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Gymnasts Biles, Maroney demand justice in botched FBI sex abuse probe

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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney on Wednesday told U.S. lawmakers she feels betrayed by FBI agents, after they failed to investigate former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, despite her telling them he had sexually abused her. FBI Director Chris Wray told the Senate panel that the......

Toyota halts all self-driving e-Palette vehicles after Olympic village accident

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Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda, arrives in their e-Palette autonomous concept vehicle to give his presentation at the Tokyo Motor Show, in Tokyo, Japan October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su Aug 27 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor (7203.T) said on Friday it had suspended all self-driving e-Palette transportation pods at the......

Top Japanese adviser blasts IOC’s Bach as wider COVID-19 curbs planned

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TOKYO, Aug 25 (Reuters) – Japan’s top medical adviser blasted International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Wednesday for visiting Tokyo again at a time the country is further expanding emergency curbs in its struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan is set later on Wednesday to expand states of......

Australia evacuates more than 50 female Afghan athletes and dependents – ABC

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CANBERRA, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Australia evacuated more than 50 female Afghan athletes and their dependents after lobbying from prominent figures from the sporting world, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Tuesday. Australia has for more than a week been evacuating its citizens and some of its former staff......

Tokyo Paralympics to be held without spectators -reports

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A security guard wearing a protective mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, walks past the symbol of the Paralympic Games under installation at the National Stadium, the main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO, Aug 13 (Reuters)......

Japan PM Suga’s support slides to record low as Olympic Games close – survey

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Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attends a news conference on Japan’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at his official residence during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Pool Suga’s support falls below 30% for first time – Asahi newpaper Support is lower......

Cubans celebrate Olympic showing amid crisis

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HAVANA, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Cubans on Sunday celebrated their 14th place showing in the Olympics’ medal ranking, hailed their gold medal winners and said goodbye to the Games that provided a welcome diversion from the many challenges they face. On the last day of the Games boxer Andy Cruz......

Tokyo hands Olympic flag to Paris, prepares to douse its flame

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TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Tokyo handed its Olympic flag to the mayor of Paris on Sunday, setting the stage for the next Games in 2024 at a closing ceremony that featured park scenes of both cities, emphasising human contact even as the pandemic continues. In Tokyo, athletes got a......

Boxing-Britain’s Price defeats Li to win women’s middleweight gold

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TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – British boxer Lauren Price beat Li Qian of China by unanimous decision to win the gold medal in the women’s middleweight division on Sunday. Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands and Russian boxer Zenfira Magomedalieva both took bronze medals. Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Editing by Peter......

Cycling-American Valente wins gold in women’s omnium

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Cycling – Track – Women’s Omnium – Points Race – Izu Velodrome, Shizuoka, Japan – August 8, 2021. Jennifer Valente of the United States holds a U.S. flag as she celebrates winning gold. REUTERS/Matthew Childs IZU, Japan, Aug 8 (Reuters) – American rider Jennifer Valente won......

OLYMPICS Bidens applaud courage of U.S. Olympic athletes

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on employment numbers at the White House in Washington, U.S. August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WILMINGTON, Del., Aug 7 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden applauded U.S. Olympic athletes on Saturday for showing courage under pressure and uniting the country,......

Soccer-Malcom grabs golden glory for Brazil

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Men – Gold medal match – Brazil v Spain – International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan – August 7, 2021. Players of Brazil celebrate winning the gold medal after the match. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh YOKOHAMA, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Brazil retained their Olympic football......

Baseball-Japan rejoice over ‘wonderful’ gold medal, pressure off their backs

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YOKOHAMA, Japan, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Japan won their first Olympic gold medal in baseball by beating the United States 2-0 on Saturday, furnishing a long-awaited crown for their country’s most broadcast and beloved sport and denying their foes a second title. “The colour of the medal was so wonderful,”......

Athletics-Eleven medals for Felix as stellar U.S. team take 4x400m glory

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TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States powered to their seventh successive victory in the women’s 4x400m relay on Saturday as Allyson Felix won gold in the event for the fourth time to extend her Olympic medal haul to a remarkable 11. Poland continued their impressive relay form in......

Handball-France win gold with 25-23 victory over Denmark

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TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – France claimed the Olympic men’s handball gold medal with a 25-23 victory over Denmark in the final at the Olympics on Saturday. Denmark had to settle for the silver medal while Spain took bronze with a 33-31 win over Egypt. Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing......

Athletics-U.S. men end gold drought with 4x400m relay triumph

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TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States men’s team won theirfirst gold in athletics at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, clinching the 4×400 metres relay by a massive margin. This was the final chance for the American men to avoid the ignominy of not winning a gold on the......

Modern Pentathlon-Choong tops podium to earn Britain golden sweep

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TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Joseph Choong won the Olympic men’s modern pentathlon on Saturday to give Britain a sweep of gold medals following Kate French’s win in the women’s event. Choong led from start to finish during the decisive laser run but needed to dig deep during the final......

Boxing-Sousa’s last-gasp knockout earns Brazil gold, historic win for Turkey

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TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Unheralded Brazilian Hebert Sousa clawed back from an almost certain defeat with a stunning late knockout on Saturday to win an Olympic title, while Busenaz Surmeneli prevailed in a battle of wills to land Turkey’s first-ever boxing gold medal. With about 90 seconds left in......

Basketball-U.S. beat France to win 16th men’s gold

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SAITAMA, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Kevin Durant led Team USA’s victory over France in the men’s basketball final in Tokyo on Saturday, avenging a first-round loss and claiming a 16th gold for the country in the sport. Durant, who in these Games surpassed Carmelo Anthony as the United States’ highest......

Canoe sprint-Brazil’s Queiroz dos Santos shines, disappointment for Carrington

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TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Brazil’s Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos dominated the Olympic men’s canoe single 1,000 metres event to win the gold medal at the Sea Forest Waterway on Saturday after defending champion Sebastian Brendel failed to reach the final. The 27-year-old Queiroz dos Santos, the silver medallist in......

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