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Dina Asher-Smith finds silver lining in Zurich final after Olympics heartbreak

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After a season drenched in tears and heartbreak, Dina Asher-Smith went toe-to-toe with the greatest women’s sprinter in history – and reminded everyone just what she can do when her body is firing and pain-free. On a ...

North Korea barred from competing at 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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North Korea has been formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games, citing the Covid-19 pandemic. International Olympic Committee pres...

NHL reaches agreement to send players to 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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The NHL is set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials, though the league and players have the opportunity to withdraw if pandemic circumstances warran...

Summer of Gold: how the 1996 Olympics inspired a generation of female athletes

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Alex Morgan was just seven years old when the 1996 Olympics took place in Atlanta. She watched Michelle Akers and Julie Foudy lead the US to the first-ever Olympic gold in women’s soccer, in front of 80,000 electrifie...

A shift of mindset will let us take more from Olympics of the future

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Chris Boardman signalled the shift when he summed up British Cycling’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics: “Fewer medals but a better story.” What could he mean? We all know sporting performance pushes forward. Innovat...

The Olympics steamrolled Tokyo activists. Now LA residents are bracing for a fight

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A few hours after the Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron at the fairly downbeat Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony, a group of about 50 people crammed the backyard of a Los Angeles bookstore to celebra...

The Olympics proved the IOC will do anything to save face. But we still love the Games

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The Tokyo Olympics were set to be one of the greatest Games ever held. As a fan of Japan and its culture, I was looking forward to these Games more than either of my two previous Olympiads. Yet the 2020 Games – set du...

Canada athletes may not be safe at 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, opposition leader says

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The leader of Canada’s Conservative opposition party has warned that it may soon be too dangerous for Canadians to travel to China for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Speaking at a news conference on Ontario on T...

Tokyo 2020: the big Olympics quiz

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ICC prepares bid for cricket’s inclusion in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

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The International Cricket Council is preparing a bid for the game’s inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the governing body said on Tuesday. Cricket last featured in the 1900 Olympics in Paris and has r...

‘It spoke of humanity and hope’: our readers’ favourite Olympics moments

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What I love about the Olympics is getting invested in sports I would never watch otherwise. Questa volta, I was absorbed by the taekwondo. The rules are quite easy to pick up and the sport itself is full of drama. Là ...

Support for Japan’s PM reaches all-time low over Covid-19, despite Olympics success

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Public support for the government of Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has slumped to an all-time low, despite evidence that most people support the decision to go ahead with the Tokyo Olympics during the corona...

Astronauts hold zero-gravity Olympics aboard International Space Station – video

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Astronauts and cosmonauts living aboard the International Space Station have held their own mini-Olympics events. Split into two international teams, 'Team Soyuz' and 'Team Dragon,' the athletes competed in zero-gravi...

Tokyo 2020 Briefing sulle Olimpiadi: your moments of the Games

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Oggi in poche parole: your favourite moments of the Games, the medal table annotated, and a very big sand sculpture in India Next week’s key moments: we will begin our previews of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics How are yo...

Tokyo 2020 Briefing sulle Olimpiadi: farewell and arigato to Japan

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Oggi in poche parole: a dominant marathon display from Eliud Kipchoge, final day gold success for Team GB and for Ireland, the USA’s climb to the top of the medal table, and a closing ceremony that simply said “Thank y...

Volleyball gold edges USA past China on final Tokyo Olympics medal table

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Team USA maintained their traditional place at the top of the Olympic medal table, although it took a late run of medals – and the help of a Welsh boxer – on the final day in Tokyo to lift them above China. The US had...

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