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Olympic Games: Major international sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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Russian doping scandal: Athletes call for blanket Olympic ban

Members of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Athletes Committee demand a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at the Olympics.
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'Anti-terrorism drills' with dogs conducted ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

Japanese officials undertook 'anti-terrorism' drills involving dogs trained to detect suspicious items, including explosives, at Tokyo Station on Wednesday as they ramp up security preparations for..
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Russia faces Olympic ban from World Anti-Doping Agency [Video]Russia faces Olympic ban from World Anti-Doping Agency

Russian athletes continue to be banned from international track and field competitions, as world athletics body says Russia has not done enough to tackle doping.

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"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach [Video]"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach

The head of the International Olympic Committee says it would have to abide by any sanctions imposed on Russia by WADA.

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FIFA's Infantino proposed as IOC member, but not Coe - Bach [Video]FIFA's Infantino proposed as IOC member, but not Coe - Bach

Sebastian Coe's conflict of interests means he will have to wait to join the International Olympic Committee, says President Thomas Bach.

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Radiation Hundreds Of Times Over Safe Level Found Near Japan's Olympic Village [Video]Radiation Hundreds Of Times Over Safe Level Found Near Japan's Olympic Village

Gizmodo reports levels of radiation as high as 71 microsieverts per hour have been detected near Japan’s J-Village. The sports facility is the starting point of the upcoming Olympic torch relay. The..

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Resolution on Russian doping scandal is moving ahead quickly says IOC [Video]Resolution on Russian doping scandal is moving ahead quickly says IOC

A decision on Russia's participation at next year's summer Olympics in Tokyo is close to being resolved.

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Anti-doping committee recommends Russia face four-year ban from global sports [Video]Anti-doping committee recommends Russia face four-year ban from global sports

A key anti-doping committee recommended that Russia face a ban from global sports including the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and World Championships.View on euronews

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It Took A Year For Simone Biles To Find Out About Larry Nassar Being Investigated [Video]It Took A Year For Simone Biles To Find Out About Larry Nassar Being Investigated

Simone Biles wasn’t at first told about the investigation into her team’s doctor, Larry Nassar. The Olympic gold medalist wasn’t told for more than a year after she spoke about the doctor...

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Boyband BTS still have to do military service [Video]Boyband BTS still have to do military service

South Korean boy band BTS will not be given exemption from mandatory military service, the defence ministry has said, reaffirming its policy of no exceptions for pop stars. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation [Video]Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Airbnb, IOC sign deal for next 5 Olympics

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Tokyo 2020 mascot robots visit elementary school in Tokyo [Video]Tokyo 2020 mascot robots visit elementary school in Tokyo

Childen get up close to futuristic take on Olympic tradition

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Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's 2020 Olympic hopes on the line at CAS court hearing [Video]Chinese swimmer Sun Yang's 2020 Olympic hopes on the line at CAS court hearing

Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang's place in the 2020 Tokyo Games hinges on an appeal by WADA to overturn a decision by swimming's governing body FINA to clear Sun of wrongdoing during a random drug..

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Two-time Olympic champion Adams announces retirement over eyesight fears [Video]Two-time Olympic champion Adams announces retirement over eyesight fears

Nicola Adams, the two-time Olympic champion and current WBO flyweight world champion, has announced her retirement from boxing at the age of 37. Adams penned an open letter to her local newspaper, the..

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Construction work begins on 2024 Paris Olympic Village [Video]Construction work begins on 2024 Paris Olympic Village

The first stage of the construction for the 2024 Paris Olympic Village gets underway

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Leak In Keystone Pipeline Dumps Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Into Wetlands [Video]Leak In Keystone Pipeline Dumps Thousands Of Gallons Of Oil Into Wetlands

The second leak in two years along the Keystone pipeline was discovered in North Dakota Tuesday night. Business Insider reports the leak spilled half an Olympic-sized swimming pool's worth of crude oil..

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Crocodile Trophy: Australia's ultimate biking test [Video]Crocodile Trophy: Australia's ultimate biking test

Mountain biking has been an Olympic sport since 1996, yet lives in the shadow of road cycling attract big sponsors and money.

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Geraint Thomas talks fatherhood with Duke of Cambridge as he receives OBE [Video]Geraint Thomas talks fatherhood with Duke of Cambridge as he receives OBE

Tour de France winner and double Olympic champion Geraint Thomas said he chatted about his new baby son with the Duke of Cambridge as the Welsh cyclist received an OBE at Buckingham Palace. Thomas, who..

