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31 Jul 2021
At a serene zen garden in a Tokyo park, abstract lines inspired by the movements of Olympic athletes are carefully traced in the gravel -- not by monks, but by robots. The newly installed artwork, titled "The Constant Gardeners", features four large industrial robotic arms that work together to sculpt a traditional Japanese rock garden.
30 Jul 2021
American swimmer Chase Kalisz, who won gold in the 400m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics, says it "hasn't really hit" him that he's an Olympic champion, and that it will "take some time to really process what happened".
28 Jul 2021
Triathlete Flora Duffy has made history as the first person from Bermuda to win gold at the Olympics. Her parents describe in an interview from Bermuda how they were blown away by the crowd watching her at a pub on the tiny island.
28 Jul 2021
Hong Kong's fencing gold medallist Edgar Cheung Ka-long has stirred up a surge of local interest in the sport after winning the Chinese territory's first Olympic gold in 25 years and only its second ever. The fencing school where Cheung hailed from said they received over 60 enquiries from prospective students just the morning after Cheung's win in the men's foil in the Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Morale is high among the students. "I feel very happy, but I also feel that he is a good role model for me," says a 10-year-old fencer at the school.
28 Jul 2021
The American gymnast will not defend her Olympic crown in the individual all-around, withdrawing from the competition for mental health reasons. Whether Biles will compete in Tokyo remains unclear.
10 Jul 2021
Fans will be banned from Games venues in Tokyo, says Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa. The announcement comes after Japan's government announced a new virus state of emergency that will run throughout the Olympics.
8 Jul 2021
A woman was arrested for allegedly spraying liquid from a water gun on an Olympic torch relay runner in eastern Japan on Sunday (July 4). Kayoko Takahashi, 53, was arrested by police in the city of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture, about 100 kilometres northeast from Tokyo on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business.
5 Jul 2021
Maana Patel made India's Olympic history on Friday (July 2) by becoming the country's first female swimmer to qualify for Tokyo 2020, after world governing body FINA approved her participation under the universality quota following some strong performances in European meets in the last three months. The universality quota allows one female and male participant each from a country to take part in the Olympics, provided no other swimmer from the same gender qualifies for the competition through the normal process.
27 Jun 2021
Laural Hubbard's selection to New Zealand's squad for the Tokyo Olympics has opened a wider conversation on the participation of transgender athletes at major sporting events.
27 Jun 2021
Anti-Olympic protesters call for the Games to be cancelled with just over a month left until the July 23 Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony. A large percentage of Japanese residents remain sceptical that the biggest international event since the pandemic began will be safe.
23 Jun 2021
Spectators will be allowed to attend events at this summer's delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Only domestic fans will be granted access to venues, and there are limits on the number of people who may attend.
19 Jun 2021
It's an unorthodox approach, but Taiwan's Chou Tien-chen is hoping his decision to go without a coach will help him win badminton gold at the Tokyo Olympics.

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