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Category: Olympic Games

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Clean athletes: Britain to be coached in washing hands before Tokyo 2020

• Hygiene comes into focus in the hunt for marginal gains• Online training programme to be used before TokyoBritish athletes will be taught how to wash their hands properly before Tokyo 2020, as hygiene becomes a new frontier in the hunt for marginal g…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Kelly Holmes’ eye-popping celebration

The fifth of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free delivery Those eyes! Having just crossed the line to win 800m gold at t…

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‘You could be Dina’: teach children physical literacy, says Sport England

Successes of athletes such as Asher-Smith is inspiring but take-up of activity is more complexChildren should be taught “physical literacy” in the same way they learn to read and write if the gold medal successes of athletes such as Dina Asher-Smith an…

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Dina Asher-Smith already preparing for Olympic success after gold in Doha

• 200m final win is first global sprint title for a British woman• ‘I still have things to work on … hopefully there is more to come’Dina Asher-Smith believes that her stunning world 200m victory can be a springboard to Olympic glory next year – and ex…

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Sailors plot their course to Tokyo as Team GB names its first Olympians

• Rio winners Hannah Mills and Giles Scott among 12-strong team• Mark England says selection is one of Britain’s best everTokyo has begun to take shape on the horizon for the sailors who became Great Britain’s first athletes to be selected for next sum…

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IOC delays announcing new transgender guidelines for 2020 Olympics

• Draft proposals have ‘gone around the houses’• Sporting federations urged to create own policiesPlans by the International Olympic Committee to introduce stricter guidelines for transgender athletes before the Tokyo 2020 Games have run into the sand …

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Russia face Tokyo Olympics ban over ‘inconsistent’ Moscow lab data

• Wada gives Russia three weeks to explain alleged irregularities• Russia’s appearance at World Athletics Championships in doubtThe World Anti-Doping Agency has given Russia three weeks to explain alleged irregularities in laboratory data retrieved fro…

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‘We’re still the best’: Stephen Curry commits to playing in 2020 Olympics

Curry planning on playing in 2020 Olympics: ‘That is the plan’USA coming off embarrassing seventh-place World Cup finishGolden State Warriors star Steph Curry is planning to be part of the team that represents the United States at the 2020 Olympic Game…

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Brazil fire warning shot to surfing rivals in Olympic qualifier

Italo Ferreira wins men’s gold at MiyazakiCompatriot Silvana Lima takes women’s silver Powerhouses Brazil showed just what a threat they will be at surfing’s Olympic debut in Tokyo next year, claiming gold and bronze in the men’s division and silver in…

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Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, takes bronze at worlds with eye on Olympics

Brown, 11, takes bronze at world skateboarding championshipsBritish prodigy remains on track to qualify for Tokyo OlympicsShaun White finishes 13th in setback for Olympic qualificationSky Brown, the 11-year-old British skateboarding prodigy who is on t…

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Should athletes at the 2020 Olympics take political stances? | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

What love-it-or-leave-it ‘patriots’ angry with athletes who protest don’t understand is we aren’t insulting the country, but focusing attention on those who don’t live up to its promisesTeddy Roosevelt referred to the office of presidency as a “bully p…

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South Korea concerned over food safety at Olympics with events slated for Fukushima

Talks to take place over food provision at Tokyo GamesFukushima to host baseball and softball games next yearSouth Korea is considering making its own arrangements to feed its athletes at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, citing concerns over the safety of f…

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Shanghai’s ostracised skateboarders – in pictures

Skateboarding will debut in the Tokyo Olympics next year. Despite this, those who are part of a growing scene in Shanghai, China, complain of being labelled troublemakers Continue reading…

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Concerns rise with Tokyo heat after rowers treated at Olympic test event

British athlete among those treated for heatstroke Concerns also raised about wellbeing of spectators Three rowers, including a British competitor, were treated for apparent heat exhaustion and several others appeared to be unsteady on their feet durin…

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Why 2012 London Olympics drug cheats are still being caught

Retrospective testing means athletes cannot breathe easily for a decade, but the system is flawedWhen two swimmers refused to acknowledge victories by Chinese swimmer Sun Yang at the last month’s world swimming championships, the very public protests r…

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Athletics great Sally Pearson retires after injuries take their toll

‘My body is just not up to it,’ says Olympic champion 32-year-old will miss 2020 Games in RioAustralia’s greatest modern-day track and field athlete Sally Pearson has announced her retirement due to a devastating run of injuries.Pearson, 32, won gold i…

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I can tell you how Shayna Jack feels. I’ve been through the same doping ordeal | Ben Hill

The mental health impact of a ban is severe and sport owes a duty of care to athletes who test positiveAs a professional cyclist, I once thought doping was black and white. I thought if someone was caught, anything they said in defence was merely an ex…

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Evania Pelite: ‘Rugby sevens is driving standards for women’s sport in Australia’

With a year to go before the Tokyo Olympics, Australia’s women’s sevens team is out to defend its title, and take revenge on New Zealand Heading to Rio for the 2016 Olympics, Evania Pelite’s focus was not solely on returning to Australia with a gold me…

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Tokyo 2020 medals unveiled with one year until Olympic Games – video

The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were unveiled today with exactly one year to go until next year’s Games.The unveiling of the medals, designed by Junichi Kawanishi, was the main attraction of an extravagant ceremony, which was attended …

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Gold medal-winning wrestler is 60th athlete disqualified from London 2012

Artur Taymazov stripped of 2008 Olympic gold in 2017Taymazov won gold at 2004, 2008 and 2012 GamesUzbek freestyle wrestler Artur Taymazov has been stripped of his London 2012 Olympic gold medal after re-analysis of stored samples, the International Oly…