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(Reuters) - Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after qualifying for the rescheduled Tokyo Games due to a rule change, Inside the Games website reported on Wednesday.
SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) - World Athletics chief Sebastian Coe on Wednesday gave Tokyo Olympic organisers high marks for a marathon test event they staged in Sapporo, saying they were able to deliver both on the operation of the race and on their COVID-19 countermeasures.
The Japanese government is considering extending a coronavirus spurred state of emergency in Tokyo and other major urban areas, a move that could cast doubt on the planned Summer Olympics.
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 242 out of the 264 athletes and officials involved in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have completed both doses of the Covid-19 vaccinations.
SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) - Tokyo Olympic organisers acknowledged on Tuesday that Sapporo residents were concerned about a marathon test event being held in the northern Japanese city amid a rise in COVID-19 cases and said they were implementing measures to hold the event safely.
LONDON (Reuters) - The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is seeking a new host city for this year's Billie Jean King Cup Finals after terminating the agreement it had with Budapest.
PARIS (Reuters) - The health situation in France has been improving slightly just ahead of two of the country's flagship sporting events, although late changes are still possible, sports minister Roxana Maracineanu said on Monday.
ROME (Reuters) - The players under consideration for a place in Roberto Mancini’s Italy squad for next month's European Championship were given COVID-19 vaccinations on Monday, officials said.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A leading Myanmar swimmer has called for an international boycott of his country's Olympic committee, branding it a "puppet" of the southeast Asian nation's military rulers.