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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day three – in pictures

The best images from the third day’s action in Tokyo including mountain biking, basketball, diving and hockey Continue reading…

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day two – in pictures

The best images from the second day’s action in Tokyo including volleyball, surfing, gymnastics and skateboarding Continue reading…

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Surfing glides gracefully into Olympics as Igarashi comes home

The sport is making its Games debut and features a home surfer whose father rode the waves off the Olympic beach in the 1960sThere was a little bit of Olympic history made at Tsurigasaki beach early on Sunday morning when four surfers paddled out into …

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Surf’s up: a watershed moment for boarders at the Tokyo Games

Forty competitors will paddle out into Tsurigasaki Beach on the morning of 25 July hoping to grab the first Olympic surfing medals“We want to take sport to the youth,” said the IOC president, Thomas Bach, when announcing in 2016 that surfing would make…

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Surfing ready to make a splash at Olympics and move away from the stereotypes

Outdated views of their sport frustrate professional surfers who will showcase their talent on the biggest stage if conditions allowAt the prestigious Billabong Pipeline Masters in 2019, the final event of the last completed World Surf League Champions…

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Surf’s up: Bristol hosts English Adaptive Surfing Open – in pictures

The fifth edition of the English Adaptive Surfing Open took place at The Wave, an inland surfing lake on the outskirts of Bristol last week. The event sees some of the world’s best para-surfers compete in a range of categories. The British adaptive su…

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‘Small and funky’ waves a concern for surfing’s Olympics debut in Tokyo

Summer waves at venue are traditionally smallerCritics wonder if artificial pools would have been betterSurfing’s long-awaited Olympics debut in Japan will showcase its talented athletes and enviable beach lifestyle to an audience of millions, many of …

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Shark sighting forces suspension of World Surf League event in Western Australia

Round five of 2021 season put on hold at Rottnest Island Shark spotted during a third-round elimination heatA shark sighting has forced organisers to put the World Surf League event at Western Australia’s Rottnest Island on hold.Veteran wildcard Taj Bu…

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Shark sighting forces suspension of World Surf League event in Western Australia

Round five of 2021 season put on hold at Rottnest Island Shark spotted during a third-round elimination heatA shark sighting has forced organisers to put the World Surf League event at Western Australia’s Rottnest Island on hold.Veteran wildcard Taj Bu…

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Andrew Cotton: from his Nazaré nightmare to surfing world’s biggest waves again – video

In 2017, big-wave surfer Andrew Cotton suffered what could have been a potential career-ending and life-changing injury after breaking his back during a wipeout in Nazaré, Portugal. Three years later he returned to the same spot to redeem himself and a…

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In the green room: the 2021 Nikon surf photography awards

This year’s Nikon surf photo of the year award goes to Stu Gibson for his shot Free Fall, featuring surfer Tyler Hollmer Cross taking on Shipsterns in south-east Tasmania. The winner has been selected by a panel of 13 high-profile judges from within th…

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In the green room: the 2021 Nikon surf photography awards

This year’s Nikon surf photo of the year award goes to Stu Gibson for his shot Free Fall, featuring surfer Tyler Hollmer Cross taking on Shipsterns in south-east Tasmania. The winner has been selected by a panel of 13 high-profile judges from within th…

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Isabella Nichols escapes after leg rope traps WSL surfer underwater

Australian ‘very lucky’ after leg rope gets caught on coralNichols recovers to move into last eight at Margaret River ProAustralian surfer Isabella Nichols endured a scary moment after getting trapped underneath the water during her round of 16 heat at…

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Isabella Nichols escapes after leg rope traps WSL surfer underwater

Australian ‘very lucky’ after leg rope gets caught on coralNichols recovers to move into last eight at Margaret River ProAustralian surfer Isabella Nichols endured a scary moment after getting trapped underneath the water during her round of 16 heat at…

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Isabella Nichols escapes after leg rope traps WSL surfer underwater

Australian ‘very lucky’ after leg rope gets caught on coralNichols recovers to move into last eight at Margaret River ProAustralian surfer Isabella Nichols endured a scary moment after getting trapped underneath the water during her round of 16 heat at…

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Isabella Nichols escapes after leg rope traps WSL surfer underwater

Australian ‘very lucky’ after leg rope gets caught on coralNichols recovers to move into last eight at Margaret River ProAustralian surfer Isabella Nichols endured a scary moment after getting trapped underneath the water during her round of 16 heat at…

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Isabella Nichols escapes after leg rope traps WSL surfer underwater

Australian ‘very lucky’ after leg rope gets caught on coralNichols recovers to move into last eight at Margaret River ProAustralian surfer Isabella Nichols endured a scary moment after getting trapped underneath the water during her round of 16 heat at…

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Gabriel Medina hits heights in jaw-dropping aerial show to win WSL surf title

Brazilian thrills Sydney crowd at Narrabeen Classic Caroline Marks shows poise to win women’s eventBrazilian surfer Gabriel Medina has blown the competition out of the water to clinch his first title of the year, putting on a gob-smacking air-show at t…

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Shark sighting marks Mick Fanning’s surfing comeback at Narrabeen

World Surf League event in Sydney temporarily halted Fanning was safely back on beach after successful heatMick Fanning dodged a shark in his World Surf League return, but there was no getting around Brazilian world champion Italo Ferreira.The Australi…

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Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz killed by lightning while training

Twenty-two year-old killed near home in El SalvadorDiaz was preparing for ISA World Surf Games in El SalvadorEl Salvador’s top surfer, who had been preparing fo the sport’s Olympic debut this summer, has been struck and killed by lightning during a tra…