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Fireworks bring climactic end to Tokyo Olympic Games

A volley of multi-coloured fireworks lit up the night sky over Tokyo on Sunday (August 8) bringing a climactic finale to a Games that played out without spectators and were defined and transformed by the global pandemic,...

Americans cheer as Women’s Volleyball team takes gold

 Dozens of fans gathered early Sunday (August 8) in Ohio to cheer for the USA Women's Vollyball team in their gold medal match up with Brazil. The U.S. team took gold in a 3-0 win, the first...

On last day of Olympics, organisers report 26 new Games-related COVID-19 cases

On the last day of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, organisers on Sunday (August 8) reported 26 new Games-related COVID-19 cases, bringing the total since July 1 to 430 cases. Hours before the closing...

USA basketball gold, Kenya’s Jepchirchir wins women’s marathon

Kevin Durant led Team USA's victory over France in the men's basketball final in Tokyo on Saturday (August 7), avenging a first-round loss and claiming a 16th gold for the country in the sport.

Neeraj Chopra’s historic gold sends India into raptures

A nation of 1.3 billion erupted in joy on Saturday (August 7) after Neeraj Chopra won the men's javelin at the Tokyo Games to secure India's first ever Olympic athletics gold post-independence. Thirteen years...

Felix wins 10th medal, becomes most decorated woman in track and field history

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won the women's 400 metres in 48.36 seconds on Friday (August 6) to retain her Olympic title as American Allyson Felix took bronze for a record 10th Olympic medal.

Trump rips U.S.soccer team for failure to win gold

Former President Donald Trump released a statement attacking the US women's olympic soccer team after they defeated Australia 4-3 to win the bronze medal in Tokyo on Thursday (August 5). "If our soccer team,...

Biles arrives at Texas airport to cheering crowds, takes part in parade

Simone Biles was greeted by cheering fans at the airport in Houston and then at a parade in her hometown of Spring, Texas Thursday (August 5). Hundreds of supporters cheered and chanted "U.S.A.!" as...

‘I want to be an inspiration,’ says U.S.’s first Black female gold medalist wrestler

Newly-crowned Tokyo 2020 Olympics champion Tamyra Mensah-Stock is on a mission after becoming the first Black American woman to win a wrestling gold medal at a Games: to inspire a young generation of athletes who will look...

Biles returns to claim balance beam bronze, Guan wins gold

Simone Biles made a fearless return to competition on Tuesday (August 3), capping a tumultuous Tokyo Games with a bronze medal on the balance beam. The final gold of the women's artistic gymnastics programme...

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