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TOKYO (Reuters) - Though born and raised in California, Japanese surfer Kanoa Igarashi is hoping his family connection to Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach will give him an advantage in the Olympic competition starting there on Sunday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - New Zealand's surfing team are looking forward to showcasing the very best of their sport when it makes its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games on Sunday but they know much will depend on the size of the waves at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach.
TOKYO (Reuters) - American surfer Caroline Marks eyes the Pacific Ocean carefully before expertly catching a wave and launching into a routine of slashing turns and jumps, fine-tuning her tricks ahead of surfing's long-awaited Olympic debut on Sunday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - America's traditional dominance in the pool faces a double threat at the Tokyo Games with a new wave of East European men and Australian women looking to end any chance of a repeat of the U.S. successes in Rio and London.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Superheroes the world over come head to toe in spandex. So too here in Tokyo, where the one person with the best shot at making – or even saving – these most beleaguered of Olympic Games, will be dressed in a red one-piece.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will have to dust off the cobwebs and put aside disrupted preparations if they are to underline their status as world champions in Saturday’s first test against the British & Irish Lions but the last chaotic weeks leave them vulnerable.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - All three tests between world champions South Africa and the British & Irish Lions will be played in Cape Town, officials confirmed on Tuesday, wary that the risks associated of a return to the altitude of the Highveld are too great.
, 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.
PETALING JAYA: Diver Jonathan Chan is not expected to contend for an Olympics medal but he is already a winner in his own right.
PETALING JAYA: Laser radial sailor Nur Shazrin Mohd Latif (pic) was only 18 when she made her Olympics debut in Rio de Janeiro five years ago.