Olympics: Tokyo 2020 has shown the pandemic can be beaten: Games' health adviser

TOKYO (REUTERS) – A leading Olympic Games health adviser said on Saturday (Aug 7) that Tokyo 2020 had shown the Covid-19 pandemic could be beaten and would provide data to help countries around the world battle the coronavirus. The Olympics in Tokyo had shown that measures such as social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitising along with testing and tracing worked

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Olympics: Durant-led USA storm back to beat Australia in basketball semis

SAITAMA (AFP) – Kevin Durant scored 23 points and Devin Booker added 20 to power three-time defending champions United States past Australia 97-78 on Thursday (Aug 5) and into an Olympic men’s basketball final against either France or Slovenia. The Americans were 24-18 behind after the first quarter and 45-42 adrift at halfway, but stormed back during a dominant third

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Olympics: Jamaican Parchment shocks Holloway of the US to win 110m hurdles

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Jamaican Hansle Parchment delivered one of the biggest shocks of the Tokyo Olympics athletics competition by beating world champion Grant Holloway in the men’s 110m hurdles final on Thursday (Aug 5). Holloway had not lost a hurdles race since August last year and was the overwhelming favourite, after breaking the world indoor record over 60m hurdles this year

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Olympics: Germany dethrone Britain to win women’s team pursuit

IZU (REUTERS) – Germany dethroned Britain’s women as queens of the Olympic track team pursuit in sensational fashion with an emphatic victory in the final on Tuesday (Aug 3) in yet another world record. The German quartet of Franziska Brausse, Lisa Brennauer, Lisa Klein and Mieke Kroeger almost caught Britain in the 4km final at the Izu Velodrome, finishing in 4min 04.242sec.

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