David Dolan

Olympics-Tokyo douses Olympic flame closing pandemic Games

Aug 08 2021

TOKYO 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. | Video

Olympics-Japan to douse Olympic flame of Games transformed by pandemic and drama

Aug 07 2021

TOKYO, Aug 8 Japan will douse its more than year-old Olympic flame on Sunday, closing out a Tokyo Games that were upended by the pandemic and transformed by the drama of politics, dazzling sport and deeply personal turmoil.

Olympics-Boxing-Storied stadium lends sumo flavour to Tokyo's Olympic boxing

Aug 04 2021

TOKYO Sumo wrestling isn't part of the Tokyo Games, but its storied stadium is lending Olympic boxing a little of the flavour of Japan's 1,500-year-old national sport.

Olympics-Boxing-Cuba's Iglesias grabs second gold, Japan's 'unathletic' Irie makes history for women's sport

Aug 03 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Cuban welterweight Roniel Iglesias powered to his second Olympic gold medal on Tuesday, while self-described "unathletic" featherweight Sena Irie took maiden gold for Japan in a pivotal moment for women's sport.

Olympics-Boxing-Ireland's Harrington swears off social media to sharpen focus

Aug 03 2021

TOKYO Top-ranked women's lightweight Kellie Harrington is staying off social media to screen out distractions in her battle for gold at the Tokyo Olympics - even if that prevents her from seeing messages of support from home.

Olympics-U.S. gymnastics reign continues as Biles lauds gold medallist Lee

Jul 29 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Without Simone Biles, America's dominance of women's gymnastics continued on Thursday with a gold in the individual https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/lee-grabs-all-around-gold-us-biles-watches-2021-07-29 all-around competition for the fifth Olympics in a row.

Olympics-Biles out of next event, mental health in Games spotlight

Jul 28 2021

TOKYO Simone Biles withdrew from the individual https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-gar/olympics-biles-out-of-next-event-at-tokyo-games-idUSKBN2EY04S all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, a day after she shocked the world by pulling out of the team event. | Video

Surprise Olympics: Simone Biles adds to the drama in Tokyo

Jul 27 2021

TOKYO U.S. gymnast Simone Biles dropped out of the women's team event after a single vault at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, ramping up the drama at Games that have already seen a number of shocking upsets.

Olympics-Boxing-Ireland's Walker ready to 'beat the best' ahead of top seed bout

Jul 24 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Ireland's Kurt Walker overcame a cut over his right eye and a patchy second round to clinch a unanimous decision in featherweight Olympic boxing on Saturday, advancing to face top-ranked Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov in the next bout.

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