Tokyo Olympics

"This is a great group" - Riise targets Tokyo success

Team GB head coach Hege Riise says she has a team capable of competing for a gold medal after announcing her squad for the Tokyo Olympics.

Having won Olympic gold as both a player with Norway and as an assistant coach with the USA, Riise wants her players to have the same goal and mentality.

"That's what we are planning for. If you dream big, even better to achieve it. I...

swimming, Olympic sport, Team GB Women

Team GB women make pool history

Britain's women broke a 94-year drought by taking the European 4x100m freestyle relay title for the first time since the inaugural competition in 1927.

The quartet of Lucy Hope, Anna Hopkin, Abbie Wood and Freya Anderson held off the challenge of a strong Dutch team to win in a British record of three minutes 34.17 seconds.

"To win my first senior medal and set a new record...

women's sport, Olympics

Tokyo Olympics chief resigns in sexism row

Yoshiro Mori has stood down from his role as head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee following criticism of his comments about women.

The row began after attempts to increase female representation on the committee, from five out of 24 to a minimum of 40 percent.

Mori, 83, said: "If we increase the number of female board members, we have to make sure their speaking...