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Former Trump adviser Bannon arrives at FBI's DC office

Nov 15 2021

WASHINGTON Former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon arrived at the FBI's Washington office on Monday morning before a scheduled court appearance to face charges after refusing to cooperate with the investigation into the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Olympics-Paris 2024 lauds Tokyo for pulling off Games amid pandemic

Sep 03 2021

TOKYO Paris 2024 CEO Etienne Thobois praised Tokyo on Friday for its "remarkable" ability to pull off the Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic and said Paris was ready to take the baton as it prepares to stage the Games in three years' time.

IPC says Afghan athletes to focus on Tokyo Games, no media access

Aug 29 2021

TOKYO The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Sunday that the well-being and mental health of two newly arrived Afghan athletes are its top priority, and the pair will not be speaking to media during the Paralympic Games.

Olympics-Athletics-Kenya's Kipchoge cements legacy with back-to-back marathon golds

Aug 08 2021

SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) -Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the Olympic men's marathon with a commanding performance in Sapporo on Sunday, winning his second straight gold medal and cementing his place among the all-time greats of the sport. | Video

Olympics-Athletics-Marathon maestro Kipchoge's advice for Japan: just prepare and enjoy

Aug 08 2021

SAPPORO, Japan Japan may have come away without a medal as it hosted the latest Olympic marathons but can take heart in the high finishes of its top runners in hot and humid conditions that forced many of the world's top competitors to drop out.

Olympics-Athletics-Friendship first as Nageeye waves Abdi over marathon finish

Aug 07 2021

SAPPORO, Japan Locked in a three-way race for silver and bronze in the Olympic men's marathon on Sunday, Abdi Nageeye put friendship first to urge his struggling training partner Bashir Abdi ahead of their Kenyan rival in a final sprint for the line.

Olympics-Athletics-Spectators come out to cheer on marathon runners

Aug 07 2021

SAPPORO, Japan Spectators came out to cheer on the runners in the Olympic women's marathon on Saturday, ignoring calls by organisers to stay home and avoid gathering in crowds that could spread COVID-19.

Olympics-Athletics-Marathon newcomer Seidel battles elite to win bronze

Aug 06 2021

SAPPORO, Japan Molly Seidel may have been competing in just her third marathon but the American relished the role of disruptor as she ran alongside the sport's elite and took bronze in the Olympic women's event on Saturday.

Olympics-Athletics-Kenya's Jepchirchir wins women's marathon with late burst

Aug 06 2021

SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) -Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir won the Olympic women's marathon in Sapporo on Saturday, outduelling compatriot Brigid Kosgei in the final minutes and claiming her country's second consecutive gold medal in the event.

UPDATE 2-Olympics-Athletics-Birthday girl Palmisano celebrates with women's walk gold

Aug 06 2021

SAPPORO, Japan, Aug 6 Italy's Antonella Palmisano gave herself the perfect birthday gift on Friday by winning Olympic gold in the women's 20km walk - and said the fact that she turned 30 on the day of the race had made her even more determined to win it.

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