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    Best bits of the Tokyo Olympics today: Australia's early wins, China sets shooting record, swimming starts tonight with high hopes for gold
     24 July 2021
    Australia has already had its first taste of both victory and defeat and there's been plenty of action across multiple sports. Here are the best bits so far from day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics.
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    Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimming finals, women's road race and Boomers all in action
    24 Jul: Medals will be awarded in the pool with the first swimming finals, and on the road with the women's road race, plus the Boomers get their campaign off and running. Here are the Olympic events to watch out for from Tokyo on Sunday, July 25.... more
    Here are some of the big moments to watch out for during the Tokyo Olympics
    24 Jul: No-one can predict all the highlights of the Tokyo Olympics ahead of time, but here are our picks for surefire excitement across the Games.... more
    Missed the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony? Here are the key moments and how to watch the highlights
    24 Jul: Missed the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony? Here are the key moments to get you up to speed.... more
    3x3 basketball is making its debut at the Tokyo Olympics. Here's what you need to know
    24 Jul: It's a fast, athletic and aggressive brand of basketball dominated by the sorts of skills and plays you're likely to see at the neighbourhood park — and now it's at the Olympic Games.... more
    Gladys Berejiklian says she needs a COVID 'crystal ball' to end Sydney's lockdown — these people could have one
    24 Jul: When asked about when Sydney's lockdown would end, Premier Gladys Berejiklian this week said she "wished she had a crystal ball". These academic models are about as close to one as you can get.... more
    India's second calamitous coronavirus wave leaves a devastating legacy of COVID-19 orphans
    24 Jul: After both of Himanshu Malik's parents died from COVID-19, the 13-year-old has been left with the burden of acting as the head of the household.... more
    Thousands of skilled regional visa holders are stuck abroad and they want clarity around their future
    24 Jul: Almost 8,500 skilled regional visa holders who are hoping to call Australia home are stuck overseas, and those with time running out to immigrate want clarity from the government.... more
    Jacinda Ardern suspends New Zealand travel bubble with Australia
    24 Jul: The trans-Tasman travel bubble arrangement is changing as New Zealand moves to protect itself from the COVID-19 outbreak affecting several Australian states.... more
    The Olympics opening ceremony starts tonight, but here's a side of Tokyo you won't see
    23 Jul: After years of planning and setbacks, the Tokyo Olympics officially starts today with the opening ceremony, but it all feels very remote to the people who live here.... more

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     International NewsLinks
      24 Jul: Stressful wait for international student stuck overseas during covid-19 (Stuff.co.nz)
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      22 Jul: Congestion at port of tauranga: 19 ships waiting to berth due to international supply chain disruption (NZ Herald)
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     Today's News

    Hockey:
    Best bits of the Tokyo Olympics today: Australia's early wins, China sets shooting record, swimming starts tonight with high hopes for gold 23:16

    Rugby:
    The Football Ferns are wary of a wounded United States side ahead of their group match at the Olympic Games tonight 22:56

    Entertainment:
    Billie Eilish is set to premiere her cinematic concert experience exclusively on Disney Plus 21:54

    Entertainment:
    A New Orleans mansion reportedly owned by Jay-Z and Beyonce has caught fire 21:24

    Soccer:
    Gabi Rennie's still buzzing over her maiden goal in her maiden international for the Football Ferns 21:16

    Motoring:
    Tokyo Olympics schedule: Swimming finals, women's road race and Boomers all in action 21:06

    Entertainment:
    Dax Shepard loves being a "big boy" 20:54

    Entertainment:
    Dr. Dre has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $300,000 a month in spousal support 20:24

    Netball:
    The Central Pulse have been unable to end their ANZ netball Premiership campaign on a high 20:06

    Rugby League:
    A gloomy time for the Warriors on Australia's Sunshine Coast 19:56

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