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Japan Determined to Host Olympics

Japan Determined to Host Olympics

The new Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga has told the United Nations General Assembly that his country is determined to stage the Olympic Games next year, despite the continued threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.Suga became Prime Minister earlier this month after his predecessor, Shinz Abe was forced to resign on the grounds of ill-heal... Continue reading


Spanish Triathlete Sacrifices Medal

Spanish Triathlete Sacrifices Medal

A Spanish triathlete allowed a competitor who took the wrong turn on a course to finish ahead of him and take his place on the third-place podium, in a gesture that has been praised as an act of supreme sportsmanship.British athlete James Teagle was on the brink of claiming the bronze medal in the 2020 Santander Triathlon race, when, metres from th... Continue reading


Lamine Diack Found Guilty of Corruption

Lamine Diack Found Guilty of Corruption

Lamine Diack, the former head of world athletics, has been found guilty on corruption charges by a court in Paris on Wednesday. The 87-year-old from Senegal has been sentenced to four years in jail, two of them suspended, and been fined 500,000 (457,000) the maximum permitted under the French legal system.Diack was President of the International As... Continue reading


Farah and Hassan Break World Records

Farah and Hassan Break World Records

Britains four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah, and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands both broke the one-hour world record at the Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday night. Sadly, there were no spectators in the stands to watch them do it, as the meet was held behind closed doors.The event, which is seldom run, involves seeing how far an athle... Continue reading


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