MEET THE SEXIEST ATHLETE AT TOKYO OLYMPICS 2020

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Alica Schmidt/Instagram ‘TOKYO IS CALLING – I’m going to the Olympics!,’ Schmidt announced on Instagram. ‘Still feels unreal! I’m so grateful and at the same time thrilled to experience something I have been dreaming of since I started all of this! Bring it on – I so can’t wait for this.’ The 22-year-old German track and field…

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LIST OF MEDALS WON BY EVERY COUNTRY AT THE TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPICS

As the Tokyo Summer Olympics drew to a close Sunday, so did the total medal count. Team USA led for the most overall medals, having secured 113 medals. China followed with 88 overall medals. And while China led the gold-medal haul for most of the Games, the U.S. eked out a few more golds on the final day of competition…

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IOC EXPELS TWO BELARUSIAN COACHES OVER KRYSTINA TIMANOVSKAYA CASE

Two Belarusian coaches have lost their Olympic accreditations after allegedly attempting to force an athlete to leave the Games in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich had left the Olympic Village. An investigation is under way. The case of Krystina Timanovskaya caught global attention after she refused her team’s orders to fly home.…

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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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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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Norway’s beach handball protest is about a lot more than bikinis

Over the weekend, at the European Beach Handball Championships in Varna, Bulgaria, Norway’s women’s beach handball team staged a protest: They wore shorts while competing in the bronze medal game. According to the rules put in place by the International Handball Federation, this was not allowed. The rulebook states that women must wear bikini bottoms “with a close fit and…

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Sweden stuns U.S. women’s football team with 3-0 win in Tokyo opener

A pair of goals from Swedish forward Stina Blackstenius spelled catastrophe for the United States on Wednesday, as they suffered a shock 3-0 defeat in their Tokyo 2020 debut. Fifth-ranked Sweden put the pressure on almost immediately with three shots in the first eight minutes, as the four-time Olympic gold medalists showed little sign of the stellar unbeaten run they…

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Emperor of Japan & IOC President inaugurate Olympics 2020 in Tokyo

The Tokyo Games were declared open by IOC president Thomas Bach and the Emperor of Japan. The most troubled Olympics in modern history finally open in Tokyo on Friday, struggling to shake off lingering virus fears after a one-year postponement and a build-up marred by scandal and controversy. IOC president Thomas Bach said at the opening ceremony – “Welcome to…

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