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Summer Olympic Games: International multi-sport event
The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad, first held in 1896, is a major international multi-sport event held once every four years. The most recent Olympics were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) organises the Games and oversees the host city's preparations. In each Olympic event, gold medals are awarded for first place, silver medals are awarded for second place, and bronze medals are awarded for third place; this tradition began in 1904. The Winter Olympic Games were created out of the success of the Summer Olympics.

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Trump considering travel to Tokyo for Summer Olympics

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is considering a visit to Japan this summer for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, a trip that would take him off the campaign trail as he seeks re-election.
Reuters - Published

Japan will make utmost efforts to keep virus from affecting Olympic Games: PM Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that the government will keep in close touch with all relevant groups to ensure a virus outbreak does not have affect the Summer Olympics.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Summer Olympic Games


Olympics Games torch relay organisers take measures against coronavirus [Video]Olympics Games torch relay organisers take measures against coronavirus

Greek organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame lighting ceremony say they've taken extra measures to avoid the coronavirus spreading.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published

Iranian judoka Mollaei hopes to compete for Mongolia at Summer Olympics [Video]Iranian judoka Mollaei hopes to compete for Mongolia at Summer Olympics

Saeid Mollaei plans to compete at the Toyko Olympics under the Mongolian flag.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Coronavirus casts shadow on Tokyo Olympics [Video]Coronavirus casts shadow on Tokyo Olympics

The spread of a new coronavirus could throw "cold water over the growing momentum of the 2020 Games," Tokyo Organising Committee CEO Toshiro Muto said on Wednesday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Ovechkin honors Kobe with number 24 jersey before Caps game [Video]Ovechkin honors Kobe with number 24 jersey before Caps game

Alex Ovechkin wears number 24 jersey before Capitals game to honor late Kobe Bryant

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

X-Games Impacted By Coronavirus [Video]X-Games Impacted By Coronavirus

An X-Games event scheduled for next month in Chongli, China has been postponed. The delay is in direct response to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in that region. The event, the first winter X-Games..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Iran's only female Olympic medallist plans to start for Germany at next Olympics [Video]Iran's only female Olympic medallist plans to start for Germany at next Olympics

Iran's only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh says she plans to start for Germany in this year's Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:01Published

Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon [Video]Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon

Distance stars Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele will go head to head in April's London Marathon

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:46Published

 

Olympics: Women's basketball qualifier moved from China to Serbia

A women's Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for this year's Tokyo Games has been moved from China to Serbia as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Reuters - Published

In Olympics-heavy policy speech, Japan PM says Games mark new era for nation

Six months before the Tokyo Olympics open, the Games are already inescapable in Japan - including dominating Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy speech to parliament on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Pauline Hanson launches campaign against Queensland's 2032 Olympics bid

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has launched an advertising blitz against Queensland's bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games bid.
SBS - Published

Tokyo 2020 organizers hold earthquake drill at Olympics venue

Tokyo 2020 organizers held an earthquake drill on Thursday at Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a newly built venue for next year’s Olympics, to test their readiness should a disaster strike during the..
Reuters - Published

Olympic record breaker who became a scientist

New Zealander Peter Snell, the little-known runner who shot to fame with five world records and went on the become an expert on cardiac health, has died aged 80.
The Age - Published

Russia banned from Olympics but door open to Tokyo Games

Russia may be banned from the next two Olympics but the door is open for Russian participation at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games if athletes can meet the rigid criteria laid out by the World Anti-Doping..
Reuters - Published

'The gay Olympics': Sydney wins bid to host 2023 WorldPride event

The 2023 edition of WorldPride, a large and fast-growing LGBTIQ+ event which some call the ‘gay Olympics’, is coming to Australia.
SBS - 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

Japan's Abe, headed for longest premiership, seeks stability in cabinet rejig

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely pick a former Olympic speed skater to prepare for the 2020 Games and keep allies in key posts in a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday as he readies a tax rise..
Reuters - 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 backs southeast Qld Olympics bid

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

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