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Tokyo Olympics: What is 3x3 basketball all about?

In yet another attempt by the IOC to appeal to younger audiences, 3x3 basketball made its debut at the Olympics. It's a trend backed by rapper Ice Cube and FIBA, who dub it "the number one urban team sport in the world." Men's basketball has been an Olympic sport since 1936, with women making their ... Read full article »

Tokyo Olympics Digest: USA men's basketball loses opener to France

The US men's basketball team lost their first game at the Olympics since 2004. Japan’s Yuto Horigome claimed the first ever Olympic skateboarding gold, while Germany won it's first Olympic medal. Follow the latest on DW. The United States men’s basketball team lost their first game of Tokyo 2020, ... Read full article »

Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini provides message of hope at Olympics

Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini had no chance in the preliminary heat at the Tokyo Olympics. The message that the refugee team’s flag bearer sent to the world though, was more important than the result. Five years of hard training for one moment. Then, after one minute, six seconds and 78 hundredths of ... Read full article »

Tokyo Olympics Digest: South Korea win inaugural mixed archery gold

South Korea started their quest for a second straight sweep of all Olympic archery gold medals with victory in the inaugural mixed team event. Elsewhere, there were mixed results for Germany’s representatives. Since its return to the Olympics in 1972 after a near 50-year absence, South Korea have dominated ... Read full article »

Fact check: Do trans athletes have an advantage in elite sport?

The Tokyo Games marks the first time openly transgender athletes compete as Olympians, but the eligibility has cast closer scrutiny into whether there is an unfair advantage. The experts behind the studies weigh in. Several trans women are set to compete in the Tokyo Games, marking the first time openly ... Read full article »

Tokyo's youngest Olympian hopes to inspire others despite exit

Syrian table tennis player Hend Zaza hopes her story can inspire people from war-torn countries despite a first round defeat. At just 12 years old, Zaza is the youngest Olympian to feature at the Tokyo Games. Tokyo 2020's youngest Olympian, 12-year-old Syrian table tennis player Hend Zaza, may have ... Read full article »

Algerian judoka Nourine withdraws from Olympics to avoid facing Israeli

Algerian athlete Fethi Nourine and his coach have withdrawn from the judo competition at the Tokyo Olympics to avoid facing an Israeli athlete. The decision was made in support of the "Palestinian cause." The International Judo Federation confirmed on Saturday that Algerian athlete Fethi Nourine and ... Read full article »

First German COVID case at Tokyo Olympics

German cyclist Simon Geschke will miss out on the road race after testing positive for coronavirus at the Olympics. The first positive test on the German team coincided with the opening ceremony. The German Olympic Sports Confederation on Friday said Simon Geschke will now have to isolate under the strict ... Read full article »

Opinion: The Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony — the wrong pictures, the wrong message

The Olympics have started one year after their original date. But the opening ceremony shows the IOC has learned nothing from the pandemic and missed the opportunity to set an important sign, writes DW's Sarah Wiertz. The cries of protest from the demonstrators outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo could ... Read full article »

'The only right thing:' Hockey's Nike Lorenz allowed to wear rainbow band

Germany's hockey captain will be allowed to display rainbow colours in support of the LGBTQ community at Tokyo 2020. Her case has put the IOC's rules under the spotlight, with some criticizing a lack of clarity. Nike Lorenz is in many ways the epitome of the modern athlete. Successful in her sport, she ... Read full article »

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