Clint Eastwood’s ‘American tragedy’

Director Clint Eastwood discusses the need to tell the story of Richard Jewell, a man unfairly accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. (Nov. 21)

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Japan grapples with serving Fukushima food at Olympics | AFP

For years, Japan’s government has sought to convince consumers that food from Fukushima is safe despite the nuclear disaster. But will it serve the region’s produce at the Tokyo Olympics? It’s a thorny subject for the government, which has pitched the Games in part as a chance to showcase the recovery of areas affected by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster.

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ShowBiz Minute: Doherty, Domingo, ‘Frozen 2’

Singer Pete Doherty detained in Paris; Placido Domingo won’t perform at Tokyo Olympics cultural events; “Frozen 2” has its world premiere in Los Angeles. (Nov. 8)

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Scandal-hit Placido Domingo withdraws from Tokyo Olympic event | AFP

Scandal-hit opera star Placido Domingo, who is facing multiple sexual harassment accusations, says he would withdraw from a cultural event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, citing the project’s “complexity”. of Placido Domingo

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Paris Olympics: French PM tours site of 2024 Olympic village | AFP

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe kicks off the construction of the Paris-2024 athletes’ village in Saint-Ouen. IMAGES

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Paris 2024 Summer Olympics venues | AFP Animé

Launch of the controversial construction site of the Paris-2024 athletes’ village. Videographic showing venues for Paris 2024.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Paris Olympics: French PM chairs ministerial committee | AFP

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe arrives in Saint-Denis to chair an inter-ministerial committee on the Olympic Games, before kicking off the construction of the Paris-2024 athletes’ village. IMAGES

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Munich skateboarder wants to represent Lebanon in Tokyo | AFP

Ali Khachab, 28, is German and has lived his whole life in Munich, but this skateboarder wants to represent his second country – Lebanon, where he goes at least once a year to visit his extended family – at the Tokyo Olympics. With his brother Pacel, they are the only Lebanese skateboarders vying for qualification to take part in competitions in all corners of the world. of Ali Khachab

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Original Olympic Games outline to be auctioned in New York | AFP

The original 1892 manuscript laying out the premise of the modern Olympic Games will be auctioned in December in New York, Sotheby’s announced Wednesday. In the 14-page text, Olympics creator Pierre de Coubertin, a French aristocrat and athletics advocate, outlined his vision to revive the ancient athletic tradition in the form of a modern, international competition.

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Today in History for October 18th

Highlights of this day in history: Inventor Thomas Edison dies; Three scientists share Nobel prize for DNA work; Anthrax scare hits CBS in New York; Two U.S. athletes suspended for Mexico City Olympics protest; Rock star Chuck Berry born. (Oct. 18)

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Today in History for September 5th

Highlights of this day in history: A massacre at the Munich Olympics; President Gerald Ford escapes the first of two assassination attempts, weeks apart; Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ published; Missionary nun Mother Teresa dies. (Sept. 5)

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Today in History for August 1st

Highlights of this day in history: A shooting rampage takes place at the University of Texas clock tower; Germany declares war on Russia in World War I; Adolf Hitler opens the Berlin Olympics; Author Herman Melville born; MTV debuts. (Aug. 1)

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Sultans of spin: the Japanese breakdancers busting Olympic moves | AFP

For some Japanese breakdancers, the prospect of winning a gold medal at the 2024 Paris Olympics has become something of an obsession, after organisers in February proposed to include the street dance.

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Today in History for July 27th

Highlights of this day in history: An armistice ends the Korean War; A House panel votes to impeach President Richard Nixon; A pipe bomb explodes at the Atlanta Olympics; The deposed Shah of Iran and comedian Bob Hope die. (July 27)

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Japan’s teen skateboard queen eyes top Olympic spot | AFP

Japanese schoolgirl Misugu Okamoto looks to have become the host country’s best hope to win skateboarding gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. At a shade under 1.42 metres tall (4ft 6in), Okamoto makes skateboarding look easy with her smooth technique, ice-cool temperament and hair-raising aerial spins.

