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Italians were elated and not a little stunned on Sunday as compatriots Lamont Marcell Jacobs and Gianmarco Tamberi claimed upset victories in sprint and high jump events at the Olympics. Jacobs won the men's 100 metres final to become the first Italian to take the most coveted title in athletics, while Tamberi shared the men's high jump gold. Until the Tokyo Olympics few Italians had even heard of Jacobs, who has made impressive progress over recent years and broke the European record twice on Sunday en route to victory.
When Britain's male 4km team pursuit squad broke the world record twice in one day to claim gold in Rio five years ago, it seemed the bar had been raised towards its limit. The quartet of Ed Clancy, Owain Doull, Steven Burke and Bradley Wiggins clocked 3:50.265 to narrowly beat Australia and give Britain a third successive Olympic gold. Their winning time was only 1.4 seconds faster than their previous world record set at London 2012, which makes what has happened since all the more remarkable.
Atsushi Oyanagi, 18, and a few other volunteers inside the Olympic baseball and softball stadium need sharp eyes, quick fingers and resilient ears for a job unlike any known outside of Japan. "I prefer they wouldn't put it in front of my head," quipped World Baseball Softball Confederation President Riccardo Fraccari after walking past the wrong spot at the wrong time on Sunday. It is just that at the spectator-less Olympics, the only ones to protect are Fraccari and no more than three dozen others, including journalists and fellow volunteers.
Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the Greek brothers who helped the Milawaukee Bucks to their first NBA championship in 50 years last month, promised to take their trophy back to Sepolia, the run-down Athens neighbourhood where they grew up. Born in Greece to Nigerian immigrant parents, the Antetokounmpo brothers had to sell trinkets on the street to get by. "I am very, very happy that one of the biggest trophies in the world is in Greece right now," Giannis told a news conference during a visit to Athens with his brother alongside him.
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Anger and frustration mounted in Congress over the weekend as a nationwide eviction moratorium expired during a surge in the COVID-19 pandemic. One Democratic lawmaker even camped outside the Capitol in protest as millions of Americans faced being forced from their homes. Lawmakers said they were blindsided by President Joe Biden’s inaction as the midnight Saturday deadline neared, some furious that he called on Congress to provide a last-minute solution to protect renters.
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Throughout the history of the Olympics, the international competition has unfolded on the mats of the gymnastics event—and fans have loved every moment. From record-breaking Olympians like Simone Biles to fan-favorite gymnasts like Nastia Liukin, each Summer Olympics brings a new set of superstars to the forefront with an impressive amount of talent to match the hype. Many are still involved in gymnastics, whether they are coaching, opening their own gyms, commentating, or using their voices to spark change in a sport with a complex and often troubling history.
One glance at Elizabeth Hurley's Instagram and you might guess she's 28. Elizabeth has been a beauty and fitness icon for decades. Whether she's lounging in a bikini or taking amazing look-alike photos with her teen son, Damian, Elizabeth keeps proving that age really is just a number.
Grand Theft Auto Online is an old game, being released all the way back on Xbox 360 and PS3 in the year 2013. Since then, many people (myself included) have continued to play GTA Online and after nearly a decade of hanging out in the same virtual world, I and others have mostly memorized the map. That’s not super useful outside of GTA Online, until now! Thanks to GTA Geo Guesser I can use my worthless knowledge of GTA V’s map in a different game. The future isn’t all bad.
Italy reported five coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, down from 16 the day before, the health ministry said, and the daily tally of new infections fell to 5,321 from 6,513. Italy has registered 128,068 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain and the eighth-highest in the world. Some 167,761 tests for COVID-19 were carried out in the past day, up from a previous 264,860, the health ministry said.
Withdrawn from the Olympics but refusing to leave. Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya – seen here with Japanese police at a Tokyo airport said she was taken to the airport against her wishes on Sunday (August 1) to board a flight back home after she complained on Instagram about national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics. She said she had sought the protection of Japanese police at Tokyo's Haneda airportso she wouldn’t have to board the flightand told Reuters she did not plan to return to her home country.The Belarusian Olympic Committee said in a statement that coaches had decided to withdraw Tsimanouskaya from the Games on doctors' advice about her "emotional, psychological state". The 24-year-old was due to compete in the women's 200 metres on Monday.She said coaching staff had come to her room on Sunday and told her to packand was taken to the airport before she could run in the 200 metres and 4x400 metres relay on Thursday.She posted this video asking the International Olympic Committee to get involved in her case. The IOC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.A source at the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation - which supports athletes jailed or sidelined for their political views - said Tsimanouskaya planned to request asylum in Germany or Austria on Monday (August 2).
Lance Woollard, 65, from Richmond Avenue, March, Cambridgeshire stabbed his daughter's ex-partner Lance Woollard 20 times at his home in Wimblington, Cambrideshire.
Philipp Yuryev’s “The Whaler Boy,” which took home the Venice Days award at last year’s Venice Film Festival, won the top prize at the Transilvania Film Festival on Saturday. The jury praised the Russian director’s feature debut, an offbeat story of a teenage whale hunter on the Bering Strait who sets out to meet a […]
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says she refuses to return home. Athletes have joined growing protests against Belarus since last summer.
Kenya's Ferguson Rotich cruised into the 800 metres final with the fastest run of the semi-final on Sunday, setting himself up as a strong contender to succeed compatriot David Rudisha as the new king of the event. Rotich, the 2019 world bronze medallist, clocked 1:44.04 and was so confident as he approached the end of his race that he looked behind to encourage those trailing him to keep up as he crossed the line. Another Kenyan, Emmanuel Korir, who came to Japan boasting this year's second-fastest run, also went through.
Defending Olympic champions Denmark finished as Group B winners despite crashing to a shock 33-30 loss to Sweden in the men's handball competition at the Yoyogi National Stadium on Sunday and will face Norway in the quarter-finals. In a rematch of their world championship final this year which the Danes won for their second straight title, it was Sweden who dictated terms as Jonathan Carlsbogard and Lukas Sandell scored six goals each to earn a measure of revenge.
“Jungle Cruise” completed its first voyage with $34.2 million in theatrical ticket sales and another $30 million on Disney Plus, leading the competition in North America. The Disney film, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, debuted slightly ahead of expectations despite concerns the Delta variant would keep family crowds at home. At the international box […]
As with “Black Widow,” Disney has released opening weekend information on both the box office and paid streaming performance of “Jungle Cruise,” reporting a theatrical opening weekend total of $34.2 million from 4,310 locations along with over $30 million in global grosses from the film’s premium release on Disney+. The adventure film starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt also opened in 27 markets this weekend, grossing $27.6 million to bring its global box office opening to $61.8 million. Whe