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Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Held is eyeing the 2021 Tokyo Olympics this summer. Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos chatted with this Olympic athlete about his latest endeavors.

Tokyo Olympic organisers meet on overseas fan ban

Olympic organisers met Saturday for talks expected to bar overseas fans from this summer's pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games, in a bid to reduce virus risks and win over a sceptical public.

Japanese fans will 'cheer for all athletes' at Tokyo Games

Japanese fans will "cheer for all athletes" at the Tokyo Olympics, organisers pledged Monday, after the unprecedented decision to bar overseas spectators from attending over virus fears.

Chatting with Tianna Bartoletta: Three-time Olympic gold medalist Special

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her future plans, athletic career, daily motivations, and her upcoming book "Survive and Advance."

Tokyo Olympics ceremonies chief quits over comedian insult

The creative director for Tokyo's Olympic ceremonies will resign after making derogatory comments about a female Japanese comedian, in the latest headache for organisers of the virus-delayed Games.

Team New Zealand stamp dominance with fourth America's Cup win

Team New Zealand beat Italy's Luna Rossa 7-3 to win their fourth America's Cup Wednesday and retain the world's oldest international sporting trophy in front of huge crowds in Auckland.

Fans barred from Tokyo Olympics torch relay start

Spectators will be barred from the start of the Tokyo Olympics torch relay, organisers said Monday, announcing a pared-back launch as the countdown to the postponed Games begins in earnest.

Strange Twitter bug bans users for mentioning 'Memphis'

Twitter users who used the word "Memphis" found themselves temporarily locked out of their accounts at the weekend because of a bizarre bug.

Messi misses penalty as Barcelona fail in latest PSG comeback attempt

Lionel Messi scored one stunning goal but then had a penalty saved as Barcelona failed in their attempt to produce a second Champions League comeback for the ages against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, a 1-1 draw taking the French side through to th...

Rio eyes renaming iconic Maracana stadium for Pele

Football's greatest living legend, Pele, could add another to his long list of accolades: the Rio de Janeiro state legislature has voted to rename Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium for him.

Nathan Adrian talks about long course racing, fatherhood, goals Special

Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in San Antonio, Texas.

Review: Annie Lazor wins the 200 meter breaststroke in San Antonio, Texas Special

American swimmer Annie Lazor chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Texas.

Review: Olivia Smoliga wins 100 meter backstroke race in San Antonio, TX Special

Olivia Smoliga chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series race on March 6 in San Antonio, Texas.

Review: Michael Andrew wins the 200 meter IM race at TYR Swim Pro Series Special

On March 6, American swimmer and Olympic hopeful Michael Andrew had another reason to celebrate at the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Texas.

Ryan Lochte talks about future goals, eyes Tokyo Olympic Games Special

On March 5, American swimmer Ryan Lochte chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series event in San Antonio, Texas.

Review: Katie Ledecky wins big at TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, TX Special

Olympic and world champion swimmer Katie Ledecky chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in San Antonio, Texas.

Tom Shields wins the men's 100 meter butterfly race in Texas Special

On March 5, Olympic swimmer Tom Shields chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Texas.

Review: Ryan Murphy wins the backstroke races in San Antonio, Texas Special

Olympic swimmer Ryan Murphy chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in San Antonio, Texas.

Chatting with Regan Smith at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Texas Special

World champion swimmer Regan Smith chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos following the TYR Pro Swim Series meet on March 5, which was held in San Antonio, Texas.

Chatting with Melanie Margalis at TYR Pro Swim Series in Texas Special

American swimmer Melanie Margalis chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos after the TYR Pro Swim Series meet in San Antonio, Texas.

Chatting with Blake Pieroni at TYR Pro Swim Series in Texas Special

Olympic swimmer Blake Pieroni chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos following his races at the TYR Pro Swin Series in San Antonio, Texas. He also recalled his time in International Swimming League Season 2 swimming for the Toronto Titans.