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Woods says he's ready for action after surgery [Video]Woods says he's ready for action after surgery

Tiger Woods says he is "right on schedule" after recent knee surgery as he prepares to return to competition at this week's Zozo Championship following two months on the sidelines. Rough cut - no..

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American surfer Kolohe Andino qualifies for Tokyo Olympics [Video]American surfer Kolohe Andino qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

Surfers Kolohe Andino and Kanoa Igarashi qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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Rapinoe arrives at glitzy Annual Salute to Women in Sports night [Video]Rapinoe arrives at glitzy Annual Salute to Women in Sports night

Female sports personalities arrive at red carpet for Annual Salute to Women event honouring the stars of the female sporting world.

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Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns - IOC [Video]Tokyo Olympic marathon to be moved to Hokkaido due to heat concerns - IOC

High summer temperatures in Tokyo mean cooler northern climes chosen by organisers of Games

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Simone Biles: Record-Breaking Athlete, Olympian [Video]Simone Biles: Record-Breaking Athlete, Olympian

Simone Biles put on a record-breaking clinic at the gymnastics world championships where she won five gold medals and set the record for most world medals for any gymnast, male or female. The..

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American Olympic champion swimmer Conor Dwyer retires after doping ban [Video]American Olympic champion swimmer Conor Dwyer retires after doping ban

American Olympic swimming champion Conor Dwyer retires after being handed 20-month doping ban that rules him out of Tokyo Games

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Simone Biles Crushes More Records [Video]Simone Biles Crushes More Records

Simone Biles keeps pushing gymnastics to new heights; both literally and figuratively. According to CNN, the 4-foot, 8-inch Olympic gymnast just won her fifth all-around world title. With her latest..

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'I was told black people sink' - Gunning chases Olympic dream

Swimmer Michael Gunning is targeting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after overcoming prejudice to succeed in the pool.
BBC News - Published

Adam Gemili restored to top level funding by British Athletics

Sprinter Adam Gemili is restored to the top level Olympic podium funding programme by British Athletics.
BBC News - Published

Wada must ban all Russian athletes from Olympics, says US Anti-Doping chief

US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart says the World Anti-Doping Agency "must get tougher" and ban all Russian athletes from competing at the Olympics.
BBC News - Published

WADA committee recommends four-year Russia Olympic ban

Russia should be hit with a four-year Olympic ban and barred from all world championships for the manipulation of data retrieved from a tainted Moscow laboratory, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)..
Reuters - Published

Athletics: Russia reinstatement process suspended over AIU charges

The global governing body of athletics on Friday suspended the reinstatement process for Russia pending the resolution of charges imposed on its athletics federation for violating anti-doping rules,..
Reuters - Published

Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc has joined the ranks of leading sponsors of the Olympic Games with a nine year deal to help provide accommodation for the world's biggest sporting event and..
Reuters - Published

Airbnb signs Olympics deal up to 2028

Airbnb has struck a deal to support the Olympic Games up to 2028, the short-term home rental company announced on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Chinese swimmer Sun blames doping officials for missed test

China's triple Olympic champion Sun Yang tells an appeal hearing that he missed a doping test because testers failed to prove their identity.
BBC News - Published

Nicola Adams retirement: The pros and cons of boxing

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams has retired from boxing over fears she could lose her sight. But what are the pros and cons of being a boxer?
BBC News - Published

Caitlyn Jenner talks transitioning and winning Olympic gold

The transgender celebrity campaigner on the challenge of transitioning and winning an Olympic medal.
BBC News - Published

Pregnant Morgan still wants to play at Olympics

United States striker Alex Morgan says she wants to play at the Olympics - three months after she is due to give birth.
BBC News - Published

'I tore the pupil in my eye' - two-time Olympic champion Adams on decision to retire

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams reveals she suffered a torn pupil in her last fight, leading to fears for her sight.
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Nicola Adams retires: 'I tore the pupil in my eye in last fight'

Two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams reveals she suffered a torn pupil in her last fight, leading to fears for her sight.
BBC News - Published

Hungarian ex-Olympic champion and mayor resigns over sex tape

A former Olympic champion who had just been re-elected mayor of a big city in Hungary said he would resign following his involvement in a sex scandal that eroded support for the ruling Fidesz party in..
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Two-time Olympic champion Adams retires over fears for sight

Britain's two-time Olympic champion Nicola Adams retires from boxing over fears she could lose her sight.
BBC News - Published

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ben Williams says it was 'unfinished business' that kept him going

Staffordshire triple jumper Ben Williams looks Tokyo-bound for next year's Olympic Games - but admits he came close to quitting.
BBC News - Published

USA's Morgan expecting first child three months before Olympics

USA striker Alex Morgan announces she is pregnant for the first time and is expecting a baby girl in April.
BBC News - Published

