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Olympics-Tokyo has shown the pandemic can be beaten, Games health adviser says

Olympics-Tokyo has shown the pandemic can be beaten, Games health adviser says

A leading Olympic Games health adviser said on Saturday that Tokyo 2020 had shown the COVID-19 pandemic could be beaten and would provide data to help countries around the world battle the coronavirus. The Olympics in Tokyo had shown that measures such as social distancing, mask-wearing, hand sanitising along with testing and tracing worked when implemented as a package, Brian McCloskey, the chair of the Game's Independent Expert Panel, said at a press briefing. "We have shown it is possible to keep a pandemic at bay and that is a very important lesson from Tokyo to the rest of the…
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The Tokyo Olympics will be the Games of all mothers

The Tokyo Olympics will be the Games of all mothers

IN March, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee announced that the Tokyo Games would be the “first gender-balanced Olympic Games in history.” JANE THORNTON, Clinician Scientist, Canada Research Chair in Injury Prevention and Physical Activity for Health, Sport Medicine Physician, Western University MARGIE DAVENPORT, Associate Professor, Christenson Professor in Active Healthy Living, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta The gender gap in sport is well-established. Men have historically dominated elite sport for centuries, but thanks in part to the advocacy of organizations like the IOC Women in Sport Commission, global female representation…
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Basketball star denied Olympic bid

Basketball star denied Olympic bid

Former Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Most Valuable Player Nneka Ogwumike was denied an opportunity to represent Nigeria at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ogwumike, who has been involved with United States of America (USA) basketball since high school, has been a longtime member within the US Senior basketball system. Having won gold with the American team previously, at the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in 2014 and again in 2018, it was a shock that Ogwumike was left off the US team list. Unfortunately, this is not the first time Ogwumike has been missing for the roster list prior…
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