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Team GB ordered to return Olympic medal from Tokyo 2020 Games

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The British Olympic Association (BOA) announced on Thursday the team was informed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that it must return the silver medals from the 4x100m relay event won during the Tokyo 20...

Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe venture into a noir underworld in ‘Tokyo Vice’

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A version of this story appeared in Pop Life Chronicles, CNN's weekly entertainment newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Nothing excites me more than the words "inspired by a true story." Tha...

Russia invades Ukraine: Anti-war protests in Tokyo, London, Taipei

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Russia’s attack, unleashed by President Vladimir Putin earlier this week, reached its third day on Saturday, when Kremlin forces forged ahead in their efforts to overtake the capital city of Kyiv. Hundreds of deaths ...

What is ROC? Russia restricted at Winter Olympics just like Tokyo

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Athletes from the country will instead be representing the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) as there will be no mention of the country or the flag at the Games. However, Russian athletes were seen wearing their flag's...

Organizers say Tokyo Olympics cost $1.8B less than expected

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Organizers said the estimated official costs were $ 13.6 billion. Officials said part of the reduction was because there were no fans — forced by the pandemic — and therefore vastly reduced labor costs. They also sa...

Tokyo pushes ahead with same-sex marriage plan

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TokyoThe Tokyo Metropolitan government will start a system that effectively allows same-sex marriage in Japan's capital from April next year, the Kyodo news wire reported Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike as saying on Tuesday....

Ikea is offering a tiny apartment in Tokyo for less than $1 per month

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(CNN Business)Swedish retailer Ikea is becoming a landlord in Japan with a tiny apartment it will rent out in Tokyo. The 10-square-meter (107-square-foot) apartment is located in the Shinjuku district and will cost ...

Modern Pentathlon opts to remove horse riding from competition after Tokyo 2020 incident

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The International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) has confirmed horse riding will be dropped from the sport after the Paris Olympics in 2024. The UIPM Executive Board approved recommendations to replace the discipli...

Man dressed as Joker stabs 17 people on Tokyo train

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The train made an emergency stop around 8 p.m. Sunday night after the 24-year-old man also set a small fire on the train. Police arrested the suspect on the spot and suspended service while they conducted an investig...

Simone Biles details how Nassar’s abuse impacted Tokyo Olympics: ‘I never should have been left alone’

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Biles and several other members of Team USA Gymnastics spoke before the Senate Judiciary Committee over the FBI’s failed investigation into Nassar. Biles' impactful statement touched on a range of issues with the inv...

Morteza Mehrzadselakjani, the tallest Paralympian in history, helps Iran win sitting volleyball gold at the Tokyo Paralympics

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At two meters, 46 centimeters (eight foot, one inch) tall, Morteza Mehrzadselakjani is the not-so-secret weapon of Iran's sitting volleyball team. The tallest Paralympian in history and the joint-second tallest man ...

‘Every risk that I took, it’s all worth it’: Abbas Karimi fled Afghanistan at age 16, now he’s representing the Refugee Paralympic Team at Tokyo 2020

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Bringing a child into the world should be the happiest day of any parent's life. But Abbas Karimi said that when his mother gave birth to him in Afghanistan, his parents were riddled with anxiety. Karimi was born ...

The Tokyo Paralympics may see a record-high number of LGBTQ athletes

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At least 30 athletes competing in the Tokyo Paralympics identify as LGBTQ -- a new high for LGBTQ representation at the Paralympic Games, by one count. That's more than double the amount of athletes who publicly id...

Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctions Tokyo 2020 silver medal to help eight-month-old get heart surgery

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Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk has auctioned off her Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medal to fund urgent heart surgery for an eight-month-old baby. The 25-year-old finished first in qualifying for the final at ...

Tokyo Paralympics will have no spectators, as Covid-19 situation in Japan remains serious

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The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will not have any spectators as the Covid-19 situation in Japan remains serious, according to organizers. The announcement was made on Monday, following a remote meeting of four Paralympi...

Army veteran to represent Team USA in Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games: ‘It is an honor and a privilege’

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De los Santos, 51, will be competing at the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo later this month and will be representing Team USA in road cycling, something he told Fox News is one of the most important parts of his life now....

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