• Olympics-Volleyball-Brother can wait as Japan's Mayu Ishikawa focuses on Games
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    Olympics-Volleyball-Brother can wait as Japan's Mayu Ishikawa focuses on Games

    Mayu Ishikawa mirrored her elder brother Yuki's achievements on Sunday when she top scored in Japan's rout of Kenya but said her focus was on forging her own path at the Tokyo Olympics and not on emulating her sibling. Mayu scored 13 points in the straight sets win, a day after Yuki inspired Japan to their first victory at the Olympics in 29 years when he top-scored with 15 points in a win over Venezuela. Japan's Uta Abe and her brother Hifumi won gold medals in judo earlier on Sunday, making history as the first siblings to win gold medals on the same day, but Mayu said she is not looking that far ahead yet.

  • Olympics-Handball-Norway lay down marker with thumping of South Korea, Brazil hold ROC
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    Olympics-Handball-Norway lay down marker with thumping of South Korea, Brazil hold ROC

    Norway began their quest for a record-equalling third Olympic gold medal in women's handball with a 39-27 victory over Asian powerhouse South Korea on Sunday, while Brazil frustrated the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in a 24-24 draw. Rio 2016 bronze medallists Norway dominated the opening half of their Group A clash - a rematch of the Barcelona 1992 final which the Koreans won for the second of their two gold medals - surging ahead 18-10 after hitting the post several times. The European champions raised their level after the break as the latest encounter between the two most decorated teams in the women's game threatened to turn into a thrashing, before South Korea staged a comeback only to fall short in the end.

  • TOKYO OLYMPICS: What you need to know right now
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    TOKYO OLYMPICS: What you need to know right now

    Tunisia's Ahmed Hafnaoui not only stunned swimming superpowers with his gold medal performance in the 400m freestyle - he didn't quite believe the result himself. Michael Phelps hailed Hafnaoui for his "unbelievable swim," saying the 18-year-old Tunisian's shock victory was a great example of how swimming at the Tokyo Games was likely to have a series of wide open races. "The difference between these Olympics and the past, in my opinion, is that every single person in the final has a chance of winning gold – it doesn't matter if you are in lane one, eight or four, everyone is close," said Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time.

  • Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau forced out of Olympics with Covid-19
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    Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau forced out of Olympics with Covid-19

    The pair were due to make their debuts in the Games when the men’s event starts on Thursday at Kasumigaseki Country Club.