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Novak Djokovic says current weather conditions in Tokyo are ‘brutal’
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Novak Djokovic says current weather conditions in Tokyo are ‘brutal’

Day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and things are hotting up — not least the weather. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic described the humidity as “brutal” after beating Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-2 in the men’s singles first round, while Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev resorted to using a mobile air conditioner to keep…More

Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday

All 11 gold medals have been awarded at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for Saturday. Here’s a breakdown of who clinched gold: Archery Mixed Team: Republic of Korea Cycling Men’s Road Race: Richard Carapaz, Ecuador Fencing Women’s Epee Individual: Yiwen Sun, China Men’s Sabre Individual: Aron Szilagyi, Hungary Judo Women’s -48kg: Distria Krasniqi, Kosovo Men’s -60kg:…More

Belgian basketball star Ann Wauters’ Olympic dream was a long time coming
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Belgian basketball star Ann Wauters’ Olympic dream was a long time coming

More than 10,000 athletes compete in the summer Olympics. There are gold medalists and athletes who’ll never get anywhere near the podium. There are global superstars and athletes who soon will be, all rubbing shoulders with competitors from countries that they’ve never heard of. There will be veterans of the greatest sports show on earth…More

Algerian Olympian withdraws from Games due to potential matchup with Israeli competitor

Algerian Olympian withdraws from Games due to potential matchup with Israeli competitor

Algerian judo athlete Fethi Nourine says he has chosen to withdraw from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rather than face an Israeli competitor. Nourine told Algeria’s Echourouk TV that he “decided to withdraw out of conviction, because this is the very least we can offer the Palestinian cause.” “This is my duty,” he said, adding that…More

Olympic protests are nearly as old as the Games themselves. So why are officials so hesitant to allow them?
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Olympic protests are nearly as old as the Games themselves. So why are officials so hesitant to allow them?

The Tokyo Olympics — after a long delay — are finally happening. The opening ceremony formally kicked off the Games Friday and sporting events are underway. There’s nothing but excitement in the air, according to IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Kirsty Coventry. In her statement Tuesday, Coventry painted a rosy picture, saying “The Village is looking…More

Tokyo 2020 isn’t the first Olympic Games to battle a pandemic
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Tokyo 2020 isn’t the first Olympic Games to battle a pandemic

Covid-19 has thrown more than few curve balls at Tokyo Olympic organizers — but this isn’t the first Games to battle a pandemic. A century ago, the 1920 Antwerp Olympics were held only a few months after the Spanish flu ravaged the world, killing at least 50 million people. In 2010, the Vancouver Olympics were…More

US women’s national soccer team players appeal equal pay lawsuit decision
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US women’s national soccer team players appeal equal pay lawsuit decision

Players from the United States women’s national soccer team filed an appeal Friday to overturn a 2020 decision against their equal pay lawsuit, saying last year’s decision “defies reality.” In May 2020, Judge Gary Klausner ruled there was no basis to prove the players’ claims that the US Soccer Federation (USSF) financially discriminated against the…More

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony
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Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

With no fans in attendance and a reduced number of athletes joining the parade, the Tokyo Olympics‘ Opening Ceremony officially kicked off the Summer Games on Friday as tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron. Earlier on Friday, a request from Tokyo 2020 organizers to push back Osaka’s opening match of the Olympics from Saturday…More

Olympic greats call on IOC to allow podium protests
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Olympic greats call on IOC to allow podium protests

Over 150 athletes, sports organizations, human rights and social justice experts have signed an open letter calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow athletes the “fundamental human right” to protest, including at the podium. As the Tokyo Games open, the signatories — including US hammer thrower Gwen Berry as well as 1968 medalists…More

Olympic health plan for US Tokyo delegation: Treat members as if they’re unvaccinated
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Olympic health plan for US Tokyo delegation: Treat members as if they’re unvaccinated

Well over three quarters of the US athletes that are in Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have received Covid-19 vaccines, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) revealed on Friday. Team USA announced earlier this month that a total of 613 athletes were set to represent the country in the Summer Games. Athletes…More

With Tokyo 2020 overshadowed by Covid-19, athletes are left to bring light to troubled Olympics
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With Tokyo 2020 overshadowed by Covid-19, athletes are left to bring light to troubled Olympics

The Covid-19 pandemic has loomed large over the Tokyo Olympics ever since last year’s postponement, shaping a Games the like of which has never been seen before. When the opening ceremony gets underway on Friday, it will put an end to months of speculation over whether the Olympics would be even able to go ahead,…More

NFL says coronavirus outbreaks among unvaccinated players may lead to forfeits this season
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NFL says coronavirus outbreaks among unvaccinated players may lead to forfeits this season

If a National Football League game cannot be rescheduled and is canceled due to a Covid-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players, that team will have to forfeit and will be credited with a loss, the NFL said in a league-wide memo obtained by CNN. The new rule makes being unvaccinated a competitive disadvantage this year, all…More

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