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Olympic Games: Major international sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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Iran's only female Olympic medalist moving to Germany: coach

Iran's only female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh, who has said she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used as a propaganda tool, is moving to Germany, her Dutch coach said.
Reuters - Published

Five ways the British landscape changed in 10 years

How the Olympics, Harry Potter, housing and solar panels changed the British landscape.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Olympic Games


Iran’s Sole Female Olympic Medalist Defects Over ‘Hypocrisy’ and ‘Lies’ [Video]Iran’s Sole Female Olympic Medalist Defects Over ‘Hypocrisy’ and ‘Lies’

Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, recently announced her decision to permanently leave the country.

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Iran's only female Olympic medallist defects [Video]Iran's only female Olympic medallist defects

Kimia Alizadeh, a bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, wrote on social media that she had left Iran after growing tired of being used as a propaganda tool. David Doyle reports.

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Bach says e-sports should be considered for future Olympics [Video]Bach says e-sports should be considered for future Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach says e-sports should be considered for future Olympics, FIFA's Infantino voted into IOC

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Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach [Video]Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach

Politicians and athletes should keep politics out of this year's Tokyo Olympic Games to protect the event's neutrality and its status as a peaceful meeting place, International Olympic Committee..

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Usain Bolt sends good luck message to Lausanne youth athletes [Video]Usain Bolt sends good luck message to Lausanne youth athletes

Eight-time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt sent a message of good luck to athletes assembling in Lausanne for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The Jamaican sprinter was an ambassador..

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Qatar makes its debut in Winter Youth Olympic Games [Video]Qatar makes its debut in Winter Youth Olympic Games

The reinvention of the Olympics gives a Winter Games debut to athletes from the Middle East.

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Olympic flame crosses Swiss-French border [Video]Olympic flame crosses Swiss-French border

VIDEO SHOWS: VARIOUS OF OLYMPIC FLAME CROSSING FROM FRANCE INTO SWITZERLAND SHOWS: BOIS-D'AMONT, FRANCE (RECENT) (THE IOC - ACCESS ALL) 1. CHILDREN HOLDING A FLAG ADVERTISING LAUSANNE 2020 YOUTH

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Japan Airlines Is Giving Away 50,000 Free Roundtrip Airline Tickets [Video]Japan Airlines Is Giving Away 50,000 Free Roundtrip Airline Tickets

Japan Airlines is giving away 50,000 free round-trip airline tickets to international travelers next summer. The only catch is that all the flights are domestic flights- so you have to get to Japan..

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Breaking into the Olympics [Video]Breaking into the Olympics

The drive to give Olympics more youth appeal is set to see breakdancing added to the Games.

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Brazil's Ferreira wins first WSL title with victory over countryman Medina in final, both qualify for Olympics [Video]Brazil's Ferreira wins first WSL title with victory over countryman Medina in final, both qualify for Olympics

Brazil's Italo Ferreira wins first World Surf League title with victory over countryman Gabriel Medina in final round, both qualify for new 2020 Olympic surfing event

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Soccer Great Hope Solo Is Pregnant With Twins [Video]Soccer Great Hope Solo Is Pregnant With Twins

Olympic gold medalist and soccer star Hope Solo is pregnant with twins. The news comes months after Solo revealed that she previously had a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. The former U.S. soccer..

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Five key points from Russian president Vladimir Putin's four-hour news conference [Video]Five key points from Russian president Vladimir Putin's four-hour news conference

Putin said Russia’s Olympic doping ban was unjustified and warned that global warming could be “a disaster” for northern territories.View on euronews

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Russia to appeal four-year doping sanctions within 10-15 days [Video]Russia to appeal four-year doping sanctions within 10-15 days

Head of Rusada's Supervisory Board confirms that they will challenge WADA decision at CAS

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Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium [Video]Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Famed middle distance runner Peter Snell dies at age 81 [Video]Famed middle distance runner Peter Snell dies at age 81

New Zealand Olympic gold medalist runner Peter Snell dies at age of 81

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Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal [Video]Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

World Anti-Doping Agency says Moscow tampered with lab data by planting fake evidence, deleting files linked to tests.

