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Olympic Games: Major international sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Olympics every two years in the four-year period.

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Athletes should get vaccines to show solidarity with Japanese people - IOC’s Bach [Video]

Athletes should get vaccines to show solidarity with Japanese people - IOC’s Bach

Bach says Olympic athletes should vaccinate to show solidarity

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Olympics boss confronts Tokyo protesters [Video]

Olympics boss confronts Tokyo protesters

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach briefly confronted a small group of anti-Olympics protesters outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, building following his meeting with the..

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Bach hopeful spectators can attend the Olympics [Video]

Bach hopeful spectators can attend the Olympics

VIDEO SHOWS: PRESS CONFERENCE WITH IOC PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 16, 2020) (FOREIGN POOL - ACCESS ALL) 1. INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH ARRIVING FOR

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IOC's Bach confident of hosting spectators at Games after meeting Japan PM [Video]

IOC's Bach confident of hosting spectators at Games after meeting Japan PM

Bach confident that spectators can attend next year's Olympics

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Gymnasts reveal what a COVID-hit Olympics could be like [Video]

Gymnasts reveal what a COVID-hit Olympics could be like

VIDEO SHOWS: UNITED STATES' GYMNASTS YUL MOLDAUER AND EMJAE FRAZIER TALKING ABOUT THE RESTRICTIONS BEING IMPOSED ON THEM BECAUSE OF COVID-19 TO ENABLE THEM TO COMPETE AT AN EVENT IN TOKYO SHOWS: TOKYO

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World worst executed ice skating trick! [Video]

World worst executed ice skating trick!

He won't make the Olympics.

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Construction of swimming pool with Olympic standards underway in Kashmir [Video]

Construction of swimming pool with Olympic standards underway in Kashmir

In order to promote water sports activities in Jammu and Kashmir, government is constructing first-of-its-kind swimming pool with Olympic standards. The new infrastructure will promote swimming..

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Breakdancing: What a sport! [Video]

Breakdancing: What a sport!

Is it a dance? Is it a sport? Breakdancing or breaking is a form of street dance that has its origins in Bronx in New York. Breakers, also called b-boys and b-girls, can move to anything from soul to..

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Sprint 100m World Champion banned for two years [Video]

Sprint 100m World Champion banned for two years

The U.S. sprinter and 100 meter world champion Christian Coleman has been banned from competition for two years for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules. The decision means he will miss next years..

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Libyan weightlifter fights for Olympic dream [Video]

Libyan weightlifter fights for Olympic dream

Weightlifter Ahmed Abu Zeriba has spent years braving Libya's raging war, harsh economic conditions, and now a global pandemic - all with one goal - to represent his country in Tokyo's 2021 Olympics...

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Growing tribe of Japanese proudly defies tattoo taboo, eyes Olympics boost [Video]

Growing tribe of Japanese proudly defies tattoo taboo, eyes Olympics boost

Breaking taboos: Japan's tattoo fans bare their ink as they go against the social norm in their country.

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Tokyo urges Olympics supporters to 'pack less, wait less' following security tests [Video]

Tokyo urges Olympics supporters to 'pack less, wait less' following security tests

Tokyo Games organisers complete three days of security tests as they prepare to host the rescheduled Olympics next year.

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DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree [Video]

DOJ calls out Russian hacking spree

[NFA] The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it has indicted six Russian intelligence agency hackers for a four-year long hacking spree that included attacks against the 2018 PyeongChang Winter..

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Chandigarh's Artist makes portrait of Olympic gold medallist Balbir Singh Senior using hockey, ball [Video]

Chandigarh's Artist makes portrait of Olympic gold medallist Balbir Singh Senior using hockey, ball

On the 97th birth anniversary of Balbir Singh Senior, an artist made his portrait with hockey and ball at Sector-42 hockey stadium. Legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior was an Olympic gold..

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Olympic gymnast launches unique new fragrance to smell like fresh laundry [Video]

Olympic gymnast launches unique new fragrance to smell like fresh laundry

Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock has starred in a series of spoof ads tolaunch a unique new perfume capturing the essence of freshly launderedclothes. New scent has been specially created to..

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