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Tokyo douses Olympic flame closing pandemic Games

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh, REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch. TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Tokyo doused its Olympic flame on Sunday in a ceremony that echoed the restraint of a Games held without spectators and transformed by the global pandemic, dazzling sport and deeply person turmoil. After postponing the Tokyo 2020 Games for a year, organisers said Read More…

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Sanwo-Olu approves grants worth N20m for Olympics-bound Lagos athletes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: TVC News, LASG. The Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Sola Aiyepeku, on Friday said Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved N20 million for Lagos-based athletes going for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Aiyepeku told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the governor approved the grant as part of efforts Read More…

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Taking a knee, raising a fist to be punished at Tokyo Games – IOC

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Denis Balibouse, AP. Taking a knee during the Tokyo Olympics or lifting a fist in support of racial equality will be punished as the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday maintained its ban on athletes’ protests inside stadiums, at ceremonies and on podiums. The IOC’s Rule 50 forbids any kind of “demonstration or political, Read More…

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International spectators to be barred from Olympics in Japan

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha, REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis. International spectators will not be allowed to enter Japan for this summer’s Olympic Games amid public concerns over coronavirus, organisers said on Saturday, crushing many fans’ hopes and setting the stage for a drastically scaled-back event. Some 600,000 Olympic tickets purchased by overseas residents will be refunded, as will Read More…