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Faster, brighter: Olympics a ‘game changer’ for rugby sevens

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BRISBANE, Australia — For six days, fit, strong Olympians hurled themselves at each other and at the tryline in short, sharp busts. ...

Olympics likely to open during COVID ‘state of emergency’

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TOKYO — Surging COVID-19 cases in Tokyo have hit a two-month high that almost guarantees the Japanese government will declare a new state of...

As Tokyo Olympics approach, virus worries rise in Japan

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TOKYO — The pressure of hosting an Olympics during a still-active pandemic is beginning to show in Japan. ...

Health big issue for swimming’s Tokyo-bound Campbell sisters

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Cate Campbell got “a huge wake-up call” when she went in for a routine checkup and discovered that she had skin cancer on her...

Tuwai back as Fijian men defend Olympic rugby sevens gold

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Rio de Janeiro gold medalist Jerry Tuwai will captain the defending champion Fiji men’s team in the rugby sevens tournament...

Tokyo Games still weigh limits on fans — if any fans at all

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TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee signaled on Monday that it will change its ticket policy this week for any local fans hoping...

Naomi Osaka’s return to action highlights Olympic tennis

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As it was, Naomi Osaka would have been one of the most-watched, most-discussed, most-supported athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. ...

Matsuyama has green jacket and seeks gold in home Olympics

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Unlike golf's return to the Olympics in 2016 after a century-long absence, the sport won't be a mystery to the host nation this time...

Report: Serbian tests positive arriving for Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — A member of the Serbian Olympic rowing team has tested positive for COVID-19 while trying to enter Japan for the Tokyo Olympics...

Brazil great Zico celebrates Tokyo torch relay, blasts Rio’s

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil soccer great Zico blasted organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Sunday after carrying the torch for the...