IOC president Thomas Bach: Focus is not if Tokyo Olympics will happen – but how

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Wednesday offered a spirited defense of how and why he is confident the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead as scheduled this summer, despite long-simmering doubts due to COVID-19. In a virtual news conference from IOC headquarters in Switzerland, Bach dismissed the notion of relocating the Olympics to another city or pushing them to […]

Sport voices growing louder in vaccine debate

When Cate Campbell floated the idea that Olympic athletes should be given priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine if it kept the embattled Tokyo Games afloat, the reaction was largely predictable, mostly centred on a view of entitled athletes who felt they had a right to saunter to the front the queue. Aside from the […]

Michael Atherton evaluates England’s rotation policy ahead of India series

England’s national selector Ed Smith has defended their ‘pragmatic’ rotation policy ahead of next month’s four-match series in India, and Michael Atherton believes flexibility will be crucial ahead of an intensive 2021 schedule. Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will return after being rested for the ongoing two-match series in Sri Lanka, while Rory Burns will […]