Ioc: 2 Chinese Athletes Warned Over Mao Badges

IOC: 2 Chinese athletes warned over Mao badges

The International Olympic Committee says it has issued a warning to two Chinese cycling medalists who wore badges of the country's former leader Mao Zedong.

The two athletes won the gold in the women's sprint at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. The pair appeared on the podium wearing badges with an image of Mao.

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Gold For Otoguro In Men's Freestyle Wrestling

Gold for Otoguro in men's freestyle wrestling

Japan's athletes continue to rack up medals in a hugely successful home Games. Wrestler Otoguro Takuto added to the haul in the men's 65-kilo freestyle final.

The 22-year-old faced the Rio 2016 bronze medalist, Haji Aliyev from Azerbaijan.

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Nelly Korda Strikes Gold For Us In Women's Golf

Nelly Korda strikes gold for US in women's golf

At the Tokyo Olympics, the world No.1 female golfer, Nelly Korda of the US, survived a tense final round to take the gold on 17 under par.

Korda took the lead on the second day and did not give it up through Saturday's final round.

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Olympic - Related Covid Cases Pass 400

Olympic-related COVID cases pass 400

The number of coronavirus cases related to the Tokyo Olympic Games has passed 400.

The organizing committee said on Saturday that a further 22 people, including volunteers, have tested positive for the virus.

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Olympic Organizer: Storm To Be Watched Closely

Olympic organizer: Storm to be watched closely

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says officials are carefully watching an approaching tropical storm in order to prepare for a possible impact on the Games.

Committee spokesperson Takaya Masanori was speaking at a news conference on Friday.

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Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony

Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony

The Tokyo Olympic Games, that took place as coronavirus infection cases surged in the host city, concluded on Sunday.

The closing ceremony began with a firework display.

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Basketball Silver For Japan As Us Grabs Gold

Basketball silver for Japan as US grabs gold

The United States claimed its seventh consecutive gold in women's basketball on the last day of action at the Tokyo Olympics. Japan, in the final for the first time, had to settle for silver.

Up against a US team loaded with professional WNBA talent, Japan stuck to a game plan based on speed and looking for three-pointers.

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Dramatic Finale For Karate's Olympic Debut

Dramatic finale for karate's Olympic debut

Karate made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games, and the final bout on Saturday took a dramatic turn.

Iran's Sajad Ganjzadeh faced off against Saudi Arabia's Tareg Hamedi in the men's Kumite over 75-kilo category.

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Tokyo Olympics To Conclude With Several Events

Tokyo Olympics to conclude with several events

The Tokyo Olympic Games are drawing to a close with several events scheduled for Sunday, the final day of the 17-day competition.

The men's marathon will be held in the northern city of Sapporo on Sunday morning. Runners will compete on a route that starts and finishes at Sapporo Odori Park.

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Japan Blanks Us To Win Historic Baseball Gold

Japan blanks US to win historic baseball gold

At the Tokyo Olympics, a Japan team packed with top players from the national professional leagues defeated the United States to win the baseball gold medal.

Japan opened the scoring with a homer from 21-year-old slugger Murakami Munetaka in the third inning. Japan's five pitchers, including starter Morishita Masato, worked in relays to hold the Americans scoreless. Japan won 2 to 0.

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Olympic Volunteers Not Properly Tested For Virus

Olympic volunteers not properly tested for virus

NHK has learned that a number of people working as volunteers for the Tokyo Olympic Games are not being properly tested for the coronavirus as required by the organizers.

The rules for preventing infections are set out in playbooks for athletes, officials, and others involved in the Games.

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