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Chinese weightlifter wins gold after epic one-legged lift

Chinese weightlifter Li Fabin broke two Olympic records on Sunday, and he did so with a bit of flair. On his opening clean and jerk lift of 166 kilograms (approximately 366 pounds), Li momentarily stood on just one leg. After extending …

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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony gets underway

The opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics began in a nearly empty stadium after a year-long pandemic postponement and a build-up marred by scandal and controversy.  The opening ceremony was scheduled to begin Friday at 8 …

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First Tokyo Olympics competitions begin in Japan

After being postponed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo finally began - two days ahead of its opening ceremony on Friday.  On Wednesday, the first pitch was thrown in a softball game …

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Sambo can become Olympic sport in 2028

Sambo can make the Olympic program at the Los Angeles Games in 2028, President of the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) Vasily Shestakov said. On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee granted FIAS full recognition at the …

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