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    #91
    Add another nation who has won their first ever Olympic gold medal.

    Qatar's Fares El-Bakh won the men's 96kg weightlifting competition.
    "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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      #92
      Latest COVID-19 list in the Olympics
      https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/n...tive-case-list
      "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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        #93
        Poland captures the first Olympic gold medal in the mixed 4x400m relay.

        Dominican Republic captured silver.

        And the United States, who were initially disqualified from the final, but reinstated due to an official's error, took bronze.
        "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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          #94
          It's getting ugly in Tokyo with surging COVID-19 cases
          https://www.npr.org/sections/coronav...gency-covid-19
          "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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            #95
            Women's Rugby Sevens - Final Medals

            G: NZL
            S: FRA
            B: FIJ
            "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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              #96
              Day 8 Medal Table: July 31, 2021

              From Olympics.com and NBCOlympics.com
              https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olym...standings.html
              https://www.nbcolympics.com/medals

              The United States and China are closing on the 50-medal mark as the Tokyo 2020/21 Olympics hit the half-way point.

              Both Team USA and China have 46 medals through day eight with China having the most with 21 while the United States has the third most with 16.

              Swimmers Katie Ledecky and Zhang Yufei each led their nations in total overall and gold medals with four and two respectively.

              Meanwhile, Japan surpassed the 1964 delegation with 30 medals and have their most gold medals in any Olympic games with 17. The Land of the Rising Sun will have the final eight days of competition to surpass their 41 medal total in Rio 2016 with Karate and Wrestling to come.

              Russia has the third most medals with 37 including 11 gold.

              Rounding out the top seven are Great Britain who has 28 including eight gold, Australia with 27 including 10 gold, and Italy with 24 including two gold.

              Switzerland joined the 10 medal club.

              But the one of the biggest stories in Day 8 was in weightlifting when Qatar's Fares El-Bakh won the men's 96kg weightlifting competition giving the 2022 FIFA World Cup host country their first ever gold medal.

              After Day 8, 76 different nations have at least one medal and 64 have at least one gold.
              "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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                #97
                BB55's PostMortem - 2020/21 Summer Olympics: Halfway Point

                The 2020/21 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo has hit the halfway point of their Olympic odyssey.

                Despite COVID-19 concerns in Tokyo and the Land in the Rising Sun as a whole with no fans, the 2020/21 Tokyo Olympics still managed to create incredible stories.

                Tokyo 2020/21 is 11 countries away from tying Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 for the most nations winning at least one medal with both Beijing and Rio having 87 different nations.

                49 of the 76 nations in the Games of the XXXII Olympiad have one gold.

                Who are my stars of the first half of the Tokyo 2020/21 Olympic Games? Well, there are a lot of swimmers with four or more medals including Australia's Emma McKeon who has five and going for her sixth in the women's 50m freestyle, U.S.'s Katie Ledecky and China's Zhang Yufei who have two golds and four total medals each, and American Caeleb Dressel has three golds.

                I can also pick South Korean archer San An who had three golds.

                Another choice was Suni Lee winning the women's All-Around Artistic Gymnastic gold for the U.S..

                But like many editions in the Olympics, both Summer and Winter, I'm going with the nations who won their first ever medals including gold.

                The Philippines lead the way with women's weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz winning the Pearl of the Orient's first ever gold medal in the women's 55kg class breaking a 97-year drought. The Philippines made their Olympic debut in Paris 1924.

                With women's boxer Nesthy Petecio guaranteed a silver medal in the women's featherweight division, the Philippines will have their first multiple medal in the Olympics since their Los Angeles 1932 delegation won three, all bronze.

                Bermuda and Qatar also joined the Olympic Gold Medal family.

                As for San Marino and Turkmenistan, they joined the first ever medal of any club.

                Like many other Olympics, you have to take the good with the bad.

                NBC, you need to show extended highlights on your Youtube channel. The NBC Sports app, Telemundo, and Peacock do much better coverage. Hell, I even take BBC Sport and Eurosport's coverage.

                Novak Djokovic, sorry no medals for you. Ditto for the U.S. tennis contingent who go home without a medal since Athens 2004.

                And finally, you have the ugly.

                What's up with Algeria's Fethi Nourine and Sudan's Mohamed Abdalarasool refusal to battle Israeli Tohar Butbul in judo due to political tensions? That's not cool.

