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    Tokyo 1964 weightlifting legend watches niece's Olympic attempt

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 08:00pm on July 24, 2021

    A ban on Olympic spectators in Tokyo meant Japanese weightlifting legend Yoshinobu Miyake wasn't able to cheer on his niece Hiromi in person on Saturday....

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    Osaka in spotlight, but biracial Japanese face struggles

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 06:28pm on July 24, 2021

    Emili Omuro was thrilled by Naomi Osaka's star turn at the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, but the biracial teenager says Japan must do more to...

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    Djokovic, Medvedev urge schedule rethink as tennis stars toil in heat

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 05:26pm on July 24, 2021

    Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev called on organisers to delay the start times of Olympic tennis matches as players laboured in the sweltering Tokyo summer...

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    Chinese shooter Yang wins first gold of Tokyo Olympics

    Agence France-Presse .Tokyo | Updated at 05:19pm on July 24, 2021

    Ice-cold Chinese shooter Yang Qian claimed the first gold of the Tokyo Games on Saturday, keeping her cool while Russian Anastasiia Galashina lost hers in...

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    Biles on five-gold Tokyo mission

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:53am on July 24, 2021

    American gymnastic goddess Simone Biles and Japan’s national sporting deity Kohei Uchimura begin their quests for Olympic immortality in Tokyo this weekend. Both have already...

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    Addict who spent $40,000 on tickets

    Agnece France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 12:50am on July 24, 2021

    Kazunori Takishima spent $40,000 on tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Games, but strict virus rules banning spectators left him watching the opening ceremony outside the...

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    Shana, Diya reach round of 16

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on July 24, 2021

    Bangladesh archers Ruman Shana and Diya Siddique on Friday began their first-ever Olympic Games campaign in Tokyo on a good note by placing 17th and...

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    Tokyo Olympics open in low-key ceremony

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 07:02pm on July 23, 2021

    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....

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    France thrashed by Mexico as Brazil beat Germany

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 08:12pm on July 22, 2021

    France's bid for men's Olympic football glory got off to a nightmare start with a 4-1 defeat by Mexico on Thursday, while Richarlison scored a...

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    New era of Olympic champions eye Tokyo glory

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 07:51pm on July 22, 2021

    When the flame is finally lit at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, a new era of athletes have a chance to make history in the...

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