The Maasai ‘Olympics’ helping to save lions’ lives

The Maasai Olympic Games aim to convince young Maasai men to play sports, instead of hunting lions, the traditional rite of passage for young Maasais. Kenyan Olympic champion David Rudisha, who is a Maasai himself, told BBC Sport Africa the event is already helping conservation efforts in the area. Source link

Japan’s Olympics Chief Faces Corruption Charges in France

In France, complex criminal cases are handled by special magistrates with broad investigative powers, who place defendants under formal investigation when they believe the evidence points to serious wrongdoing. But the magistrates can later drop the charges if they do not believe the evidence is sufficient to proceed to trial. In 2016, French prosecutors said…

Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief ‘investigated in French corruption probe’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tsunekazu Takeda shown celebrating in 2013 with the award of the Games to Tokyo The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo, a French judicial source has said. Prosecutors have been investigating a €2m…

Meet the 90-year-old dreaming of becoming a Tokyo 2020 Olympics guide

The Japanese capital, Tokyo, will be hosting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games and volunteers and businesses are preparing to make sure everything runs smoothly. Among them is a 90-year-old Japanese grandmother, who is learning English to so she can help tourists during the games. BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around…

Calgary votes against Winter Olympics bid

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Calgary had been seen as one of the favourites to win the 2026 Winter Olympics Residents in the Canadian city of Calgary have voted strongly against bidding to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. More than 56% of voters rejected the idea amid a high turnout. The Calgary vote leaves…