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Cycling-Kenny seals historic fifth gold, Lavreysen sprints to glory

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Cycling – Track – Women’s Madison – Final – Izu Velodrome, Shizuoka, Japan – August 6, 2021. Laura Kenny of Britain and Katie Archibald of Britain celebrate winning gold. REUTERS/Matthew Childs By Martyn Herman IZU, Japan (Reuters) – Track supremo Laura Kenny had warned against counting her out after a rare

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After years of ‘agony and defeat,’ Moh Ahmed takes Canada’s first-ever Olympic medal in men’s 5,000 metres

Silver medalist Mohammed Ahmed of Canada celebrates with his national flag. ANDREW BOYERS/REUTERS By NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE It took about 200 metres for Moh Ahmed to discard the strategy he had assembled for the next 13 minutes, his plan to end years of disappointment. “I just wanted to push the race,” he said, “and go to

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Zverev follows up win over Djokovic with Olympic gold

Alexander Zverev, of Germany, serves to Karen Khachanov, of the Russian Olympic Committee, during the men’s single gold medal match of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By ANDREW DAMPF TOKYO (AP) — Alexander Zverev followed up his comeback win over Novak Djokovic

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Athletics-Shock 10,000m winner, DQ for U.S. in mixed relay on opening night

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 10000m – OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Selemon Barega of Ethiopia celebrates after winning the final REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson By Mitch Phillips TOKYO (Reuters) – The Olympic athletics programme opened with a huge surprise and a shock disqualification on Friday as Ethiopian youngster Selemon

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‘I feel so terrible’: Djokovic’s Golden Slam bid is over

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts during a semifinal men’s tennis match against Alexander Zverev, of Germany, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) By ANDREW DAMPF TOKYO (AP) — With his Golden Slam bid over for at least another three years, Novak Djokovic rested his head on

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Sunisa Lee takes gold in women’s gymnastics final

Sunisa Lee, of the United States, performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women’s all-around final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) By WILL GRAVES TOKYO (AP) — An American finished atop the podium in the women’s Olympic gymnastics all-around, just like always. Sunisa Lee

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Naomi Osaka is back playing, still winning in Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, plays against Saisai Zheng, of China, during the first round of the tennis competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) By ANDREW DAMPF TOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka is back playing, still winning, and also talking to the media again. The Japanese

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China’s Yang takes first gold at uneasy Tokyo Olympics

Yang Qian, of China, reacts after winning the gold medal in the women’s 10-meter air rifle at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) TOKYO (AP) — Hardly half a day passed before politics, the pandemic and blistering heat impacted events across the

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Naohisa Takato claims Japan’s 1st Tokyo gold with judo win

Naohisa Takato, of Japan, celebrates after defeating Yang Yung-wei, of Taiwan, in a men’s 60-kg judo gold medal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 24, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) TOKYO (AP) — Naohisa Takato won Japan’s first gold medal at its home Olympics, beating Taiwan’s Yang Yung-wei in the men’s

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As Tokyo Games open, can Olympic flame burn away the funk?

Fireworks illuminate over the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of 2020 Tokyo Olympics views from Shibuya Sky observation deck Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) By FOSTER KLUG TOKYO (AP) — Disputed, locked down and running a year late, the Tokyo Games began at last Friday night, a multinational showcase

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