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Olympic Games: Major international sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Olympics every two years in the four-year period.

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Japan eyes use of robots to boost COVID testing [Video]

Japan eyes use of robots to boost COVID testing

Japan could be turning to the help of robots to help ramp up its COVID-19 testing capabilities, with less than 200 days to go until the Olympic Games are due to start in Tokyo. Adam Reed reports.

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Olympic hurdles champion McNeal suspended for violating anti-doping rules [Video]

Olympic hurdles champion McNeal suspended for violating anti-doping rules

American Olympic 100 metres hurdles gold medallist Brianna McNeal charged and provisionally suspended for violating World Athletics' Anti-Doping rules.

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Olympic gold medalist charged for alleged role in Capitol riots [Video]

Olympic gold medalist charged for alleged role in Capitol riots

Klete Keller, an Olympic swimmer who won five medals, has been charged for his alleged participation in the riot at the US Capitol, according to the FBI.

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Team GB Olympic chief 'hugely confident' Tokyo games will go ahead [Video]

Team GB Olympic chief 'hugely confident' Tokyo games will go ahead

Chef de Mission Mark England says nothing he is hearing suggests Olympics will be cancelled or postponed again

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Suntory CEO not certain Japan can hold Olympics [Video]

Suntory CEO not certain Japan can hold Olympics

The head of Japanese beverage group Suntory Holdings, who is also a government adviser, said he was uncertain whether Japan can host the Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic, and that the decision..

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Meet child prodigy from Gaya who amazes everyone with yoga, skating skills [Video]

Meet child prodigy from Gaya who amazes everyone with yoga, skating skills

8-year-old boy from has Gaya left everyone amazed with his stunts. Rudra Pratap Singh got mastery in yoga and skating in mere age of 8. He left viewers speechless with his advance yoga skills due to..

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Vaccines hold the key for Olympics to go ahead [Video]

Vaccines hold the key for Olympics to go ahead

Japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga believes vaccines hold the key for a safe Olympic Games this summer, but Tokyo locals are wary about the event going ahead at all. Adam Reed reports.

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"It's impossible" - Japanese concerned over prospects of hosting Games [Video]

"It's impossible" - Japanese concerned over prospects of hosting Games

Tokyo residents say they're worried about hosting the Olympics with the Japanese capital in a state of emergency due to COVID-19 less than 200 days before the Games begin.

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'Aim to represent India in Olympics': 13-year-old Amairah Chadha [Video]

'Aim to represent India in Olympics': 13-year-old Amairah Chadha

Amairah Chadha, the 13-year-old Equestrian, recently won two bronze medals at the Junior National Equestrian Championship held in Delhi in December 2020. Chadha speaks to Hindustan Times about her..

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Wrestler Sushil Kumar files FIR against SGFI secretary general [Video]

Wrestler Sushil Kumar files FIR against SGFI secretary general

Two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar on December 26 claimed that the secretary-general of the School Games Federation of India (SGFI) has allegedly forged his signature. Sushil, who is also the..

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New training device helps Olympic swimmers shoot for gold [Video]

New training device helps Olympic swimmers shoot for gold

David McCagg started his own company to develop new tools to help athletes get the most out of their training sessions.

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Cody Simpson wins the chance to compete for Olympics swimming spot [Video]

Cody Simpson wins the chance to compete for Olympics swimming spot

Cody Simpson is on his way to becoming an Olympic swimmer. The Pretty Brown Eyes singer has secured a spot at next year's Australian Olympic trials and he announced the big news on Instagram on Sunday,..

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Local physical therapist keeps moving forward during pandemic | The Rebound Tampa Bay [Video]

Local physical therapist keeps moving forward during pandemic | The Rebound Tampa Bay

From Wimbledon, to the U.S. Open, to the Olympics, Lisa Chase has been changing lives on the tennis court, and she is now using that experience to help Tampa Bay locals.

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Parkour community 'happy' sport not to be included in Olympics [Video]

Parkour community 'happy' sport not to be included in Olympics

In a bid to attract a younger audience, the International Olympic Committee is bringing several new sports into the fold, but parkour is not one of them.

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Breakdancing is coming to the Olympics [Video]

Breakdancing is coming to the Olympics

Breakdancing is officially an Olympic sport now, clearing its final hurdle this week to feature at the Paris Games of 2024. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Breakdancing gets Olympic green light for Paris 2024 [Video]

Breakdancing gets Olympic green light for Paris 2024

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Breakdancing gets Olympic status to debut at Paris in 2024 [Video]

Breakdancing gets Olympic status to debut at Paris in 2024

Breakdancing will be called breaking at the Olympics, as it was in the 1970s by hip-hop pioneers in the United States.

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