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With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

Friday, 23 July 2021, 14:25 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with a dazzling display of fireworks and soaring, made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty...

Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 08:05 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president...

Sports administrator Louis Borg passes away, aged 85

Monday, 19 July 2021, 19:11 Last update: about 5 days ago

Sports administrator Louis Borg passed away today. He was aged 85. Well known for being a pioneer in how sport should be part of the education system, he played football and was the founder of...

First positive COVID tests for athletes in Olympic Village

Sunday, 18 July 2021, 17:57 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Two South African soccer players have become the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, with the Tokyo Games opening on Friday. An official with the South...

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