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How organizers plan to make the Olympics happen

How organizers plan to make the Olympics happen

Despite protests from the public, skepticism from stakeholders and an ongoing state of emergency in Tokyo and other prefectures, organizers maintain that the Olympics will still go ahead later this year. Having already been postponed by a year, the Olympics are scheduled to run from July 23-August 8 and the Paralympics from August 24-September 5,…

UEFA Champions League final moved from Istanbul to Porto amid travel restrictions

UEFA Champions League final moved from Istanbul to Porto amid travel restrictions

The Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea is to be played in Porto instead of Istanbul, European football’s governing body UEFA said on Thursday. UEFA opted to move the showpiece event to Portugal as the country is one of few places Britons can travel to easily amid Covid-19 restrictions. Turkey, on the other…

Olympic sponsor Toyota ‘concerned’ by growing public frustration over hosting Games

Olympic sponsor Toyota ‘concerned’ by growing public frustration over hosting Games

Toyota, one of the leading sponsors of this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, says it’s “concerned” with the amount of public frustration being directed at athletes ahead of the spectacle. With Covid-19 cases rising in Japan, citizens are questioning whether hosting such a major sporting event is appropriate, with some of those set to compete…

The Japanese city that’s rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics

The Japanese city that’s rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics

The first time Abraham Majok Matet Guem competed in a track race, he ran in his black school shoes. Guem — now a 21-year-old Olympian representing South Sudan — was so fast he quickly caught the eye of a coach, who bought him proper running shoes and sportswear. “I used those for some years, and…

Sporting Lisbon’s bittersweet title win after 19 years of hurt

Sporting Lisbon’s bittersweet title win after 19 years of hurt

The year was 2002. The Euro became the official currency for most countries in the European Union, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Golden Jubilee and Brazil won the World Cup with two goals from Ronaldo — O Fenômeno — in the final against Germany. Halfway across the world, another Ronaldo — Cristiano — had yet…

Manchester City wins English Premier League title after Manchester United lose

Manchester City wins English Premier League title after Manchester United lose

Manchester City can finally celebrate becoming the new English Premier League champion after fierce rivals Manchester United lost to Leicester City 2-1 on Tuesday. United needed to win the game to keep its title hopes mathematically alive, but goals from Caglar Soyuncu and Luke Thomas condemned Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s much changed side to defeat, despite…