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Toyota self-driving vehicle collides with Paralympics Games athlete at Olympic Village

A self-driving Toyota vehicle was barely moving, but it still managed to collide with a visually-impaired athlete at the Paralympic Games, raising potential concerns about the limitations of autonomous driving technology. Toyota’s CEO apologized after one of the company’s self-driving vehicles hit the athlete while driving at 1 to 2 kilometers per hour around the […]

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Kaley Cuoco: The Big Bang Theory star offers to buy horse punched at Tokyo Olympics

The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco has offered to buy the horse at the centre of a controversy coming out of the modern pentathlon during the Olympics last week. Olympic watchers and animal lovers across the world were stunned when German coach Kim Raisner was booted out of the Games for punching the horse […]

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‘Rules are rules’: Australian Olympians face 28-day quarantine after returning from Tokyo Games

Australian Olympians are having to quarantine for 28 days after returning to their country from Tokyo have been described as “cruel”. Athletes returning via Sydney to the state of South Australia are facing an extra two-week quarantine. That is on top of the two weeks already required for all overseas arrivals. The AOC said: “While […]

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Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony: Tokyo puts off the flame, passes baton to Paris

Tokyo doused its Olympic flame on Sunday in a ceremony that echoed the restraint of the games held without spectators, transformed by the global pandemic. After postponing the Tokyo 2020 Games for a year, organisers said the event would serve as a symbol of world triumph over the pandemic. But with strict pandemic countermeasures and […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Life size statue of sumo wrestler near obstacle spooked horses, had to be removed

A sumo wrestler that spooked horses was knocked out of the Olympic equestrian ring. The statue and a nearby patch of cherry trees that riders thought might be startling the animals during the individual jumping event were among the obstacles swapped out on Friday. Officials say designer Santiago Varela had planned on removing the sumo […]

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Former Polish sprinter demands Christine Mboma take gender test after running too fast and winning Olympic medal

Former Polish athlete Marcin Urbas has demanded that Namibian sprinter Christine Mboma, 18, go through a gender test because he cannot believe someone who can run her times is “definitely a woman.” Mboma won silver at the 200-meter sprint in Tokyo on Monday. She was narrowly beaten to the gold medal by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, […]

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Neeraj Chopra: India wins first gold medal at Tokyo 2020

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field. Chopra’s throw of 87.58m secured the top spot on the podium, as India also won its first gold medal at Tokyo 2020. “In athletics it is the first time we have gold, so it’s a proud moment for […]

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German pentathlon coach thrown out for punching horse who refused to jump during event

The German coach who was seen appearing to punch a horse for refusing to jump or trot during the modern pentathlon was thrown out of the Olympics. Coach Kim Raisner was heard on German TV urging tearful athlete Annika Schleu to “really hit” the horse while she struggled to control Saint Boy during the showjumping […]

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Krystina Timanovskaya: Belarusian runner granted Polish visa after being thrown out from Olympic team

Runner from Belarus refused her team’s order to fly home early from the Olympics has been granted a humanitarian visa by Poland. Krystina Timanovskaya, 24, is at the Polish embassy in Tokyo after spending the night secured in a hotel under protection from Japanese police. She said she was forcibly taken to the airport for […]

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Krystina Timanovskaya: Belarus Olympic runner seeks asylum after being expelled from team

A Belarus sprinter who refused her team’s order to fly home early from the Olympics is seeking asylum in Poland, activists say. Krystina Timanovskaya spent the night secured in a hotel under protection from Japanese police, after saying she was forcibly taken to the airport for criticising coaches. She voiced fears for her safety if […]

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Simone Biles withdraws from floor event final, her fourth withdrawal at the Tokyo Olympics

American gymnast Simone Biles has withdrawn from Monday’s floor final at the Tokyo Olympics but is yet to make a decision on whether she will compete in the beam final on Tuesday. The four-time Olympic champion, 24, had already withdrawn from the women’s team final and individual all-around final to focus on her mental health. […]

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Two Georgian silver medalist evicted from Olympic Games village for taking sightseeing trip in Tokyo

Two Georgian silver medalists were told to leave the Olympic Games for taking a sightseeing trip in Tokyo. Leaving the athletes’ village for non-Games purposes is against measures designed to protect against Covid-19. Japan has extended a state of emergency in the city following a surge in cases. “We took away accreditation as we believe […]