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Putin calls sports ban a political decision [Video]Putin calls sports ban a political decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

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Putin calls sports ban a 'political decision' [Video]Putin calls sports ban a 'political decision'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

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Putin says sports ban a political decision [Video]Putin says sports ban a political decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

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U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate [Video]U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate

Travis Tygart says "Russia's behavior hasn't changed" and that new ruling still allows the country to send a full delegation to the Tokyo games

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World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia [Video]World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia

The Russian flag and national anthem have been banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years. Russia’s hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also..

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Russia faces 4-year ban from Olympics [Video]Russia faces 4-year ban from Olympics

World Anti-Doping Agency has banned the team from competing after multiple doping scandals.

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Russia faces Olympic ban from World Anti-Doping Agency [Video]Russia faces Olympic ban from World Anti-Doping Agency

Russian athletes continue to be banned from international track and field competitions, as world athletics body says Russia has not done enough to tackle doping.

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"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach [Video]"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach

The head of the International Olympic Committee says it would have to abide by any sanctions imposed on Russia by WADA.

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The playground game re-energising gym classes

Skipping could soon be an Olympic sport and, in the meantime, it's a great workout for all fitness levels.
The Age - Published

Squash seeks recognition in famed NYC rail station

The location is meant to show new audiences this non-Olympic sport.
BBC News - Published

Olympic rower Helen Glover gives birth to twins

The gold medallist said she and husband Steve Backshall are now parents to three children under two.
BBC News - Published

Iran's only female Olympic medallist says she has quit country

iran's only female olympic medallist says she has quit country
Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadaeh described herself as ‘one of millions of oppressed women in Iran’ Iran’s only female Olympic medallist has said she intends to leave the Islamic republic, in a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Kimia Alizadeh: Iran's only female Olympic medallist defects

Kimia Alizadeh, a taekwondo bronze medallist, says authorities used her success as a propaganda tool.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Tokyo 2020: Alistair Brownlee targets Olympic triathlon comeback

Alistair Brownlee, against all odds and expectations, is targeting a comeback for one final heist in the triathlon at Tokyo 2020.
BBC News - Published

Olympic runner Molly Huddle: It's time to criminalize doping conspiracies in athletics

The Olympic Games is vulnerable to state-sponsored doping, stealing medals from clean athletes and forcing athletes to wait years for glory.
USATODAY.com - Published

Olympic runner prematurely celebrates near finish line, blows race and chance at record

Runner Jacob Kiplimo celebrated too early and was beaten to the finish line by inches as Kibiwott Kandie won the San Silvestre de Sao Paulo Road Race.
USATODAY.com - Published

2020: A year in which our vision will be tested

Many Australians will already have begun dreaming of winter, if only for its temperatures. But this year it will also see the return of the Olympic Games, closer to home than they have been since we..
The Age - Published

Olympic runner finishes second, misses out on race record after prematurely celebrating at finish line

olympic runner finishes second, misses out on race record after prematurely celebrating at finish line
Ugandan runner Jacob Kiplimo was closing in on winning the 95th San Silvestre de Sao Paulo Road Race in Brazil on Tuesday and setting a new record in the process. But as he approached the finish line,..
WorldNews - Published

John Major missed Britain's only gold Olympic win in 1996 to watch cricket at Lords

Former prime minister pulled out of planned trip despite months of organisation
Independent - Published

New Year Honours 2020: Olympian Kelly Sotherton made MBE

Kelly Sotherton won three Olympic medals and is also recognised for promoting women's sport.
BBC News - Published

Japan Airlines giving away 50,000 round-trip tickets ahead of Olympics — but there's a catch

Japan Airlines may just have made your Olympics journey cheaper: The airline is giving away 50,000 round-trip tickets. But there are caveats.
USATODAY.com - Published

Juha Mieto: Finland’s skiing legend

Now 70 years old, Juha Mieto shows no signs of slowing down after winning five Olympic medals in his career.
BBC News - Published

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce plans Tokyo Olympics 100m & 200m sprint double

Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will also run in the 200m when she defends her Olympic 100m title in Tokyo next year.
BBC News - Published

Modern Olympics manifesto sold at auction for record $8m

modern olympics manifesto sold at auction for record $8m
Pierre de Coubertin’s founding principles, written in 1892, breaks the record for sports memorabilia The original Olympic manifesto outlining the foundation of the modern Games shattered the world..
WorldNews - Published

