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Karolos Grohmann

Olympics-Italy basks in Tokyo Games medal glory as COVID-19 gamble pays off

Aug 07 2021

TOKYO Italy's COVID-19 gamble that allowed a small group of elite athletes to train through the pandemic when much of the world was in lockdown has paid off handsomely at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with the country setting a new medals record.

Olympics-Germany's modern pentathlon coach disqualified after punching horse

Aug 07 2021

TOKYO Germany's modern pentathlon coach Kim Raisner will not be part of Saturday's men's individual competition at the Tokyo Olympics after she hit a horse with her fist and urged rider Annika Schleu to "really hit" the horse when it refused to jump.

Olympics-China athletes warned over Mao badges, case closed -IOC

Aug 07 2021

TOKYO The IOC said it had issued a warning to the two Chinese cycling medallists who wore badges featuring the head of their country's former leader Mao Zedong at the Tokyo Olympics podium, breaching a rule on political gestures, and that the case was now closed.

Olympics-Sun bakes volleyball sands as Belarus feels IOC heat

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) -Volleyball players got scorched on the sands of Tokyo Bay https://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2020-vbv/olympics-beach-volleyball-us-ross-klineman-win-gold-in-tokyo-games-idUSL4N2PC1TG and Olympic walkers sweated through their dawn race in Japan's supposedly cooler north https://www.reuters.com/article/olympics-2020-ath/update-1-olympics-athletics-polands-tomala-wins-mens-50km-race-walk-idUSL8N2PD02J on Friday, while two Belarusian officials https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/two-belarus-team-members-stripped-games-accreditation-removed-olympic-village-2021-08-05 were expelled after sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya defected.

Olympics-IOC removes two Belarus coaches, sprinter says order came from 'high up'

Aug 06 2021

By Karolos Grohmann, Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber and Parniyan Zemeryalai | Video

Olympics-Post-final beer run leaves Aussie hockey players in hot water

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO, Aug 6 Australian hockey players who sought to drown their sorrows in beer after losing the Olympic gold medal match also temporarily lost their freedom on Friday, after breaching COVID-19 rules by leaving the athletes' village to buy the booze.

Olympics-Paris 2024 to fly "biggest flag ever" from Eiffel tower

Aug 06 2021

TOKYO The Paris 2024 Olympics organising committee will attempt a world record on Sunday when they will unfurl from the Eiffel tower and fly what they hope will be the biggest flag ever flown, as part of the handover of the Olympics from Tokyo to the French capital.

Olympics-Rugby Australia to pay for Tokyo Games room damages, players reprimanded

Aug 05 2021

TOKYO, Aug 5 Australia's Rugby Sevens players have been reprimanded for their drunken behaviour on a flight home from the Tokyo Olympics and for damaging their rooms in the Japanese capital, Rugby Australia said on Thursday.

Olympics-Sharing videos on social media from Tokyo Games is not allowed -IOC

Aug 05 2021

TOKYO Sharing videos from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on social media is not allowed, even for athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday as it looked to protect broadcasters' rights.

Olympics-IOC yet to talk to Belarus officials, China probe ongoing

Aug 05 2021

TOKYO The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to talk to any Belarussian team officials involved in the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who took refuge in Poland https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/belarus-sprinter-tsimanouskaya-leaves-polish-embassy-tokyo-police-2021-08-03 this week after refusing to return to her homeland from Tokyo.

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