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Tunisian teen wins surprise Olympic swimming gold
Middle East

Tunisian teen wins surprise Olympic swimming gold

TOKYO (AP) — Nobody was watching Ahmed Hafnaoui in lane eight of the Olympic pool. All eyes were on the…
Nour El-Sherbiny wins World Squash Championship for 5th time
Egypt

Nour El-Sherbiny wins World Squash Championship for 5th time

For the fifth time, Egyptian squash champion Nour El-Sherbiny has won the World Squash Championship, which came to a close…
As Tokyo Games open, can Olympic flame burn away the funk?
World

As Tokyo Games open, can Olympic flame burn away the funk?

TOKYO (AP) — Disputed, locked down and running a year late, the Tokyo Games begin at last on Friday night,…
Tokyo 2020 chiefs fire opening ceremony director over Holocaust joke
World

Tokyo 2020 chiefs fire opening ceremony director over Holocaust joke

Olympic organizers on Thursday dismissed the opening ceremony director, Kentaro Kobayashi, following reports of his past remarks about the Holocaust. Kobayashi, a former comedian, had…
Schedule of matches for Egypt and Saudi Arabia at the Tokyo Olympics
Egypt

Schedule of matches for Egypt and Saudi Arabia at the Tokyo Olympics

The men’s football tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will start on Thursday, one day before the opening ceremony, which…
Australia’s Brisbane named host of 2032 summer Games
World

Australia’s Brisbane named host of 2032 summer Games

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) – The Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 summer Olympics, after the International Olympic…
Olympic athlete tests positive in Tokyo days before 1st game
World

Olympic athlete tests positive in Tokyo days before 1st game

TOKYO (AP) — A third athlete at the Olympic Village in Tokyo has tested positive for COVID-19 with the Czech…
First COVID case found at athletes’ village, adding to doubts over “safe and secure” Games
World

First COVID case found at athletes’ village, adding to doubts over “safe and secure” Games

TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) – Tokyo Olympics organisers on Saturday reported the first case of COVID-19 at the athletes’ village,…
Egypt’s table tennis player Hana Gouda to participate in Tokyo Olympics
Egypt

Egypt’s table tennis player Hana Gouda to participate in Tokyo Olympics

Hana Gouda, a player from the table tennis team, will participate in the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which will be held…
Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem
Middle East

Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of Israel’s Beitar soccer club said Thursday that he called off a friendly match with…
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