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COVID cases at Tokyo Olympics reach 148

TOKYO The number of COVID-19 cases at the Tokyo Olympics has risen to 148, the major sports event’s organizers said early Monday. The organization committee announced that 15 more people were...

German gymnasts wear unitards in Olympics to criticize sexism

ANKARA German gymnasts wore unitards at the Tokyo Olympics in an anti-sexism statement on Sunday. Germany's women's gymnasts team of Sarah Voss, Pauline Schaefer-Betz, Elisabeth Seitz, and Kim Bui competed with...

France defeat Team USA 83-76 in their Olympic basketball opener

ANKARA Team USA, the US men's basketball team, kicked off their 2020 Olympics journey with a shocking 83-76 loss to France on Sunday. Evan Fournier led France with 28 points, while...

Turkey's women volleyball team start Olympics with win over China

ANKARA Turkish women's volleyball team won their first game at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Turkey sealed a 3-0 victory in Pool B against China by winning in straight sets, 21-25,...

2020 Tokyo Olympics officially starts with opening ceremony

ANKARA The Olympic Games started with the opening ceremony in a near-empty National Stadium in the Japanese capital Tokyo in the shadow of COVID-19 on Friday.  Athletes from 205 participating countries...

Istanbul to host 2023 UEFA Champions League final

ANKARA  The 2023 UEFA Champions League final will be held in Istanbul, the governing body of European football announced on Friday. The Istanbul Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2023 Champions...

Formula 1 fever to hit UK this weekend

ANKARARound 10 in the 2021 Formula One World Championship will be held in the UK on Sunday, July 18.The Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire County, the East Midlands will host...

Over 100 athletes to represent Turkey in Summer Olympics

ANKARA The long-delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, slated for July 23-Aug. 8, will host more than 100 Turkish athletes in 18 branches. Representing Turkey in the 2020 Summer Olympics that will be...

Prices for F1 Turkish Grand Prix tickets unveiled

ANKARA Ticket prices for this fall’s Formula One Turkish Grand Prix were revealed on Monday, ranging from about 300 to 3,300 Turkish liras ($35-$382) with a discount for early purchases. Ticket...

Ukraine's Euro 2020 jersey sparks crisis with Russia

KIEV, Ukraine  The Ukrainian national football team's UEFA Euro 2020 jersey has provoked Russia, causing a crisis with the country.  Andriy Pavelko, president of the Football Association of Ukraine, said Sunday...

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Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – Aug. 1, 2021

ANKARAAnadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments in Turkey, around the world and the coronavirus pandemic.Developments in Turkey, coronavirus pandemic...

122 massive fires in Turkey under control: Top official

ANKARA A total of 122 wildfires out of 129 in Turkey have been brought under control, the country's communications director said early Monday. "Of the 129...

Turkish drones help fight against forest fires

ANKARA Turkey’s domestically produced drones – Bayraktar TB2 and Aksungur – are actively taking part in efforts to put out forest fires, the head of...

Turkish president speaks over phone with Georgian, Ethiopian premiers

ISTANBUL The Turkish president on Sunday held separate phone conversations with Georgian and Ethiopian prime ministers, according to Turkey’s Communications Directorate. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Georgian...

Andriy Shevchenko quits as Ukraine football team manager

ANKARA Andriy Shevchenko on Sunday stepped down as Ukraine's national football team manager. "Today, my contract with the Ukrainian Football Association came to the end," he...