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"Maybe they thought I was joking but I wasn't," said Pearson, who was wholly robbed of his confidence after the rough individual race, during which he felt awful. The quartet - with its de facto leader Katie Zaferes, who picked up bronze in the women's individual event earlier this week - were part of a history-making moment at the Games, as it introduced the mixed-gender event for the first time, with Britain picking up the gold. "We all believed in each other and Katie, you could tell she wasn’t just saying that," said Pearson, standing with team mates Taylor Knibb and Kevin McDowell, who finished an impressive sixth in his individual race.
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Haitian police on Friday outlined fresh accusations against a former Supreme Court judge over her links to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise earlier this month, saying she had met with some Colombian mercenaries accused of killing him. The assassination of Moise has plunged the Western hemisphere's poorest nation deeper into chaos, and launched an international manhunt for mercenaries and the murder masterminds across the Americas. Haitian police had earlier this week issued an arrest warrant for Wendelle Coq-Thelot, a former Supreme Court judge who was ousted with two other judges earlier in February when Moise alleged a coup was being planned against him.
Newly crowned Tokyo 2020 Olympics table tennis women singles champion, Chinese paddler Chen Meng, is popular Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming’s cousin.
Blessing Okagbare was provisionally suspended just hours before she was set to run in the 100 meter semifinal.
The good and the ugly side of Olympic athletics were on show on Saturday as Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad sparkled on the track while Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare was thrown out of the Games after failing a doping test.
American Kendra Harrison stayed on course to become the first world record holder to win Olympic gold in the women's 100 metres hurdles in 33 years by safely qualifying through her heats on Saturday. Bulgaria's Yordanka Donkova held the world record when she triumphed at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and the feat has not been repeated since. A few weeks after failing to qualify for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games at the U.S. Olympic trials, Harrison set the world record of 12.20 in London.
"Talking about periods has long been a taboo subject, and we wanted to put an end to this."
USA's Katie Ledecky is making history in the Tokyo Games.
The lakes, located near an industrial park on the outskirts of the Argentine city of Trelew, sprawl across a dusty, desert-like plain and are largely undeveloped. Officials with the municipality of Trelew recently uncovered a truck dumping waste in the watershed, according to posts made by the city on social media.Authorities gave conflicting views to local media, however, on whether the sudden change in colour of the lakes was harmful. Environmentalists were more concerned.Local activist Pablo Lada, a member of Argentina's National Ecological Network (RENACE), told Reuters in an interview that the pink colour could potentially be the result of a dye typically used to give prawns raised nearby their typically rose-colored hue."I think that the pink lagoon uncovered a ...lack of treatment of this waste that has become a big problem," Lada said.Local and regional environmental officials are investigating the cause and potential damage to the lakes but have yet to arrive at any conclusions.
There was a time in America when thousands of fans would don their best suits and shirtwaists, their bowler hats and finest jewelry, and descend on Madison Square Garden in New York to watch the world's best cyclists. In fact, the old arena even lent its name to one of track cycling's signature events, the Madison, a two-person team effort that's returning to the Olympic program for the Tokyo Games. There are 27 cycling tracks spread across the country, but few of them are usable year-round, only three are indoors and just one, near Los Angeles, meets international standards.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — A crowd of about 50 to 60 people have gathered this morning at the Masjid Jamek LRT Station ahead of the #Lawan protest today. A heavy police presence was also seen in the...
Contenders for the men's 800 metres qualified comfortably to the semifinals on Saturday, as they began their mission to become the new Olympic champion amidst the oppressive heat at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium. A new winner is set to emerge in Tokyo for the first time since 2012, after double Olympic gold medallist Kenyan David Rudisha's persistent injuries denied him the chance to defend his title, kicking the race wide open. Botswana's 2012 Olympic silver medallist Nijel Amos, who boasts this year's world leading time of 1:42.91, advanced to Sunday's semifinals by winning his heat with a 1:45.04.
More than 70 wildfires have broken out this week in provinces on Turkey's Aegean and Mediterranean coasts as well as inland areas, President Tayyip Erdogan said, adding that 14 were still burning.Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli said fires raged on in six provinces and officials promised to bring to account anyone found responsible for starting them.Villages and some hotels have been evacuated in tourist areas and television footage has shown people fleeing across fields as fires closed in on their homes.Pakdemirli said fires were still blazing in the Mediterranean resort region of Antalya and the Aegean resort province of Mugla.
Frenchman Vincent Luis said that he had no regrets about a moment of kindness that helped inspire Alex Yee to follow his triathlon dream after the young Briton ran away from him to secure gold for Britain in the mixed relay on Saturday. Luis's French team finished third behind the United States and as the double world champion shared the stage for a post-race press conference he shared the tale. "In 2012 I was asked by a friend if I could give a gift to a young guy starting triathlon and it was Alex," Luis said.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Germany's Michael Jung laid a solid foundation to defend his eventing gold medals from Rio and London, beating world number one Oliver Townend of Britain to an early lead after the dressage phase of the three-test discipline. "Now is definitely not a time to rest, we have to focus, ignore everything else and ride as if we were middling in this competition, we will have to fight properly," said Jung, who was the first eventing rider to hold top titles from the Olympic, World and European competitions at the same time. China's Alex Hua Tian came third individually, with Britain headed for team gold, Germany silver and New Zealand bronze at the Baji Koen Equestrian Park, also the venue for the equestrian events the last time the Olympics took place in Tokyo in 1964.
Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard on Friday laid out a range of reasons for "urgency" around the issue of developing a U.S. central bank digital currency, including the fact that other countries such as China are moving ahead with their own. "The dollar is very dominant in international payments, and if you have the other major jurisdictions in the world with a digital currency, a CBDC (central bank digital currency)offering, and the U.S. doesn't have one, I just, I can't wrap my head around that," Brainard told the Aspen Institute Economic Strategy Group.
Jonny Brownlee's bid to add a gold medal to his bronze and silver came up short in Monday's individual Olympic triathlon but his disappointment was wiped out and then some as he helped Britain to victory in the inaugural mixed relay five days later. Brownlee finished fifth in the individual race, missing his chance to match older brother Alistair, champion in 2012 and 2016, but played a key role in the two-women-two man relay win on Saturday that extended the country's dominance of the sport's medal table. Brownlee, Jess Learmonth and individual silver medallists Georgia Taylor-Brown and Alex Yee led the all-action sprint race virtually from gun to tape, giving the Yorkshireman the perfect send-off as he moves into longer distance racing.
TOKYO (Reuters) -Simone Biles withdrew from the vault and uneven bar apparatus finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday as the U.S. gymnast continued to wrestle with mental health issues. Biles had earlier stunned the Tokyo Games when she dropped out of the team competition following a poor opening vault and then decided not to defend her all-around crown. The 24-year-old, however, might yet make another appearance at the Tokyo Games having not ruled herself out for floor exercise on Monday and beam on Tuesday.
Wastewater channelled directly into the sea allowed to leach into the ground and pollute rivers.
USA's Caeleb Dressel broke the men's 100m butterfly to take home his third gold of the Tokyo Olympic Games.