Monday, September 27, 2021

Tokyo Olympics

Athlete’s disqualification ‘by the book’ but still room for appeal, says expert

But this would take a long time, Nik Erman Nik Roseli warns.

Tokyo winds up Olympics with fireworks and subdued closing ceremony

The closing ceremony in Tokyo was as restrained as the Games, held without spectators due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Pocket Rocketman delivers first silver at Tokyo Olympics

This is Malaysia's second medal after winning bronze in the men's badminton doubles.

IOC expels two Belarus coaches for trying to force sprinter to return home

She was bundled to the airport, where she received a message from her grandmother telling her it was too dangerous for her to come home.

Olympic equestrians complain their mounts spooked by sumo statue

A menacing-looking sumo wrestler standing ready for combat near a jump is not real – but can still scare the horses.

Taiwan stars trolled by Chinese nationalists for supporting island’s Olympic athletes

Falling foul of Chinese nationalists on social media, Taiwanese stars run the risk of losing valuable sponsorship by Chinese brands.

China’s keyboard warrior nationalists savaging their Olympic athletes

The Communist Party has been whipping up nationalism and now anything less than a gold medal is seen as treachery.

Tokyo Olympics organisers investigating athletes for boozing together

Athletes are permitted to drink alcohol only in their rooms and only if they are alone, as a precaution against Covid-19.

Olympic sprinter refuses ‘forced’ flight home after criticising coaches

She said she's afraid to return to Belarus and is now reportedly considering seeking asylum in Europe.

Minister condemns racist jibe against national sprinter who wore hijab at Olympics

Zuraida Kamaruddin says the athlete's attire had nothing to do with her performance.

Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics

Japan's Health Minister Norihisa Tamura says 'a strong message' must be sent.

Olympic organisers defend virus measures as cases rise

At least 193 athletes, media and Olympic employees and contractors have now tested positive for Covid-19.

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