Pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics open in low-key ceremony without fans

24/7/2021 4:34:00 AM

IN PHOTOS: Team Singapore at last night’s opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Republic will be represented by 23 athletes across 12 sports, the most that Singapore had contested at the Olympic Games.

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Covid-19: S’pore ‘neither reversing nor racing ahead’ with reopening but pausing to slow, monitor spread, say ministers

SINGAPORE — In the face of questions over the progress of Singapore’s reopening amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Friday (Sept 10) that the country is neither “reversing” nor “racing ahead” but will take the next two to four weeks to slow down transmission and monitor the rise in infections.

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Tokyo 2020: who are Asia’s top gold medal hopes at the Olympic Games?Athletes from Southeast Asia, the subcontinent and elsewhere are hoping to make an impact at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Singaporean swimmer Joseph Schooling, Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura and wrestler Risako Kawai are among those defending gold medals in Tokyo, while Malaysian track cyclist Azizulhasni Awang (bronze) and Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz (silver) will be looking to improve on their podium places from Rio 2016. Here are some of the top Asian athletes from outside China and Hong

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