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China’s Hou wins first weightlifting gold of Tokyo 2020

Tokyo, Japan: China's Hou Zhihui took the first weightlifting gold of Tokyo 2020 on Saturday as she dashed India's hopes of an elusive first...

Tokyo Olympics rowing rescheduled over tropical storm

Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo Olympic organizers brought forward rowing events as a "protective measure" Saturday as a tropical storm heads towards the Japanese capital. Tropical Storm...

Mirabai Chanu fetches India Olympic silver in weightlifting

Kolkata, India: Mirabai Chanu won India's first Olympic medal, a silver medal in 49kg weightlifting with a total lift of 202 kg, at the...

Olympics ceremony boss fired over Holocaust joke

Tokyo, Japan: The show director for the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has been fired on the eve of the event over a decades-old skit...

Creating an Olympic soundscape at a fan-free Tokyo Games

Tokyo, Japan: Nuno Duarte claps in Tokyo's Aomi Urban Sports Park and the sound echoes around the empty stadium, which will host Olympic sport...

Tokyo Olympics weightlifting: 5 things to notice

Tokyo, Japan: The Olympics weightlifting competition begins on Saturday with medals up for grabs in the women's 49kg, the lightest of 13 weight classes...

India’s hockey heroes inspire Olympic dream, says Sreejesh

New Delhi, India: India's hockey team will be inspired in their bid for Olympic glory by the heroes of the sport who lost their...

Indian wrestler scripts heroic return from Olympic agony

New Delhi, India: India's Vinesh Phogat comes from a family whose wrestling heroics inspired one of Bollywood's best-loved movies. Now she has a chance...

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Swiss unanimously votes for same-sex union referendum

GENEVA — In Switzerland, a controversial same-sex marriage referendum has been resoundingly approved by voters of the conservative, rich Alpine...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — According to one of the country's top health officials, the spike in coronavirus cases in the...

China wants effeminate male celebs to man up

WASHINGTON — Macho men are in and effeminate male performers are out as Beijing expands its crackdown on China's entertainment...

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