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From Primark to the podium: Columba Blango wins Paralympic bronze

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“That was hard,” Columba Blango said. The heat had broken and the rain was coming down, but in the second international competition of his career the 29-year-old from Peckham Primark had won a bronze medal. “It’s my f...

Ryan Crouser leads historic Olympic podium repeat in shot put

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Meet the new Olympic men’s shot podium. Same as the old one. Ryan Crouser, US, gold. Joe Kovacs, US, silver. Tomas Walsh, New Zealand, bronze. It was the first time in the 125-year history of the Olympicsthe podium wa...

Tears on Tokyo podium reflect Tom Daley’s long march to Olympic glory

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Two teardrops stood still for a moment and glistened on Tom Daley’s skin soon after he and Matty Lee had draped gold medals around each other’s necks. Earlier on Monday afternoon they had won the synchronised 10-metre...

Athletes warned to stop hugging each other on Olympic podium

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Athletes have been warned to stop hugging each other on the Olympic podium as such celebrations breach strict Covid rules laid out in the Tokyo 2020 rules. All 12 swimmers from the Australia, Canada and US 4x100m rela...

‘A fundamental right’: Dina Asher-Smith urges Games to allow podium protests

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Dina Asher-Smith has evoked the spirit of Tommie Smith’s and John Carlos’s black power salute as she insisted it would be a mistake for Games organisers to sanction any athlete protesting against racism at the Tokyo O...

Podium protests to be banned at Tokyo Olympics after athletes’ poll

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Athletes will not be allowed to take a knee or protest against human rights abuses on the podium of Tokyo 2020 or the Beijing 2022 Olympics after two-thirds of competitors polled by the IOC said they supported a ban r...