Qatar’s Barshim, Italy’s Tamberi share Olympic high jump gold

Rare shared gold came as Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi tied on 2.37-metre clearances in Tokyo. Qatar’s Mutaz Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi have put the nightmare of serious injuries behind them to share a rare Olympic athletics gold in the high jump. Barshim – giving Qatar its first Olympic track and field […]

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Belarus Olympic athlete says taken to airport against her wishes

Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya asks the IOC for help, accusing her national team of trying to remove her from Japan. Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for assistance, alleging she had been removed from the national team and taken to Tokyo airport against her wishes to be returned home over […]

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Italy’s Jacobs wins men’s 100m gold at Tokyo Olympics

BREAKING Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins gold, Fred Kerley of the US takes silver, and Canada’s Andre de Grasse takes bronze. Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy won the men’s 100 metres gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, breaking retired Jamaican star Usain Bolt’s 13-year hold on the event. Jacobs, 26, timed a European record of […]

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Olympic glory for Germany’s tennis ace Alexander Zverev

The 24-year-old beat Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 to become the first German man to win singles Olympic gold. Germany’s tennis ace Alexander Zverev has beaten Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 to win the men’s singles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The 24-year-old was in top form on Sunday as he defeated Khachanov in […]

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Dozen homes burn, five people hospitalised in Greece wildfire

Some 145 firefighters have been mobilised to extinguish fire near Patras, Greece’s third-largest city. About a dozen homes burned and five people were hospitalised with breathing problems as firefighters fought a forest fire near Patras, Greece’s third-largest city, authorities said. Some 145 firefighters, 50 trucks, eight firefighting planes and helicopters have been mobilised to extinguish […]

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French police clash with anti-COVID pass protesters in Paris

Thousands of people have protested in Paris and other French cities against a mandatory coronavirus health pass for entry to a wide array of public venues, introduced by the government as it battles the fourth wave of infections. Some 3,000 security forces deployed around the French capital on Saturday for a third weekend of protests […]

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France clears extradition of Burkina Faso ex-president’s brother

Francois Compaore is wanted in his home country in connection with the 1998 murder of investigative journalist Norbert Zongo. The Burkinabe government has welcomed the decision by France to extradite Francois Compaore, the brother of Burkina Faso’s former longtime president, to his home country where he is wanted in connection with the murder of prominent […]

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Bosnian Serbs reject imposed ban on genocide denial

Republika Srpska parliament passes a law under which those who call their entity ‘genocidal’ risk lengthy jail terms, in tit-for-tat response. Bosnian Serbs have rejected a ban on genocide denial imposed by the outgoing United Nations high representative and passed a law under which those who call their entity “genocidal” risk lengthy jail terms. A […]

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England cricket star Stokes to take break for mental wellbeing

All-rounder Ben Stokes, who is also recovering from a finger injury, will take an ‘indefinite break’ from the game. England all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from all cricket with immediate effect to prioritise his mental wellbeing and continue his recovery from an injury to his left index finger, the country’s cricket board […]

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