Beibei, one of five mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, lies behind an abandoned, never-completed mall in Beijing. A decade after the 2008 Olympics, its legacy remains unmistakable from the smallest alleyways in the Chinese capital to the country’s growing clout abroad. For better or worse, the Games changed the face of Beijing: from the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium to the countless blocks of ancient homes bulldozed in an Olympic building frenzy.
The official mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled at a ceremony in Tokyo. The mascot for the Olympics is named Miraitowa while the Paralympic mascot will be known as Someity. read more
Former Russian Anti-Doping Agency chief Grigory Rodchenkov provided key evidence leading to suspensions of Russian athletes from global sport, including a ban from competing under the Russian flag at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics read more
The proposed meet follows a historic summit between Moon and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un last Friday where they vowed to pursue denuclearisation and a peace treaty to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. read more