Review: Simone Manuel wins 1st place in women's 100 meter freestyle Special

On March 4, Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel won first place in the women's 100 meter freestyle race. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: Molly Hannis wins 100 meter breaststroke race in San Antonio Special

On March 4, American swimmer Molly Hannis chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos, following her winning race at the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Texas.

Michael Andrew wins 100 meter breaststroke at TYR Pro Swim Series Special

On March 4, American swimmer and Olympic hopeful Michael Andrew won the 100 meter breaststroke race at the TYR Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, Texas.

Tokyo Olympics board gets 12 new female members

Tokyo Olympics organisers approved 12 new female executive board members on Wednesday, less than two weeks after appointing a woman president in the wake of an embarrassing sexism row.

Top sports court cancels Iranian judo federation suspension

Sport's top court on Monday cancelled the suspension of the Iranian judo federation, imposed after it ordered judoka Saeid Mollaei not to fight against an Israeli.

All Blacks, France clash in heavyweight 2023 World Cup opener

New Zealand will dive straight into the deep end when they open their bid for a fourth World Cup title against hosts France in the opening game of the 2023 tournament, according to the fixture schedule revealed Friday.

Another France player tests positive ahead of Scotland match

The French rugby federation on Thursday reported another player had tested positive for coronavirus ahead of their Six Nations match against Scotland this weekend, and cancelled the day's training.

Fans, but no cheering, for delayed Olympic torch relay

Spectators will be allowed to line the route when the Olympic flame begins its delayed relay across Japan next month, organisers said Thursday, but cheering will be strictly banned.

Virus-weary Australia cheers prospect of Brisbane Olympics

Australians hailed Brisbane's newly minted status as frontrunner to host the 2032 Olympics Thursday as a symbol of hope after a year of pandemic gloom.

Review: Olympian Scott Hamilton spotlighted in 'The Donna Drake Show' Special

Olympic gold medalist, former figure skater, and Scott Hamilton was spotlighted in "The Donna Drake Show" on CBS New York.

Dominant Djokovic beats Medvedev to win ninth Australian Open

Peerless world number one Novak Djokovic demolished Russia's Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win his ninth Australian Open title and extend his record-breaking reign at Melbourne Park Sunday.

King Novak faces 'challenger' Medvedev in Australian Open final

Novak Djokovic says going unbeaten in eight Australian Open finals will give him confidence in Sunday's decider, but he'll need more than that to overcome "the man to beat" -- red-hot Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev powers past Tsitsipas into Australian Open final

Russia's Daniil Medvedev overpowered Stefanos Tsitsipas to make his first Australian Open final Friday, where he will bid to stop world number one Novak Djokovic from clinching an unprecedented ninth title.

Review: Olympian Lenny Krayzelburg spotlighted in 'The Donna Drake Show' Special

Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg was spotlighted in "The Donna Drake Show" on CBS New York. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Osaka shatters Williams record bid to make Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka emphatically ended Serena Williams's latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam crown with a straight-sets demolition in the Australian Open semi-finals Thursday.

Japan Olympic minister top pick for 2020 chief after sexism row: reports

Japan's Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto has been chosen as the top candidate to replace Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori after he resigned over a sexism row, reports said Wednesday.

Tokyo Olympics panel starts search for new boss after sexism row

The panel charged with finding a new Tokyo Olympics chief after a sexism row began talks on Tuesday as campaigners called for more transparency in the selection process.

Olympic medallist charged with running drug ring in Australia

A former Olympic swimmer who won a silver medal for Australia was arrested Tuesday and charged with running a syndicate trafficking in the drug "ice", police said.Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids in two Sydney suburbs.

Chatting with Jesse Puts: World champion and Dutch swimmer Special

World champion and Dutch swimmer Jesse Puts chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his career, motivations, and plans for 2021, which include competing at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Nathan Adrian and wife Hallie become parents to baby girl

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Nathan Adrian and his wife, Hallie, have a major reason to celebrate. They became first-time parents of a baby girl, Parker Jacquelyn Adrian.
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