Thousands of Tokyo commuters told to work from home to avoid Olympic crush

Employees will stay home for two weeks as part of mass trial to take pressure off crowded public transport system Hundreds of thousands of employees in Tokyo will work from home for two weeks as part of a trial of measures designed to reduce congestion during next years Olympics. With more than 8 million people commuting into Tokyo every day, the influx of visitors for the Games in 2020 is expected to pile more pressure on the Japanese capitals infamously …

South Korea: world championship athletes injured in fatal balcony collapse

Two South Koreans killed and athletes from US, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy and Brazil injured Two South Koreans have died and several others, including athletes attending the world aquatic championships, have been injured after a structure collapsed in a nightclub in the city of Gwangju early on Saturday, a fire department official has said. The deaths happened when a two-level structure in the club, which is next to the athletes village, collapsed at about 2am local time, hitting and pinning …

Harder and Eriksson: After the photo people wrote and said how much wed helped

Swedens Magda Eriksson and Denmarks Pernille Harder talk about their kiss in Paris that went viral, what it was like coming out and joining Common Goal It was the most normal thing in the world to Magda Eriksson when, after anyone was taking a photo, Eriksson says. But somebody had and the noise on social media had nothing to do with the fact that the girlfriend in question, the Denmark international Pernille Harder, was wearing the shirt of her countrys …

Gay footballer deletes Twitter account: Im not strong enough to come out

A Twitter user who claimed to be an anonymous Championship footballer intending to come out as gay appears to have reversed his decision, admitting he is not strong enough to do this A Twitter user who claimed to be an anonymous Championship footballer intending to come out as gay has appeared to reverse his decision after admitting he is not strong enough to do this. Having previously declared his intention to hold a press conference on Wednesday where he would …

‘No judgment. We just run’: inside San Quentin’s 1,000 Mile Club

Sport programs in prison are aiming to end reoffending. And the results are striking on both sides of the Atlantic Markelle Taylor finished the 2019 Boston Marathon in three hours, three minutes and 52 seconds, a blisteringly fast time for a 46-year-old man who did all of his training on a quarter-mile track of asphalt, gravel and dirt with six 90-degree turns. Weeks before, on 2 March 2019, Taylor was released on parole from San Quentin State Prison in California …

‘A show, not a sport’: Russian face-slapping champion becomes YouTube star

Siberian farmer Vasily Kamotsky fells opponents with a single blow attracting hilarity and outrage Vasily Kamotsky does not so much slap his opponents as cudgel them with his massive palm. He was crowned the slapping champion at the Siberian Power Show, a competition so esoteric and objectionable that it seems tailor-made to be stumbled upon during a 3am YouTube binge. However, Kamotsky was clear-eyed when it came to what he thought had prompted his sudden rise to prominence. Two knockouts, …