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The United States got back on track in their quest for a fourth consecutive gold medal on Wednesday after a 54 point blow-out win against Iran buoyed by a barrage of three pointers as they put behind their disappointing loss on Sunday against France. U.S guard Damian Lillard was sizzling hot to begin the game as he hit six threes in the first half, helping the Americans shoot 63% from beyond the arc as they built a commanding 60-30 lead. Lillard, who plays for the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, finished with a game high 21 points.
Turkish authorities detained a boat carrying more than 200 Afghan migrants in the Aegean sea heading for Europe, Turkey's coastguard and the International Organisation for Migration said on Wednesday. The migrants were believed to be en route to Italy, the coastguard official said. The majority of the 231 migrants on the boat were from Afghanistan while a few others were from Syria, Iran, Eritrea and Pakistan, the official added.
IPOH, July 28 — Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad today explained that state government-linked companies bought Covid-19 vaccines under the Silver Vax Programme to accelerate vaccination in...
Champion gymnast Simone Biles will not defend her all-around gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, USA Gymnastics has confirmed. “Simone will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether or not to participate in next week’s individual event finals,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement. “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in […]
Taiwan authorities are investigating a former deputy defence minister and several other serving and retired military officers over contacts with what authorities believe to be a Chinese spy, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The investigation is the most high-level case of suspected spying across the sensitive Taiwan strait in recent years and comes as Beijing has been stepping up pressure on the self-governing island that Beijing claims as its territory. Former deputy defence minister General Chang Che-Ping, who is head of National Defense University, was the most senior of several serving and retired officers being investigated for contacts with a representative of China's Central Military Commission, the Taiwan-based online Mirror Media reported.
Indonesia's Rahmat Erwin Abdullah matched the Olympic record by lifting 190kg in clean&jerk at Tokyo 2020, in a surprise early session where athletes with lower weight entries compete. Abdullah, who was only selected to represent Asia along with China, Japan, and South Korea in the Tokyo Olympics last month, told Reuters that the lift was "easy." Speaking at the Tokyo International Forum, the men's 73kg lifter, who snatched 152, registering a total 342, said he was excited to see if it would be enough to secure a medal when the next session pans out.
The U.S. hadn't lost a major international match since 2015.
Simone Biles will not defend her title in the women's all-around competition at the Tokyo Games.
High-fives abounded for hosts Japan after they staged a thrilling final-inning comeback to defeat the Dominican Republic 4-3 on Wednesday to begin the baseball competition at Tokyo 2020. Dominican closer Jairo Asencio allowed four singles and a sacrifice bunt in the ninth inning, allowing Japan two runs to tie the game. Hayato Sakamoto then struck a game-winning drive well over the center fielder on a pitch from Jhan Marinez.
An administrative assistant of a charity tasked to fund bank transfers siphoned nearly $1.5 million over two months and later lost most of the stolen funds to a love scam.
Like the winds at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour, the sailing competitions at the Tokyo Games were a little slow to get going, but with the first medal races due to take place at the weekend the tempo is picking up, along with the wind and the waves. The Enoshima Yacht Harbour, which also hosted sailing the 1964 Games, is a perfect Olympic venue, located on a small island connected to the mainland by a thin sliver of road that makes it easier for organisers to control the flow of traffic in and out. On the Katase Higashama beach opposite the venue, the amateur windsurfers and sailors are still out on the water and the surf schools are in full flow, but the Olympic competition area is strictly off-limits to them.
A crowd watching Hong Kong fencer Edgar Cheung Ka-long receive his gold medal at the Toyko Olympics shouted “we are Hong Kong” as the Chinese national anthem played during the presentation on July 26.Cheung made history for Hong Kong by clinching a gold medal at the men’s foil individual final on Monday night, the city’s first gold since 1996.Footage shared by Studio Incendo shows the crowd at APM mall in Kwun Tong reacting to the historic win. During the medal presentation, the crowd can be heard shouting “we are Hong Kong” as the Chinese national anthem plays. Credit: Studio Incendo via Storyful
For years Olympic weightlifters were not happy to see drugs testers arriving for sample collections, and were quick to complain about their arrival times, the amount of blood taken or the frequency of testing. But at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics anti-doping personnel are a sight for sore eyes. Charron knows her sport is locked in a battle for its Olympic survival.
When Simone Biles decided she was dropping out of the team gymnastics competition and told her teammates, for a few seconds they were in shock. Then the remaining three in the team competition - all Olympic novices - pulled themselves together, got out on the floor and the beam and uneven bars, and won a silver medal for the United States and for Biles, the powerhouse and mentor they all looked up to.
Sam Walsh, a former chief executive of Rio Tinto Ltd, has joined the board of an Aboriginal group on whose traditional lands in Western Australia Rio Tinto and BHP Group have operations. The appointment announced by Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation on Tuesday comes after a particularly fraught period in relations between traditional land owners and Australia's powerful mining companies.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Paris owed "a debt" to French Polynesia over nuclear tests conducted in the South Pacific territory between 1966 and 1996, but stopped short of apologising.
SINGAPORE - Artisanal French liquor pioneer Citadelle has just launched its newest gin, Jardin d’Été, described as an "aromatic choir."
Chen had to dig deep and fight back from behind to beat Hong Kong's Doo Hoi Kem 4-2, as she campaigns to preserve China's undefeated record in Olympic women's singles. At the Olympics, until the final point, anything can happen.
Female Olympic athletes are pushing back at outdated uniform regulations and demanding athleticism be prioritised over aesthetics.Many have been pushing for uniform changes in the run up to this year's Tokyo Games.The Norwegian beach handball team was fined for wearing shorts during their bronze medal match in the European Beach Handball Championship, instead of the regulation bikini bottoms.Julie Aspelund Berg was on that team and said they made the choice as a statement of inclusivity."We want to make a change because we don't want the sport to exclude anyone. We wish it to be inclusive, for diversity. There are several countries and regions that don't allow women to dress the way the rules state. We wish there to be focus on the sport and not the clothing."American singer Pink has added her voice of support to the team and said in a tweet she would be happy to help pay the fine. With the Tokyo Olympics in full swing, the German women's gymnastics team competed in red and white full-body suits in their qualifications, instead of the regulated leotard.Their unitards were a combination of a leotard and leggings down to the ankles.Gymnast Sarah Voss says it was a decision to counter the sexualisation of the sport and to promote women to wear what makes them feel comfortable."We just want a free decision and everyone to be given the free possibility to wear what they want. It has nothing to do with performance, what team status one has, what league one competes in, the main thing is that you feel comfortable to compete."Meanwhile, television coverage of the Games by the official Olympic broadcaster will focus only on athletes' performances and adopt a more gender-neutral approach to filming.
Proud parents cheered on future Olympic-hopeful children, as a group of toddlers sped through a 60 meter (196 feet) track and field race in Tyrone, Georgia.This footage uploaded by Rusty Fred, shows his one-year-old daughter Omgea, running down the track at Sandy Creek High School.Fred told Storyful that the “Diaper Dandies” event was held by USA Track & Field, and that his daughter had been keenly watching the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, saying gymnastics was a particular favourite of hers. Credit: Rusty Fred via Storyful