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Olympics host cities often offer the thousands of journalists excursions to advertise their tourist destinations. But this time around, they are attempting to do so with a smaller group while keeping Olympics visitors within a carefully controlled bubble, cut off from Tokyo’s 14 million residents.
SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) - Poland's Dawid Tomala cruised to victory in the Olympic men's 50km race walk on a dominant performance over the second half of the race in Sapporo on Friday, finishing in three hours, 50 minutes and eight seconds.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Two Belarus Olympic officials involved in attempting to force sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya to return home from the Tokyo Olympics have had their Games accreditation revoked and will be leaving Tokyo, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.
WARSAW (Reuters) -Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was reunited with her husband in Warsaw on Thursday, an opposition politician said, as the couple look to make a new life for themselves after the athlete's dramatic defection during the Tokyo Olympics.
(Reuters) - Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya refused to go home and sought asylum at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, saying she feared for her safety after she had criticised her coaches on social media.
WARSAW (Reuters) - Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told Reuters on Thursday she decided to defect as she was being driven to a Tokyo airport because her grandmother told her that it was not safe to return home to Belarus.
(Reuters) - Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya defected whilst in Japan for the Olympics after a dispute with her coaches that made her fear for her safety back in her authoritarian-ruled homeland.
TAIPEI: Taiwan’s Olympic medallists flew home to a grand welcome following a best-ever Games performance that has boosted pride on the island claimed by China and revived calls for it to compete under the name Taiwan.
PETALING JAYA: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) have received a complaint from South Korea on foul language used by China’s women’s doubles player Chen Qingchen (pic).