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Olympic Games: Major international sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Olympics every two years in the four-year period.


Tokyo urges Olympics supporters to 'pack less, wait less' following security tests [Video]

Tokyo urges Olympics supporters to 'pack less, wait less' following security tests

Tokyo Games organisers complete three days of security tests as they prepare to host the rescheduled Olympics next year.

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DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree [Video]

DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree

[NFA] The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year long hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 PyeongChang Winter..

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Chandigarh's Artist makes portrait of Olympic gold medallist Balbir Singh Senior using hockey, ball [Video]

Chandigarh's Artist makes portrait of Olympic gold medallist Balbir Singh Senior using hockey, ball

On the 97th birth anniversary of Balbir Singh Senior, an artist made his portrait with hockey and ball at Sector-42 hockey stadium. Legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior was an Olympic gold..

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Olympic gymnast launches unique new fragrance to smell like fresh laundry [Video]

Olympic gymnast launches unique new fragrance to smell like fresh laundry

Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock has starred in a series of spoof ads tolaunch a unique new perfume capturing the essence of freshly launderedclothes. New scent has been specially created to..

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Meet Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny [Video]

Meet Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny

Keysha Atiki is only 10 but she can already lift her own weight as she trains with a weightlifting coach who once competed in the Olympics - her grandmother Mercy Obiero.

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Olympic COVID measures still under discussion - Tokyo 2020 CEO [Video]

Olympic COVID measures still under discussion - Tokyo 2020 CEO

No decisions have yet been made on what COVID-19 measures will be implemented by the Tokyo 2020 organising committee ahead of next year's Olympic Games.

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5-year-old girl Anwesha won gold medal in online International E-Kata Championship 2020 [Video]

5-year-old girl Anwesha won gold medal in online International E-Kata Championship 2020

A 5-year-old girl, Anwesha Spehia won gold medal in online International E-Kata Championship 2020 held on August 29-30 in female 5-year Kata category. "I want her to play in Olympics and win medal for..

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Which celebrities have been confirmed for Strictly so far? [Video]

Which celebrities have been confirmed for Strictly so far?

The celebrity contestants confirmed for this year’s Strictly Come Dancing sofar include an EastEnders actress, an Olympic boxer and a reality TV star.

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Olympic flame goes on display near Tokyo’s National Stadium [Video]

Olympic flame goes on display near Tokyo’s National Stadium

The Olympic flame will go on display at the Japanese Olympic Museum until next year's torch relay ahead of the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Games.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Dhyan Chand, President confers National Sports Awards [Video]

PM Modi pays tribute to Dhyan Chand, President confers National Sports Awards

Nation on Saturday remembered hockey legend Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and paid tribute to Dhyan Chand on the occasion. Dhyan Chand's birth..

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Four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson says progress on racism in the United States is not going to happen immediately.
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