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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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The playground game re-energising gym classes

Skipping could soon be an Olympic sport and, in the meantime, it's a great workout for all fitness levels.
The Age - Published

Iran's only female Olympic medalist in the Netherlands - NOS

Iran's only female Olympic medalist has been training in the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven after leaving her homeland several weeks ago, national broadcaster NOS reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Olympic Games


Iran’s Sole Female Olympic Medalist Defects Over ‘Hypocrisy’ and ‘Lies’ [Video]Iran’s Sole Female Olympic Medalist Defects Over ‘Hypocrisy’ and ‘Lies’

Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympic medalist, recently announced her decision to permanently leave the country.

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Iran's only female Olympic medallist defects [Video]Iran's only female Olympic medallist defects

Kimia Alizadeh, a bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, wrote on social media that she had left Iran after growing tired of being used as a propaganda tool. David Doyle reports.

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Bach says e-sports should be considered for future Olympics [Video]Bach says e-sports should be considered for future Olympics

IOC President Thomas Bach says e-sports should be considered for future Olympics, FIFA's Infantino voted into IOC

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Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach [Video]Keep politics out of 2020 Tokyo Games, says IOC's Bach

Politicians and athletes should keep politics out of this year's Tokyo Olympic Games to protect the event's neutrality and its status as a peaceful meeting place, International Olympic Committee..

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Usain Bolt sends good luck message to Lausanne youth athletes [Video]Usain Bolt sends good luck message to Lausanne youth athletes

Eight-time Olympic Champion Usain Bolt sent a message of good luck to athletes assembling in Lausanne for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The Jamaican sprinter was an ambassador..

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Qatar makes its debut in Winter Youth Olympic Games [Video]Qatar makes its debut in Winter Youth Olympic Games

The reinvention of the Olympics gives a Winter Games debut to athletes from the Middle East.

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Olympic flame crosses Swiss-French border [Video]Olympic flame crosses Swiss-French border

VIDEO SHOWS: VARIOUS OF OLYMPIC FLAME CROSSING FROM FRANCE INTO SWITZERLAND SHOWS: BOIS-D'AMONT, FRANCE (RECENT) (THE IOC - ACCESS ALL) 1. CHILDREN HOLDING A FLAG ADVERTISING LAUSANNE 2020 YOUTH

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Japan Airlines Is Giving Away 50,000 Free Roundtrip Airline Tickets [Video]Japan Airlines Is Giving Away 50,000 Free Roundtrip Airline Tickets

Japan Airlines is giving away 50,000 free round-trip airline tickets to international travelers next summer. The only catch is that all the flights are domestic flights- so you have to get to Japan..

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Breaking into the Olympics [Video]Breaking into the Olympics

The drive to give Olympics more youth appeal is set to see breakdancing added to the Games.

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Brazil's Ferreira wins first WSL title with victory over countryman Medina in final, both qualify for Olympics [Video]Brazil's Ferreira wins first WSL title with victory over countryman Medina in final, both qualify for Olympics

Brazil's Italo Ferreira wins first World Surf League title with victory over countryman Gabriel Medina in final round, both qualify for new 2020 Olympic surfing event

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Soccer Great Hope Solo Is Pregnant With Twins [Video]Soccer Great Hope Solo Is Pregnant With Twins

Olympic gold medalist and soccer star Hope Solo is pregnant with twins. The news comes months after Solo revealed that she previously had a miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. The former U.S. soccer..

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Five key points from Russian president Vladimir Putin's four-hour news conference [Video]Five key points from Russian president Vladimir Putin's four-hour news conference

Putin said Russia’s Olympic doping ban was unjustified and warned that global warming could be “a disaster” for northern territories.View on euronews

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Russia to appeal four-year doping sanctions within 10-15 days [Video]Russia to appeal four-year doping sanctions within 10-15 days

Head of Rusada's Supervisory Board confirms that they will challenge WADA decision at CAS

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Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium [Video]Japan's PM Abe opens Tokyo 2020 National Stadium

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday hailed the completion of the National Stadium built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Famed middle distance runner Peter Snell dies at age 81 [Video]Famed middle distance runner Peter Snell dies at age 81

New Zealand Olympic gold medalist runner Peter Snell dies at age of 81

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Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal [Video]Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

World Anti-Doping Agency says Moscow tampered with lab data by planting fake evidence, deleting files linked to tests.

