2 Afghan Athletes To Participate In Tokyo Games

2 Afghan athletes to participate in Tokyo Games

The International Paralympic Committee said two Afghan athletes who were due to compete in the Tokyo Games arrived in Japan on Saturday. They once gave up their participation following the Taliban's takeover.

The two are a male track athlete, Hossain Rasouli, and a female taekwondo athlete, Zakia Khudadadi.

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2 Afghan Athletes Arrive In Japan For Paralympics

2 Afghan athletes arrive in Japan for Paralympics

Sources say two Afghan athletes who were due to compete in the Tokyo Paralympics have arrived in Japan. They once gave up their participation following the Taliban's takeover.

The two are a male track athlete and a female taekwondo athlete.

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Japan's Kunieda Aims For Another Tennis Gold

Japan's Kunieda aims for another tennis gold

On day 4 of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan's wheelchair tennis star Kunieda Shingo won his first match in the men's singles.

He's aiming for his third gold medal in the division, which would bring his total to four Paralympic golds.

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Japan Makes Wheelchair Rugby Semis

Japan makes wheelchair rugby semis

In the Tokyo Paralympics, Japan's wheelchair rugby team has defeated two-time defending champion Australia in the pool phase. The host nation advanced to the semifinals with three straight wins.

Japan's ace player Ikezaki Daisuke scored 24 tries, leading his country to a 57 to 53 victory.

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130,000 Tokyo Olympic Meals Wasted

130,000 Tokyo Olympic meals wasted

The organizers of the Tokyo Games say that during the month starting July 3, about 130,000 meals prepared for the Olympics were thrown away.

It had been reported that about 4,000 boxed lunches and other food prepared for staff and volunteers went uneaten at the Olympics opening ceremony on July 23. Many similar cases of food waste were reported at competition venues.

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Refugee Para Athletes Hope To Raise Awareness

Refugee Para athletes hope to raise awareness

Members of the Refugee Paralympic Team have expressed their hope that the Tokyo Games will raise public awareness of global refugee issues.

The team is composed of six people who have fled their countries due to conflict and other circumstances. The athletes compete in Para swimming, Para athletics, Para taekwondo and Para canoe.

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Ipc Chief: Safety Of Athletes Paramount

IPC chief: Safety of athletes paramount

The chief of the International Paralympic Committee has suggested that officials will discuss a response if there are any changes in the coronavirus situation that could affect the safety of athletes.

IPC President Andrew Parsons gave an exclusive interview to NHK in Tokyo on Saturday.

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Athletes' Village Reopens For Paralympics

Athletes' village reopens for Paralympics

The Tokyo Games athletes' village reopened quietly on Tuesday, one week before the Paralympics. Neither a ceremony nor events were held, due to anti-coronavirus measures.

About 4,400 Paralympians and staff from roughly 160 countries and territories are expected to take part, but no athletes were seen arriving in the morning.

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Bitten Olympic Gold Medal To Be Exchanged

Bitten Olympic gold medal to be exchanged

The Olympic gold medal won by a Japanese softball pitcher and later bitten by a city mayor will be exchanged for a new one.

Nagoya Mayor Kawamura Takashi was visited on August 4 by pitcher Goto Miu, who helped Japan clinch gold at the Tokyo Games. The city is her hometown.

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Summer High School Baseball Tournament Opens

Summer high school baseball tournament opens

The annual summer high school baseball tournament started on Tuesday at Koshien Stadium in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan.

The usually annual event opened for the first time in two years, following last year's cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Suga Thanks Public For Helping Host Olympics

Suga thanks public for helping host Olympics

Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has thanked the country's people for helping to host the Tokyo Olympics.

Suga posted a video message on Monday on the Twitter account of the Prime Minister's Office after the Olympics closed the previous day.

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Brazil Retains Football Title

Brazil retains football title

In the Tokyo Olympics, defending champion Brazil beat Spain at the gold medal match for men's football.

Brazil's Matheus Cunha scored in the last minute of the first half. But Spanish forward Mikel Oyarzabal equalized in the second half.

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