begins her Tokyo campaign with the first round of the women’s

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE RESULTS: Dina Asher-Smith in action, Team GB win TWO relay golds in swimming and triathlon – updates

TEAM GB are at it again – and there's another Super Saturday brewing. Adam Peaty put in another terrific performance as Team GB took gold in the 4x100m mixed medley, smashing the world record in the process. It was already a golden morning for the Brits in relay events, with the mixed triathlon relay getting things off to the perfect

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New Zealand trampolinist Dylan Schmidt wins bronze

Dylan Schmidt has won New Zealand’s first Olympic medal in trampoline gymnastics, his bronze tonight in Tokyo coming after a dramatic final in which several athletes struggled to finish their routines. The 24-year-old qualified third for the final behind Belarusian Uladzilsau Hancharou, the reigning Olympic champion, and his countryman 20-year-old Ivan Litvinovich, and Schmidt was in the silver medal position

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