Mac Neil wins Canada’s first gold in Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO – Margaret Mac Neil won Canada’s first gold medal of Tokyo’s Olympic Games. The reigning world champion in the women’s 100-metre butterfly was at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre and won in 55.59 seconds, which is the third-fastest time in the history of the event. Mac Neil is the seventh Canadian to win Olympic swimming gold. She joins teammate Penny …

Top moments from the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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Tokyo – It was an Opening Ceremony that mixed tradition, technology and a message of hope as the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 got underway. From an awe-inspiring drone display to Japan’s tennis superstar Naomi Osaka lighting the Olympic cauldron, it was a four-hour long affair of excitement and beauty that all took place at the Olympic Stadium in the capital. …

Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic Cauldron as Tokyo 2020 gets underway after symbolic Opening Ceremony

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Tokyo – It’s official. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad are finally underway. The fireworks that lit up the night sky high above the Olympic Stadium to mark the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 were seen far beyond Japan’s capital. Titled ‘United by Emotion’, the ceremony welcomed athletes from 206 nations to the Olympic Games in Tokyo …

Hosts Japan hold Canada to a 1-1 draw in women’s football opener

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Tokyo – The Japanese kicked off their Women’s Olympic Football campaign with a 1-1 draw against Canada in their opening contest of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (in 2021) on 21 July. After a year’s delay, the women’s football tournament finally began at the Sapporo Dome in Hokkaido, and it could have gone better for the host nation, which is …

Chain of hope: How Olympians are Stronger Together

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Tokyo – Imagine a chain. Not a material one but a chain of hope. Athletes can now see the light at the end of a long tunnel, just days before the Opening Ceremony. They are arriving in Tokyo, ready to fulfil their dreams. The year 2020 was full of challenges. Competitions were cancelled, athletes were separated from their loved ones, …

Canada announces flagbearers for Tokyo 2020

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Tokyo – Three-time Olympic team member in basketball Miranda Ayim and co-captain of the country’s men’s rugby sevens team, Nathan Hirayama, will be Team Canada’s flagbearers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The news was unveiled in a special video from The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada on Monday (19 July). The Canadian Olympic Committee …

Tokyo ceremonies: The Count Down To Olympics Start

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Tokyo – A ceremony for these unprecedented times. An Opening Ceremony to show us that we are all connected, living together side-by-side. United by Emotion This Tokyo 2020 Games motto will be re-envisioned as the concept for the Opening Ceremony. In just 5 days, the Games begin. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Opening Ceremony Creative Team will continue …

Women’s 400m hurdles: Reigning champion Muhammad against the rising stars

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Tokyo – The women’s 400m hurdles competition has gone through tectonic shifts in recent years, with a crop of fearless athletes challenging what is believed to be possible. The 21-year-old phenom Sydney McClaughlin leads the one-lap hurdles revolution taking the baton from United States compatriot Dalilah Muhammad following her recent world-record run. Muhammad, 10 years McClaughlin’s senior, has been the …