Naomi Osaka will skip Wimbledon but return for Tokyo Olympics
The 23-year-old tennis champion is skipping the Grand Slam event to spend time with her family and friends. Fans have praised her for advocating for mental health at work.
One month ahead of Tokyo Olympics, opposition to Games remains strong
The Olympic Games are set to open on July 23 in Tokyo. Nearly 70,000 visitors, including athletes, coaches and sport delegation members, are expected to arrive in Japan. The organisation of these Games has been difficult as the pandemic continues to spread around the world. While Japan has been less affected than most other rich countries, it has been comparatively slow to vaccinate its population.
Foreign reporters to be tracked by GPS at Tokyo Olympics
Overseas journalists covering the Tokyo Olympics will have their movements tracked by GPS, the Games president says, and could have their passes revoked if they break the rules. Organisers of the pandemic-postponed 2020 Games, which open in just over six weeks, are trying to reassure a sceptical public that the mega-event can be held safely under strict virus rules.
10,000 volunteers quit Tokyo Olympics as health adviser warns about hosting event
With Tokyo still under a state of emergency, opposition to hosting the games is growing. On Wednesday, a top health adviser said it was "not normal" to host them.
Caster Semenya fails in late bid to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 5,000 meters
The double Olympic champion is banned from competing at her preferred 800-meter distance due to high testosterone levels. Semenya has switched to 5,000 meters but failed to meet the qualifying time at a race in Durban.
Venezuela's 'Rocky' dreams of star role at Tokyo Olympics
Raised in Philadelphia, the hometown of famous Hollywood character Rocky Balboa, Nalek Korbaj hopes to honour Venezuela's Olympic boxing tradition at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
North Korea says it won't join Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19 concerns
COVID-19 concerns mean North Korea will not participare at the Tokyo Olympic Games later this year.
Lekki tollgate: Youth rep, Rinu, pulls out of Lagos #EndSARS panel, Global cases now 107.8 million
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