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  •   Home > News > Sports >  Subscribe to NZCity's Athletics articles  Athletics
    Blood, sweat and happy tears: These are the most wholesome moments of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
     5 August 2021
    With spectators banned, there was fear the Olympic Games would lose some of their magic. But athletes from all over created countless moments that made us feel more connected than ever.
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    >> International News 

    Costly, quiet, clean and lonely: How the 'COVID Olympics' are different for our athletes
    4 Aug: Competing at the Olympic Games in a pandemic has been an unusual experience for these Aussie athletes.... more
    Tokyo Olympics updates: Boomers through to semi-final against Team USA after Kookaburras reach hockey gold medal match — as it happened
    4 Aug: The Australian men's basketball team is guaranteed a shot at a medal after thumping Argentina in the quarter-finals, and next face the US on Thursday.... more
    Chinese weightlifter Li Wenwen is the real story of the sport at Tokyo 2020, not New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard
    3 Aug: Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard fills the stadium in Tokyo, but the real show is 21-year-old Chinese star Li Wenwen — an athlete in a class of her own, writes Tracey Holmes.... more
    The apprentice is hoping to have the master by his side at some point during his Olympic campaign
    3 Aug: The apprentice is hoping to have the master by his side at some point during his Olympic campaign... more
    Who is Lamont Marcell Jacobs, and how did a long jump specialist from Italy become the world's fastest man?
    2 Aug: After more than a decade’s dominance by Usain Bolt, we have a new men’s 100m champion. But who is Lamont Marcell Jacobs?... more
    Tokyo Olympics updates: Italian Lamont Jacobs wins men's 100m final, countryman Gianmarco Tamberi shares high jump gold with Qatar's Mutaz Barshim
    2 Aug: Shortly after Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi won the gold medal in high jump, his compatriot Lamont Jacobs becomes the first men's 100m champion not named Usain Bolt in 17 years.... more
    Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins Italy's first 100m athletics gold medal at Tokyo Olympics
    2 Aug: The Italian creates history in Tokyo, claiming the gold medal in the men's final in a time of 9.80 seconds, while Australia's Rohan Browning looks to Paris after being eliminated in the semis.... more
    Tokyo Olympic athletes are testing positive for COVID-19. German cyclist Simon Geschke is one of them
    1 Aug: Simon was getting ready for the race of a lifetime when he found out he had somehow contracted COVID-19. This is what happens when an athlete's Olympic dream turns into a viral nightmare.... more
    Tokyo Olympics a reminder of women's incredible achievements
    31 Jul: The Games give us all a unique opportunity to appreciate the spectacular talent and determination of some of the best sportswomen on Earth. But it's been a long road since 1896, and we've still got work to do.... more

     Most Popular Recent Athletics News
     07 Jul: Golfer Ryan Fox is thrilled to be heading to back to back Olympics, finally named in the New Zealand team for Tokyo +++++++++
     25 Jul: Best bits of the Tokyo Olympics: Australia's early wins, China sets shooting record, swimming starts with high hopes for gold ++++++++
     07 Jul: A statement performance at the right time for shot putter Tom Walsh +++++++
     27 Jul: Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimmers return for heats, water polo and rugby teams in action +++++++
     15 Jul: The dark side of the Olympics: How doping has shaped the Games +++++++
     02 Aug: Tokyo Olympics updates: Italian Lamont Jacobs wins men's 100m final, countryman Gianmarco Tamberi shares high jump gold with Qatar's Mutaz Barshim +++++++
     19 Jul: Two athletes in Tokyo Olympic Village test positive to COVID-19 ahead of Games opening ceremony ++++++

     Athletics NewsLinks
      5 Aug: Contract signed to resurface aorangi park athletics track (Stuff.co.nz)
      5 Aug: Tokyo olympics: are super shoes & springy track helping break athletics records? (BBCWorld)
      2 Aug: Tokyo olympics: 'unbelievable' - italy's jacobs reacts to shock 100m sprint gold (RadioNZ)
      1 Aug: Tokyo olympics: it's bronze for valerie adams as kiwi great nabs fourth straight medal (Stuff.co.nz)
      29 Jul: Three members of australian athletics team isolating after positive covid test for us pole vaulter kendricks (BBCWorld)
      29 Jul: Australian athletes locked down in covid chaos at the tokyo olympics (NZ Herald)
      12 Jul: Outgoing caledonian society president hopes waimate sports will continue (Stuff.co.nz)
      4 Jul: Semenya misses tokyo, may be forced out of olympics for good (NZ Herald)
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     Today's News

    General:
    Tokyo Olympics: What is the decathlon and how is it scored? 14:16

    Business:
    Australians leave family, businesses behind as they flee Fiji's escalating COVID-19 outbreak 14:06

    Law and Order:
    A man's been arrested in Hamilton after 40 burglaries in the city, including a jewellery store 14:06

    Entertainment:
    Great Britain's Charlotte Worthington's mother thinks her Olympic victory is down to trampolining as a toddler 14:04

    Rugby:
    Dalton Papalii has been handed the biggest assignment of his short test career, named to start at openside for the All Blacks in Saturday's opening Bledisloe Cup test 13:56

    Law and Order:
    Further to our breaking news... Three men are in custody after a vehicle crashed into a car carrying a mother and two children in Papakura 13:46

    Basketball:
    How the Boomers can beat the US at the Tokyo Olympics 13:36

    Entertainment:
    Reese Witherspoon has sold her production company for £650 million 13:34

    Politics:
    There's upset at a mass transfer of high security prisoners from Christchurch Men's Prison to Otago Corrections Facility 13:06

    Law and Order:
    Four intersections have been cordoned off in Opaheke, in south Auckland, as armed police responding to an incident 13:06

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