Hungary's Kristof Milak cruises to victory in the 200m butterfly

28.07.2021 [15:39]
Hungary's Kristof Milak won the 200m butterfly at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre and set an Olympic record time of 1:51.25, breaking Michael Phelps record of 1:52.03 set in Beijing 2008. The current world record holder gained an earlier lead against South Africa's ...

China's Yang Qian wins first Tokyo 2020 gold medal

24.07.2021 [12:21]
China have won the first gold medal at Tokyo 2020 as Yang Qian, 21, shot a final Olympic record of 251.8. Russia’s Anastasiia Galashina was made to settle for silver after a tense 25-shot shoot-out which saw Qian clinch gold with the final shot of the event ...

Last leg of Tokyo Olympic torch relay ends before opening ceremony

23.07.2021 [16:53]
The torch relay of the Tokyo Olympics quietly concluded its journey through the Japanese capital Friday hours ahead of the opening ceremony, having spent most of the 15-day final leg of its nationwide tour ...

19 Olympic-linked COVID cases reported on opening ceremony day

23.07.2021 [14:42]
Nineteen people, three of them staying at the Tokyo Olympic athletes' village, have newly tested positive for the coronavirus, the organizing committee of the games said Friday, the day of opening ceremony, according to Kyodo News ...

Guinea withdraws from Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19

22.07.2021 [17:28]
Guinean Sports Minister Sanoussy Bantama Sow has announced that five Guinean athletes will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Xinhua. In a public letter addressed to the president of the ...

Japan PM Suga kicks off Olympics diplomacy, to meet U.S. first lady

22.07.2021 [12:35]
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday began a series of meetings over the coming days with foreign dignitaries attending the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, among them U.S. first lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron, according to Kyodo News ...

First case of COVID-19 found in Tokyo Olympic village

17.07.2021 [17:40]
The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Saturday the first positive case of COVID-19 has been detected in the Tokyo athletes' village with less than a week until the opening ceremony, Kyodo reports ...