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Putin calls sports ban a political decision [Video]Putin calls sports ban a political decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

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Putin calls sports ban a 'political decision' [Video]Putin calls sports ban a 'political decision'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

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Putin says sports ban a political decision [Video]Putin says sports ban a political decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday (December 9) a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events was political, and must be individual. Ryan Brooks..

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U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate [Video]U.S. anti-doping chief calls WADA's Russia punishment inadequate

Travis Tygart says "Russia's behavior hasn't changed" and that new ruling still allows the country to send a full delegation to the Tokyo games

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World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia [Video]World Anti-Doping Agency imposes four-year ban on Russia

The Russian flag and national anthem have been banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years. Russia’s hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also..

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Russia faces 4-year ban from Olympics [Video]Russia faces 4-year ban from Olympics

World Anti-Doping Agency has banned the team from competing after multiple doping scandals.

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Russia faces Olympic ban from World Anti-Doping Agency [Video]Russia faces Olympic ban from World Anti-Doping Agency

Russian athletes continue to be banned from international track and field competitions, as world athletics body says Russia has not done enough to tackle doping.

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"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach [Video]"Mandatory" for IOC to accept any Russian sanctions, says Bach

The head of the International Olympic Committee says it would have to abide by any sanctions imposed on Russia by WADA.

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2020: A year in which our vision will be tested

Many Australians will already have begun dreaming of winter, if only for its temperatures. But this year it will also see the return of the Olympic Games, closer to home than they have been since we..
The Age - Published

'Tarnished': Perkins' sympathy for new Russian teammates after WADA ban

As the world awoke to the news that Russia had been banished from international sport, Olympic track cyclist Shane Perkins was trying to figure out what it meant for his unlikely road to Tokyo.
The Age - Published

Putin says Moscow could appeal Russia sports ban

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Moscow had grounds to appeal a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to bar Russia from major sporting events, a move he said violated the..
Reuters - Published

Russia banned from next Olympics and World Cup soccer

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Impact of Russia ban on Olympics medal hopefuls

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.
Reuters - Published

Russia banned from Olympics, soccer World Cup for doctoring dope tests

Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.
Reuters - Published

Russia banned from Olympic Games for altering doping data

Russia was banned from the Olympics and other major world championships on Monday after sporting officials decided to punish it for tampering with doping-related laboratory data in another blow to..
Reuters - Published

A Sydney circled by fire could never have hosted the Olympics

The dreadful future forecast for us is already here, years before scientists had expected. Prime Minister, do something.
The Age - Published

'Anti-terrorism drills' with dogs conducted ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

Japanese officials undertook 'anti-terrorism' drills involving dogs trained to detect suspicious items, including explosives, at Tokyo Station on Wednesday as they ramp up security preparations for..
Reuters - Published

WADA committee recommends four-year Russia Olympic ban

Russia should be hit with a four-year Olympic ban and barred from all world championships for the manipulation of data retrieved from a tainted Moscow laboratory, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)..
Reuters - Published

Adam Bandt likens Scott Morrison to an Olympic medallist in 'exporting pollution'

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it's an "outright lie" to claim bushfires would not have happened if Australia had a higher emissions reduction target
SBS - Published

Athletics: Russia reinstatement process suspended over AIU charges

The global governing body of athletics on Friday suspended the reinstatement process for Russia pending the resolution of charges imposed on its athletics federation for violating anti-doping rules,..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian ex-Olympic champion and mayor resigns over sex tape

A former Olympic champion who had just been re-elected mayor of a big city in Hungary said he would resign following his involvement in a sex scandal that eroded support for the ruling Fidesz party in..
Reuters - Published

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

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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