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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 due to the success of the Summer Olympics.

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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..
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

Videos for Summer Olympic Games

Rudisha escapes unhurt from bus collision in Kenya [Video]Rudisha escapes unhurt from bus collision in Kenya

Kenyan athlete David Rudisha survives unscathed after his car collided with a bus.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

Caribbeans Brathwaite and Peters shine with Pan Am Games gold [Video]Caribbeans Brathwaite and Peters shine with Pan Am Games gold

Barbadian Shane Brathwaite bagged gold in the 110 metre hurdles in 13.31 seconds, while Grenada's Anderson Peters set a new Pan Am Games record in the javelin with a throw of 87.31 metres.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

Raging heatwave raises Tokyo Olympics worries [Video]Raging heatwave raises Tokyo Olympics worries

A construction worker died of a suspected heatstroke while renovating a convention centre that will be used by the Tokyo Olympics next year, as a deadly heatwave that has already claimed dozens of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

IOC's Bach says Tokyo best ever with one year to Games [Video]IOC's Bach says Tokyo best ever with one year to Games

President was speaking at event to mark countdown to 2020 Olympics

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:20Published

Nike shoes fetch record $437,500 at auction [Video]Nike shoes fetch record $437,500 at auction

A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike Inc , sold for $437,500 on Tuesday (July 23), shattering the record for a pair of sneakers at public auction. Sotheby's head of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

 

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

Mo Farah may come out of retirement for Tokyo 2020

mo farah may come out of retirement for tokyo 2020
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah hints that he may come out of retirement from track events and compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
BBC News - Published

Simone Biles: Olympic champion expects Tokyo 2020 to be last Games

simone biles: olympic champion expects tokyo 2020 to be last games
Simone Biles says minor injuries have led to her body "falling apart" and she expects Tokyo 2020 to be her final Olympics.
BBC News - Published

Japan 2020 Olympics chief quits over corruption allegations

japan 2020 olympics chief quits over corruption allegations
Japan's 2020 Olympics chief Tsunekazu Takeda quits over corruption allegations relating to Tokyo's winning bid to host the Games.
BBC News - Published

'Women on course to outnumber men in GB Olympic team for first time'

'women on course to outnumber men in gb olympic team for first time'
Women are on course to outnumber men in the Great Britain team for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games, says chef de mission Mark England.
BBC News - Published

Olympic Games: Paris organisers propose breakdancing to IOC as a new sport for 2024

Paris 2024 organisers will propose breakdancing to the IOC for inclusion, as well as surfing, climbing and skateboarding.
BBC News - Published

Semenya appeal against IAAF testosterone rule begins

semenya appeal against iaaf testosterone rule begins
Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya's appeal against a regulation restricting testosterone levels in female runners is under way.
BBC News - Published

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