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Team GB set to lose 4x100m Olympic silver after second positive for Ujah

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A wretched 24 hours for UK Athletics continued on Tuesday when CJ Ujah’s B sample confirmed his positive drug test at the Tokyo Olympics. It now seems increasingly likely the Team GB men’s 4x100m team will be stripped...

Olympic feelgood factor evaporates as fearful Tokyo awaits Paralympics

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There will be a sense of the familiar when the Paralympics begin on Tuesday. Senior Games officials, including the International Paralympic Committee president, Andrew Parsons, and a returning Thomas Bach will witness...

Olympic wrestling star Gable Steveson: ‘Never give up because your life can change in a second’

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It’s been more than a week since he conjured one of the indelible moments of the Tokyo Olympics out of nothing and the reality is still no closer to hitting home for Gable Steveson. It’s not just that Steveson upset t...

Pollutionwatch: Olympic flame is a warning sign for hydrogen future

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The hydrogen flame above the Tokyo Olympic Stadium was symbolic of a zero-carbon future but illustrated a warning too. Hydrogen, created using zero-carbon methods, looks set to play a big role in decarbonisation as en...

British Olympic silver medallist Chijindu Ujah suspended for doping violation

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Chijindu Ujah, the British sprinter who won a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics as part of Team GB’s men’s 4x100m relay team, has been suspended for a doping violation, the Athletics Integrity Unit has revealed. Ujah...

UK couple completes challenge to take part in 101 Olympic sports

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Charlotte Nichols and Stuart Bates did not set off at a blistering pace when they began a marathon in Dorset on Sunday – but they have a very good excuse. The 26-mile run, starting and finishing on Weymouth beach, was...

Team GB chief hails ‘greatest achievement in British Olympic history’

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Team GB’s trailblazing performance in Tokyo has been hailed as “the greatest achievement in British Olympic history” after the young team matched the tally of medals from London 2012 on the final day. With Jason Kenny...

Tories ‘squandering Olympic legacy’ as school PE declines

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Successive Tory-led governments have been accused of squandering the sporting legacy left by the 2012 Olympics in London, amid evidence that falling amounts of school time are being used for PE, and a third of childre...

The Observer view on the Tokyo Olympic Games

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The unifying spirit that characterised the 2012 London Olympics has too often seemed a distant memory in the fractured political years since. In the past few weeks, egter, out in the closely policed Tokyo bubble, sy...

Olympic dynasty rolls on as USA women win seventh successive basketball gold

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Here was a familiar and routine experience on the concluding day of this uncertain and dissonant Olympics. The sound of inevitability is the strains of the Star-Spangled-Banner in a basketball arena during a medal cer...

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge blitzes field for second straight Olympic marathon gold

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Eliud Kipchoge cemented his place as the greatest distance runner of all time as he retained his Olympic marathon title in brutal conditions in Sapporo. As the Kenyan crossed the line in 2:08.38, he thumped his chest ...

Brazil edge Spain in men’s Olympic football final thanks to Malcom’s magic

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As the final whistle blew at the end of 120 airless minutes, after six games in 17 dae, and at the end of an 11-month season with barely a caesura of rest, the players of Brazil and Spain collapsed in contrasting sta...

Allyson Felix ends her Olympic career a fighter both on and off the track

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In the minutes after the end of the very last event, an army of construction workers filed into the Olympic Stadium to start getting it ready for the closing ceremony. The athletes were still making their way out thro...

The English manager at the heart of Canada’s Olympic football glory

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A deadly serious Canada manager Bev Priestman admitted she knew her team would go on to clinch Olympic gold after their quarter-final penalty defeat of Brazil. The route ahead meant a semi-final with a team they had n...

Team USA top the Olympic medal table. Or is it China? Or … San Marino?

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As of this writing, the United States leads the medal count in the Tokyo Olympics. Or maybe it’s China. Or San Marino. It all depends on how you choose to list the medals, and it’s surprisingly contentious. Let’s take...

Olympic cyclists escape with warning after wearing Chairman Mao badges

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Two Chinese cyclists who wore Mao Zedong pins after winning gold in the women’s sprint final on Monday have escaped serious censure for violating Olympic rules banning political propaganda. The small red and gold pins...

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