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Refugee Team symbolizes true essence of Olympic Spirit; UNHCR chief

The presence of the Refugee Team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics symbolizes the true essence of the Olympic Spirit, according to the United Nations...

Barbra Banda nets second consecutive hat-trick as Zambia draws 4-4 with...

Barbra Banda scored her second hat-trick in consecutive games as Zambia came from 3-1 down to play out an entertaining 4-4 draw with China...

First gold at Tokyo Olympics awarded to Chinese shooter Yang Qian

The first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics was awarded to China's Yang Qian, who won the women's 10-meter air rifle final on Saturday. Competing...

Ghana’s Andre Ayew joins Qatari champions Al Sadd on two-year contract

Ghanaian captain Andre Ayew joined Qatari side Al Sadd on a two-year deal with an option for a third following the expiry of his...

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...

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...

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...
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