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Tokyo reports 3,177 new COVID-19 cases, a daily record

Tokyo reports 3,177 new COVID-19 cases, a daily record

Tokyo on Wednesday reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases, setting an all-time high and exceeding 3,000 for the first time days after the start of the Olympics. The new cases exceeded the previous record of 2,848 set the previous day and …

Russian swimmers win Olympic silver in 4x200m freestyle relay

Russian swimmers win Olympic silver in 4x200m freestyle relay

Russian swimmers won silver medals in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. Team ROC included Martin Malyutin, Ivan Girev, Evgeny Rylov, and Mikhail Dovgalyuk. The first place was taken by the British with 6 …

Tokyo sets new, all-time daily high for COVID-19 cases

Tokyo sets new, all-time daily high for COVID-19 cases

Authorities in the Japanese capital of Tokyo, where the 2020 Summer Olympics are taking place, confirmed 2,848 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, which is a new daily high, according to statistics published on Tuesday. The previous …

Russian men beat U.S. in volleyball match at Tokyo Olympics

Russian men beat U.S. in volleyball match at Tokyo Olympics

Russia’s team has defeated the United States 3-1 in the second pool play match of the men’s volleyball tournament at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Russia’s team has so far scored six points and is currently first in Pool …

 Japanese Teenager wins skateboarding gold at just 13

Japanese Teenager wins skateboarding gold at just 13

At the age of just 13, Japan's Momiji Nishiya made history on Monday by winning the first-ever Olympic gold medal in women's street skateboarding at the Games in Tokyo. Nishiya topped a youthful podium with Rayssa Leal of …

Chinese weightlifter wins gold after epic one-legged lift

Chinese weightlifter wins gold after epic one-legged lift

Chinese weightlifter Li Fabin broke two Olympic records on Sunday, and he did so with a bit of flair. On his opening clean and jerk lift of 166 kilograms (approximately 366 pounds), Li momentarily stood on just one leg. After extending …

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony gets underway

Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony gets underway

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics began in a nearly empty stadium after a year-long pandemic postponement and a build-up marred by scandal and controversy.  The opening ceremony was scheduled to begin Friday at 8 …

Two more Olympic athletes test positive for COVID-19

Two more Olympic athletes test positive for COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic continues to dog the Tokyo Olympics with only a day to go before the opening ceremony. Two more athletes have tested positive for the virus in the Olympic village, according to Reuters citing the …