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Belarusian sprinter refuses to leave Tokyo (Pictures)

A Belarusian sprinter refused to get on a flight from Tokyo on Sunday after being taken to the airport against her wishes by her team following her complaints about national coaches at the Olympic Games. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, 24, was still at Tokyo’s Haneda airport in the early hours of Monday. …

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Athletes parade in empty stadium as Tokyo Games open in shadow of pandemic (Video, Pictures)

Olympic organisers on Friday thanked medical workers at a Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony overshadowed by the coronavirus, as athletes from across the world paraded into an almost empty stadium, for the first time their smiles hidden behind masks. Normally a star-studded display teeming with celebrities, the ceremony was shorn of …

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Japanese PM confident of successful Tokyo 2020

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has expressed his confidence in successfully delivering the Tokyo Olympic Games despite the specter of COVID-19. “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic since last year, the (pandemic) situation is making progress and sometimes backward, but vaccinations have come. After a long tunnel, an exit is now …

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