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Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director fired for past Holocaust joke

Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
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The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998.

Teen cheerleader wins U.S. free speech case against school over F-bomb tirade on Snapchat

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of a Pennsylvania teenager who sued after a profane social media post got her banished from her high school's cheerleading squad in a narrow decision in a closely watched free speech case.

Battling opposition and 4th COVID wave, Tokyo forges ahead with Olympics

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
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Besieged by growing opposition and a fourth wave of COVID-19, Japan is determined to go ahead with the Tokyo Olympic Games next month.

Japan extends COVID-19 state of emergency with safe Olympics at stake

Friday, May 28th, 2021
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Japan extended a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas for 20 more days on Friday, with infections still not slowing as it prepares to host the Olympics in just over 50 days.

Japan official says Olympic Games must be held next year ‘at any cost’

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
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The rearranged Tokyo Games must be held "at any cost" in 2021, Japan's Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Tuesday.

U.K. soccer star gets Boris Johnson to commit to free student meals during COVID-19

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made an abrupt about-face and agreed to keep funding meals for needy students over the summer holidays, after a campaign headed by Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford.

Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020

Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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The Tokyo Olympics are going to happen — but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned

Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter company after fatal crash

Monday, February 24th, 2020
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A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Vanessa Bryant in Los Angeles says the pilot was careless and negligent by flying in cloudy conditions on the day of a helicopter crash that killed nine people — including her husband Kobe Bryant and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Sports reporter killed in plane crash en route to Peach Bowl

Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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A small plane en route to a college football game crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana shortly after takeoff on Saturday, killing five people, including a well-known sports reporter who was the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches.

‘I don’t have a home right now’: Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter talks activism, basketball

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Compared to the real-life dangers Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter contends with for speaking out against his home country's authoritarian regime, boxing out seven-footers for rebounds may seem inconsequential by comparison.