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Olympic Games: Major international sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Games every two years in the four-year period.

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The Olympic Royal, Princess Anne, turns 70 [Video]

The Olympic Royal, Princess Anne, turns 70

Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise was born on August 15, 1950, the second of the queen's four children. She went on to shirk the royal stereotype, even competing in the Olympics.

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Olympics-Stranded Japanese honeymooners end up as Cape Verde's team ambassadors [Video]

Olympics-Stranded Japanese honeymooners end up as Cape Verde's team ambassadors

From a wrecked honeymoon in Cape Verde to becoming the country's Olympic ambassadors - the extraordinary COVID-19 tale of a Japanese couple.

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Diving fail [Video]

Diving fail

He is training for the Olympics!

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Bouncing back from Olympic disappointment [Video]

Bouncing back from Olympic disappointment

Japanese trampolinist Tetsuya Sotomura was pushing for his country's final qualification spot for the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year but his dream was shattered when the Games were postponed.

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Olympic rings removed temporarily from Tokyo Bay [Video]

Olympic rings removed temporarily from Tokyo Bay

The Olympic rings monument installed in Tokyo Bay for the 2020 Summer Games was temporarily removed for maintenance on Thursday, and will return in December when Japan heads into the final stretch of..

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Olympic rings temporarily removed from Tokyo Bay [Video]

Olympic rings temporarily removed from Tokyo Bay

The Olympic rings monument installed in Tokyo Bay for the 2020 Summer Games was temporarily removed for maintenance on Thursday (August 6) and will return in December when Japan heads into the final..

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The next Olympic diver is here! [Video]

The next Olympic diver is here!

Terrible landing.

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‘Captain Tobias’ completes marathon fundraiser with help from Olympic champion [Video]

‘Captain Tobias’ completes marathon fundraiser with help from Olympic champion

Olympic champion Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill joined nine-year-old fundraiserTobias Weller for the final leg of his second lockdown marathon.

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What COVID means for the 2021 Olympic Games [Video]

What COVID means for the 2021 Olympic Games

As Tokyo marks one year to go until the rearranged Games, there is no doubt these Olympics will live long in the memory. But organisers are desperate it is for the right reasons. Megan Revell reports.

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Tokyo 2020 preparing to deliver Games with COVID-19 - CEO Muto [Video]

Tokyo 2020 preparing to deliver Games with COVID-19 - CEO Muto

RESENDING FULL SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: INTERVIEW WITH TOKYO 2020 CEO TOSHIRO MUTO SPEAKING ABOUT POSTPONED OLYMPICS, NEW SPONSORS AND DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS / FILE FOOTAGE OF SPONSORS AND TOKYO 2020

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Shooter Abhishek Verma sets up makeshift shooting range at his home in Chandigarh [Video]

Shooter Abhishek Verma sets up makeshift shooting range at his home in Chandigarh

Two times gold medalist in 10M pistol Shooting World Cup, Abhishek Verma came up with unique idea for practice and opened small shooting range in his home at Chandigarh. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all..

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Russian Skater Who Competed For Australia Dead At 20 [Video]

Russian Skater Who Competed For Australia Dead At 20

Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya was born in Russia but competed for Australia in the 2018 Olympics. According to CNN, the skater has died at the age of 20 in Moscow. Details surrounding her death are unknown..

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Geisha struggle to survive in coronavirus shadow [Video]

Geisha struggle to survive in coronavirus shadow

Ikuko, the "big sister" of Tokyo's Akasaka geisha district, came to the capital to seek her fortune in 1964, the year Tokyo first hosted the Olympics. But the novel coronavirus pandemic has made her..

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Olympic cycling champion Katie Archibald admits to lockdown struggles [Video]

Olympic cycling champion Katie Archibald admits to lockdown struggles

Olympic cycling champion Katie Archibald has admitted she struggled to cope with the reality of lockdown life but intends to emerge from the crisis with a fresh perspective.The 26-year-old, who won..

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Salary cap of Rs 2 lakh removed for Indian coaches: Kiren Rijiju [Video]

Salary cap of Rs 2 lakh removed for Indian coaches: Kiren Rijiju

Youth Affairs and Sports minister, Kiren Rijiju on hiring of Indian and foreign coaches said that coaches will be hired on a contractual basis of 4 yrs keeping in mind with the Olympic Games. He said,..

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Argentina allows Olympic athletes to resume training [Video]

Argentina allows Olympic athletes to resume training

Argentina gives athletes due to compete in next year’s delayed Olympic games in Japan special permission to train.

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Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid [Video]

Japan withdrawing 2023 Women's World Cup bid

The Japanese Football Association announces that Japan is withdrawing its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

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Olympics postponement deals another blow to Japan's economy

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U.S. could become 'coronavirus epicenter', UK locks down, Olympics in doubt

The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as Britain went into lockdown and Olympic organizers considered..
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Coronavirus concerns overshadow Olympic flame arrival in Japan

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Japan coronavirus panel discourages large gatherings, but mum on Olympics

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Forty-year cycle: Top Japan minister calls 2020 the 'cursed Olympics'

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Japan committed to hosting Olympics on schedule but Xi visit delayed

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Japan PM Abe seeks citizens' help in coronavirus fight as Olympics to go ahead

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