Category: Sports

Olympics-Basketball-U.S. clinches playoff spot, France and Australia go 3-0

By Rocky Swift TOKYO (Reuters) -The United States clinched a quarter-final berth in Olympic men’s basketball on Saturday as seedings for next week’s last- eight showdowns took shape.

Olympics-Athletics-Stahl adds gold to world title in Swedish one-two

By Sudipto Ganguly TOKYO (Reuters) -Daniel Stahl added the Olympic men’s discus gold to his world championship title and his compatriot Simon Pettersson made it a one-two for Sweden on Saturday.

Olympics-Cycling-Five riders to watch in track cycling

By Martyn Herman TOKYO (Reuters) – The track cycling events begin at the Izu velodrome, 130km south west of Tokyo, on Monday.

Olympics-Weightlifting-Qatar’s Elhakh wins gold in men’s 96 kg event

TOKYO (Reuters) – Qatar’s Fares Ibrahim Elbakh won the gold medal in the men’s 96 kg weightlifting event and set an Olympic record of a combined lift of 402 kg at the Tokyo Games on Saturday.    

Olympics-Athletics-Poland win first 4x400m mixed relay gold

TOKYO (Reuters) -Poland scored an upset win in the inaugural Olympic 4×400 metres mixed relay on Saturday, with Dominican Republic picking up silver and the United States taking bronze.

Olympics-Athletics-Thompson-Herah leads Jamaican sweep of women’s 100m

TOKYO (Reuters) – Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led home a Jamaican clean sweep in the Olympic women’s 100 metres final on Saturday, posting an amazing 10.61 seconds to become the

Olympics-Athletics-America’s Mu through to 800m final, keeping alive quest for gold

By Omar Mohammed TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States’ hopes of a first gold medal in more than half a century in the 800 metres got a boost on Saturday when 19-year old Athing Mu won her semi-final

Olympics-Shooting-Georgian Salukvadze considers 10th Olympics at son’s request

TOKYO (Reuters) – Getting emotionally blackmailed by your children is a pet peeve of most parents but in Nino Salukvadze’s case it could lead to a record-equalling 10th Olympic appearance by the

Olympics-Athletics-100m favourite Bromell sneaks through as fast loser

By Mitch Phillips TOKYO (Reuters) – Trayvon Bromell, the fastest in the world this year and favourite to win the Olympic men’s 100 metres gold, sneaked through the first-round heats as a fastest loser

US 4×400 Mixed Relay Team Reinstated to Final

TOKYO—The United States’ mixed 4×400 meter relay team has been reinstated into Saturday’s final due to an official’s error, a World Athletics spokesperson said, after they were disqualified on Friday for exchanging the baton outside the changeover zone. The American team, comprising Elija Godwin, Lynna Irby, Taylor Manson and Bryce Deadmon, were reinstated by jury […]