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OLYMPICS: What you need to know right now

A Belarusian sprinter said she had sought the protection of Japanese police at a Tokyo airport after being taken there to board a flight against her wishes. Here’s what you need to know about the Tokyo Games: ITALIAN SPRINTER WINS Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the most coveted crown in athletics …

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Olympics : What you need to know right now

Jamaican sprinters swept the podium on Saturday in the highly anticipated women’s 100 metres with Elaine Thompson-Herah snatching the gold in an Olympic record time. Here’s what you need to know about the Tokyo Games: FASTEST WOMAN Thompson-Herah, 29, earned the moniker fastest woman alive when she clocked a lightning-quick …

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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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