Olympic Games

Major international sport event

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Olympics every two years in the four-year period.

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A US shot putter has vowed to hold on to her Olympic silver medal after being accused of breaking rules by making a political gesture on the podium.
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Four-time Olympic champion Laura Kenny looks back on the key moments that have shaped her journey to become Great Britain's most successful Olympic female..
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Lord Digby Jones has reiterated his criticism over Alex Scott's punditry for the BBC at the Olympics, saying his opposition to her work "has got nothing to do..
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An Olympic sprinter from Belarus has said she refuses to return to her home country after apparently being taken to the airport against her will for publicly..
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Carl Lewis has earned these golden good looks! Here is a 23-year-old version of the Olympic track and field athlete showing off his winning looks after receiving..
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Lamont Marcell Jacobs has won the men's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics after Team GB's Zharnel Hughes was disqualified with a false start.
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Watch highlights as Artem Dolgopyat wins Israel's first Olympic gymnastics gold with victory in in the men's floor exercise at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Gymnast Max Whitlock has won gold for Team GB in the men's pommel horse at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Charlotte Worthington, from Chorlton, Manchester, has become Team GB's latest breakout star after winning gold with an impressive backflip in the BMX freestyle..
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Charlotte Worthington wins a dramatic BMX park freestyle Olympic gold as Great Britain's swimmers complete historic Games.
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Great Britain win a record eighth swimming medal in Tokyo while Duncan Scott becomes the most decorated British Olympian at a Games.
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Great Britain wins a record eighth swimming medal in Tokyo while Duncan Scott becomes the most decorated British Olympian at a Games after silver in the men's..
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Great Britain's Charlotte Worthington wins a thrilling gold in the women's BMX park freestyle Olympic final.
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New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has praised Olympics organisers for allowing her to compete in the Games ahead of her controversial debut in the 87kg..
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Bill Maher is back with a vengeance ... and he's making a case that cancel culture and cultural appropriation are destroying America. Bill's back from a..
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Watch highlights as Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah defends her 100m title in an Olympic record time of 10.61 seconds at Tokyo 2020.
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Simone Biles triggered a massive conversation about the pressure cooker they call the Olympics, and the Britney freedom train is pickin' up steam. So, we gotta..
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Going for gold isn't always pretty and these Olympic athletes are clearly focused on keeping their head in the game ...  and not on how they look in pictures...
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Great Britain's Lauren Price is guaranteed at least an Olympic bronze medal after a dominant win over Panama's Atheyna Bylon in the middleweight boxing..
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Simone Biles has pulled out of another two Olympics finals, USA Gymnastics has said.
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Team GB have won a gold medal in the first-ever mixed triathlon relay at the Olympics.
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Bethany Shriever lost funding in 2017. Four years and one crowdfunding campaign later, she's BMX Olympic champion.
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Michael Che is half-heartedly trying to do damage control after sharing some harsh and tasteless jokes about Simone Biles dropping out of Olympic events. The..
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Watch highlights as Great Britain beat the USA 21-12 to reach the semi-finals of the women's rugby sevens and keep their Olympic medal hopes alive in Tokyo.
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Gold medallist BMX rider Beth Shriever has revealed she had to crowdfund to help get her to the Olympics, raising the question of how Team GB is funded.
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Germany's Alexander Zverev defeats the top Olympic seed and world number one Novak Djokovic in the men's singles tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Novak Djokovic's hopes of winning a 'golden Grand Slam' are over after losing to Alexander Zverev in the Olympic tennis semi-finals.
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Great Britain's Bryony Page claims her second Olympic medal as she wins bronze in the women's trampolining final.
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Dina Asher-Smith starts her bid to become the first British woman to win an Olympic individual sprint gold with progress in the 100m heats.
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Great Britain's Ben Whittaker and Pat McCormack are both guaranteed Olympic medals after winning their respective fights on Friday.
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Team GB's Kye Whyte claims the nation's first Olympic medal in BMX racing with silver in the men's final, finishing just 0.114 seconds behind Dutch rider Niek..
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Britain's Bethany Shriever wins gold in the women's BMX racing final, moments after Kye Whyte claims the nation's first Olympic medal in the men's.
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Great Britain's rowing frustration continues as Vicky Thornley misses out on an Olympic medal despite a late push in the women's single scull.
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The USA's 18-year-old Olympic debutant Sunisa Lee narrowly beats Brazil's Rebeca Andrade to women's all-around gold in Tokyo.
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Simone Biles says she's grateful for all of the love fans have shown her since withdrawing from Olympic events ... explaining it's made her realize she's so much..
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American Sunisa Lee takes gymnastics all-around gold at the Olympics as defending champion Simone Biles watches from the stands after withdrawing to prioritise..
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Mallory Franklin wins canoe slalom silver and shooter Matthew Coward-Holley wins trap bronze for Team GB on day six of the Olympics.
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An emotional James Wilby pays tribute to his NHS nurse mother Fiona, saying he was disappointed he could not reward her sacrifices with an Olympic medal.
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Ireland's long wait for an Olympic gold medal has finally come to an end after a thrilling lightweight double sculls victory in Tokyo.
4 days ago • Sky News
Watch as USA swimmer Caeleb Dressel wins the 100m freestyle to claim his second gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
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Despite missing out on a medal, Helen Glover says she is "incredibly proud" to finish fourth in her Olympic final but is itching to get home to her kids.
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Watch Finton McCarthy and Paul O'Donovan make history by winning Ireland's first Olympic rowing gold with victory in the men's lightweight double sculls.
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Simone Biles pulling out of the Olympics for her own well-being is totally understandable, that is -- if you take into account the pressure around her, and what..
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America's divisions are huge, but the country appears to have come together to support Simone Biles.
5 days ago • Sky News
Skateboarder Roxana Howlett, aged 11, shares the five things to look out for in the new Olympic sport
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