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OYAMA TOWN, Japan (Reuters) - The Tokyo Olympics will go down in history as a Games almost devoid of spectators, but cycling fans on Saturday got the rare chance to see the athletes in person on the first day of full-fledged competition.
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron as the Tokyo Games opened on Friday after a year's delay due to the pandemic and with the threat of coronavirus hanging over the competition.
TOKYO (AFP): The most troubled Olympics in modern history is finally getting under way in Tokyo on Friday (July 23), struggling to emerge from the clutches of Covid-19 after a one-year postponement following a build-up marred by scandal and controversy.
KUALA LUMPUR: Aidiladha or Hari Raya Korban which falls on the 10th day of Zulhijjah, the 12th and last month in the Islamic calendar, is celebrated by Muslims around the world to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim and his son Prophet Ismail in obeying Allah’s command.
KUCHING: For the second year, the Sarawak Day celebration will be held on a smaller scale with a mix of virtual and live performances in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
KUCHING: This year's Sarawak Day celebration will once again be held on a small scale in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Even as several events in the run-up to the Olympics were cancelled and the number of domestic spectators capped, Ryuichi Ishikawa had clung to hope that he would be in the stands to cheer on Japanese track and field athletes.