Morocco and Japan win gold at Africa Triathlon Cup Dakhla

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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PanOrient News

Rabat: Moroccan Jawad Abdelmoula and Japanese Minori Ikeno won the fifth edition of the Africa Triathlon Cup Dakhla, organized by the Royal Moroccan Triathlon University. This endurance multisport race consisted of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and 5-kilometer run.

Abdelmoula finished the race in 52:27 minutes, ahead of Japan’s Ren Sato (52:32), while Russia’s Denis Beloborodov finished third in 52:38.

In the women’s race, Minori Ikeno won gold in 1:00:...

Tokyo inaugurates Olympic Aquatic Center

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) Governor of Tokyo Yuriko Koike and Minister of the Tokyo Olympics Seiko Hashimoto were accompanied by members of the Olympic Committee and representatives from the metropolitan government at the inauguration of the Olympic Aquatic Center, which was scheduled to take place last March but was postponed to October due the coronavirus pandemic.

In the facility designed by architect Kazuo Tange, which will accommodate more than 15,000 spectators during the Olympic Games, a...

Sebastian Coe visits Olympic stadium, weighs in on possible athletes’ protests

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Sebastian Coe, a member of the International Olympic Committee and former Olympian, visited the National Stadium in Tokyo today. In a speech at the newly built venue, Coe offered his opinion that athletes should be allowed to protest respectfully at the Games next summer.

“I have been very clear that if an athlete chooses to take a knee at the podium, then I’m supportive of that,” said Coe. He added that protesting should be done respectfully, but his statement m...