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Basketball Diplomacy: US, Iran Meet on Court at Tokyo Games

Basketball Diplomacy: US, Iran Meet on Court at Tokyo Games

The Americans applauded the Iranian national anthem. The Iranians applauded the US anthem.

Quarantined Dutch Athletes Demand Fresh Air

Quarantined Dutch Athletes Demand Fresh Air

Dutch Olympic athletes in hotel quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 said they went on "strike" over a lack of fresh air in their rooms, winning 15 minutes a day at an open window. All six isolated team members from the Netherlands took part in the protest in the hotel lobby, said taekw

Britain Win Gold in Swimming Relay, Just Miss World Record

A British team spearheaded by Tom Dean and Duncan Scott stormed to victory in the men's Olympic 4x200m relay on Wednesday, narrowly missing the world record. Led off by recently-crowned 200m champion Dean and brought home by Scott, they touched in 6min 58.58sec, just outside the 6:58.55 global ma

Saudi Arabia, Egypt Lose in Olympic Football

Saudi Arabia, Egypt Lose in Olympic Football

Germany twice threw away the lead and had a player sent off before Felix Uduokhai gave the team a 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia in men’s Olympic football on Sunday. Uduokhai headed in Max Kruse’s corner in the 75th minute. Nadiem Amiri gave Germany the lead but Sami Al-Najei equalized after go

Phelps Hails Tunisia’s ‘Unbelievable’ Hafnaoui

Phelps Hails Tunisia’s ‘Unbelievable’ Hafnaoui

Michael Phelps hailed Ahmed Hafnaoui for his “unbelievable swim” on Sunday, saying the 18-year-old Tunisian’s shock victory in the men’s 400m freestyle was a great example of how swimming at the Tokyo Games is likely to have a series of wide open races. Hafnaoui was the slowest qualifier but, fro

Iranian Refugee Beats 2-Time Olympic Taekwondo Gold Medalist

Iranian Refugee Beats 2-Time Olympic Taekwondo Gold Medalist

Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh shocked two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones at the Tokyo Games, beating the British champion 16-12 in the round of 16. Alizadeh, a bronze medalist in Rio de Janeiro, won twice for the Refugee Olympic Team on Sunday to advance to the Tokyo quarterfinals in the

Basketball 3x3 - Macron and Jill Biden Look on as France Lose to US

Basketball 3x3 - Macron and Jill Biden Look on as France Lose to US

French President Emmanuel Macron and US first lady Jill Biden watched their countrywomen tangle on the 3x3 basketball court at the sport’s Olympic debut in Tokyo on Saturday, with the Americans pulling out an upset victory. Macron and Biden are among the few dignitaries attending the delayed Game

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