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Jacques Rogge, ex-IOC president dies at 79 – official

Paris, France: Jacques Rogge, who spent 12 years as president of the International Olympic Committee, has died at the age of 79, the organization...

Japan expands virus emergency one week into Olympics

Tokyo, Japan: Japan on Friday extended a virus state of emergency in Tokyo and expanded the measure to four more regions as it battles...

‘Pressure is a privilege’, says Djokovic of life at the top

Tokyo, Japan: Novak Djokovic said "pressure is a privilege" after keeping his Golden Slam bid intact at the Tokyo Olympics, where the decision of...

Bonus prize for an Olympic medal: 30 seconds mask-free

Tokyo, Japan: Olympic athletes have received an extra incentive for winning a medal after organizers said they could remove their masks for 30 seconds...

Survey finds over half of Tokyo tuned in for Olympic opening

Tokyo, Japan: More than half of Tokyo's households watched the Olympics opening ceremony live on television -- the second-highest figure since the 1964 Tokyo...

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...

‘No interest’: little cheer in Tokyo day before Olympics open

Tokyo, Japan: The athletes are in the Village and the world's media has arrived, but for many in Japan, there's little festive cheer just...

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...

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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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New Covid surge overwhelms hospitals in parts of US

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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