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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 held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart.

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South Korea asks IOC to ban Japan's use of 'Rising Sun' flag at Olympics

South Korea has asked the International Olympic Committee to bar Japan from using the "Rising Sun" flag at next year's Games, Seoul's sports ministry said on Wednesday, as the Asian neighbours engage..
Reuters - Published

Seven-time Olympian, pioneer woman lawmaker Hashimoto appointed Olympics minister

Named after the Olympic flame when she was born days before Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, Seiko Hashimoto has lived up to her name by taking part in seven Olympics and doing it in two..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Olympic Games

Simone Biles' brother pleads not guilty to murder [Video]Simone Biles' brother pleads not guilty to murder

Tevin Biles-Thomas, brother of Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple murder and other charges in connection with three slayings that took place in Cleveland on New..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Brussels' elderly prove age no barrier to Brussels' elderly prove age no barrier to "Olympic" endeavour

Belgian seniors flex, sprint and race to the finish line at the "Olympics for Seniors” event at Belgium's national stadium.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Spanish Olympic skier is mourned after tragic accident [Video]Spanish Olympic skier is mourned after tragic accident

Blanca Fernandez Ochoa was found dead on a path in the Cercedilla moutain range on Wednesday after going missing for nearly two weeks.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:36Published

Family and friends mourn the death of Blanca Fernandez Ochoa [Video]Family and friends mourn the death of Blanca Fernandez Ochoa

Friends and family pay their respects to Olympic medallist Blanca Fernandez Ochoa.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

Lift off! Polish Speed climber beats lift in race [Video]Lift off! Polish Speed climber beats lift in race

Poland's 2016 world speed climbing champion Marcin Dzienski beats a lift in 12.12 seconds

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:03Published

Martin Fourcade shines in Annecy as the Nordic Festival kicks off [Video]Martin Fourcade shines in Annecy as the Nordic Festival kicks off

Thousands of fans flooded the streets of Annecy to watch the first edition of the Martin Fourcade Nordic Festival. The five-times Olympic champion proved too strong for his opponents yet again while..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:36Published

Dutch NOC representative backs athletes to cope with Tokyo 2020 heat [Video]Dutch NOC representative backs athletes to cope with Tokyo 2020 heat

Dutch Chef de Mission and NOC representative Pieter van den Hoogenbrand is confident athletes will handle the heat at Tokyo 2020 and has been impressed with organisers' data collection

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:39Published

IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping [Video]IWF provisionally suspends five Russian weightlifters over potential doping

Olympics bronze medallist Ruslan Albegov and 2013 women's world champion Tima Turieva among provisional suspensions.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Paralympic marathon to start 30 minutes earlier due to heat concerns [Video]Paralympic marathon to start 30 minutes earlier due to heat concerns

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics marathon will begin 30 minutes earlier than scheduled as organsiers try to combat the heat.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:22Published

Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce breaks Pan Am Games 200 metre record [Video]Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce breaks Pan Am Games 200 metre record

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocks 22.43 seconds to win gold in the 200 metre women's final and break a 40-year old Pan Am Games record

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:02Published

Brazil's dos Santos takes 400m hurdles gold [Video]Brazil's dos Santos takes 400m hurdles gold

Brazil's Alison dos Santos stormed to victory in 48.45 of 400m hurdles after leader Juander Santos of the Dominican Republic hit the final hurdle. Cuba's Yarisley Silva won her third consecutive Pan Am..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

Simone Biles Says USA Gymnastics Failed To 'Protect Us' [Video]Simone Biles Says USA Gymnastics Failed To 'Protect Us'

Simone Biles spoke out on Wednesday to reporters about her struggle to continue working for an organization that she feels didn't protect her and others from abuse. In January, the four-time Olympic..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Sprint queen Thompson wins gold at Pan Ams [Video]Sprint queen Thompson wins gold at Pan Ams

Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson may be the biggest name competing in a marquee event at the Pan Am Games but the Olympic champion fails to shine when winning gold in the 100 metres.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:46Published

Judo diplomacy: fighting China's sway in Samoa [Video]Judo diplomacy: fighting China's sway in Samoa

Derek Sua is learning the Japanese martial art judo with the help of his black-belt Japanese sensei, paid for by Japan. It's part of a bigger push to forge ties between the Pacific islands and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:07Published

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson tops Pan Am Games 100m final qualifying [Video]Olympic champion Elaine Thompson tops Pan Am Games 100m final qualifying

Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson celebrates her nation's Independence Day by leading the 100 metres qualifying at the Pan Am Games.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Injury-hit Pearson calls time on athletics career [Video]Injury-hit Pearson calls time on athletics career

Sally Pearson, 100-metre hurdles gold medallist at both the Olympics and World Championships, announces her retirement.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:31Published

Olympic champ Dalilah Muhammad sets new 400 metre hurdles world record [Video]Olympic champ Dalilah Muhammad sets new 400 metre hurdles world record

American Olympic champ Dalilah Muhammad sets new 400 metre hurdles record of 52.20 seconds at the U.S. national championships

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:39Published

 

The new case for staging the Olympics: an infrastructure legacy with no cost burden

The International Olympic Committee has changed the critical question: ask not what your nation can do for the Games but what the Games can do for your nation.
The Age - Published

No bail for Olympian Nathan Baggaley over $200m drug haul

Olympic silver medallist Nathan Baggaley has been denied bail in Brisbane over an alleged plot to import more than half a tonne of cocaine.
SBS - Published

From Viet Cong to Team USA: Hanoi garment factory's Olympic transformation

When Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen started work at the No. 40 Garment Factory, it was still producing boots and uniforms for the Vietnamese army, just as it had done during the Southeast Asian country's long..
Reuters - Published

Japan-South Korea slanging match over tiny islands dragged again into Olympic arena

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics on Wednesday as Tokyo criticized Seoul's complaint over a map of Japan on..
Reuters - Published

Japan-South Korea tussle over disputed islands spreads to Olympics, again

A war of words over ownership of a group of tiny islands in the sea between Japan and South Korea spilled over to the Olympics again as Tokyo on Wednesday criticized Seoul's complaint over the labeling..
Reuters - Published

Why an Australian Olympic swimmer refused to share a podium with his Chinese rival

Fresh tensions have erupted between Australian Olympic swimmer Mack Horton and China's Sun Yang at the World Championships in South Korea.
SBS - Published

Australian Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah grieves after running over baby son

Australian Olympic athlete Isaac Ntiamoah says he is heartbroken over the death of his 'miracle baby'.
SBS - Published

Queensland's Olympics bid gathers momentum

Despite being a proud Sydneysider, Scott Morrison says Queensland has his strong backing for a bid to host the 2032 Olympics.
SBS - Published

PM fully behind Queensland Olympic bid

Despite being a proud Sydneysider, Scott Morrison says Queensland has his strong backing for a bid to host the 2032 Olympics.
SBS - Published

Morrison, Qld premier in Olympic talks

The prime minister and Queensland premier have met in Brisbane for talks on an Olympics hosting bid and other issues.
SBS - Published

Australians 'too embarrassed' to get cervical cancer test and Indigenous women at high risk

Olympic athlete-turned-doctor Jana Pittman is on a mission to help end cervical cancer in Australia, as new research shows women feel too uncomfortable to get potentially life-saving screening.
SBS - Published

How ready is Queensland for the Olympics?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed a push for southeast Queensland to host the 2032 Olympics.
SBS - Published

The Matildas' dreams and ours now lie with the Olympics

After France 2019, we can only cry with the players. Their hopes are ours.
The Age - Published

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