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Tennis star Osaka lights Tokyo Olympics cauldron as Games open

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron as the Tokyo Games opened on Friday after a year's pandemic delay and lingering coronavirus threats. The 23-year-old, four-time...

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony starts under COVID cloud

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics began on Friday in a nearly empty stadium after a year-long pandemic postponement and a build-up marred by scandal...

British & Irish Lions unhappy with TMO appointment for first test...

The British & Irish Lions have been left outraged following a decision to appoint a South African as the Television Match Official (TMO) for...

Tokyo confirms 1,359 new COVID-19 cases on Olympic opening ceremony day

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 1,359 new COVID-19 cases Friday amid public concern that infections could hit record highs during the Tokyo Olympics, local...

Athletics Namibia announces athletes for 2021 World Athletics U20 Championships

Athletics Namibia announced on Thursday the six athletes for the 2021 World Athletics U20 Championships slated for August 17 to 22, 2021 in Nairobi,...

Ugandan weightlifter who went missing in Japan returns home

Julius Ssekitoleko, the Ugandan weightlifter who went missing from the pre-Olympic Games training camp hotel in Izumisano city last week, returned to Uganda on...

Olympics-More COVID-19 disruption for South Africa’s rugby sevens squad

Five South African rugby sevens players who were close contacts of coach Neil Powell, will not stay in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic village, officials...

Mixed results for African football teams as Olympic Games get underway

Africa’s sole representative in the women’s Olympic football tournament, Zambia, suffered a chastening defeat in their opening match of the Games going down 10-3...

Guinea withdraws from Olympics

Guinea canceled its participation in the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the West African state's sports minister announced. However, a source close...

Nkegbe aspires to win Ghana’s first Paralympic medal

Ghana's paralympic athlete Raphael Botsyo Nkegbe said he is optimistic of winning the country's first Paralympic Games medal at the coming Tokyo 2020 Paralympic...
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