Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

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Support for Japan’s PM reaches all-time low over Covid-19, despite Olympics success

Public support for Yoshihide Suga’s cabinet dipped below 30%, despite widespread support for going ahead with the GamesPublic support for the government of Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has slumped to an all-time low, despite evidence that mo…

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Fiji’s emergency Covid-19 hotline fell silent during the rugby sevens final: we really needed this win | Sheldon Chanel

The men’s gold and women’s bronze medals meant everything to Fiji, which has the highest per-capita Covid infection rate in the worldWhen the Fijian men’s sevens team beat New Zealand to win gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, the entire nation ce…

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‘We’re so proud of her’: Afghanistan’s gutsy female cyclists ready to cheer on Ali Zada

Watching an Afghan refugee in the Olympics is a source of inspiration to many women in a country where riding a bike is seen as a political statement and the Taliban are gaining groundWhen Masomah Ali Zada makes her Olympic debut at the women’s cycling…

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Filled with doubt, division and Covid, Tokyo braces for Olympics

After a year’s delay, the Games begin this week. But it is an event that few in a fearful host nation now want as infections rise againThe joy and anticipation that greeted the International Olympic Committee’s decision in 2013 to award the 2020 Games …

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