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  •   Home > News > Sports >  Subscribe to NZCity's Athletics articles  Athletics
    Tokyo Olympics updates: Boomers through to semi-final against Team USA after Kookaburras reach hockey gold medal match — as it happened
     4 August 2021
    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.
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    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
    Kodak, foreign journalists and even China's own athletes getting burnt as Chinese nationalism boils over
    31 Jul: Athletes apologising for not living up to expectations is nothing new in China, where the collective motto is "winning glory for the country". But increasingly the nationalistic fervour is being driven by citizens rather than the state.... more
    Tokyo Olympics schedule for Friday: Here's when to watch the athletics, swimming and Matildas
    31 Jul: Friday marks day one of the athletics program, with a host of Australians in action, while the medal races keep coming in the pool. Here are the Olympic events to watch out for on day 7.... 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 ++++++++
     06 Jul: Andrea Anacan's a bundle of nerves and excitement +++++++
     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 +++++++
     19 Jul: Two athletes in Tokyo Olympic Village test positive to COVID-19 ahead of Games opening ceremony ++++++

     Athletics NewsLinks
      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 (
      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 (
      4 Jul: Semenya misses tokyo, may be forced out of olympics for good (NZ Herald)
      2 Jul: Tokyo olympics: nick willis qualifies for record-breaking fifth games campaign by slimmest margin (NZ Herald)
      28 Jun: Mclaughlin breaks world hurdles record at us olympic trials (BBCWorld)
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