Brignone rallies to beat Holtmann in GS, Shiffrin 17th

brignone rallies to beat holtmann in gs, shiffrin 17th
Federica Brignone won her first women’s World Cup giant slalom in more than a year on Tuesday, while Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin struggled to find pace and finished 17th. Brignone ......
WorldNews - Published

Adam Gemili: I need to be bringing home medals, says British sprinter

British sprinter Adam Gemili says he is no longer the footballer who "just rocked up to the Olympics" and must compete for medals.
BBC News - Published

The Backstory: Stories of sexual abuse would remain hidden without journalists

Olympic sports have a troubling pattern when it comes to young athletes alleging abuse and adults denying it. Our journalists surface these stories.
USATODAY.com - Published

Olympic figure skater, coaches being investigated for sexual abuse allegations

An underage figure skater has accused a French Olympian of sending her inappropriate photos, and alleges three coaches pressured her into being quiet.
USATODAY.com - Published

Russian athletics champion blasts own sports authorities over Olympic ban

Russian high jump world champion Maria Lasitskene on Tuesday accused her country's own sports authorities of failing to protect athletes from the deepening doping crisis, in a rare public broadside at..
Reuters - Published

'Tarnished': Perkins' sympathy for new Russian teammates after WADA ban

As the world awoke to the news that Russia had been banished from international sport, Olympic track cyclist Shane Perkins was trying to figure out what it meant for his unlikely road to Tokyo.
The Age - Published

Putin says Moscow could appeal Russia sports ban

putin says moscow could appeal russia sports ban
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow had grounds to appeal a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events, a move he said violated the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Russia calls Olympics ban over doping 'politically motivated'

The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar over manipulated doping data,..
France 24 - Published

Russia banned from next Olympics and World Cup soccer

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Impact of Russia ban on Olympics medal hopefuls

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.
Reuters - Published

Russia banned from Olympics, soccer World Cup for doctoring dope tests

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.
Reuters - Published

World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from Olympics

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the agency ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory..
France 24 - Published

Russia banned from Olympic Games for altering doping data

Russia was banned from the Olympics and other major world championships on Monday after sporting officials decided to punish it for tampering with doping-related laboratory data in another blow to..
Reuters - Published

Russia banned four years by WADA from international sports in latest punishment for doping violations

The Russian flag and anthem will again be absent from the Olympic Games next summer after a ruling handed down by World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday.
USATODAY.com - Published

A Sydney circled by fire could never have hosted the Olympics

The dreadful future forecast for us is already here, years before scientists had expected. Prime Minister, do something.
The Age - Published

Russian doping scandal: Athletes call for blanket Olympic ban

Members of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Athletes Committee demand a blanket ban on Russian athletes competing at the Olympics.
BBC News - Published

South Korea team to bring radiation detectors to Tokyo Olympics over ‘contamination fears’

south korea team to bring radiation detectors to tokyo olympics over ‘contamination fears’
South Korea‘s Olympic committee plans to buy radiation detectors and ship homegrown ingredients to Japan for its athletes at the Tokyo Games because of worries local food may be contaminated by the..
WorldNews - Published

'Anti-terrorism drills' with dogs conducted ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

Japanese officials undertook 'anti-terrorism' drills involving dogs trained to detect suspicious items, including explosives, at Tokyo Station on Wednesday as they ramp up security preparations for..
Reuters - Published

'I was told black people sink' - Gunning chases Olympic dream

Swimmer Michael Gunning is targeting the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after overcoming prejudice to succeed in the pool.
BBC News - Published

Adam Gemili restored to top level funding by British Athletics

Sprinter Adam Gemili is restored to the top level Olympic podium funding programme by British Athletics.
BBC News - Published

Wada must ban all Russian athletes from Olympics, says US Anti-Doping chief

US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart says the World Anti-Doping Agency "must get tougher" and ban all Russian athletes from competing at the Olympics.
BBC News - Published

WADA committee recommends four-year Russia Olympic ban

Russia should be hit with a four-year Olympic ban and barred from all world championships for the manipulation of data retrieved from a tainted Moscow laboratory, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)..
Reuters - Published

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