                What's also not cool? Chinese fans bringing up the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by posting them on Japan's Daiki Hashimoto Instagram just because the judges' scores in the men's All-around artistic gymnastics competition gave him gold. Ditto for more attacks on Japanese mixed table tennis duo of Mizutani Jun and Mima Ito.

                What to look forward in the second half? How many nations other than the United States and China hit the 50-medal mark? Who will be the stars in Track and Field? And many more.
                Last edited by BroadwayBomber55; 07-31-21, 09:33 PM.
                "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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                  #98
                  Association Football/Soccer - Men's Tournament

                  Knockout Stage

                  Semifinals Fixtures: August 3, 2021

                  From Olympics.com and FIFA.com

                  The Final Four in men's association football/soccer is set.

                  In Kashima, defending Olympic champions Brazil and Mexico clash for a spot in the Gold Medal Game in Yokohama in a rematch of the 2012 Gold Medal Game in London as El Tri edged the Selecao 2-1.

                  Meanwhile in Saitama, hosts Japan would like to continue their quest for Olympic gold as they take on 1992 Olympic champions Spain.

                  All times local.

                  17:00 MEX v. BRA
                  20:00 JPN v. ESP
                  "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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                    #99
                    Day 9 Schedule: Sunday August 1, 2021
                    https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olym...2021-08-01.htm
                    "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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                      The United States is the first team to hit the 50 medal mark in Tokyo 2020/21 with four today including two gold.

                      Caeleb Dressel has his fourth gold medal after winning the Men's 50m freestyle.

                      Meanwhile, Australia's Emma McKeon has seven medals in the pool including four gold medals including the Women's 50m freestyle.
                      "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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                        New Zealand's women's rugby sevens team aka the Black Ferns doing the Haka after capturing gold.
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn1UNGqgZ3g&pp=sAQA
                        "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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                          Caeleb Dressel is an animal!

                          Dressel becomes the fifth swimmer to win five Olympic Gold medals in the pool as Team USA takes the men's 4x100 medley relay.

                          Dressel joins American legendary swimmers Michael Phelps (3x), Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi, and East German female swimmer Kristin Otto who accomplished this feat.
                          "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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                            What do you know? Somebody other than Japan won a gold in Judo: the French in mixed team
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLFV3X3vvN4
                            "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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                              Day 9 Medal Table: August 1, 2021
                              https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/olym...standings.html
                              https://www.nbcolympics.com/medals

                              What a Day 9 for Team USA!

                              The United States grabbed 13 medals to go to 59 medals.

                              Another strong showing for USA swimming as they racked up 30 medals in the pool including 11 gold.

                              Caeleb Dressel finished off his Tokyo 2020/21 Olympics by grabbing two more gold medals in the Men's 50m freestyle and the Men's 4x100m medley relay to take him to five gold medals and seven career.

                              Robert Finke went two for two in Tokyo 2020/21 after winning the Men's 1500m freestyle.

                              Xander Schauffele rounded off the American's four gold medal haul in men's golf. The United States has 20 gold medals through nine days of competition, second most among all nations.

                              China currently has the most gold medals with 24 and the second most total medals overall with 51.

                              Shi Tingmao won the Women's 3m springboard diving event, Gong Lijiao won Women's Shot Put, and Chen Yufei won Women's singles Badminton.

                              Russia, under the name Russian Olympic Committee, has the third most medals with 44 including 12 gold.

                              Great Britain has the fourth most medals with 32 including 10 gold.

                              Japan hasn't had a gold medal in the last two days, but is tied with Australia with the fifth most with 31 medals.

                              The Aussies can thank their swimmers for gobbling up the most medals with 20 including nine gold. Swimmer Emma McKeon leads all Australian athletes with seven medals including four gold.

                              Italy has the seventh most medals 27 including four gold. Two of them came at Track and Field when Marcell Jacobs won the Men's 100m race over Fred Kerley and Gianmarco Tamberi won the men's high jump.

                              France rounds out the 20+ medal countries with 21 including five gold. The French latest gold medal was Men's team foil fencing.

                              Three other countries join the 10+ medal club in New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, and Brazil.

                              After Day 9, 76 total nations have at least one total medal and 53 of them have at least one gold medal.
                              "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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                                Men's Tennis Medals

                                Germany's Alexander Zverev wins gold in Men's singles in straight sets over Russian Karen Khachanov, 6-3, 6-1.

                                Russia did leave the courts with the most medals with three after Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Andrey Rublev won mixed doubles over Elena Vesnina/Asian Karatsev, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 13-11 in tiebreak.
                                "Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose." - Ayrton Senna

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