Olympics




Global Athlete's open letter to WADA on Chinese swimmers' case

Global Athlete's open letter to WADA on Chinese swimmers' case

In light of the ongoing scandal involving 23 Chinese swimmers being allowed to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Games even after testing positive for trimetazidine, Global Athlete has sent out an open letter to the World Anti-Doping Agency stating their mistrust in the organisation and requesting transparency on the investigations taken on the swimmers’ case and actions to be taken going forward to ensure a fair playing field for all athletes. 






Paris Olympics promise climate action, experts remain sceptical

Paris Olympics promise climate action, experts remain sceptical

Paris Olympics organisers promised to take "unprecedented" action for the climate by halving the carbon footprint of previous Games and financing projects to reduce planet-heating greenhouse gases. But experts remain sceptical, especially after organisers dropped a pledge to set a hard limit on its overall carbon cost. About one-third of the heat-trapping emissions from the three-week spectacle is expected to come from transport, with millions of athletes, spectators, staff and journalists flying into Paris.



Olympic Qualifier Series Budapest: Recap

Olympic Qualifier Series Budapest: Recap

The second and final stop of the Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS) concluded this weekend in Budapest with more than 150 athletes clinching their Paris Olympics berths in BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding and sport climbing. Over 450 athletes from more than 120 national federations competed in the popular urban sports to crowds of young spectators in the four-day, festival-style event.