Su Bingtian attributes his Tokyo Olympics success to scientific training

Chinese sprinter Su Bingtian called himself one of the biggest beneficiaries of sport exchange between China and the Western world in an interview with China News Service (CNS). Su Bingtian 31-year-old Su made history in the Tokyo Olympics by setting the new Asian record for men's 100m at 9.83 seconds in the semifinal and finishing … Continue reading Su Bingtian attributes his Tokyo Olympics success to scientific training

Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian sprinter Okagbare fails drug test

Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare was provisionally suspended for doping Saturday, hours before the former world championships silver medalist was due to run in the semifinals of the women’s 100 meters at the Olympics. Blessing Okagbare Okagbare tested positive for human growth hormone in an out-of-competition test on July 19, four days before the Olympics opened, the Athletics … Continue reading Tokyo Olympics: Nigerian sprinter Okagbare fails drug test

Simone Biles stirs debate on global mental health issues

First it was Naomi Osaka, now weeks later a tearful Simone Biles. Two of the biggest names in sport have publicly revealed that they are struggling with their mental health—and they could be the catalyst for wider change. Simone Biles The superstar American gymnast Biles on Tuesday stunned the Tokyo Olympics when she pulled out of the women’s team final, … Continue reading Simone Biles stirs debate on global mental health issues

Tokyo Olympics: Media coverage of games will be closely monitored

Media covering the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be closely monitored to ensure they do not leave pre-registered areas such as hotels and sports venues, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday. Dimitri Isler of Switzerland trains for the men's aerials during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea. REUTERS/Mike Blake She spoke of … Continue reading Tokyo Olympics: Media coverage of games will be closely monitored

USA baseball team ready for Tokyo Olympics

Team USA clinched a berth in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-2 win Saturday night against Venezuela in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The team, a mix of major league free agents and notable prospects managed by Mike Scioscia, finished 4-0 to win the Americas qualifying tournament. The U.S. will compete against host Japan, Israel, Mexico … Continue reading USA baseball team ready for Tokyo Olympics

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Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus crisis. On Tuesday, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed the postponement of this summer’s games following a meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach. Last Sunday, the IOC acknowledged for the first time the possibility of suspending the games and was given … Continue reading Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

Famous Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee diagnosed with Leukaemia

Japan's swim queen Rikako Ikee, a poster girl for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukaemia, the 18-year-old tweeted on Tuesday. In a shock announcement, Ikee said: "After feeling unwell I returned in haste from Australia and following tests I was diagnosed with leukaemia. I still can't believe it myself and I'm in a state of … Continue reading Famous Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee diagnosed with Leukaemia