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Feature02 Aug 2021

Barshim and Tamberi, an incredible story of friendship and shared gold

Athletics is rarely more poetic than it was in Tokyo on Sunday night, when Mutaz Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi agreed to share the Olympic high jump gold medal.

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Feature01 Aug 2021

Projection mapping light show makes Olympic debut in Tokyo

The women’s 100m final saw the introduction of a projection mapping light show to set the stage for one of the highlights of the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday night (31).

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Feature31 Jul 2021

Amos, 'last man standing' from epic 2012 Olympic 800m final, continues gold chase

Athletes like setting the bar high. Nijel Amos raised his impossibly high nine years ago when he finished second behind David Rudisha’s epic world record-breaking run.

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Feature30 Jul 2021

Mixed 4x400m makes Olympic debut - "This is not a secondary event"

After a thrilling global senior debut at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, the mixed 4x400m relay made its eagerly anticipated inaugural Olympic appearance on Friday night.

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Feature29 Jul 2021

Athletics by the numbers at the Tokyo Olympic Games

As we count down the final moments until the first athletics session at the Tokyo Olympic Games, here are 10 key figures to keep an eye on throughout the next 10 days.

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Feature28 Jul 2021

Olympic champion Wolfermann's Munich 1972 jersey is displayed in MOWA

Klaus Wolfermann, the 1972 Olympic javelin champion who one year later became a world record-breaker, recently made the generous donation of his long sleeve jersey from Munich.

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Feature27 Jul 2021

Ahmed and Knight: Canada’s formidable 5000m duo

Moh Ahmed and Justyn Knight will be looking to pack a 1-2 punch at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Feature27 Jul 2021

Heading to Tokyo for sixth Olympics, Vieira remains motivated for more

Joao Vieira knows what time discos close – but it’s doubtful the Portuguese champion has been in one recently.

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Feature26 Jul 2021

Mahuchikh ready to fly even higher

“I want to jump the world record,” says Yaroslava Mahuchikh as she prepares to make her Olympic debut in Tokyo. Given the 19-year-old’s performances so far, that doesn’t seem to be an unrealistic ambition.

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Feature26 Jul 2021

Prokop's Tokyo 1964 Austrian Olympic blazer joins MOWA

Being a world record-holder, Olympic silver medallist and European champion, Liese Prokop is one of the greatest Austrian athletes of all time.

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Feature23 Jul 2021

Athletics flag bearers help to light up Olympic Opening Ceremony in Tokyo

The wait is almost over and with all eyes on Tokyo's Olympic Stadium, 69 athletes from the sport of athletics will be among the flag bearers when the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 gets under way on Friday (23).

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Feature22 Jul 2021

Heatley, from reluctant marathon runner to Olympic silver

It was at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo, back in 1964, that Basil Heatley followed in the footsteps of Sam Ferris (1932), Ernie Harper (1936) and Tom Richards (1948) with a silver medal-winning run.

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