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Simone Biles withdraws from two more events as the US gymnast continues to battle mental health issues

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the vault and uneven bar apparatus finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday as the US gymnast continued to wrestle with mental health issues. Biles had earlier stunned the Tokyo Games when she dropped out of the team competition following a poor opening vault and then decided not to defend […]

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Hong Kong police investigate incident where crowd watching Olympics boo China’s national anthem

Hong Kong police are investigating an incident where a crowd watching the Olympics booed China’s anthem. Hundreds gathered at a shopping mall on Monday to watch a broadcast and cheer on Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung, who won gold in the men’s individual foil. When the Chinese national anthem was played, some in the crowd […]

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Naomi Osaka: Japanese tennis superstar suffers shocking exit in home Olympics

Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka suffered a surprise exit in her home Olympics as Czech Marketa Vondrousova earned a straight-set win in Tokyo. Osaka, 23, has been one of the faces of the Games in the Japanese capital and had the honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron in last week’s opening ceremony But the four-time Grand […]

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Tokyo Olympics athletes’ village reports first Covid-19 case amid concerns of games becoming super-spreader event

An overseas visitor at the Tokyo Olympics athletes’ village tested positive for Covid-19, organizers said on Saturday. This is the first such case amid concerns the Games could become a super-spreader event. Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto confirmed a non-resident of Japan who is involved in organizing the Games had tested positive, adding that the […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Medal winners will wear medals on their own to protect against spread of coronavirus

Athletes at the Tokyo Olympic games will put medals around their necks themselves to protect against spreading the coronavirus. The “very significant change” to traditional medal ceremonies in the 339 events was revealed Wednesday by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. “The medals will not be given around the neck,” Bach told international media on […]

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Tokyo cancels public viewing sites for summer Olympics

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike cancelled all public viewing sites for the summer Olympics, diverting some as Covid-19 vaccination centres. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike cancelled all public viewing sites for the summer Olympics, diverting some venues to be COVID-19 vaccinations centres instead. Foreign spectators are banned from attending the Games, delayed by a year due to […]

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Tokyo to lift state of emergency five weeks before start of Olympic Games

Tokyo to lift the state of emergency five weeks ahead of the start of the Olympic Games. Emergency Covid-19 restrictions have been in place in Japan’s capital and other prefectures since late April amid a surge in infections, but will be lifted on Sunday. However, some “quasi-emergency” measures will remain in some areas, including Tokyo, […]

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Tokyo Olympics: India drops Chinese brand as Olympics kit sponsor

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has dropped Chinese sportswear maker Li-Ning as its official kit partner citing public sentiment in the country and saying its athletes will wear unbranded apparel at the Tokyo Games instead. Chinese companies have faced a backlash in India since 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces […]