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Six Polish swimmers sent home from Japan after admin blunder

July 22, 2021 - 17:41
Six Polish swimmers were sent home from the Olympics because of an admin error - the federation had put down too many competitors. They found out in Tokyo their names weren't on the list. (INQUIRER.net)
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Opening ceremony director fired over Holocaust joke on Games eve

July 22, 2021 - 17:34
Tokyo Olympics organisers have fired the opening ceremony director on the eve of the event after reports emerged of a past joke he had made about the Holocaust, while media said former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a strong advocate of the Games, would also not attend. (Reuters)
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Japanese Fighter Pilots Draw Olympic Rings In The Sky Over Tokyo

July 22, 2021 - 11:58
Japanese fighter pilots drew Olympic rings in the sky over Tokyo Wednesday (CBS Miami)
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Covering the Tokyo Olympics in Japan's heat

July 22, 2021 - 11:57
Olympics Athletes to suffer alongside Tokyoites as Japan's heat soars (Reuters)
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As COVID-19 cases tied to Tokyo Olympics rise, experts warn of 'worrying' situation on the ground

July 22, 2021 - 05:45
COVID-19 cases among Olympic delegates are on the rise and roughly 15 per cent of those staying on site are unvaccinated, prompting warnings from medical experts about potential ripple effects if the world's largest sporting event doesn't clamp down on virus transmission. (CBC)
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Wipeout of an Olympic dream for Japanese surf pioneer

July 22, 2021 - 05:36
Wipeout of an Olympic dream for Japanese surf pioneer: 78-year-old Ted Adegawa is known as a godfather of Japanese surf culture. (Reuters)
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Terunofuji promoted to sumo's highest rank

July 21, 2021 - 19:15
Ozeki champion Terunofuji has been promoted to sumo's highest rank of yokozuna. (NHK)
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Infected Olympians cast doubt on competition schedule and virus response

July 21, 2021 - 19:03
What began as a trickle of infections among athletes and staff has turned into a steady stream just days before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Games, with COVID-19 threatening to derail the competition schedule and casting doubt on the ability of organizers to handle the situation if it continues to worsen. (Japan Times)
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Aussies smashed in Olympic softball opener

July 21, 2021 - 18:43
Australia's softball side have opened the Tokyo Olympics with a crushing 8-1 loss to Japan in Fukushima, where the mercy rule was invoked. (ESPN)
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Japan's gambling history

July 21, 2021 - 07:41
The history of gambling in Japan dates all the way back to the seventh century, influenced by Chinese culture, residents of Japan began to participate in games that had an element of chance. (newsonjapan.com)
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What's Pachinko?

July 21, 2021 - 07:34
Pachinko is a traditional Japanese game that looks very much like a pinball machine. (newsonjapan.com)
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Tokyo Olympics athletes finding new ways to train in lockdown

July 21, 2021 - 07:22
Having to stay at home during the Covid pandemic has been tough on millions of people around the world. (BBC News)
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Missing Ugandan athlete found

July 21, 2021 - 06:19
A member of the Ugandan Olympic team who went missing from a pre-Games training camp has been found in Mie Prefecture, central Japan. (NHK)
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‘Anti-sex’ or sustainable: Tokyo Olympic Village cardboard beds spark speculation

July 20, 2021 - 06:18
The unusual modular cardboard beds at the Tokyo Olympic Village have sparked speculations that they were designed to be ‘anti-sex’ as a coronavirus precaution. (South China Morning Post)
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Tokyo's outdoor swimming venue "dirty" just days before Olympics

July 20, 2021 - 03:04
Concerns were raised about the smell and the quality of water of the Tokyo Bay, the outdoor swimming venue for the Olympics' triathlon, just days before the games are set to begin. (Ruptly)
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U.S. Olympic gymnast tests positive for COVID-19 in Japan

July 20, 2021 - 03:01
A female gymnast from the United States has tested positive for coronavirus, an official in the city where the team has been staying to train said on Monday. (devdiscourse.com)
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Tokyo Olympics: fury over unmasked Japanese fans greeting Chinese table tennis team

July 20, 2021 - 02:55
Video posted online shows three members of the public ignoring social distancing rules to take photos with squad (South China Morning Post)
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Japan: Tokyo's outdoor swimming venue "dirty" just days before Olympics

July 19, 2021 - 20:55
Concerns were raised about the smell and the quality of water of the Tokyo Bay, the outdoor swimming venue for the Olympics' triathlon, just days before the games are set to begin. (Ruptly)
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Keigo Oyamada to quit Olympic opening ceremony role over past bullying

July 19, 2021 - 20:29
Japanese musician Keigo Oyamada said Monday he will leave the creative team for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics after admitting that he bullied children with disabilities many years ago. (Japan Times)
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2 cases at Village are S.Africa soccer players

July 19, 2021 - 09:24
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has confirmed that two athletes who tested positive for the coronavirus are players of South Africa's men's soccer team staying at the Athletes' Village. (NHK)
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