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(Reuters) - Yuriy Sedykh, the world hammer throw record holder and two-times Olympic champion, has died at the age of 66, World Athletics said on Tuesday.
TOKYO: Poland’s Wojciech Nowicki (pic) won the men’s hammer throw with a personal best of 82.52m while his compatriot Pawel Fajdek avoided another Olympic disappointment by picking up the bronze.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Poland's Wojciech Nowicki won the men's hammer throw with a personal best of 82.52 metres on Wednesday, while his compatriot Pawel Fajdek avoided another Olympic disappointment by picking up the bronze.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn capped a dazzling performance in the 100 metres hurdles in Tokyo with a gold medal while Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece won the men's long jump title in an action packed Monday morning at the Olympic Stadium.
One biracial athlete carried Japan’s flag at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, another lit the cauldron and both global sports stars put a spotlight on what has been dubbed the "Unity in Diversity” games.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Australian Matthew Denny probably spent the most nervous 24 hours of his career before going on to qualify for the men's discus throw final at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - World Athletics, the sport's governing body, limited the number of Russians eligible to compete internationally this year to 10 in response to doping offences by senior staff at Russia's suspended athletics federation.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Olympic gold medallist turned chief of the Japan Sports Agency, Koji Murofushi, said on Friday that Olympics organisers needed flexibility and swift decision-making in reacting to the spread in COVID-19 infections with the Games only a week away.
TOKYO (Reuters) -A Nigerian Olympic delegate became the first visitor to the Tokyo Games admitted to hospital with COVID-19, broadcaster TV Asahi said on Friday, as Japan battles to stem rising local infections a week before the showpiece event starts.