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  •   Home > News >  Subscribe to NZCity's International articles  International
    The competition is a world away, but these Tokyo Olympics seem surprisingly close to home
     29 July 2021
    There may be no live crowds, but a friendly time zone, working from home and endless options for watching the events of your choosing is making us feel like we're there, writes Paul Kennedy.
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    Indonesia's pregnant women at risk of dying with COVID-19 and aren't prioritised for vaccination
    29 Jul: The number of pregnant women who are dying with COVID-19 in Indonesia is anticipated to increase, as expectant mothers opt for voluntary c-sections or give birth at home out of fear they will catch the virus at the hospital.... more
    Simone Biles thanks supporters after withdrawing from Tokyo Olympics gymnastics events
    29 Jul: Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles says the support she has received has made her realise she is much more than just her athletic achievements.... more
    Family of Sean Turnell, Australian prisoner detained in virus-hit Myanmar prison, study new photos of him for clues
    29 Jul: Aung San Suu Kyi's close Australian advisor Sean Turnell was arrested in Myanmar six months ago and taken to a prison which is now fighting a major coronavirus outbreak.... more
    Coronavirus Delta variant pushing Tokyo's health system to the brink as city hosts Olympics
    29 Jul: In the shadow of the Tokyo Olympics, COVID-19 infections are increasing to records never before seen in the Japanese capital, and doctors are terrified of what happens next.... more
    South Sudanese refugee turned Olympic runner Rose Nathike on how sport changed her life
    29 Jul: After fleeing her homeland at the age of eight, Rose Nathike grew up in a refugee camp where "only the boys" could play sport. At 27, she's now competing at the Olympics.... more
    Joe Ingles could control the Boomers' Tokyo Olympics basketball hopes after Rio devastation
    29 Jul: Patty Mills is perhaps the most legendary Boomer, but if the Aussies are to win their first Olympic basketball medal, he's going to need the best version of sharpshooter Joe Ingles by his side.... more
    Malaysian police say helicopter delivery of 'nasi ganja' breached lockdown rules
    29 Jul: Malaysian police investigate after a Kuala Lumpur resident allegedly breaches the country's lockdown restrictions by chartering a helicopter to satisfy their craving for a famously delicious rice dish.... more
    Ariarne Titmus wins Olympic gold again with victory in 200m freestyle final in Tokyo
    29 Jul: Ariarne Titmus's incredible Tokyo Olympics continues, with the Australian superstar winning gold in the 200m freestyle.... more
    Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine is approved for children above 12, but where are we up to with younger kids?
    28 Jul: While Australia has become the latest country to approve the Pfizer vaccine for children aged 12 and over, the US has already been having trials for babies and young children.... more

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