Olympic Games

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‘We are Hong Kong’: can the Olympics sidestep the politicisation of sport in China?
Identity in focus ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics after Hong Kong’s most successful summer Games inflamed old tensions

Naaman Zhou

26, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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‘We were crazy kids just jumping on everything’: gymnast twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova
They were only 16 when they won medals at the Tokyo Olympics. So how are the high-flying sisters balancing stardom and schoolwork?

Rebecca Liu

23, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Where to now for Australian track cycling after Olympic flop? | Kieran Pender
A post-mortem is under way into how one of the best-funded disciplines returned just one bronze medal at the Tokyo Games

Kieran Pender

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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BBC’s director of sport calls for new rules on TV’s ‘crown jewels’
Barbara Slater wants more rights to streaming and women’s events after the BBC missed out on a lot of Olympics coverage from Tokyo

Paul MacInnes

19, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The third man on the podium in 1968 Olympic protest | Letter
Letter: Mike Pender commemorates Peter Norman, who voiced his support for Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Games


18, Oct, 2021 @5:02 PM

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‘People shunned me like hot lava’: the runner who raised his fist and risked his life
At the 1968 Olympics, Tommie Smith, winner of the men’s 200 metres, stood on the podium and lifted his hand to protest racism. That moment would end his running career – and shake the world

Steve Rose

14, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Michael Johnson: ‘You’re going to see athletes protesting the centres of power’
Michael Johnson, the former American Olympic sprint champion and broadcaster, is launching a documentary-style podcast series focusing on athletes who have made a stand against social injustice

Tumaini Carayol

13, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Elite sport success hasn’t inspired UK to be more active, government told
Success in elite sport has not inspired ordinary Britons to become more active, the government will be told on Wednesday

Sean Ingle

12, Oct, 2021 @4:16 PM

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Doubts on legacy and cost concerns hang over Tokyo Olympic Games | Justin McCurry
The full financial impact is yet to be determined but there is loose consensus in Japan over the ‘coercive’ approach of IOC

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How to cycle faster, swim better and conquer pre-race nerves – with advice from Team GB
From Chris Hoy to Ellen White, British Olympians tell you how to up your sporting game

Kate Carter

08, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Chusovitina and Clijsters keep proving age is no barrier to sporting passion | Tumaini Carayol
Gymnast Oksana Chusovitina, 46, eyes an Asian Games medal while Kim Clijsters fights to keep her tennis comeback on track

Tumaini Carayol

04, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Michael Conlan calls for corrupt boxing officials to face criminal charges
The Irish boxer Michael Conlan has called for any official implicated in fixing bouts at Rio 2016 to be charged with sporting fraud

Exclusive by Sean Ingle

01, Oct, 2021 @12:04 PM

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