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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 normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Games every two years in the four-year period.

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Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid [Video]

Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid

The Japanese Football Association announces that Japan is withdrawing its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

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Weightlifting could lose spot in Olympics says IOC's Bach [Video]

Weightlifting could lose spot in Olympics says IOC's Bach

Bach says weightlifting could lose it's Olympic place

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IOC wants athletes' dialogue as protest calls grow louder [Video]

IOC wants athletes' dialogue as protest calls grow louder

Athletes will discuss and decide on how best to support the core Olympic values "in a dignified way" says Bach

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Games will not be done with splendour, but will be simplified - Tokyo 2020 [Video]

Games will not be done with splendour, but will be simplified - Tokyo 2020

Tokyo officials say the Games will be simplified

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Canoeist trains for Olympics in girlfriend's pool [Video]

Canoeist trains for Olympics in girlfriend's pool

Argentine athlete Sebastian Rossi is training for the 2021 Olympics with an innovative home setup -- inside his girlfriend's swimming pool. Gloria Tso has more.

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Japan to explore 'simplified' Games, says Tokyo governor [Video]

Japan to explore 'simplified' Games, says Tokyo governor

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike saiys it may be necessary to a stage a "simplified" Olympics next year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and that organisers were already discussing possible..

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11-year-old Sky Brown says she is OK after 15-foot fall from skateboard ramp [Video]

11-year-old Sky Brown says she is OK after 15-foot fall from skateboard ramp

Skateboarder Sky Brown, who is hoping to become Britain's youngest Olympian, posts video from hospital after a nasty fall.

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Skateboarder hoping to become Britain's youngest Olympian posts video from hospital after nasty fall. [Video]

Skateboarder hoping to become Britain's youngest Olympian posts video from hospital after nasty fall.

SHOWS: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES. (JUNE 1, 2020) (SKY BROWN-MUST COURTESY SKY BROWN) 1. SKY BROWN MISSES LANDING DURING A JUMP. VIDEO DOES NOT SHOW HER HITTING THE GROUND. LOS ANGELES,

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Team GB archers train as lockdown is eased [Video]

Team GB archers train as lockdown is eased

Team GB archers Patrick Huston and Phoebe Pine train at Bowbrook Archery Club near Shrewsbury after the coronavirus pandemic put their Olympic and Paralympic dreams on hold for a year.

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Greg Rutherford says Olympics 'won't be the same' after Tokyo 2020 postponed by Covid-19 [Video]

Greg Rutherford says Olympics 'won't be the same' after Tokyo 2020 postponed by Covid-19

The British former Olympic and world long jump champion Greg Rutherford says he feels "terrible" for athletes who had hoped to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. The Games were..

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Team GB judokas train together in lockdown [Video]

Team GB judokas train together in lockdown

Team GB judo athletes Nekoda Smythe-Davis and Chelsie Giles continue to train in lockdown together despite the Olympics postponement.

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Olympic chief says Games would be canceled if not held in 2021 [Video]

Olympic chief says Games would be canceled if not held in 2021

The head of the International Olympic Committee has for the first time suggested the Games originally scheduled for this year, may be scrapped completely if it's not safe to have them by next summer...

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Team GB boxing hopeful remains committed to postponed Olympics [Video]

Team GB boxing hopeful remains committed to postponed Olympics

Team GB’s super-heavyweight boxer Frazer Clarke says he plans to remain on the amateur side of the sport so he can compete in the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games. The 28-year-old has adapted to lockdown..

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Jordanian boxers throw punches on their rooftop in preparation for Olympics [Video]

Jordanian boxers throw punches on their rooftop in preparation for Olympics

Jordanian brothers and boxing buddies Hussein and Zeyad Ashish spend their time throwing punches on their rooftop during the COVID-19 lockdown as they prepare for the Tokyo Olympics.

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'We will take all the necessary decisions at the right time' - IOC President Bach [Video]

'We will take all the necessary decisions at the right time' - IOC President Bach

IOC President Thomnas Bach says that they will take "all the necessary decisions at the right time" concerning the staging of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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"We don't know how Olympics money will be spent" - Tokyo 2020 CEO [Video]

"We don't know how Olympics money will be spent" - Tokyo 2020 CEO

Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto says it's not clear how Olympics money will be spent.

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Japan organizers wondering where Olympic postponement money will be spent [Video]

Japan organizers wondering where Olympic postponement money will be spent

The organizers of Tokyo 2020 have admitted to being unaware as to how the $800 million set aside by the International Olympic Committee will be spent. The games have been postponed until next summer,..

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IOC expects costs of up to $800 mln for delayed Tokyo Games [Video]

IOC expects costs of up to $800 mln for delayed Tokyo Games

IOC President Thomas Bach says $150 mln will go towards supporting international federations and National Olympic Committees.

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Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defense [Video]

Farah feels Tokyo delay could help 10,000m title defense

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage. The Briton has switched from the road back to the track and is fully focused on..

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Sport-On this day: Born May 9, 1968: Marie-Jose Perec, French athlete [Video]

Sport-On this day: Born May 9, 1968: Marie-Jose Perec, French athlete

Sport-On this day: Born May 9, 1968: Marie-Jose Perec, French athlete

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