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Category: Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

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Football’s Olympic status is too much of a joke for it to remain in the Games | Jonathan Liew

Strange mix of development competition and star vehicle leaves public unsure of what it is watchingNine years ago, I had a front-row seat at the Olympic Stadium in London for what would become known as Super Saturday. The ley lines of that evening are …

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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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The Dream Team days are long gone for USA Olympic basketball

The era when American players could win gold at the Games just by showing up is over. The rest of the world has simply become too good It’s too easy to make excuses for the Team USA men’s basketball team as it stumbles, and stumbles again, on the court…

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Three golds and two silvers for Team GB on ‘Magic Monday’ at Tokyo Olympics

Swimmer Adam Peaty, divers Tom Daley and Matty Lee and mountain biker Tom Pidcock all won goldLive updates from Tokyo 2020Britain’s Olympians soared and awed on a Magic Monday in Tokyo, winning three golds in just five hours.Adam Peaty, Team GB’s banke…

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Tears on Tokyo podium reflect Tom Daley’s long march to Olympic glory | Donald McRae

All the hope, disappointment, despair and joy the British diver had endured these past 13 years were cleansed with Tokyo goldTwo teardrops stood still for a moment and glistened on Tom Daley’s skin soon after he and Matty Lee had draped gold medals aro…

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Olympic viewers urged to be patient as BBC forced to juggle live streams

Frustration as reduced broadcasting rights limit corporation’s coverage to only two events at a timeTokyo Olympics – live updatesFans missing live Tokyo Olympics coverage of their favourite sports are being urged to be patient as the BBC juggles live s…

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ROC gymnasts edge out Japan in thrilling Olympic men’s team final

Gap between winners and runners-up just 0.103 pointsGreat Britain delighted with excellent fourth placeFor what felt like beyond an eternity, all Nikita Nagornyy could do was stand on the light blue borders of the floor and wait for his turn. First he …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics briefing: a Magic Monday for Team GB and Japan

Sign up here and receive the Tokyo 2020 daily briefingToday in a nutshell: Ariarne Titmus got the upper hand on Katie Ledeckie in the pool, the hosts went top in the medal table, and it was a magical Monday for Team GB with three golds and two silvers….

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‘Brutal but effective’: lottery funding secures 100 golds for Team GB

Numbers 101 and 102 soon follow, underlining huge change in fortunes since single gold at Atlanta in 1996As the action at the Tokyo Olympics gathers pace, Britons can expect further moments of glory and tragedy, triumph and heartache to match those fro…

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Argentina’s Pérez Maurice loses Olympic fencing bout but gains fiancé

Athlete’s coach and boyfriend proposes after loss‘We are very happy. We are very good partners’Argentina’s Maria Belen Pérez Maurice suffered defeat in the women’s saber on Monday in Tokyo, although it appears she won’t be changing coaches anytime soon…

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‘I messed up’ – Lauren Williams rues late heartbreak after taekwondo silver

Williams loses out to Matea Jelic in final few secondsSilver continues stellar day for Great Britain with three goldsIt feels like it’s been a while since anyone really spoke seriously about the legacy of London 2012. The word was worn to death by the …

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Silent sevens: Olympics fail to capture spirit from Rugby World Cup | Justin McCurry

An Olympic run by Japan’s sevens team would be the perfect antidote to the empty seats but their hopes hang in the balance after a rocky startThe last time Japan played an international match at Tokyo stadium, almost 50,000 people watched the greatest …

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‘I am gay and an Olympic champion’: Tom Daley wants to inspire LGBT community – video

It’s the moment that Great Britain’s Tom Daley has been waiting for his entire career – 13 years on from his first Games, he is now an Olympic gold medallist. The 27-year-old won the synchronised 10m dive with his diving partner Matty Lee. Speaking aft…

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Team GB’s Leah Williamson: ‘I had to keep my eyes closed for the anthem’

Centre-back who made an emotional Olympic debut in the win over Japan says the players are determined to top their groupThe 15-year-old Leah Williamson was sitting on a bench in the Olympic Park on Super Saturday as her Milton Keynes home town hero Gre…

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Everyone loves Novak: how Djokovic became a star in the Olympic village | Tumaini Carayol

From Turkish volleyballers to German judokas, the Olympic village in Tokyo has been in thrall to the Serbian world No 1After Novak Djokovic took his first small step towards a gold medal on Saturday, his defeated first-round opponent, the world No 140 …

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Osaka eases into third round of Olympic women’s singles but Swiatek goes out

Osaka beats Golubic while Swiatek loses to BadosaTeam GB men’s doubles team out in straight setsAs numerous prominent names continued to crumble around her, Naomi Osaka advanced in the women’s singles draw of the Tokyo Olympic Games by defeating Viktor…

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Gun rights and gold medals: US shooters sweep the skeet in Tokyo | Tom Dart

Amber English won the third gold of the Games for the US shooting team, who back home have joined forces with an ultra-conservative collegeIt was a rough winter for the US shooting team, with some members sent to practise in an abandoned Macy’s departm…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics results: live scores and complete event schedule

Browse day-by-day listings of every event at the Olympics, or filter by the sports that interest you most Continue reading…

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Tom Daley ‘incredibly proud to say I am gay and an Olympic champion’

Daley and Matty Lee pip China to synchronised diving gold‘I hope any LGBT person can see … you can achieve anything’“I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion. When I was younger I didn’t think I’d ever achieve any…

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‘Go into another gear’: Adam Peaty urges UK to switch mindset after Tokyo gold – video

Double Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty has urged the UK to ‘switch the mindset’ after winning the 100m breaststroke final at the Tokyo Olympics. Peaty said he hoped his victory would give some hope, joy and inspiration to his team, and to his country…