April 14, 2024

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Ugandan weightlifter goes missing from Tokyo 2020 training camp

According to Ugandan newspaper Daily Monitor, Ssekitoleko was informed Wednesday (July 14) that he had missed out on a place in the men’s 67 kilogram competition, having been on a waiting list. Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) general secretary Beatrice Ayikoru was reported as saying Ssekitoleko was due to fly home on Tuesday (July 20).

Only fully-vaccinated IOC members to present medals in Tokyo

One IOC member and one International Federation representative will be present at each event, while athletes will stay on their own podium module during the entire duration of the ceremony.

Athletes to collect own medals at Tokyo Olympics

The medal presenters, typically members of the IOC or other guests, will be required to wear disinfected gloves, Bach said.

No fans at Tokyo Olympics

Seiko Hashimoto, President of Tokyo 2020, said she was "sorry" for the ticket holders who could no longer attend the Games.

Does sport have room for protest?

In 1966, Muhammad Ali, the world heavyweight boxing champion at the time, refused induction into the United States Army. The reasons for his refusal were his religious beliefs and his objection to the Vietnam War.

Former IOC Athletes' Commission chair calls for more research over athlete wishes on podium protests

Athletes are expected to be and are increasingly not just entertainers, but influencers. 

Tokyo 2020 expected to offer COVID-19 vaccines to volunteers

Workers involved in the delayed Games started receiving vaccines against COVID-19 earlier this month as part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's aim to inoculate around 2,500 workers per day until the end of August.

Do you know Kenya Olympic medals tally since 1964?

Overall, Kenya has won 31 gold, 38 silver and 34 bronze since Wilson Kiprugut's bronze at the 1964 games in Tokyo. 

Tanzania to host Africa Kabaddi Championship

Other nations expected to take part in the championship include African powerhouse Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Egypt, and Zimbabwe.

Zambia friendly with Great Britain called off

Zambia are set to make their Olympic debut this year in Tokyo after winning the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Women's Olympic qualifying tournament.  The Zambian side booked their place at Tokyo 2020 after drawing 4-4 with Cameroon, winning the two-legged tie on away goals