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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bermuda's first Olympic gold 'just unbelievable', rejoice Flora Duffy's parents
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bermuda's first Olympic gold 'just unbelievable', rejoice Flora Duffy's parents

Bermuda's only previous Olympic medallist was boxer Clarence Hill, who won a bronze in 1976.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sebastian Coe backs calls to review marijuana's status on banned substances list
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sebastian Coe backs calls to review marijuana's status on banned substances list

Speaking to news agency journalists in Tokyo at the Olympic Games, Coe said it was "sensible" to look at the question of whether marijuana should remain on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Young track and field guns ready to shine in post-Usain Bolt Olympic era
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Young track and field guns ready to shine in post-Usain Bolt Olympic era

In Bolt's absence, a raft of up-and-coming track and field stars headlined by Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis, US sprinter Noah Lyles, and recent 400m hurdles world record setters Karsten Warholm and Sydney McLaughlin head to Japan looking to build their own legacy.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce bids for sprinting immortality
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce bids for sprinting immortality

The 34-year-old, who stands just 1.52 metres (5 feet) tall, is set for a mouthwatering clash in Tokyo with compatriot Elaine Thompson-Herah and Britain's 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: New era of athletes eye glory as Games get underway
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: New era of athletes eye glory as Games get underway

When the flame is finally lit at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, a new era of athletes have a chance to make history in the absence of a host of established stars.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra is good but tough for him to beat me, says Johannes Vetter
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra is good but tough for him to beat me, says Johannes Vetter

Former world champion Vetter is the favourite to claim gold, while Chopra is being seen as India's best bet to end the country's Olympic medal drought in athletics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: How the 100m Olympic record has changed since start of Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: How the 100m Olympic record has changed since start of Summer Games

In the 125 year history of Olympic Games, the time in men's 100m has only gone down by 2.37 seconds despite the improvement in track quality, nutrition, shoe technology.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sprinter Arokia Rajiv feels India will definitely beat their London Olympics medal count
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sprinter Arokia Rajiv feels India will definitely beat their London Olympics medal count

The 30-year-old Rajiv is part of the 4x400m relay team and will be leaving with the 26-member squad for the Japanese capital on Friday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra optimistic about his maiden Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra optimistic about his maiden Games

23-year old Neeraj Chopra was thrust into the limelight after he won Gold in the 2018 Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Complete list of 120 Indian athletes who have qualified for the Summer Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Complete list of 120 Indian athletes who have qualified for the Summer Games

India is sending a record 120 athletes to the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics that get underway on 23 July. List of all the athletes who will be going for glory.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: British sprint queen Dina Asher-Smith has historical perspective
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: British sprint queen Dina Asher-Smith has historical perspective

The 200m world champion is one of the favourites to win over the distance but faces stiff competition from rivals such as Gabrielle Thomas, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and defending Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kenya call up Timothy Cheruiyot, drop four athletes from squad in final changes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kenya call up Timothy Cheruiyot, drop four athletes from squad in final changes

Cheruiyot finished fourth in trials in June after aggravating a hamstring injury and suffering a family bereavement and was left out of Team Kenya altogether.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Games debut on horizon, Neeraj Chopra working on perfecting release technique
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: With Games debut on horizon, Neeraj Chopra working on perfecting release technique

Neeraj Chopra, India’s best hope for an Olympic medal in track and field, plans to spend the next 20-odd days before his javelin throw event at the deferred Tokyo 2020 Games perfecting his release technique

Tokyo Olympics 2020: French medal hope Renaud Lavillenie twists ankle in pole vault competition
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: French medal hope Renaud Lavillenie twists ankle in pole vault competition

"Clearly not the ideal scenario for my last competition before the Olympic Games," tweeted Lavilleni. "I leave the clinic with an 'encouraging' verdict: no fracture, a big sprain. The countdown begins."

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI asks Games-bound trio of M Sreeshankar, KT Irfan and Bhawana Jat to pass fitness test
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI asks Games-bound trio of M Sreeshankar, KT Irfan and Bhawana Jat to pass fitness test

Bhawana and Irfan, both 20km race walkers, and long jumper Sreeshankar were told by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to undergo a test to check their competition fitness. All the three are currently training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: At 34, 'Mommy Rocket' Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sprinter to beat at Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: At 34, 'Mommy Rocket' Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sprinter to beat at Games

At Tokyo, Fraser-Pryce could become the first woman to win three 100-meter gold medals at the Games.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand included in AFI's 26-member Indian athletics team for Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutee Chand included in AFI's 26-member Indian athletics team for Games

Dutee (women's 100m and 200m), MP Jabir (men's 400m hurdles), Gurpreet Singh (men's 50km race walk) and Annu Rani (women's javelin throw) have been assured of entries on the strength of their rankings.

High jumper Danil Lysenko handed retroactive six-year ban for attempting to deceive anti-doping authorities
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High jumper Danil Lysenko handed retroactive six-year ban for attempting to deceive anti-doping authorities

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled Lysenko tampered with the anti-doping process and failed to inform anti-doping bodies of his whereabouts.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australia to send 472 athletes to the Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australia to send 472 athletes to the Games

The Australians will compete in 33 sports, including fielding athletes in four new Olympic sports — karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI conducts trials of quarter-milers at NIS Patiala to pick mixed, men's 4x400 relay teams
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: AFI conducts trials of quarter-milers at NIS Patiala to pick mixed, men's 4x400 relay teams

Along with 15 athletes in individual events, the two relay teams had also qualified for Olympics, but the AFI faced a tricky situation as the camper quarter-milers had a poor show during the recent National Inter-State Championships.