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The Rise Of Boris Johnson, The UK’s New Controversial Prime Minister

Boris Johnson will be the UK’s next prime minister. Known as “BoJo” among his supporters, he’s one of the UK’s most recognizable politicians. He’s a charismatic, and sometimes controversial figure. Johnson started his career in journalism, but was fired from The Times for making up a quote. He was elected as a Member of Parliament in 2001.

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The life and career of Boris Johnson

He attended the elite boarding school Eton College with David Cameron. He studied classical literature, history, and philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford University, and was president of the Oxford Union in 1986.

Boris had a brief career at The Times before getting fired for making up a quote. Politics and journalism run in his family. His brother, Jo Johnson, is also a Conservative politician and former bureau chief at the Financial Times.

Boris was elected as a Member of Parliament in 2001. He was embroiled in a scandal during his early years as a politician and editor. After publishing an article suggesting the city of Liverpool reveled in a “victim status.”

In 2004, Boris lied about having an affair and was fired from his position as Shadow Minister of the Arts. In 2008, he resigned as an MP and was elected as the Mayor of London. 

During this time, he gained quite a reputation. London’s bike-share service unofficially bears his name. They’re known as “Boris Bikes.” He rode a bike with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In 2012, Boris got stuck on a zipline while promoting the Olympics and made international headlines. He was re-elected as Mayor that same year. 

Despite the repeated gaffes, many people warmed to Boris. Though some incidents come off as clownish, his supporters believe they make him more authentic and relatable than many politicians. But critics called him an inactive mayor, using the position to boost his personal publicity.

When things heated up during the Brexit debate in 2016, Boris said Britain had a “great, great future” outside of the European Union. When US President Barack Obama encouraged Britain to stay in the EU, Boris called him a “part-Kenyan” with hypocritical views. 

After Britain voted to leave the EU and Cameron resigned. Boris was favored to become the next Prime Minister, but he declared that he would not enter the race.

“My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.”

When Theresa May became Prime Minister, she appointed Johnson as Foreign Secretary. In his new role, he visited many EU countries he previously condemned. And worked to convince the world Brexit wouldn’t mean the UK was walling itself from the world.

He resigned as Foreign Secretary in July 2018 in a rebuke of May’s stance on Brexit. Johnson continued to fight for Brexit. In May 2019, Theresa May announced her resignation after Parliament repeatedly rejected her Brexit deal.

Johnson and Jeremy Hunt were the final candidates to replace her. People doubted Johnson would be the frontrunner, but he received 64% of the vote.

Johnson’s campaign slogan was “Deliver, Unite, Defeat.” He realized it had an unfortunate acronym, so he added an “E” at the end for “energize”.

“Dude, we are going to energize the country, we are going to get Brexit done!”

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Tokyo Olympics come too early for Japan’s ‘karate kid’ | AFP

13-year-old Mahiro Takano is used to punching above her weight since taking up karate in kindergarten. She has done much to boost the profile of the Japanese martial art which is set to make its Olympic debut. But when Tokyo 2020 kicks off next year little Mahiro will be too young to compete.

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To avoid Olympic chaos, Tokyo tells workers: stay home | AFP

Japan’s workers spend more hours at the office than employees in almost any other country. But to avoid traffic chaos at next year’s Olympics, authorities have a message: stay home. IMAGES AND SOUNDBITES

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Today in History for July 19th

Highlights of this day in history: Women’s rights activists meet at Seneca Falls; The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on gays in the U.S. military; Apollo 11 enters lunar orbit; Baseball’s Pete Rose gets jail time; Moscow Olympics begins. (July 19)

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Breakdancers say getting into the Paris 2024 Olympics is ‘huge’

Getting hip to breakdancing’s appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games. (June 13)

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Sadaf Khadem: Iran’s first official female boxer

24-year-old Iranian Sadaf Khadem has been awarded a boxing licence in France where she currently trains, making her Iran’s first woman to take part in an official boxing match. The Olympic committee is also forcing countries to make sports mixed or face having their male athletes banned from competition, meaning Khadem could one day take part in the Olympics.