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World champion Dalilah Muhammad, world record-holder Sydney McLaughlin and European indoor champion Femke Bol stayed on course for a gripping Olympic showdown in women's 400 metres hurdles as athletics entered day two of competitions in Tokyo. It was another busy morning of running, jumping and throwing at the oval-shaped Olympic Stadium on a stifling day though a bit of cloud cover brought some respite for the athletes and those present as the session progressed. Before the day's competition started, there was bad news for Nigerian sprinter and 2008 Olympics long jump silver medallist Blessing Okagbare, who bowed out of the Tokyo Games after failing a doping test.
Two days after winning San Marino's first ever Olympic medal by claiming the bronze in women's trap, Alessandra Perilli assured herself of a second one at the Tokyo Games on Saturday, and this time it could even be a gold. Perilli partnered Gian Marco Berti to shoot 148 of the 150 targets and book their place in the gold medal match of the new trap mixed team event at the Asaka Shooting Range. They will take on Spaniards Fatima Galvez and Alberto Fernandez who also shot 148 and finished first via shoot-off.
France secured a comfortable win over Iran in Olympic men's basketball on Saturday to qualify for the quarter-finals and remain undefeated in the preliminary round. Real Madrid's Thomas Heurtel led with 16 points in France's 79-62 victory at the Saitama Super Arena, north of Tokyo. "The focus really was more about us and trying things out," Evan Fournier, who plays for the NBA's Boston Celtics, said about France's decisive win.
American swimmer Katie Ledecky medaled in four of five races during the Tokyo Games. Ledecky made history during these Olympics and went out on a high note with a gold medal in the women’s 800m free. Plus, Ledecky revealed her future in the pool and credits one aspect of her career with her great success.
The top-ranked Russian Olympic Committee team counts individual silver medallist Sofya Velikaya and gold medallist Sofia Pozdniakova among its members. Velikaya has won four Olympic medals in her career - the fourth the silver from the individual event held on Monday. Although Tokyo is her first Olympic Games, Pozdniakova won gold at the same event, carrying on her family's legacy of fencing medals from her father Stanislav Pozdnyakov, president of the Russian Olympic Committee and five-time Olympic fencing medallist.
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Mushrooming outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta variant prompted China and Australia to impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions on Saturday as the WHO urged the world to quickly contain the mutation before it turns into something deadlier and draws out the pandemic.
Nethra Kumanan is hoping her performance as the first woman to represent India in sailing at the Olympics will inspire others to follow in her wake, despite a tough debut at the Tokyo Games. The 23-year-old finished 35th of the 44 competitors in the Laser Radial class, well outside the top 10 finish required to take part in Sunday's medal race, but she told Reuters that she was pleased with her overall performance, despite some nerves. She took a brief hiatus form the sport after missing out on qualification for the Rio Games, but returned with Tokyo in her sights.
The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said. The department said 80% of Microsoft email accounts used by employees in the four U.S. attorney offices in New York were breached. All told, the Justice Department said 27 U.S. Attorney offices had at least one employee's email account compromised during the hacking campaign.
Spain and New Zealand reached the quarter-finals of the women's hockey tournament at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, while China were knocked out of the Games as they failed to survive the group stages. The Spanish side cruised past home team Japan with a 4-1 victory after recovering following a 6th minute goal by Japanese striker Kanon Mori. Maria Lopez Garcia, the captain of the Red Sticks, said the team were extra motivated in the match after coach Adrian Lock returned to the pitch following a COVID-19 quarantine.
Senators are returning to the Capitol for a rare Saturday session as they try to make further progress on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan. A bipartisan group of senators helped it clear one more hurdle Friday and braced to see if support can hold during the next few days of debate and efforts to amend it. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the chamber should be able to process the legislation quickly given the bipartisan support.
Caeleb Dressel set a new 100m butterfly world record to grab his third gold medal in Tokyo Saturday, as Katie Ledecky reinforced her dominance of distance swimming with a third Olympic 800m freestyle title.
Britain's all-conquering cycling team have been "caught", says one of Denmark's world record breakers Rasmus Pedersen, as Tokyo 2020's track events get set to start on Monday.
Simone Biles pulled out of two more events at the Olympics on Saturday, raising major doubts over whether she will compete again in Tokyo as Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare was thrown out after failing a doping test.
Joe Biden wagered his campaign and now his presidency on the premise that government itself could still work, even at a time of fractious political division. When the Senate voted this week, with bipartisan support, to begin work on an infrastructure bill that Biden supported, he seemed to have proof of the concept. “Democrats have to put wins on the board going into 2022, and COVID clouds on the horizon make getting infrastructure and reconciliation done all that much more important,” said Robert Gibbs, former press secretary to President Barack Obama.
TOKYO (Reuters) -The post-Usain Bolt era in the men's Olympic 100 metres began on Saturday in Tokyo with Dorian Keletela, who is competing as part of the Olympic Refugee team, advancing to the next round with a personal best 10.33 seconds. On Saturday, amid stifling temperatures that hovered above 30 degrees Celsius, sprinters took the track as they began their attempts to succeed world-record holder Bolt. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, he moved to Portugal in 2016 following the death of his parents due to conflict in his homeland and ran a personal best 10.33 to advance to the next round later on Saturday.
A nationwide eviction moratorium expired Saturday after President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress worked furiously but ultimately failed to align on a long-shot strategy to prevent millions of Americans from being forced from their homes during a COVID-19 surge. More than 3.6 million Americans are at risk of eviction, some in a matter of days, as nearly $47 billion in federal housing aid to the states during the pandemic has been slow to make it into the hands of renters and landlords owed payments. Hours before the ban was set to expire, Biden called on local governments to “take all possible steps” to immediately disburse the funds.