Olympics-Fencing-US fencer Lee Kiefer wins gold in women’s foil individual

July 25, 2021 TOKYO (Reuters) – Lee Kiefer of the United States won gold in the individual women’s foil fencing competition on Sunday. Inna Deriglazova of the Russian Olympic Committee took silver, and Larisa Korobeynikova also of the ROC claimed bronze. (Reporting by Sakura Murakami; Editing by Hugh Lawson) (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Olympics-Gymnastics-German team wears full-body suit at Tokyo qualifications

July 25, 2021 TOKYO (Reuters) – The German women’s gymnastics team wore full-body suits in qualifications at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday after saying their fashion choice went against the sexualisation of their sport and showed that women could wear what they choose. The team, composed of Sarah Voss, Pauline Schaefer-Betz, Elisabeth Seitz and Kim […]

Olympics-Water polo-Spain stun champions Serbia as Croatia, Italy win big

July 25, 2021 TOKYO (Reuters) – Reigning Olympic champions Serbia got their title defence off to a rocky start when they were stunned 13-12 by a clinical Spain in their opening match of the men’s water polo competition at Tatsumi Water Polo Centre on Sunday. Spain centre forward Alberto Munarriz Egana top scored with four […]

Credit Suisse settles spying case with former star banker

July 25, 2021 ZURICH (Reuters) – Credit Suisse has reached an out-of-court settlement with former star banker Iqbal Khan over allegations of spying that led to the resignation of the Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam, a spokesperson for the Swiss bank said on Sunday. “Everybody involved has agreed to settle and this matter is now closed,” […]

Indonesia extends COVID-19 movement curbs until Aug. 2

July 25, 2021 JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions would be extended from July 26 to August 2, though he said infections and hospital bed occupancy rates in some provinces in Java had declined. Under the current curbs, he said the government would gradually adjust some restrictions on […]

Shanghai region braces for typhoon In-fa after flooding in central China

July 25, 2021 BEIJING (Reuters) -China’s commercial hub Shanghai and neighbouring coastal regions cancelled all flights, slowed or suspended subway trains and shuttered businesses as Typhoon In-fa made landfall on Sunday, bringing flooding and felling around 1,000 trees. The typhoon landed in the Putuo district of the city of Zhoushan, a major port in the […]

Protests across Tunisia as COVID-19 surges and economy suffers

July 25, 2021 TUNIS (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters rallied in the Tunisian capital and other cities on Sunday demanding the government step down after a spike in COVID-19 cases that has aggravated economic troubles. In Tunis, police used pepper spray against protesters who threw stones and shouted slogans demanding that Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi […]

Olympics-IOC to back Games schedule changes due to heat if needed

July 25, 2021 By Karolos Grohmann TOKYO (Reuters) – Intense heat and humidity could force competition schedule changes at the Tokyo Olympics and the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday it would back any such plans if needed. Athletes across several sports have complained that competing in midday heat, where temperatures regularly hit or exceed […]

Olympics-Taekwondo-Britain’s Jones says family absence affected her

July 25, 2021 By Chang-Ran Kim CHIBA, Japan (Reuters) – Jade Jones, Britain’s twice Olympic taekwando champion, said the absence of her family at the scaled-down Tokyo Games contributed to her shock first-round defeat on Sunday. Jones’s hopes of a third Olympic gold were dashed after a loss to Rio bronze medallist Kimia Alizadeh, who […]

Olympics-Soccer-France leave it late to sink South Africa, Brazil held

July 25, 2021 TOKYO (Reuters) – France got their Olympic men’s soccer campaign back on track as Teji Savanier netted a stoppage-time winner in their 4-3 victory over South Africa on Sunday while defending champions Brazil were held to a goalless draw by Ivory Coast. Les Bleus, hammered 4-1 by Mexico in their Group A […]

Olympics-Boxing-Fuchs keeps gold medal in focus to keep away mental fear

July 25, 2021 By Sudipto Ganguly TOKYO (Reuters) – For someone who suffers from fear of contamination, the decision to travel to the Tokyo Olympics amid the COVID-19 pandemic was not easy for United States boxer Virginia Fuchs. But the dream of winning an Olympic gold medal convinced the 33-year-old flyweight boxer to make the […]

Olympics-Softball-One curve ends gold chase for Canada pitcher out of retirement

July 25, 2021 By Paresh Dave YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – Canada pitcher Danielle Lawrie – among several players who came out of retirement to chase gold in softball’s return to the Olympics https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-softball-preview-idCAKCN2E72ZU – turned away from home plate on Sunday, leaned back and took one of the biggest breaths of her life. In a […]

Australians may face longer lockdown after “reckless” mass protests

July 25, 2021 By Sonali Paul MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Australia’s New South Wales logged its second-highest daily increase of the year in locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Sunday amid fears of a wave of new infections after thousands of people joined an anti-lockdown protest. “In relation to yesterday’s protests, can I say how absolutely disgusted I […]