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Summer Olympic Games: International multi-sport event
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years. The most recent Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) organises the Games and oversees the host city's preparations. In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third place; this tradition began in 1904. The Winter Olympic Games were created out of the success of the Summer Olympics.


Trump considering travel to Tokyo for Summer Olympics

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering a visit to Japan this summer for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, a trip that would take him off the campaign trail as he seeks re-election.
Reuters - Published

Paris Grand Slam: Gemma Howell wins judo bronze medal

Gemma Howell wins bronze at the Paris Grand Slam as she continues to fight for a 2020 Tokyo Olympic spot.
BBC News - Published

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Coronavirus casts shadow on Tokyo Olympics [Video]Coronavirus casts shadow on Tokyo Olympics

The spread of a new coronavirus could throw "cold water over the growing momentum of the 2020 Games," Tokyo Organising Committee CEO Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Ovechkin honors Kobe with number 24 jersey before Caps game [Video]Ovechkin honors Kobe with number 24 jersey before Caps game

Alex Ovechkin wears number 24 jersey before Capitals game to honor late Kobe Bryant

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

X-Games Impacted By Coronavirus [Video]X-Games Impacted By Coronavirus

An X-Games event scheduled for next month in Chongli, China has been postponed. The delay is in direct response to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in that region. The event, the first winter X-Games..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Iran's only female Olympic medallist plans to start for Germany at next Olympics [Video]Iran's only female Olympic medallist plans to start for Germany at next Olympics

Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh says she plans to start for Germany in this year's Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon [Video]Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon

Distance stars Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele will go head to head in April's London Marathon

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:46Published


Tokyo 2020: Olympic organisers 'seriously concerned' by coronavirus spread

Olympic organisers are "seriously concerned" about the spread of coronavirus and the impact it could have on the Tokyo Games.
BBC News - Published

Japan will make utmost efforts to keep virus from affecting Olympic Games: PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics.
Reuters - Published

Olympics: Women's basketball qualifier moved from China to Serbia

A women's Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for this year's Tokyo Games has been moved from China to Serbia as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters - Published

Women's Olympic qualifiers moved from Wuhan after virus outbreak

The Asian Football Confederation moves the women's Olympic football qualifiers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan after the spread of a new coronavirus.
BBC News - Published

In Olympics-heavy policy speech, Japan PM says Games mark new era for nation

Six months before the Tokyo Olympics open, the Games are already inescapable in Japan - including dominating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy speech to parliament on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Amy Tinkler: Olympic bronze medallist retires from gymnastics

Britain's 2016 Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler retires from gymnastics aged 20.
BBC News - Published

Tokyo 2020 organizers hold earthquake drill at Olympics venue

Tokyo 2020 organizers held an earthquake drill on Thursday at Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a newly built venue for next yearโ€™s Olympics, to test their readiness should a disaster strike during the..
Reuters - Published

Tahiti set to host Paris 2024 Olympics surfing - 9,760 miles from French capital

Paris 2024 Olympic organisers reveal plans for the surfing competition to take place in Tahiti - 9,760 miles from the French capital.
BBC News - Published

Russia banned from Olympics but door open to Tokyo Games

Russia may be banned from the next two Olympics but the door is open for Russian participation at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games if athletes can meet the rigid criteria laid out by the World Anti-Doping..
Reuters - Published

Japan firms brace for economic contraction after Olympics, seek more stimulus: Reuters poll

Japanese firms are overwhelmingly expecting the economy to contract after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics following growth in the run-up to the event, prompting a call for fresh fiscal stimulus to support a..
Reuters - Published

Mo Farah to run 10,000m at Tokyo Olympics

Olympic champion Mo Farah announces he will defend his 10,000m title at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
BBC News - Published

Tokyo 2020: Great Britain beat Chile to secure Olympics spot

Great Britain's women's hockey team secure place at Tokyo 2020 after beating Chile in the second leg of their Olympic qualifying play-off.
BBC News - Published

'Russia must expect 2020 Olympics ban', says country's anti-doping chief

Russia must expect to be banned from the 2020 Olympics for inconsistencies in lab data sent to investigators, says the head of Russia's anti-doping agency.
BBC News - Published

The super Nova swimming star and the teenagers with a Tokyo 2020 dream

Meet the super Nova swimmer and her fellow teen stars who are Olympic hopefuls as Tokyo 2020 looms on the horizon.
BBC News - Published

From Olympic reject to Ironman world champion?

Briton Lucy Charles-Barclay was overlooked for the 2012 Olympics, she now has a realistic shot at becoming Ironman world champion.
BBC News - Published

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Hannah Mills & Giles Scott among 12 GB sailors selected

Olympic champions Hannah Mills and Giles Scott are among 12 sailors to be selected to represent Great Britain at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
BBC News - Published

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..
Reuters - Published

Japan's Abe, headed for longest premiership, seeks stability in cabinet rejig

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely pick a former Olympic speed skater to prepare for the 2020 Games and keep allies in key posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday as he readies a tax rise..
Reuters - Published

Caster Semenya signs for South African football team

Two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has signed for a South African women's football team as she begins to prepare for a career outside of athletics.
BBC News - Published

Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith shines to take second in 200m 'Olympic final'

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

Chris Mears: 2016 Olympic diving champion retires to pursue music career

Olympic champion Chris Mears retires from diving in order to pursue his music career.
BBC News - Published

Tories accused of ruining London Olympic legacy as just 1 in 100 sixth-formers from poor backgrounds doing sport in school

Exclusive: Labour blames Tory 'regressive policies' for fact that just 1.1 per cent of students from poorer backgrounds take A Level PE
Independent - Published

Tory MP under fire for saying Manchester lost 2000 Olympic bid because 'no-one in their right mind would spend three weeks' there

Loss to Sydney was also blamed by Downing Street aide on British 'arrogance' and 'old buffers' in charge of sporting bodies
Independent - Published

Rajiv Ouseph: Former European champion to retire but wants more British Asians at Tokyo 2020

Former European badminton champion Rajiv Ouseph wants to see more British Asian athletes at Tokyo 2020 after ruling himself out of a third Olympics.
BBC News - Published

Modern pentathlon: Great Britain's Joe Choong wins World Cup Final gold

Great Britain's Joe Choong wins gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Tokyo, securing a 2020 Olympics qualification spot.
BBC News - Published

Goldie Sayers: 2008 Olympic javelin bronze to be presented to Briton next month

goldie sayers: 2008 olympic javelin bronze to be presented to briton next month
Briton Goldie Sayers will belatedly receive her 2008 Olympic javelin bronze medal in front of a home crowd at next month's Muller Anniversary Games.
BBC News - Published

Caster Semenya: Olympic 800m champion says she won't take take drugs to compete

caster semenya: olympic 800m champion says she won't take take drugs to compete
Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya says she will not take testosterone-reducing drugs in order to compete and will instead target other events.
BBC News - Published

IAAF seeks 'swift reversal' of suspension of testosterone rules

iaaf seeks 'swift reversal' of suspension of testosterone rules
The IAAF says it will seek a "swift reversal" of the decision that allows Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya to temporarily compete without taking medication.
BBC News - Published

Caster Semenya: Olympic 800m champion can compete after Swiss court ruling

Caster Semenya will not need to take any medication to compete after a Swiss court temporarily suspended a new IAAF ruling.
BBC News - Published

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