She is part of a team trained by coach Eteri Tutberidze expected to take the podium in the women's individual event in Beijing, and Valieva is favourite for gold.
Lifeless for thirty minutes after her birth, a seven-year-old girl who dreams of becoming a marine scientist-algae expert has been noticed to have the potentials of an ace swimmer by her coaches in Dubai.
The Japanese authorities arrested the unemployed Kayoko Takahashi, 53, last Sunday, on charges of obstructing work by force, after the start of the torch marathon in Mito.
Anyone wanting to support athletes has been told to clap rather than cheer or sing. Sponsors are cancelling or scaling back booths and events tied to the Games, frustrated by the "very last-minute" decisions by organisers, sources said.
Kentaro Kobayashi's remarks in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight and sparked shock from some in Japan. He was fired a day before the Games were due to start.
The Abes' success gave Japan its third and fourth gold medal of the day after Yuto Horigome took skateboarding's first Olympic title and swimmer Yui Ohashi was the surprise winner of the women's 400m individual competition.
India’s badminton superstar PV Sindhu has her eye on gold at the Olympics but warned the road to the final in Tokyo will be tough in a wide-open women’s singles featuring most of the world’s top players. The 2016 Olympic silver medallist Sindhu, who turned 26 this month,
“There was one person in the Village. That was the very first case in the Village that was reported during the screening test,” Masa Takaya, spokesman for the Tokyo organising committee, told a press conference.
The chief of the Tokyo Olympics tried to reassure “worried” athletes on Saturday as the Games Village was hit by its first coronavirus case, six days before the pandemic-delayed event opens.
Lamia, whose first gold medal came at the age of six when she won the inaugural Dubai International Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in 2017, says she is focused fully on her goal to win gold at the Youth Olympic Games.