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Other Sports 22 Jul 2021 | 8:59 AM

Olympics-Opening ceremony director fired on Tokyo Games eve over Holocaust joke

TOKYO (Reuters) -Tokyo Olympics organisers have fired the opening ceremony director on the eve of the event after reports emerged of a past joke he had made about the Holocaust, while media said former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a strong advocate of the Games, would not attend.

Other Sports 20 Jul 2021 | 7:09 PM

Special Report-Wipeout of an Olympic dream for a godfather of Japanese surfing

, ISUMI, Japan (Reuters) - Whenever Teruo Adegawa arrives at Taito Beach, other surfers recognize him right away. Dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and shorts, the 78-year-old steps out of his car, leaving his walking stick by the passenger seat.

Golf 18 Jul 2021 | 7:00 AM

Withdrawals scupper Asia’s chances

ASIA’S representation at this British Open, which is scheduled to come to an end today, was heavily depleted, following withdrawals.

Other Sports 14 Jul 2021 | 8:16 AM

Lessons in Olympic spirit from 'Japan's' Korean gold medallist live on

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Long before American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos made history with their Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics, another poignant image of silent protest was etched into the conscience of Koreans – and largely forgotten everywhere else.