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US confirms 592-member Olympic team

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) on Wednesday formally named a star-studded 592-member team for this month’s Olympic Games in Paris. The US squad, which is comprised of 314 female
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Caster Semenya of Team South Africa
Caster Semenya of Team South Africa (Photo by Patrick Smith / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Semenya faces ‘important day’ at European rights court

Caster Semenya said Wednesday’s hearing at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) into whether the double Olympic champion can be required to lower her testosterone levels to compete was an “important
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LtoR, International Olympic Committee executive board member Denis Oswald, IOC President Thomas Bach, IOC executive board member Ivo Ferriani, IOC director Christophe De Kepper, IOC executive board member Prince Faisal bin al-Hussain, IOC Vice-president Nicole Hoevertsz and IOC executive board member Mikaela Cojuangco-Jaworski attend in Lausanne on June 22, 2023, an extraordinary hybrid IOC Session to vote to withdraw its recognition of the International Boxing Association (IBA) over its failure to address governance, finance and corruption concerns. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Olympic chief criticises Ukraine for ‘sanctioning’ its own athletes

Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Thursday criticised the Ukrainian government for "sanctioning" its own athletes by not allowing them to compete in recent global competitions.
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Japan's Naomi Osaka returns the ball to Czech Republic's Marketa Vondrousova during their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games women's singles third round tennis match at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Osaka, Medvedev named top seeds for Canadian events

World number twos Naomi Osaka and Daniil Medvedev have been named top seeds for next week's WTA and ATP tournaments in Canada, organizers announced on Monday.
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USA's Lydia Jacoby (L) celebrates winning the final of the women's 100m breaststroke swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP)

US teen Lydia Jacoby wins Olympic women’s 100m breaststroke gold

US teenager Lydia Jacoby stunned team-mate and defending champion Lilly King to claim the 100m Olympic breaststroke gold medal in Tokyo on Tuesday.
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Japan's tennis player Naomi Osaka carries the Olympic torch in the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. (Photo by Jeff PACHOUD / AFP)

Osaka makes much-anticipated return, Biles targets Olympic history

Japan's Naomi Osaka, star of the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony, returns from her self-imposed tennis exile on Sunday as US legend Simone Biles sets about equalling the all-time record
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TOPSHOT - People take pictures in front of a countdown clock for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games displaying exactly 10 days 0 hours to go to the opening ceremony, outside Tokyo station in Tokyo on July 13, 2021. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

Four Olympic contractors held in Tokyo over cocaine

Four Olympic contractors have been arrested in Tokyo for alleged drug use, police and Games organisers said Tuesday, as the Japanese capital counts down to the July 23 opening ceremony.
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 18, 2021, security guards keep watch next to the Olympic Rings while people take part in a protest against the hosting of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, in front of the headquarters building of the Japanese Olympic Committee in Tokyo. - The United States warned its citizens on May 24, 2021 not to travel to Olympic host Japan, citing the growing risk of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Asian nation just two months before the Games begin. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)

Citing Covid risk, US warns against travel to Olympic host Japan

The United States warned its citizens Monday not to travel to Olympic host Japan, citing the growing risk of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Asian nation just two months before the Games
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Female wrestler Blessing Oborududu among the crack team named for the 2020 African Wrestling Championship

Sports Festival to aid Nigerian wrestlers for Olympic qualifiers

The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) have announced plans to get the country’s wrestlers ready for the Africa/Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament from April 2 to 4, and the preceding 2021 African Championships
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