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Japan’s Olympics superfans who want Tokyo 2020 to go ahead despite Covid-19

Japan’s Olympics superfans who want Tokyo 2020 to go ahead despite Covid-19

Kyoko Ishikawa is not your average Olympics enthusiast. Sporting a bandana, fans, whistle and traditional Japanese costume, the IT company president is a superfan who has attended every Summer Games since Barcelona 1992. She even performs a Japanese cheer routine at each one and hopes to carry on the tradition this year. “The purpose of…More

Euro 2020: England looks to pull nation together, but it hasn’t been easy

Euro 2020: England looks to pull nation together, but it hasn’t been easy

Football has a magical way of bringing people together and perhaps no country knows that more than England. After beating Czech Republic 1-0 on Tuesday, Gareth Southgate’s side finished top of Group D, setting up a potentially enticing tie against one of Germany, France, Portugal or Hungary in the round of 16 of Euro 2020.…More

Sadio Mane donates $693,000 to fund hospital in his hometown in Senegal

Sadio Mane donates $693,000 to fund hospital in his hometown in Senegal

Senegal and Liverpool football star Sadio Mane has donated $693,000 (£500,000) to help fund the construction of a hospital in his hometown of Bambali in Senegal. The village, about 400 kilometers outside the capital city Dakar, did not previously have a hospital. Mane met with Senegalese President Macky Sall earlier this month to discuss the…More

UEFA rejects request to light up Allianz Arena in rainbow colors for Euro 2020 game

UEFA rejects request to light up Allianz Arena in rainbow colors for Euro 2020 game

European football governing body UEFA has declined a request to light up Munich’s Allianz Arena in rainbow colors for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 match between Germany and Hungary. The request was made following a proposal from the Munich city council in the wake of an anti-LGBTQ law passed by Hungary’s parliament last week. The legislation, which…More

Euro 2020: Fairytale comes true as Denmark grabs place in knockout stages

Euro 2020: Fairytale comes true as Denmark grabs place in knockout stages

In a campaign overshadowed by the health of Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game, the Danish national team delivered a pulsating performance against Russia to secure an unlikely place in the tournament’s knockout stages. Having lost their opening two games, Denmark thumped Russia 4-1 in Copenhagen on Tuesday…More

Tokyo 2020 organizers to set 50% venue capacity limit for spectators

Tokyo 2020 organizers to set 50% venue capacity limit for spectators

Tokyo 2020 announced on Monday that it will allow spectators at the Olympics this year amid the pandemic, setting a 50% cap at venues, up to a maximum of 10,000 people. Organizers did however warn that it could restrict the number of fans in the event of a state of emergency or amid any other…More

New Zealand weightlifter to become first transgender athlete at Olympic Games

New Zealand weightlifter to become first transgender athlete at Olympic Games

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Games, after she was selected for the national team on Monday. She will compete in the women’s 87-kilogram category, according to a statement released by the New Zealand Olympic Committee that also announced the four other members…More

Jon Rahm wins US Open at Torrey Pines on his first Father’s Day

Jon Rahm wins US Open at Torrey Pines on his first Father’s Day

Jon Rahm won the 121st US Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, California, on Sunday. Rahm joins an exclusive club with his first ever major win, becoming the first Spaniard ever to win at the US Open. Rahm, the third-ranked player in the world, putted back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th…More

Italy records third victory of Euro 2020 as Wales also reaches knockout stages

Italy records third victory of Euro 2020 as Wales also reaches knockout stages

Italy defeated Wales 1-0 on Sunday as both sides progressed to the knockout stages of Euro 2020. Topping Group A with nine points, Italy’s victory in Rome through Matteo Pessina’s first-half goal means the Azzurri are yet to concede a goal in the tournament and have been arguably the standout team from the group-stage games.…More

Germany secures impressive victory against Portugal at Euro 2020

Germany secures impressive victory against Portugal at Euro 2020

Two own goals and scores from Kai Havertz and Robin Gosens helped Germany to a convincing 4-2 victory against Portugal in the sides’ Euro 2020 game in Munich on Saturday. It was a much-needed victory for Germany — which had lost its opening game against France earlier this week — and a clinical attacking display,…More

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