Tokyo 2020, World, Tokyo Olympics 2020: Live News, Medals And Results On Aug. 2

Tokyo 2020, World

What's on tap for the Olympics on Monday in Tokyo

There is less than a week left in #Tokyo2020, but still a lot of competition to go. Here's what you need to know.

8/2/2021 3:15:00 PM

There is less than a week left in Tokyo2020, but still a lot of competition to go. Here's what you need to know.

The Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are underway after the Games were delayed for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow here for the latest news on the Summer Olympics.

.This Olympic fervor seemed unlikely two weeks ago. Tokyo remains under a state of emergency due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country, and polls ahead of the Games showed a majority of the Japanese public opposed holding a massive sporting event in the middle of a pandemic. Protesters came out the day

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of the opening ceremonyto voice their displeasure with the government's decision to push ahead with the competition.Since the Games have been in full swing, the tide has been turning, and that's in large part due to Japan's unprecedented success. The country has already won a record 17 gold medals.

Though organizers have done a good job keeping the pandemic from affecting most competitions, Covid-19 cases are surging to new highs in Tokyo. Authorities reported another 3,058 cases in the Japanese capital Sunday, more than double from the week before, and are trying to get fans to enjoy the Games from home. headtopics.com

Fans greet the USA Men's National Team as they depart for their game against the Czech Republic on July 31. (Brian Choi/NBAE/Getty Images)Croatian, German and New Zealand fans watch from near Enoshima Yacht Harbour on August 1 in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. (Igor Kralj/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

Belarus' unlikely defector:Kristina Timanovskayasaid in a video on Sunday that Belarus' Olympic team was forcibly removing her from competition and sending her home to the authoritarian regime. Timanovskaya had trained to run the 200 meter race, but said that she had been included on a list to compete in the 4x400 meter relay without her consent.

It does not appear that Timanovskaya is defecting for political reasons. She told Belarusian sports outlet Tribuna that she had never competed in the 400 meters and was"outraged" by the decision.Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the country for 27 years. He was also in charge of Belarus' national Olympic committee for decades before his son, Viktor, took over this year.

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German conservative candidate makes voting blunder on election day

Germany's conservative chancellor candidate Armin Laschet was ridiculed on social media for a misstep on election day on Sunday, capping a campaign marred by embarrassing gaffes that hurt his popularity.

From the Emperor on down: Memories of the '64 Tokyo OlympicsTOKYO (AP) — From Emperor Naruhito on down, every Japanese of a certain age remembers the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Even younger Japanese connect through parents or aunts and uncles who stored old photos, told stories or recalled getting a television set for the first time to watch the Games.

July 31 Tokyo 2020 Olympics news and resultsThe Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are underway after the Games were delayed for almost a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Follow here for the latest news on the Summer Olympics. Goat Hey, America, remember the days when you used to gush over sprinting until you got dominated by other countries in that event and you moved onto swimming, pretending that was always the biggest one? What even will you switch to when another country pushes you out of swimming? Go Gators!!

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Sunisa Lee Wins Bronze On Uneven Bars At The Tokyo OlympicsThe all-around gold medalist didn't have her usual best stuff in her strongest event. That’s a weird way to say, “Congrats on another Olympic medal!” How about “Suni Lee is one of the most incredible bars workers and brought home a bronze”!

Sunisa Lee Wins Bronze On Uneven Bars At The Tokyo OlympicsThe all-around gold medalist didn't have her usual best stuff in her strongest event. good luck so tired of these headlines. she won a bronze medal. third in the WHOLE world, on an off night. why is the headline negative? y’all wonder why simone… A better headline would be queen Suni WON bronze despite missed connections 👏👏 I will never forgive y’all if you do to Suni Lee what you did to Simone Biles and BB in 2016 and make her feel bad for her bronze medal win.