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Tokyo Big Picture: Covering the Olympics is a game of chance
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Tokyo Big Picture: Covering the Olympics is a game of chance

You know Mirabai Chanu could sleep-lift her way to a silver in her weight class. But at that same time, there's a boy, Saurabh Chaudhury, 19 years of age, shooting at a venue 30 kms away, who has a chance to do better: he can win gold. So that’s who you took a chance on.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australian athletes face 'cruel' 28 days' quarantine upon return
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australian athletes face 'cruel' 28 days' quarantine upon return

The entire Australian team, who won 17 gold medals and 46 in total, are fully vaccinated and were tested for Covid-19 almost daily in Japan.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Most challenging' Summer Games declared closed
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 'Most challenging' Summer Games declared closed

It marked a low-key end to an extraordinary Olympics that have mostly played out in empty venues with only athletes, team officials and media present.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Without crowds during COVID-19 pandemic, what gets lost at Games?
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Without crowds during COVID-19 pandemic, what gets lost at Games?

At their halfway point, the Tokyo Olympics are still grappling with the fact that in that equation, the middle group — those spectators on the scene who cheer, gin up enthusiasm and add texture to the proceedings — couldn't come.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Six people including two Georgia medallists removed from Games for breaking COVID-19 rules
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Six people including two Georgia medallists removed from Games for breaking COVID-19 rules

Vazha Margvelashvili and Lasha Shavdatuashvili, who won silver medals for Georgia in judo, were removed after going sightseeing.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan doing its best to control COVID-19 during Games, says WHO
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Japan doing its best to control COVID-19 during Games, says WHO

Japan and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) "did their best to minimise risk, because nobody should expect zero risk," said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: 27 new Games-related COVID-19 cases reported, highest so far
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: 27 new Games-related COVID-19 cases reported, highest so far

The total number of cases in the Olympics Games village currently stands at 26.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games-related COVID cases not burdening city's medical system, says IOC
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Games-related COVID cases not burdening city's medical system, says IOC

Olympic organisers say two people among the 198 are receiving hospital treatment. Neither of those two cases is severe.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: No athletes among 16 new COVID-19 cases, say organisers
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: No athletes among 16 new COVID-19 cases, say organisers

Out of the 16, four are Games-concerned personnel, two from the media, nine contractors and one volunteer. But, none of the 16 were staying at the Olympic Village.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four new COVID-19 cases in Games Village, two of them athletes
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four new COVID-19 cases in Games Village, two of them athletes

Four residents of the Olympic Games village, including two athletes, are among the seven new COVID-19 cases that the event organisers announced on Tuesday.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Without crowd's roar, Olympians search for spirit
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Without crowd's roar, Olympians search for spirit

In arenas across Tokyo, athletes accustomed to feeding off the deafening roar of the crowd are searching for new ways to feel Olympic enthusiasm.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutch tennis player tests COVID positive, organisers announce 16 new cases
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Dutch tennis player tests COVID positive, organisers announce 16 new cases

The organisers, in their daily COVID-19 update, announced that three athletes, four contractors, eight Games-concerned personnel, and one Games employee have been found to be COVID positive.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jon Rahm withdraws from Games after testing positive for COVID-19
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Jon Rahm withdraws from Games after testing positive for COVID-19

Rahm, who stormed to victory at the US Open in June, returned a positive sample after undergoing mandatory testing following his recent participation in the British Open.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Golfers Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau out of Games after positive virus test
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Golfers Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau out of Games after positive virus test

The PGA announced that big-hitting DeChambeau was being replaced by Patrick Reed and hours later the Spanish Olympic Committee said Rahm had pulled out after testing positive for Covid-19 for the second time in two months.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: German cyclist Simon Geschke tests positive for COVID-19, ruled out of Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: German cyclist Simon Geschke tests positive for COVID-19, ruled out of Games

The German team says Geschke initially tested positive on Friday and his result was confirmed by another test later in the day.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Authorities were right to go ahead with Games, says French President Emmanuel Macron in Japan
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Authorities were right to go ahead with Games, says French President Emmanuel Macron in Japan

Macron said "these Olympic Games had to be held" after they were postponed for a year in March 2020.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Troubled Tokyo Summer Games set to open under COVID-19 cloud
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Troubled Tokyo Summer Games set to open under COVID-19 cloud

Eight years after gold ticker tape rained down as Tokyo celebrated winning the right to stage the Games, Friday's opening ceremony will take place with the Japanese capital in a state of emergency.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: World’s greatest party comes to town, but the hosts are not invited
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: World’s greatest party comes to town, but the hosts are not invited

For the host city, just as for the athletes, an Olympic Games is a culmination of a cycle of meticulous preparation. Tokyo is unlikely to have that moment of catharsis this time around.