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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: athletics blasts off, swimming and more – live!

Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageLee steps up in Biles’s absence to take gymnastics glorySign up for the Guardian’s daily Olympic briefingEmail Tom, tweet or comment below the line 12.00am BST Hello! The athletics/track and field s…

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Sunisa Lee’s all-around gymnastics gold hailed by Hmong in US

Simone Biles cheers on the 18-year-old daughter of refugees who fled Laos for US at end of Vietnam warThis was supposed to be the night that Simone Biles added yet another star-spangled page to the history books, by becoming the first gymnast to defend…

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Marketa Vondrousova and Belinda Bencic reach women’s tennis final

Vondrousova has backed up her big win over Naomi OsakaMedvedev loses against Carreño Busta in men’s singlesMarketa Vondrousova and Belinda Bencic will face each other in the women’s tennis singles gold medal match. Vondrousova, who toppled the second s…

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Simone Biles helped me to gold, says USA’s Sunisa Lee after all-around win

Lee: ‘I was starting to put a lot of pressure on myself’Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade wins silver after injury troubles Sunisa Lee, the new women’s Olympic all-around champion, said that Simone Biles and her older teammates gave her some key advice in a tens…

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Lutalo Muhammad: ‘I thought people were just excited to see taekwondo’ | Sachin Nakrani

Rio 2016 silver medallist went down a storm as part of the BBC’s Olympics coverage and is keen to go again as a punditThis Olympics has seen the rise of new British stars, from the likes of Tom Dean and Duncan Scott in the pool to Tom Pidcock and Georg…

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US rugby sevens coach frustrated despite win over ‘pretty average’ Japan

US qualify for knockout stage with 17-7 victory over hostsChris Brown expresses disappointment with performanceChris Brown sounded keen to return to the dressing room and admonish his players, which felt a little incongruous since his team had just won…

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US ready to soar again in Netherlands quarter-final, insists Crystal Dunn

Team have ‘scratched surface of what we can do’ at OlympicsAndonovski says sacrifices must be made to execute his plansCrystal Dunn believes the US women’s national team have only “scratched the surface” of what they can achieve at the Tokyo Olympics b…

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GB’s rugby sevens side give New Zealand scare before wild comeback

GB women’s team led at half-time but Black Ferns win 26-21British side will face Kenya next in Group AGreat Britain were so far ahead that, just for a moment, Tyla Nathan-Wong struggled to remember the score – “21-0 down, or however it was,” the New Ze…

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Ex-rowing partner hails ‘next level’ impact of Glover’s Olympic return

Heather Stanning, who partnered rower to gold in Rio, salutes Tokyo achievement of mother of threeAmong those willing on Helen Glover and Polly Swann as they finished fourth in the Olympic women’s pairs rowing, few were more tense than Heather Stanning…

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Sunisa Lee steps up in Biles’s absence to win Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around

Athlete is first Hmong American to represent US at OlympicsBrazil’s Rebeca Andrade wins silver, GB’s Jessica Gadirova is 10thSunisa Lee produced a brilliant performance to secure gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around on Thursday in Tokyo.The 18-yea…

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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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‘Tough mental preparation’ key to Team GB’s hopes against Australia

Manager Hege Riise has sought to instil resilience while also looking after players’ wellbeing at the OlympicsHege Riise spoke of the importance of managing the mental toll tournament football can take on players and described her whirlwind management …

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Youth Olympian Alegna Osorio dies after being struck by hammer during training

Cuban dies from injuries that were sustained in April accidentTeenager took bronze at Pan-American Under-20 Games in 2019Youth Olympics hammer thrower Alegna Osorio has died from head injuries sustained in a training accident, the Cuban national sports…

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Tokyo Olympic Games: women’s gymnastics individual all-around – live!

Twenty-four women set to compete for Olympic all-around titleBiles’ twisties: mental block which puts gymnasts at serious riskTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham, email him or comment below 12.08pm BST Suni Lee starts things off with a 14.6 on her opening dou…

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Life after a legend: the 100m sprinters stepping into Bolt’s shoes in Tokyo

The men’s 100m in Tokyo Olympics will see fewer familiar names but a new order of sprinting talent has assembledThis is what we know about the men’s 100m final in Tokyo:Armed with his three Olympic 100m golds and a seemingly unapproachable world record…

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Matt Coward-Holley wins bronze for Great Britain in men’s trap shooting

Coward-Holley delighted with ‘phenomenal’ achievementBack injury ended 26-year-old’s rugby career a decade ago Matt Coward-Holley stood on an Olympic podium on Thursday and shook his head in disbelief as he collected bronze in the men’s trap shooting.A…

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Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy win Ireland’s first Olympic rowing gold

Double sculls victory brings Ireland’s first gold since 2012O’Donovan and McCarthy pip German pair to victoryPaul O’Donovan andFintan McCarthy won Ireland’s first gold medal of the okyo Olympics on Thursday with a stunning victory in the lightweight me…

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Team GB disappointed after television commentary gets players’ names wrong

References made to ‘Ellie White’ and ‘Abbie Miedema’Eurosport commentary done by Olympic Broadcasting ServicesTeam GB’s Kim Little and Rachel Daly have criticised “disappointing” commentary in which players have been misnamed, as they prepared to play …

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Team GB disappointed after television commentary gets players’ names wrong

References made to ‘Ellie White’ and ‘Abbie Miedema’Eurosport commentary done by Olympic Broadcasting ServicesTeam GB’s Kim Little and Rachel Daly have criticised “disappointing” commentary in which players have been misnamed, as they prepared to play …

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Team GB disappointed after television commentary gets players’ names wrong

References made to ‘Ellie White’ and ‘Abbie Miedema’Eurosport commentary done by Olympic Broadcasting ServicesTeam GB’s Kim Little and Rachel Daly have criticised “disappointing” commentary in which players have been misnamed, as they prepared to play …