Sport climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 along with sports such as skateboarding and surfing, part of efforts by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to broaden the appeal of the world’s largest sporting event. The men’s favourite is Czech climber Adam Ondra, who in addition to competition titles is known for attempting some of the world’s most technically challenging climbing routes. While the women’s event is seen as more open, Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret is a top pick. The competition takes place from 3-6 August. Get up to speed with bouldering, speed and lead climbing in the video above.
Former European Council President Donald Tusk returned to the fore of Polish politics on Saturday (July 3), becoming leader of the main opposition party in a move that many members hope can revive its sagging fortunes.
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, speaks to Becky Anderson about waiving vaccine patents, the EU’s stance on allegations of human rights abuses in China, and on the origins of the pandemic.
Boris Johnson meets with Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall as wrangling over the Northern Ireland Protocol threatened to overshadow his hosting of the international gathering.Along with the European Commission and European Council presidents, Mr Johnson has also held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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