Olympics 2020: Netherlands, Brazil draw in epic six-goal thriller with Marta, Vivianne Miedema on target

Dominique Janssen’s 79th-minute goal pulled Netherlands into a 3-3 draw with Brazil on Saturday in women’s football at the Tokyo Olympics. Vivianne Miedema gave the Dutch the early lead in the third minute but Debinha countered with an equaliser in the 16th. The teams were tied until the 59th, when Miedema scored another. Marta converted a penalty kick to tie…

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Netherlands Beat India 5-1 In Women’s Hockey : Tokyo Olympics

India, ranked 9th in the world, matched world No 1 Netherlands in the first half but their challenge fizzled out as the Dutch cantered to a 5-1 win in a Group A match in the women’s hockey competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. The Dutch took lead through Maria Verschoor in the sixth minute but were stunned when India…

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Tokyo 2020: Netherlands rowing team agrees to COVID-19 isolation measures

Netherlands rowing coach Josy Verdonkschot tested positive for COVID-19 and went into a 10-day quarantine yesterday after rower Finn Florijn also turned up a positive test on Friday. The Dutch rowing team has agreed to separate itself from other competitors after one of its athletes, a coach and a staff member all tested positive for COVID-19, the team’s performance director…

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Donald Tusk has taken over as leader of Poland’s main opposition party

Political comebacks are always a gamble. “Can the soufflé rise twice?” was the withering putdown once delivered by Australia’s then treasurer, Paul Keating, to a re-emergent rival. (It turned out that it couldn’t.) For Donald Tusk, a former prime minister of Poland who returned to domestic politics this month after an international career that took him to the presidency of the eu’s…

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Tokyo Olympics: 6 ‘extra’ swimmers in Poland contingent sent home after blunder from federation

Poland’s swimming federation had sent 23 participants instead of 17 and that sparked outrage among those who were denied a chance to compete. Six Polish swimmers have returned home from Tokyo Olympics after a massive blunder of sending 23 participants instead of qualified 17, by their national federation The Poland swimming federation (PZP) had sent 23 swimmers to Tokyo but…

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Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel defends warning systems in wake of deadly floods

Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended Germany’s warning systems against widespread criticism after deadly floods last week. Speaking during a visit to the country’s flood-hit state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday, Merkel said Germany had a “very good warning system” but pledged a thorough review of “what worked and what didn’t work” in the wake of the natural disaster. It was…

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US, Germany near deal on Russia pipeline,upsetting Ukraine

WASHINGTON: The Biden administration has reached a preliminary agreement with Germany over a controversial Russia-to-Europe gas pipeline that is vehemently opposed by Ukraine and Poland as well as both Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Congressional aides briefed on the outlines of the deal said it would allow the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline without either Germany or Russia…

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Denmark changes Greece, France & Belgium colors in latest update

A number of popular holiday destinations were changed from green to yellow in the latest update to the Danish foreign ministry’s Covid-19 travel guidelines. France was changed from a green to a yellow country in the update on Friday, although 9 of France’s 13 regions will remain green under the regional application of the traffic light system. Like France, Belgium…

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World’s tallest sandcastle constructed in Denmark, with a theme on Covid pandemic

A sandcastle in Denmark has established a new Guinness World Record of 21.16 metres, which is 3.5m taller than the previous record of 17.66m set in Germany in 2019. The structure is built in the shape of a triangle to avoid collapsing like many others have. A wooden structure was built around it to allow the artist to carve the…

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Denmark: 4 million people receive Covid-19 vaccination

More than four million people in Denmark have begun vaccination against Covid-19, according to a latest update from the country’s health authorities. The exact figure of 4,018,508 Denmark residents who have received at least the first dose of a vaccine against the coronavirus was released by the Ministry of Health on Thursday. That corresponds to 68.67 percent of the country’s…

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