Senegal's breakdancers aiming for the Olympics

Meet the Senegalese breakdancing crew hoping to swap their practice beach for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
BBC News - Published

Laura Kenny aiming for a hat-trick of golds at European Championships

Laura Kenny will race in the madison, the omnium and the team pursuit at the European Championships in the Netherlands next week as a possible dry run for the Olympics.
BBC News - Published

Katelyn Ohashi doesn't need Olympic gold medals to be a world class gymnast

Katelyn Ohashi doesn't need Olympic gold medals to be a world class gymnast.
BBC News - Published

Olympic 100m hurdles champion McNeal out after false start

Olympic champion Brianna McNeal is disqualified for a false start in the women's 100m hurdles heats at the World Championships.
BBC News - Published

Farah 'hasn't done anything wrong' - Cram reacts to Salazar ban

Steve Cram says four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah should not be seen as guilty by his association with banned coach Alberto Salazar.
BBC News - Published

Dina Asher-Smith's World Championships silver bodes well for Olympics - Denise Lewis

Dina Asher-Smith's 100m World Championships silver puts her in the frame for further success at next year's Olympics, says Denise Lewis.
BBC News - Published

Park World Championships: Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, wins bronze medal

Watch as 11-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown moves closer to Olympic qualification, after scoring 58.3 to win bronze at the Park World Championships in Sao Paulo.
BBC News - Published

South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan's use of 'Rising Sun' flag at Olympics

South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the "Rising Sun" flag at next year's Games, Seoul's sports ministry said on Wednesday, as the Asian neighbours engage..
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Seven-time Olympian, pioneer woman lawmaker Hashimoto appointed Olympics minister

Named after the Olympic flame when she was born days before Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, Seiko Hashimoto has lived up to her name by taking part in seven Olympics and doing it in two..
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David Rudisha: Olympic champion thankful after surviving car accident

Two-time Olympic champion David Rudisha thanks "the Almighty God for the gift of life" after surviving a car accident in his native Kenya.
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'The Paralympics and the Olympics should be less separate'

Paralympic long-jumper Markus Rehm wants to see a closer relationship between the Olympics and Paralympics.
BBC News - Published

'It was like a Olympic or world final' - Asher-Smith shines at Birmingham

Dina Asher-Smith underlines why is she seen as a World Championships medal contender with an impressive display in the 200m at the Birmingham Grand Prix.
BBC News - Published

Allyson Felix: Nike changes policy for pregnant athletes

Six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix says female athletes will "no longer be financially penalised for having a child" after Nike changed its sponsorship contracts.
BBC News - Published

From Viet Cong to Team USA: Hanoi garment factory's Olympic transformation

When Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen started work at the No. 40 Garment Factory, it was still producing boots and uniforms for the Vietnamese army, just as it had done during the Southeast Asian country's long..
Reuters - Published

Simone Biles: 'You had one job to do and you couldn't protect us'

Olympic and World champion Simone Biles has criticised USA Gymnastics for its failure to protect athletes from being abused by Larry Nassar.
BBC News - Published

How a proud mum's Facebook post got her kids into the Olympics

Latroya, Troy and Jayla Pina have never been to Cape Verde, but the siblings have all been picked for its 2020 Olympics swimming team.
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Essex's BMX world champion Freia Challis dreams of Olympic gold

Freia Challis is already unbeatable in her age group and wants to take part in the 2028 games.
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Japan-South Korea slanging match over tiny islands dragged again into Olympic arena

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics on Wednesday as Tokyo criticized Seoul's complaint over a map of Japan on..
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Japan-South Korea tussle over disputed islands spreads to Olympics, again

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics again as Tokyo on Wednesday criticized Seoul's complaint over the labeling..
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Siobhan-Marie O'Connor: Colitis nearly forced Olympic swimmer to quit

Olympic silver medallist Siobhan-Marie O'Connor says she feared she would be forced to quit swimming after being in hospital with her colitis condition.
BBC News - Published

Former world champion & Olympic gold medallist Whitaker dies

Former world champion boxer Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker dies after being hit by a vehicle in the US, police say.
BBC News - Published

Italian Olympic swimming star Magnini saves drowning tourist

Olympic and world swimming star Filippo Magnini comes to the rescue off a Sardinian beach.
BBC News - Published

Alistair Brownlee: Double Olympic champion wins on full-distance Ironman debut in Cork

alistair brownlee: double olympic champion wins on full-distance ironman debut in cork
Britain's double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee wins on his full-distance Ironman debut to seal World Championship spot.
BBC News - Published

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