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TOKYO — Penny Oleksiak's historic medal was a group effort. A medley relay bronze medal by the Canadian women's swim team Sunday made Oleksiak the most decorated Olympian in Canadian history with her seventh career medal. Kylie Masse of LaSalle, Ont., Sydney Pickrem of Clearwater, Fla, and Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ont., set Oleksiak up to swim the anchor freestyle leg into the history books. "I love that," Oleksiak said. "Knowing that I have the best girls in the world to race with, I pretty m
Japan's northern Hokkaido region was supposed to offer cooler climes for next week's Olympic marathons and race walks, but now the area is battling a heatwave.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sat motionless Sunday as members of the Pacific Island community pulled a large white mat over her head, completely covering her. It was part of a emotional ceremony at the Auckland Town Hall during which Ardern formally apologized for a racially charged part of the nation’s history known as the Dawn Raids. It’s when Pasifika people were targeted for deportation in the mid-1970s during aggressive home raids by authorities to find, convict and deport visa overstayers.
The French fighter performed a sit-down protest after the decision.
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ON DECK Kris Bryant is expected to make his debut for the NL West-leading Giants when they host Houston. San Francisco got the four-time All-Star third baseman in a trade with the Cubs for two minor leaguers Friday. He was traveling from Chicago to the Bay Area on Saturday. Bryant is hitting .267 with 18 home runs and 51 RBIs this season. The 29-year-old was the 2016 NL MVP in helping lead the Cubs to the World Series championship. AILING TATIS
They say if you can't stand the heat then get out of the kitchen, but British BMX freestyler Charlotte Worthington was as cool as a cucumber on baking Tokyo morning to claim a dramatic Olympic gold medal on Sunday. Undaunted, Worthington nailed the trick second time round, having kept it a closely-guarded secret all week after managing it in training this week at the Ariake Urban Sport Park. "We set the target of the gold medal and it was either go big or go home," Worthington, who used to slave away 40 hours a week in a Manchester restaurant cooking fajitas, told reporters.
Tottenham are facing D-Day in their pursuit of Atalanta defender Cristian Romero. The two clubs have in recent weeks been negotiating for the 23-year-old, with reports in his homeland of Argentina on Sunday claiming a deal worth up to €55million (£47m) has been agreed. Romero is set to link back up with Atalanta on Monday for pre-season following an extended break after winning Copa America with Argentina, and is understood to be pushing the move.
How climate crisis made my British butterfly hunt a race against time. The naturalist Stephen Moss finally achieved his aim to see all 61 of the UK’s butterfly species. But those that thrive on the margins could vanish as temperatures rise
We failed so badly in Afghanistan. But to throw in the towel now would be an act of betrayal. I lost my comrade Kevin in battle. His sacrifice must not have been in vain
New Delhi [India], August 01 (ANI): Over 49.49 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories (UTs) so far, through all sources, and a further 8,04,220 doses are in the pipeline, informed the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 1 (ANI): Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal will be celebrating Ganesh Utsav in a traditional way adhering to all COVID-19 related guidelines and restrictions.
SAPPORO, Japan — Canadian marathoner Dayna Pidhoresky is permitted to train again after spending a week in quarantine ahead of her race at the Tokyo Olympics. The 34-year-old from Windsor, Ont., had been in isolation at the Canadian team's camp in Gifu, after she was informed upon arrival that a passenger on her flight had tested positive for COVID-19. Despite being vaccinated and producing negative tests upon arrival, Pidhoresky had to quarantine in her room. Athletics Canada provided a station
The men’s 4x100m medley relay team finished second to secure a record-breaking eighth Olympic medal in the pool in Tokyo.
A world champion in the 1,500 and 10,000, will have to run the first round of the 1500 in Monday's day session when temperatures are set to soar close to 40 degrees Celsius.
New Delhi [India], August 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justice Surya Kant will hear pleas seeking a court-monitored probe into the reports of the government allegedly using Israeli software Pegasus to spy on politicians, activists, and journalists, on August 5.
ENOSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) -Australia's Matt Wearn cruised to an easy victory in the men's Laser class at the Enoshima Yachting Harbour on Sunday, making the most of the big lead he built up in the opening races to take the gold. Croatia's Tonci Stipanovic took the silver medal, with Hermann Tomasgaard of Norway picking up the bronze. Wearn hit a sweet spot during the 10 opening series races that decided the 10 boats that would contest the medal race, notching two wins and three second-placed finishes to go into the medal race with an unassailable lead.
Americans Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena got knocked out of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament on Sunday by Cherif Samba and Ahmed Tijan of Qatar. If things had gone a little differently, it could have been Dalhausser and Lucena wearing the Qatari flag instead of the Stars and Stripes. In 2005, when they were self-described knuckleheads working as substitute teachers in South Carolina, the Americans were offered airline tickets to Qatar and a chance to become citizens.
Australia's Logan Martin won the inaugural men's Olympic BMX freestyle event on Sunday, a feat he said was thanks to his ingenious training regimen during the pandemic that involved building a BMX park in his backyard. Martin, 27, finished his first run of the finals with 93.30 points, landing technically complicated tricks like the switch triple tail in what he later called his "safety run". Martin, who lives in Australia's Gold Coast with his family, said he was able to train through the pandemic because his friend, a professional BMX rider and carpenter, helped him build a world-class skate park https://www.instagram.com/loganmartinbmx right behind his home.
The limited-edition Land Rover Defender Trophy Edition will only be sold in the United States and go on sale in August at the price of USD 90,000.
Xander Schauffele had one hand on the gold medal as the final groups made the turn at the Olympic golf on Sunday after the American made a flawless start on a steamy day at Kasumigaseki Country Club. Overnight leader by a stroke, Schauffele was 18-under for the tournament, two shots ahead of Rory Sabbatini of Slovakia as he headed to the 10th, having drained birdies on the first, second, fifth and eight holes. South Africa-born Sabbatini was outright second after making a huge charge to be nine-under in his final round through 14 holes.