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  •   Home > News > Sports >  Subscribe to NZCity's Athletics articles  Athletics
    Coronavirus Delta variant pushing Tokyo's health system to the brink as city hosts Olympics
     29 July 2021
    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.
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    >> Health & Safety News 

    Decades of preparation for the Tokyo Olympics and the taekwondo medal dream is over in six minutes
    27 Jul: Athletes spend years, decades even, to appear and perform at the Olympic Games. For some though, the entire experience can be over inside six minutes.... more
    What is ROC in the Tokyo Olympics? The reason Russia can't compete, even though its athletes can
    27 Jul: Australia's Beach Volleyball team is going up against athletes representing ROC this afternoon at the Tokyo Olympics, but you'd be forgiven for thinking no such country exists — it doesn't.... more
    Triathlon's wild ride at Tokyo Olympics: A false start, a broken nose, and an unbelievable finish
    27 Jul: Norway comes out on top with a dramatic finish as Australia's top ranked triathlete Jake Birtwhistle leaves battered in a Tokyo 2020 men's triathlon to remember.... more
    Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimmers return for heats, water polo and rugby teams in action
    27 Jul: The Stingers and Rugby 7s teams continue their Tokyo campaigns, plus Ariarne Titmus returns to the pool for heats. Here are the Olympic events to watch out for on day 3.... more
    Best bits of the Tokyo Olympics: Australia's early wins, China sets shooting record, swimming starts with high hopes for gold
    25 Jul: Australia has already had its first taste of both victory and defeat and there's been plenty of action across multiple sports. Here are the best bits so far from day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics.... more
    Openly trans athletes make their Olympic debut, but the rules could change very soon
    25 Jul: An openly trans athlete will be competing at the Olympics for the first time, but a decision coming after the Tokyo games could change the rules across many sports for trans participation.... more
    Patty Mills and Cate Campbell say an Australian team spirit is being fostered in the Tokyo Olympics athletes' village
    22 Jul: The Australian Olympic team gather to watch the Matildas stand behind an Indigenous flag and launch their campaign, and flag-bearer Patty Mills says the village already feels like home.... more
    Australian equestrian Jamie Kermond tests positive for cocaine, throwing Olympic hopes into doubt
    21 Jul: Equestrian Australia says showjumper Jamie Kermond, 36, returned a positive A-sample for a metabolite of cocaine, with the Olympic Team Selection Committee set to determine his future later today.... more
    Brisbane Olympics 2032 bid inspires next generation of athletes wanting to win home soil gold
    21 Jul: While the 2032 Olympics Games might seem like a lifetime away, the journey is already beginning for those hoping to win medals in front of a home crowd.... more

     Most Popular Recent Athletics News
     03 Jul: US sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson banned after testing positive to cannabis, will miss Tokyo Olympic 100 metres ++++++++++
     07 Jul: Golfer Ryan Fox is thrilled to be heading to back to back Olympics, finally named in the New Zealand team for Tokyo ++++++++
     02 Jul: Selection for the Tokyo Olympics hasn't come easily for trampolinist Dylan Schmidt ++++++++
     02 Jul: The All Blacks have wrapped up their on-field preparations for their first test of 2021 ++++++++
     07 Jul: A statement performance at the right time for shot putter Tom Walsh +++++++
     06 Jul: Andrea Anacan's a bundle of nerves and excitement +++++++
     15 Jul: The dark side of the Olympics: How doping has shaped the Games +++++++

     Athletics NewsLinks
      29 Jul: Three members of australian athletics team isolating after positive covid test for us pole vaulter kendricks (BBCWorld)
      29 Jul: Australian athletes locked down in covid chaos at the tokyo olympics (NZ Herald)
      12 Jul: Outgoing caledonian society president hopes waimate sports will continue (
      4 Jul: Semenya misses tokyo, may be forced out of olympics for good (NZ Herald)
      2 Jul: Tokyo olympics: nick willis qualifies for record-breaking fifth games campaign by slimmest margin (NZ Herald)
      28 Jun: Mclaughlin breaks world hurdles record at us olympic trials (BBCWorld)
      21 Jun: Athletics: usain bolt shows off huge baby news secret (NZ Herald)
      19 Jun: Athletics: eliza mccartney to take time away, but vows to be back after missing mark for tokyo olympics (NZ Herald)
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