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Flora Duffy wins first ever Olympic gold medal for Bermuda, breaks 45 year jinx

Bermuda becomes the smallest country to win gold after Flora Duffy decisively won the triathlon. Overcome with emotion, Duffy collapsed to the ground with her hands over her face. “I really just hope it inspires the youth of Bermuda that we’re from a small country — but that doesn’t mean we can’t do great things […]

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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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Momiji Nishiya: 13-year-old makes history by clinching gold medal in women’s street skateboarding at Tokyo Olympic Games

Japan’s Momiji Nishiya made history on Monday by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women’s street skateboarding at the Games in Tokyo. At the age of just 13, Nishiya topped a youthful podium with Rayssa Leal of Brazil, also 13, taking the silver medal and Japan’s Funa Nakayama, 16, winning bronze. With an average […]

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IN PICTURES: Opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics took place on Friday in a nearly empty stadium after a year-long pandemic postponement.The curtailed celebration began with a video showing athletes training at home during the pandemic before fireworks burst into the air above the Olympic Stadium.Just a few hundred officials and dignitaries were in the stands […]

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Plague of oysters threaten major Tokyo Olympic venue site

A major Tokyo Olympic venue, Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo Bay, which is to host canoeing and rowing events suffered huge damage after it was ‘plagued’ by a sea of oysters. The unwanted visitors have costed organisers $1.28 million in emergency repairs. Massive numbers of them had attached themselves to floats intended to stop waves […]

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Delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be held under state of emergency, will not have spectators

The delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will not have spectators due to the city’s coronavirus state of emergency through the Games, according to the Japanese Olympic Committee. The announcement was made following a meeting of five Olympic and Japanese government groups responsible for the Games. Japanese Olympic Committee Seiko Hashimoto said due to the pandemic, organizers […]

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US runner Sha’Carri Richardson to miss Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for cannabis

US sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson is set to miss the Tokyo Olympics after she received a one-month ban after testing positive for marijuana. The 21-year-old won the 100m at the US Olympic trials in Oregon in June and earlier this year ran the sixth-fastest time in history. But the Texan’s positive test means her qualification result […]

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Serena Williams to skip delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Serena Williams has confirmed she will skip the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 23-time grand slam champion speaking to reporters a day before the start of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships, Williams said on Sunday: “I’m actually not on the Olympic list … not that I’m aware of. And if so, then I shouldn’t be on it.” […]

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Sun Yang: Ban against Chinese Olympic swimmer reduced to 4 years and 3 months; misses Tokyo Olympics

The ban on freestyle swimmer Sun Yang was reduced from eight years to four years and three months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). The ban against the three-time Chinese Olympic champion dates back to February, 2020 and means the swimmer will miss this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo. A new Cas panel held […]

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Ugandan Olympic coach tests positive for Covid after arriving in Japan

A member of Uganda’s Olympic team tested positive for COVID-19 in Japan after getting AstraZeneca’s vaccine and testing negative at home. It’s the first detection of the virus in incoming athletes five weeks ahead of the games. The member who tested positive was denied entry into the country and was instead sent to a government-run […]

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Tokyo Olympics: 10,000 fans will be permitted to attend games at venues

Up to 10,000 fans will be permitted at Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues, despite warnings from health experts. Overseas spectators are already banned but organisers said domestic fans could attend providing crowds did not exceed 50% of a venue’s capacity. Fans will not be allowed to shout or speak loudly, and must wear face masks at […]

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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 […]