Chinese elite swimmer goes from the pool to policing | AFP

Jiang Haiqi starred alongside the controversial Sun Yang in winning a historic relay swimming bronze medal for China at the London 2012 Olympics. But now he is doing national duty of a very different kind — as a policeman saving lives on Shanghai’s Huangpu River.

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Unlikely Olympian ‘Eric the Eel’ reflects on his fame 20 years on | AFP

Twenty years ago, Eric ‘the Eel’ Moussambani became a global star after swimming a 100-metre freestyle alone in the Olympic pool in Sydney so slowly that it appeared he might sink. Moussambani was the first swimmer from Equatorial Guinea, a nation with a population at the time of less than 1 million, to compete in the Olympics. He describes his remakable journey to sporting fame, an unlikely ending for someone who, in his own words, arrived in Sydney not knowing how to swim.

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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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On This Day: 12 August 2012

In 2012, the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics took place in London, with a star-studded concert. (Aug. 12)

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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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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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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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Lochte says he’s changed, working hard for 2021 Olympics

Ryan Lochte is hoping to show a new side of himself in documentary, “In Deep with Ryan Lochte,” saying he’s a changed man due to his family. (July 14)

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Fighting coronavirus, dreaming of Olympics: meet Japan’s boxing nurse | AFP

Olympic boxing hopeful Arisa Tsubata is used to taking a hit in the ring but it is during her work as a nurse that she faces her toughest opponent: coronavirus. The 27-year-old juggles a brutal training regime in boxing gloves with long, irregular hours in surgical gloves at a hospital near Tokyo.

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Squaw Valley Ski Resort considers name change

California’s Squaw Valley Ski Resort received international name recognition by hosting the 1960 Olympics. Now that name, considered offensive to Native Americans, is being reconsidered in the wake of a national reckoning over racial injustice. (July 14)

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Fighting coronavirus, dreaming of Olympics: meet Japan’s boxing nurse | AFP

Olympic boxing hopeful Arisa Tsubata is used to taking a hit in the ring but it is during her work as a nurse that she faces her toughest opponent: coronavirus. The 27-year-old juggles a brutal training regime in boxing gloves with long, irregular hours in surgical gloves at a hospital near Tokyo.

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IOC ‘condemns racism in strongest terms’, says president Bach | AFP

“The IOC stands firmly against any form of racism and we condemn it in the strongest terms,” IOC President Thomas Bach tells AFP in an exclusive interview, adding that the Olympics are about “bringing people together without any kind of discrimination”. SOUNDBITE FILMED BY THE IOC

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Charlotte Hym returns to the skatepark, with the Olympics in mind | AFP

Under lockdown in Paris since March, the skateboarder Charlotte Hym is happy to return to the skatepark of Chelles just east of the French capital. Despite the uncertainty that still weighs on the professional circuit, the young woman wants to take advantage of this extra year to optimise her chances at the Tokyo Olympics, which have been postponed to the summer of 2021.

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Locked-down Indian shooter uses flat as makeshift range | AFP

From his coach’s apartment, 17-year-old world number one in 10-metre air rifle, Divyansh Panwar, is keeping his dream of competing in the next Olympics in Tokyo alive — whenever they will be.

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From medals to pedals: Japan Olympic fencer turns to food delivery | AFP

With the Olympics postponed due to the coronavirus, top Japanese fencer Ryo Miyake has swapped his metal mask and foil for a bike and backpack as a Tokyo UberEats deliveryman.

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Japan hospitality keeps South Sudan athletes’ Olympic dream alive | AFP

The postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics was a heavy blow for many athletes, but a team of South Sudanese sprinters training in a Japanese town are hoping to turn the delay to their gain, taking advantage of hospitality and training facilities that aren’t available in their young but poor home country.

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AP Top Stories March 30 P

Here are the top stories for Monday, March 30th: US Navy hospital ship arrives in NYC; NY governor issues plea for medical volunteers; Spain marks day of mourning while Italy sees glimmer of hope; Organizers set 2021 date for Tokyo Olympics.

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US fencer hopes to compete in delayed Olympics

U.S. Olympic fencer Alexander Massialas is disappointed he won’t be competing in the Olympics this year, but he plans to train hard and come back stronger for the Tokyo Games in 2021. (March 25)

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US athletes say postponement of the Olympics ‘the right call’ | AFP

As the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics was announced, two US athletes — Erik Kynard Jr. and Chari Hawkins — breath sighs of relief and say it’s good for the world.

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Olympics postponed: Images of Tokyo’s new national stadium | AFP

Images from outside Tokyo’s new national stadium after Olympic chiefs postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games until next year, a historic move to push back the world’s biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic that is upending global society. IMAGES

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Olympic delay brings ‘mixed emotions’ for athletes

Delaying the Olympics to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic brought about a mix of disappointment and understanding, relief and concern for athletes. (March 24)

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Here’s the latest for Tuesday, March 24th: 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed; India to go into nationwide lockdown; Trump hopes to reopen U.S. economy by Easter; Orchestra hosts online concert in isolation.

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Tokyo Olympics postponed over coronavirus pandemic | AFP

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held in around a year as a ‘testament’ to humanity’s victory over the new coronavirus pandemic,says Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. COMPLETES 1Q50UO

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