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Japan’s largest opposition party focuses on human rights in party platform
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Japan’s largest opposition party focuses on human rights in party platform

TOKYO, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Japan’s largest opposition group unveiled a campaign platform on Wednesday that said it would stand…
Paralympic Classes: A confusing maze in search of fairness
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Paralympic Classes: A confusing maze in search of fairness

TOKYO (AP) — There are 4,403 Paralympic athletes competing in Tokyo, each with unique differences that have to be classified.…
Japan has its best Olympic medal haul: 27 gold, 58 overall
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Japan has its best Olympic medal haul: 27 gold, 58 overall

TOKYO (AP) — Despite the pandemic, the one-year delay and the soaring costs, the Japanese public may still find a…
Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games
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Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games

TOKYO (AP) — They’ll always have Paris. That thought, full of promise, has been a lifebuoy for athletes to cling…
Fireworks light up Tokyo as it prepares to douse Olympic flame
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Fireworks light up Tokyo as it prepares to douse Olympic flame

TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Fireworks lit up the night sky above Tokyo on Sunday as Japan prepared to douse…
Tokyo feared Games would spread COVID; numbers suggest that didn’t happen
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Tokyo feared Games would spread COVID; numbers suggest that didn’t happen

TOKYO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Before the Olympics began, Japan had feared that the 2020 Games, with thousands of officials,…
Karate star Gianna Farouk secures 4th medal for Egypt at Tokyo Games
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Karate star Gianna Farouk secures 4th medal for Egypt at Tokyo Games

Egyptian Karate player Gianna Farouk secured a fourth medal for Egypt in the current Tokyo Olympics, after qualifying for the…
IOC removes two Belarus coaches, sprinter says order came from ‘high up’
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IOC removes two Belarus coaches, sprinter says order came from ‘high up’

TOKYO, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Two Belarus coaches who cut short sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya’s Tokyo Games have had their accreditation revoked and…
Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example
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Black women, across generations, heed Biles’ Olympic example

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka. Simone Biles. Both are prominent young Black women under the pressure of a global…
Egypt faces France in Tokyo Olympics handball semi-finals Thursday
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Egypt faces France in Tokyo Olympics handball semi-finals Thursday

A fiery match against France awaits Egypt’s handball team in the semi-finals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. The…
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