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“The sand quality is great here,” American Alix Klineman said after a rainy match that tested the venue’s drainage. The International Volleyball Federation “Sand Specification and Homologation Process” lists the requirements that all event organizers, including the Olympics, must follow. The FIVB guide says 80% to 92% of the grains must be coarse or medium grade, from 0.5mm to 2mm.
A new Covid variant which could kill up to one in three people is a “realistic possibility”, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has found. Documents published by SAGE said a future Covid strain as deadly as MERS, which has a case fatality rate of 35 per cent, could emerge. In order to combat new variants, the scientists said booster vaccine should be administered over the winter and that the UK should consider culling animals — including minks and even cats, which can contract the virus — to limit the mutant strain from spreading.
The world No1 smashed a racquet and threw another into the stands during his loss to Pablo Carreno Busta
4/5 Coupling up with Sam, Faye was assured of her position as Wronged Woman, unable to comprehend the tiny, remote possibility that the postcard had creatively altered the truth
The baseball mitt bullpen cart has become one of the most meme-able parts of these Olympics. Could we see something like it in the MLB?
Shares of audio streamer Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) are dropping this week after the company released its Q2 earnings report. Investors were unhappy with the company's growth in monthly active users (MAUs); Spotify added only 9 million new users in the quarter and reached a total of 365 million. In the Q1 report, management guided for 366 million to 373 million MAUs in Q2, which Spotify failed to reach.
Teenage pop artist has received praise for calling out society’s unrealistic standards of beauty for women
Chinese stocks are falling from the sky, and for good reasons. The Chinese government has been tightening its regulatory grip across an increasing number of industries ranging from tech to property. Right now, no one knows which company or sector in the Chinese government will target next.
Gang chased and cornered Bradley Gledhill before stabbing, stamping and kicking him to death
Latin to be introduced at 40 state secondaries in England . £4m scheme will form part of government effort to counter subject’s reputation as elitist
Dina Asher-Smith will be chasing a medal in the 100m
Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked the fastest time to reach the women's 100 metres final on Saturday and stay on course to become the first woman to win a single individual Olympic athletics event three times. The 34-year-old took time away from the sport to have a baby but arrived in Tokyo on the back of an astonishing 10.63 run - the fastest time this year. Fraser-Pryce, who is looking to add to her 100m victories in 2008 and 2012, was not too far off her top pace in the semi-finals at Tokyo's Olympic stadium, clocking 10.73 despite easing off in the last few yards.
Alex Scott has received support from colleagues, athletes and politicians.
Kellie Harrington, 31, who progressed to the quarter finals, said she plans on keeping her job at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin even if she wins a medal.
It was a nip-and-tuck affair, with both fighters landing telling blows
A beautifully evocative photo of a filmmaker using knitting to manage her mental health during lockdown has won a top photography prize."Untangling" by London-based filmmaker Jameisha Prescod triumphed in the Managing Mental Health (single image) category at the Wellcome Photography Prize 2021.The powerful photograph illuminates the way that the isolation of lockdown exacerbated Prescod's depression as she spent much of her time alone in the "concentrated chaos" of her bedroom."It's where I work
Five teenagers and man jailed for brutal Batley murder of 20-year-old
Ash Barty and John Peers win mixed doubles bronze after Serbian walkover
Djokovic leaves Tokyo without an Olympic medal after losing out to Pablo Carreno Busta.
GB finish fourth at the Tokyo Olympics.