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TOKYO (Reuters) - At every Olympics, away from the hordes of cheering spectators and the athletes competing for medals, pin enthusiasts lay out dozens of badges on corkboards or soft cloth in hopes of making a trade.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia will send an understrength squad to the Caribbean for the white-ball tour against the West Indies, with Pat Cummins, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell opting out, and Steve Smith injured.
Australia's three Olympic women marathoners boast a combined age of 118, and the eldest of the group Sinead Diver is adamant that being 44 isn’t a hindrance.
ADELAIDE (Reuters) - Australia broke with tradition to hold its swimming trials just six weeks before the start of the 2020 Olympics and former world champion Giaan Rooney said the move could reap rich rewards in Tokyo after disappointments at London and Rio.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan will decide this month on whether to allow domestic spectators at the Tokyo Olympics, the government's chief spokesman said on Wednesday, after experts signed off on a plan to allow crowds of up to 10,000 people at events.
(Reuters) - Chloe Abbott is chasing fame in the recording studio but her immediate aim is running for a gold medal at next month's Tokyo Olympics before she looks to claim a gold record.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, it is not all doom and gloom. Effervescent 33-year-old track cyclist Azizulhasni Awang, back in Malaysia to prepare for next month’s Tokyo Olympics, hopes to provide some joy to the nation in these troubled times by sharing his aspirations on his fourth straight Olympics appearance.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Jakarta has seen an alarming resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the past week, with officials and experts saying that the capital is now in a “critical phase” and could see a higher spike than the last wave of infections in January.
(Reuters) - Donavan Brazier is out for revenge.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) expects 70% to 80% of the news media covering the Olympics in Tokyo this summer to be vaccinated, organisers said at the launch of the updated coronavirus guidelines for the Games on Tuesday.