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Denmark's Anne-Marie Rindom was crowned champion in the women's Laser Radial sailing class on Sunday, after her team helped her bounce back from a horrible misunderstanding on Friday that almost saw her give up a golden opportunity for Olympic victory. "It took some time for me to get myself together and do the race today, it was very hard, I worked so many years on this regatta," she told a media conference before revealing how she was able to lift herself for Sunday's decider. Rindom also had to deal with some issues with nature as her boat skimmed the waves before eventually cruising home in seventh place to give her a total of 78 points, three ahead of silver medallist Josefin Olsson of Sweden.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 — A total of 160 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, a day after the expiration of the six-month period of Emergency. A tweet by the Ministry of...
Tokyo 2020 has not been the coronavirus superspreader event that some feared it might become, but emotions - ranging from the ecstatic to the arguably toxic - have been shared freely in the heady atmosphere of intense competition at the swimming pool. Even the seemingly imperturbable American Caeleb Dressel, the brightest star of the show with five gold medals, went misty-eyed after winning his first individual gold on Thursday and on Sunday, as events drew to a close, spoke of enduring days of nervousness and tension. Against the backdrop of gymnastics superstar Simone Biles' shock exit from her first event and subsequent absence from competition, mental health was a regular topic of conversations between swimmers and media.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Sunday (1 August) reported the detection of 121 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 65,102.
Mourad Aliev screamed at the referee, kicked his mouthguard and shook a TV camera in protest of his Olympics disqualification.
For the world's top competition climbers gathered in Tokyo ahead of the sport's Olympic debut on Tuesday, there is one name on everyone's lips -- Slovenia's Janja Garnbret. "When we're talking about female competition of course there's one big favourite that will be super exciting to watch -- Janja Garnbret," said Czech athlete Adam Ondra, who is himself a top pick https://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2020-clmb/olympics-climbing-ondra-plays-down-speed-threat-at-sports-olympic-debut-idUKL4N2P70BK in the men's event. Garnbret has cemented her reputation in bouldering and lead with successive wins at World Cup events in recent months.
Luka Doncic will take his unbeaten record with Slovenia straight to the Olympic quarterfinals. Doncic just missed the first triple-double in the Olympics in nine years and the Slovenians edged Spain 95-87 on Sunday in a tense and important final game of men's group play. Doncic had foul trouble early and shooting struggles all night but finished with 12 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists, one shy of the first triple-double since LeBron James had one for the U.S. in 2012.
The place where no 400-meter runner wants to be, and where Wayde van Niekerk thrives. The South African was out in the far lane with little hope at the last Olympics when he won gold and wiped out Michael Johnson's 17-year-old world record in one, pure lap of the track. Images from that evening five years ago in Rio de Janeiro have become Olympic highlight reel must-haves.
Tom Tugendhat, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, comments on the latest Taliban offensive in Afghanistan which follows the withdrawal of US and UK troops, as three major cities are under threat of being seized from government forces.
Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on a new title as prime minister of a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power from a civilian government. Min Aung Hlaing has chaired the military-backed State Administration Council (SAC) that has run Myanmar since it was formed just after the Feb. 1 coup, and the caretaker government will replace it. “In order to perform the country’s duties fast, easily and effectively , the state administration council has been reformed as caretaker government of Myanmar,” a newsreader on state Myawaddy television said.
Hackers have attacked and shut down the IT systems of the company that manages COVID-19 vaccination appointments for the Lazio region surrounding Rome, the regional government said on Sunday. "A powerful hacker attack on the region's CED (database) is under way," the region said in a Facebook posting. It said all systems had been deactivated, including those of the region's health portal and vaccination network, and warned the inoculation programme could suffer a delay.
British & Irish Lions fullback Stuart Hogg has denied he bit rival Willie le Roux on the arm during Saturday’s tempestuous 27-9 defeat to South Africa after accusations surfaced on social media following the match. A scuffle involving most of the players on the pitch took place in an ill-tempered first half, with Hogg and Le Roux squaring up. The Scotsman can be seen with his face buried in Le Roux’s arm, but he has denied any wrongdoing.
Fork lightning was witnessed in the Denver area as the Nation Weather Service warned of thunderstorms on July 30.“Conditions are favorable for thunderstorms with heavy rain to develop from Fort Collins down through the Denver metro area through 6 pm,” the NWS tweeted.There was also a severe thunderstorm warning for areas north of Denver in Colorado, including Wellington, Severance, and Timnath, the weather service said. Credit: @theballpark22 via Storyful
If Slovakia's fledgling golf industry enjoys a boost in sales in coming weeks, it might have a stocky South African to thank after Rory Sabbatini earned silver for the eastern European nation in a Olympic record round at the Tokyo Games on Sunday. Durban-born Sabbatini, a six-time winner on the U.S. PGA Tour, represented South Africa at a slew of World Cups and won the team-based event with Trevor Immelman in 2003. With his wife Martina carrying his bag, Sabbatini did all but win the title at Kasumigaseki Country Club on Sunday as he notched 10 birdies and an eagle in an Olympic record 61 to give American winner Xander Schauffele a huge fright.
Two Sumatran tigers were recovering at a Jakarta zoo after being infected with coronavirus, Indonesian officials said Sunday, as they probed how the critically endangered animals got sick.
U.S. senators are expected to move forward on Sunday on a sweeping $1 trillion package for roads, rail lines and other infrastructure, with text of a bill due to be delivered. The bipartisan group working on the legislative text said it would be ready on Sunday, U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor on Saturday night. A sizeable bipartisan majority in the closely divided Senate has backed the bill in two procedural votes, although no lawmakers have seen the final text.
Her style and success in shot put have gained attention these Olympics. Underneath it all is a Black, queer woman working to de-stigmatize mental health and impact change.
Home plate umpire Fabrizio Fabrizi said he drank 1.65 litres of water to get him through the longest, hottest baseball game of the Tokyo Olympics while one player poured more than 12 bottles of water over his head in a bid to cool down. "I must have poured 12 bottles of water on me over the course of the day," said Israel first baseman Danny Valencia.
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Josh Pieters and Archie Manners explained how they contacted Corbyn to arrange a meeting while posing as AstraZeneca investors.