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World 28 Apr 2021 | 9:22 PM

Tokyo athletes to get daily COVID tests, spectator decision by June

TOKYO (Reuters) -Olympic athletes will be given daily tests for the coronavirus during their time in Tokyo for the delayed 2020 Games, organisers said on Wednesday, introducing a number of tighter countermeasures to show the event was still on track.

Swimming 28 Apr 2021 | 9:00 PM

From the Euphrates to Tokyo: Syrian refugee who lost leg targets Paralympics

ATHENS (Reuters) - As a teenager in Syria, Ibrahim al-Hussein dreamt of becoming an Olympic swimmer before he lost a leg in the war. Now a refugee in Greece, he is training for a place at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Other Sports 28 Apr 2021 | 6:45 PM

As Japanese scepticism grows, organisers say they could hold Olympics without spectators

TOKYO (Reuters) -Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics rolled out stricter coronavirus countermeasures on Wednesday, including a plan to test athletes daily, as they try to reassure a Japanese public made increasingly sceptical by the resurgent pandemic.

Bowling 28 Apr 2021 | 7:00 AM

National bowlers get the nod to resume training

PETALING JAYA: The national bowling team will resume training today, nine days after it was halted following a youth squad member’s positive Covid-19 test.