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Olympics-Djokovic's golden dream ends on day of upsets marred by doping slur

TOKYO (Reuters) -Top-ranked Novak Djokovic had his dreams of tennis gold dashed on Friday while Ethiopia's Selemon Barega felled the reigning world 10,000 metres Olympic champion, on a day of upsets that saw doping allegations surface at the swimming pool. Read More


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TOKYO OLYMPICS: What you need to know right now

(Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic's dream of a Golden Slam was dashed in Tokyo on Friday when Germany's Alexander Zverev came from a set down to beat the Serbian top seed. More »


Olympics-Tennis-Djokovic inconsolable after Golden Slam dream ends

TOKYO (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic was inconsolable following his surprise loss to Germany's Alexander Zverev at the Tokyo Games on Friday, saying he was finding it hard to stay positive after his bid to become the first man to complete the Golden Slam came to an end. More »


Olympics-Table Tennis-China's Ma retains men's singles crown

TOKYO (Reuters) -Olympic and world champion Ma Long celebrated exuberantly as he retained his men's table tennis singles title at the Tokyo Games on Friday, beating compatriot Fan Zhendong 4-2. More »


Olympics-Baseball-U.S. thrash Israel 8-1, Dominican Republic down Mexico

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) -Japanese league players and different generations of Major League Baseball (MLB) talent secured wins for the United States and the Dominican Republic on Friday, leaving Israel with two chances to win a game and Mexico facing a big match on Saturday. More »


Olympics-Beach Volleyball-Rio champion reaches knockouts, U.S. women top pool

TOKYO (Reuters) - Brazil's Rio 2016 gold medallist Bruno Schmidt and Italian silver medallists Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo booked spots in the Olympic beach volleyball knockouts after winning their final pool matches to finish with three victories each on Friday. More »


Olympics-Swimming-Big Saturday in the pool for Dressel and Ledecky

TOKYO (Reuters) - Caeleb Dressel can win two golds on one morning in the Tokyo pool on Saturday while U.S. team mate Katie Ledecky hopes to complete an 800m freestyle hat-trick for her seventh career Olympic title. More »


Olympics-Soccer-U.S. and Canada set up semi-final date with shootout wins

TOKYO (Reuters) -The United States and Canada set up a mouth-watering semi-final in the women's Olympic soccer tournament with both teams having prevailed in penalty shootouts on Friday. More »


Olympics-Gymnastics-Soviet champion ponders pressures on Biles

KALYANINO, Russia (Reuters) - When Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina competed at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, her team lived in military barracks with communal bathrooms. At Tokyo 2020, Simone Biles and her U.S. team mates are staying at a hotel. More »


Column-I had the "twisties" just like Simone

(Reuters) - The world was shocked when Simone Biles withdrew from the women's Olympic gymnastics team finals on Tuesday. More »


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