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An election in the Japanese capital has left the Tokyo city assembly shattered amid concerns over health risks during the Olympics, which will open in three weeks, as coronavirus cases continue to rise . In Sunday’s vote for 127 seats, Gov. Yuriko Koike’s first Tomin party was elected with 31 seats, down from 46. The …

Australian high jumper Nicola McDermott broke her own national record, breaking two meters with a jump that propels her into a serious fight for a medal three weeks before the Tokyo Olympics. McDermott’s 2.01-meter jump improved her own record by exactly two meters to place second in the Diamond League event in Stockholm behind the …

Six Cornellians are set to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo in July. Athletes will look to add to Cornell’s total of 61 Olympic medals, including 43 at the Summer Games and 18 at the Winter Games. Six Cornellians won medals at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, but no Cornellians have …

Cameron Leslie, who was due to become the first New Zealander in 33 years to compete in more than one sport at the Paralympic Games having been named to the swimming and wheelchair rugby teams for Tokyo 2020, has withdrawn for reasons family. In a statement, Leslie said: “It was a difficult decision. “My wife …

A household name on the global women’s basketball scene, our very own Elizabeth Cambage, commonly referred to as Liz Cambage, is one to watch at Tokyo 2020. Born in London, she moved to Australia at a young age and grew up through Eden. in New South Wales, Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula. Her career has …

She’s just 18 and the fastest quartermiler in the country this year, but Priya H. Mohan won’t be on the 4x400m mixed relay team at this month’s Tokyo Olympics. Priya shocked all the national campers, including stars like MR Poovamma, VK Vismaya and Jisna Mathew, by winning the women’s 400m at the recent Interstate Nationals …

JUST IN: Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony to be extended by 30 minutes TOKYO – Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday that holding the Olympics without spectators should be considered one of the main options, as the capital continues to face an increase in coronavirus cases with just three weeks before the opening of the …

TOKYO – Real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate has partnered with TBS Holdings to redevelop Tokyo’s Akasaka district with an emphasis on entertainment, Nikkei has learned. The two companies will invest more than 200 billion yen ($ 1.8 billion) to rebuild skyscrapers, a theater and an auditorium during fiscal year 2028 in Akasaka, hoping to attract …

The Australian Olympic Committee has selected the 18-member women’s football team from the Australian Olympic team. Led by Sam Kerr, the Matildas team has 12 Olympians returning from Rio for their second Games and six are set to make their Olympic debuts in Tokyo. The Matildas team are determined to make Tokyo a tournament to …

Simone Biles against herself remains a work in progress. The gymnastics superstar against the world? Like always. Next stop, Tokyo. And one more shot on history. And gold. Maybe a lot. The reigning world and Olympic champion will headline the U.S. women’s gymnastics team in Japan next month, claiming one of the automatic spots with …