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3 Jun 2021
Seoul has threatened to boycott the Tokyo Olympic Games over an ongoing territorial dispute. South Korea filed a complaint after the release of a map marking remote islands between Japan and the Korean Peninsula.
28 May 2021
Filipina weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who took silver at Rio 2016, has been stuck in Malaysia since February last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but is determined to realise her dream of becoming the first Olympic gold medal winner from the Philippines.
26 May 2021
South Africa's Springbok Sevens are preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo with one goal in mind: bringing back a gold medal. Disappointed by their third place finish at the Rio Olympics, they want to follow in the footsteps of the national rugby union team, who won the World Cup in Japan in 2019.
20 May 2021
The Tokyo Olympic Games will have a bitter taste for Swiss rider Steve Guerdat, one of the favourites in the show jumping competition, as host nation Japan battles with increasing Covid numbers.
19 May 2021
Australian athletes and officials reveal the Tokyo 2020 Olympic uniform that the Aussies will wear at the Opening Ceremony for the Games.
11 May 2021
Japan is struggling to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. Elsewhere, Germany has opened access to Johnson & Johnson's vaccine to all adults. Follow DW for the latest.
2 May 2021
Egypt's combative sport of tahtib (stick-fighting), popular at weddings and dating back at least 5,000 years, has become a modern martial art that enthusiasts hope will eventually make it to the Olympics.
30 Apr 2021
A Myanmar swimmer has abandoned his dream of competing at the Tokyo Olympics in protest at the junta ruling his homeland, saying "Until this military government of senior general Min Aung Hlaing is removed from power, I don’t see myself competing under the Myanmar flag."
18 Apr 2021
Russia has unveiled its Olympic uniforms for the Tokyo 2020 Games - where up to 10 Russian track and field athletes will be able to compete, under a neutral flag. Russian athletics has been in crisis since 2015 when its federation was suspended for repeated state-sponsored doping scandals.
16 Apr 2021
Craftsman Kimiaki Kono was hoping the Tokyo Olympics would be a chance to win new fans for Japan's lute-like shamisen, but the pandemic has left things on a sour note.
15 Apr 2021
Tokyo 2020 will introduce several new sports to the Olympic movement including skateboarding as New Zealand marks 100 days until the Games begin.
13 Feb 2021
Lebanon may be under coronavirus lockdown, but that has not stopped Lebanese trap shooter Ray Bassil from training for the Olympics this summer -- between parked cars in her underground garage.

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