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Money raised after Marcus Rashford mural defaced to go to food charity in Manchester

Footballer, who is campaigning to end child food poverty, says funds will go to FareShareTens of thousands of pounds that were raised after Marcus Rashford’s mural was defaced will be donated to a food poverty charity in Greater Manchester.The artwork …

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Money raised after Marcus Rashford mural defaced to go to food charity in Manchester

Footballer, who is campaigning to end child food poverty, says funds will go to FareShareTens of thousands of pounds that were raised after Marcus Rashford’s mural was defaced will be donated to a food poverty charity in Greater Manchester.The artwork …

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Naomi Osaka provides spark at subdued opening of Tokyo Olympics

Ceremony began as the most downbeat in Olympic history but finished in spectacular fashionTokyo Olympics – live updatesAmid the darkness of the Tokyo skyline, a moment of hope and raging illumination. After nearly four hours of an opening ceremony that…

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Team USA chiropractor sorry for comparing Covid protocols to Nazi Germany

Rosie Gallegos-Main has worked with wrestling team since 2009Athletes and officials are under strict restrictions in JapanThe chiropractor for the American women’s wrestling team has apologized after comparing Covid-19 protocols to Nazi Germany in a so…

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Tokyo Olympics: fears athletes could face hottest Games on record

Beach volleyball players have already found sand too hot for their feet during practiceAs if the coronavirus was not enough to contend with, Olympic athletes who have arrived ahead of the start of the Tokyo Games on Friday now find themselves at the sh…

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Tokyo Olympics: fears athletes could face hottest Games on record

Beach volleyball players have already found sand too hot for their feet during practiceAs if the coronavirus was not enough to contend with, Olympic athletes who have arrived ahead of the start of the Tokyo Games on Friday now find themselves at the sh…

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Tokyo Olympics: fears athletes could face hottest Games on record

Beach volleyball players have already found sand too hot for their feet during practiceAs if the coronavirus was not enough to contend with, Olympic athletes who have arrived ahead of the start of the Tokyo Games on Friday now find themselves at the sh…

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Toyota scraps Olympics TV ads amid lukewarm support in Japan

Carmaker will not air any Olympic-themed ads despite being one of the Games’ top corporate sponsorsThe Tokyo 2020 Olympics sponsor Toyota will not run Games-related adverts on TV and its executives will not attend the opening ceremony, the company has…

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Tokyo Games a ‘beacon of hope’ for peace, says Olympic president

Thomas Bach visits Hiroshima memorial to mark start of Olympic truce, but protesters say ‘go home!’Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, has said the Tokyo Games will be a “beacon of hope” for peace during a visit to Hiroshima, as…

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Marcus Rashford mural damage ‘not believed to be of racial nature’, say police

Officers investigating damage to Manchester artwork keeping open mind over motiveThe vandalism of a mural of England footballer Marcus Rashford was “not believed to be of a racial nature”, police have said as they appealed for witnesses.The artwork was…

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Olympics chief accused of insulting Hiroshima survivors with visit to atomic bombing site

Survivors’ groups say Thomas Bach should stay away, accusing him of using site to ‘justify holding of the Olympics by force’ despite pandemicSee all our coronavirus coverageResidents of Hiroshima have called for the cancellation of a visit to Hiroshima…

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Thomas Bach promises ‘safe and secure’ Olympics as Tokyo Covid cases soar

Infections surge to highest level for almost six monthsOutbreak at Brazilian team hotel raises concernsCoronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageThomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee president, has said a “safe and secure” T…

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‘I spent the whole night celebrating’: Italy fans revel in Euro 2020 triumph

Fireworks, flags, tooting car horns and Brexit taunts greet shootout victory against EnglandWithin moments of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s decisive save, the screams of tens of thousands of fans exploded across Italian towns and cities. The celebrations cont…

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Ash Barty proves herself the people’s champion with stirring salute to her ancestry | Emma Kemp

Wimbledon winner delivered a moment of inspiration to Australians across the world after Saturday’s historic triumphAsh Barty was almost off Centre Court, the Venus Rosewater Dish balanced on one arm as she strode towards the tunnel, an aisle of ball b…

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Fukushima to ban Olympic spectators as Covid cases rise

U-turn deals blow to Japan’s hopes of using Games to showcase recovery from 2011 tsunamiThe Fukushima prefecture of Japan will bar spectators from the Olympic events it hosts this summer owing to rising Covid-19 infections, its governor said on Saturda…

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Lewis Hamilton: ‘Everything I’d suppressed came up – I had to speak out’

He’s the most successful driver Formula One has ever seen, and its only Black star. Now Lewis Hamilton has a new mission: to change the sport that made him.As Lewis Hamilton rose through the ranks of competitive go-karting, his father, Anthony, told hi…

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1,000 Italy fans to be allowed in to UK for Euro 2020 final at Wembley

Lucky holders of €610 tickets will have to fly in and out on Sunday, remain in a bubble and quarantine on returnOne thousand Italy supporters are to be shuttled into the UK this weekend to provide an officially sanctioned Azzurri chorus for the Euro 20…

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Lions rocked before Sharks match after two players forced to isolate

Tourists waiting on tests as Sharks game delayedRemainder of tour of South Africa now in perilThe British & Irish Lions have been hit by a positive Covid-19 test, throwing Wednesday night’s match against the Sharks into jeopardy and raising even mo…

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Tokyo Olympics: attendance to be slashed at opening ceremony

Covid pandemic means only a limited number of VIPs will be allowed in 68,000-seat stadiumCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus pandemic is forcing organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to restrict attendance at the…

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Swimming caps for natural black hair ruled out of Olympic Games

International Swimming Federation rejects use of Soul Cap, saying it does not ‘fit the natural form of the head’Swimming caps designed for natural black hair created by a black-owned brand will not be allowed at the Olympics.The hats, made by Soul Cap,…