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For much of Sunday's inaugural skateboarding competition at the Tokyo Games, the biggest challenge for top international skaters like Nyjah Huston was the intense heat and humidity. Huston, who is one of the most recognisable faces of skateboarding, said the heat affected not just the skaters but also their boards. The International Olympic Committee said on Sunday it would back any competition schedule changes needed at the Games due to the heat and humidity, after athletes across several sports complained the soaring temperatures hampered their performances.
TOKYO — After endless months of training and no international competition, the women's relay team was finally able to express its race speed and produce Canada's first medal of the Tokyo Olympics. Toronto's Penny Oleksiak and Kayla Sanchez, Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ont., and Rebecca Smith of Red Deer, Alta., won silver in the women's 4 x 100 freestyle relay during the first finals session Sunday at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre. With the closing pace that made her an Olympic multi-medallist at age
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s defense ministry said early Sunday that two Turkish soldiers were killed in northern Syria. The ministry tweeted that a Turkish armored vehicle was attacked, killing the two and injured two other soldiers. The attack took place Saturday in the so-called Euphrates Shield area, which consists of a region between the Turkish border and northern Aleppo, including the towns of Jarablus and al-Bab. The ministry said it struck “terror” targets in retaliation. The statement didn
Denmark has not won a badminton gold medal since Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen beat China's Dong Jiong at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics but that could be about to change in Tokyo. With 11 players - including Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen - ranked in the top 20, Denmark has never had a better shot at medaling at the Games in a sport dominated by Asian countries.
Simone Fontecchio scored 20 points, Nicolo Melli had seven points in a game-ending 12-0 run and Italy beat Germany 92-82 in the opening games for both teams at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Danilo Gallinari and Stefano Tonut each scored 18 for Italy, which rallied from a 12-point deficit and held Germany scoreless for the game's final 4:45. Melli scored 13 and Nico Mannion had 10 for Italy.
The Japanese superstar who lit the Olympic cauldron defeated 52nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China 6-1, 6-4 on Sunday in her first match in nearly two months.
‘Our silence permits perpetrators to continue’: one woman’s fight to expose a father’s abuseAt 81, after years of suffering, Clare Devlin has joined the campaign to stop sex crime against children by revealing her own ordeal at the hands of her celebrated judge parent Clare Devlin was abused for years by her father but felt unable to speak out until now. Photograph: Chloë Ellingson/The Observer
Levelling up should take many forms. And don’t forget London’s poorest need it tooWithout more nuanced regional and national planning, this laudable ambition will fail
Manu Bhaker and Yashaswini Singh Deswal are the top two ranked shooters in their category.
Mariners beat the A's in walk-off fashion, 5-4
In searing heat at Ariake Urban Sports Centre, Horigome finished with scores of 9.35, 9.50 and 9.30 for a total of 37.18, with Brazil's Kelvin Hoefler second and US skater Jagger Eaton third.
LONDON (AP) — Chaos and confusion over travel rules and measures to contain new virus outbreaks are contributing to another cruel summer for Europe’s battered tourism industry. Popular destination countries are grappling with surging COVID-19 variants, but the patchwork and last-minute nature of the efforts as the peak season gets underway threatens to derail another summer. In France, the world's most visited country, visitors to cultural and tourist sites were confronted this week with a new r
New Delhi [India], July 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged countrymen to buy Khadi products and contribute towards a 'Bharat Jodo Andolan'.
Hong Sangsoo characters have a habit of — you might even say a genius for — diffidence in the face of profundity. In that way, they’re very like the films in which they appear: outwardly casual, slight, polite, holding pain and truth and existential observation in check with an airy gesture, a sad smile or, […]
The Public Accounts Committee warned of spiralling costs and that lessons must be learned before any inquiry.
TOKYO — There were plenty of days over the past 18 months that Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold had to wipe away tears before climbing into the ring to train. The battles raging outside of it were overwhelming. A month after winning a human rights appeal to sport's highest court to compete at the Tokyo Games, her arduous Olympic journey ended in just nine minutes, with a first-round loss to Nina Radovanovic of Serbia on Sunday. But her much bigger victory versus the International Olympic Committee wi
The 24-year-old, who won four golds at Rio 2016, is expected to be one of the stars of the Games
Pranati Nayak finished 12th in the subdivision 1 in what was her debut at the Olympic Games.
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 25 (ANI): The three terrorists neutralised in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora have been identified as members of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The Chemical Brothers and Rudimental took to the stage on Saturday