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Tokyo Marathon postponed, 2022 edition cancelled due to COVID-19

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Sept 18 (Reuters) – The Tokyo Marathon has been postponed until March and the 2022 edition cancelled due to the COVID-19 state of emergency in the capital, event organisers said. The race was to have been held on Oct. 17 but has now been moved to March 6, the Tokyo......

CBS Weekend News, September 5th, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Weekend News, September 5th, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Volunteers band together in the wake of devastating Ida flooding; CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin reflects on the 20 years since 9/11 Be the......

Blind swimmer on winning gold at the Paralympics

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Blind swimmer on winning gold at the Paralympics – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Tokyo Paralympics ended Sunday, wrapping up nearly two weeks of competition for more than 4,000 athletes. CBS News’ Lucy Craft spoke to one of......

Paralympian Deja Young-Craddock on Tokyo Paralympics 2021

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Deja Young-Craddock, a three-time Team USA Paralympic medalist, was born with brachial plexus, an injury sustained at birth that caused limited mobility in her right shoulder. She dominated in her first Paralympic Games in Rio, earning gold medals in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Young-Craddock, 25, currently competing in......

Tokyo 2020: Toyota restarts driverless vehicles after accident

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58390290?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA In a statement late on Monday Toyota said: “The vehicle’s sensor detected the pedestrian crossing and activated the automatic brake, and the operator also activated the emergency brake. The vehicle and pedestrians, however, came into contact before it came to a complete halt.” BBC – For more and to......

Simone Biles Admits It “Just Sucks” That the Tokyo Olympics Didn’t Go the Way She Wanted – E! Online

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Simone Biles is sharing her latest thoughts about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, along with an update on her mental health. In a first look exclusive to E! News, the 24-year-old superstar… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Afghan Paralympians arrive in Tokyo

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A volunteer carried the Afghan flag at the Tokyo Paralympics opening ceremony The safe arrival of Afghanistan’s Paralympic athletes in Tokyo sends out “a very strong message of hope”, says International Paralympic Committee spokesman Craig Spence. Zakia Khudadadi and Hossain Rasouli made it to Japan after leaving Kabul in a......

Tokyo 2020’s most unlikely team, the Refugee Paralympians want to make their mark

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Two refugee athletes led out the flag parade of the Paralympic Games opening ceremony on Tuesday, emerging from the tunnel into the joy and pandemonium unfolding at the Olympic stadium in Tokyo. The record books will note them as part of the first organised Refugee Paralympic Team, with a total......

Ibrahim Hamadtou continues living dream at Tokyo Paralympic Games

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Egyptian Paralympian Ibrahim Hamadtou was 10 years old when he lost both his arms in an accident. Now, at age 48, the table tennis player is an inspiration at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Competing in his second Paralympic Games, Hamadtou balances his bat in his mouth and uses......

‘My mind wasn’t working’: What drove Julius Ssekitoleko to go MIA in Tokyo?

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Aug 25, 2021 Ed DoveSpecial to ESPN Close Ed Dove is a writer and scout who has a deep and enduring passion for African sport, politics and literature. Instagram: @EddyDove22, Facebook: @EddyDoveAfrica Content warning: The following story contains descriptions of suicidal ideation. On July 17, six days before the Olympic......

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