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Turkish athlete Eray Şamdan wins silver in men's 67 kg karate

Eray Şamdan of Turkey won a silver in men's 67kg karate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 5.

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It is Turkey's first ever Olympic medal in karate.

The 24-year-old lost to France's Steven da Costa 5-0, who achieved a gold.

Şamdan won a bronze and gold at the European Karate Championships of 2019 and 2021 respectively.

Bronze for Tijana Bogdanović!

In the category up to 49 kilograms, Tijana reached the medal through repechage.
Bogdanovic defeated the Japanese Miyu Yamada and brought Serbia the second medal from the Olympics, after the silver won by the Damir Mikec.
After the victory over the Japanese competitor Miyu Yamada 20: 6, Bogdanovi did not hide her emotions and enthusiasm on the battlefield immediately.

Spectacular opening ceremony in Tokyo

About 11.000 athletes are expected to participate in the competition, of which 86 are from Serbia in as many as 16 different disciplines.
The Olympic Games in Tokyo were supposed to be held last summer, but they were postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The opening ceremony will start on Friday at 1 p.m., and the competition will last until August 8.

29th Summer Olympic Games Starts in Tokyo Today

The world is an Olympics, from today! At 14:00 Bulgarian time will be officially opened the 29th Summer Olympic Games in the Japanese capital Tokyo. For the first time in the history of modern Games, the opening ceremony will take place without the presence of an audience. Due to the pandemic, the stands will be empty during all competitions of the program.

SptMin Novak to athletes: It's important that you represent the country, no matter the medals

Minister of Youth and Sports Eduard Novak said on Friday, before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, that his message to Romania's Olympic athletes is that no matter how many medals they may win, the most important thing is that they represent Romania at the supreme sporting competition. "Dear athletes, the moment of truth has come.

Notting Hill Carnival canceled once again

Notting Hill Carnival, billed as Europe's biggest street party, has been cancelled for a second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said on June 18.

"This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make," they said in a statement. "Everyone involved in the event desperately wants a return to the road where Carnival belongs but safety has to come first."

April All Fools Day 2021 – History and Origin

April Fools' Day is celebrated on April 1 every year. Countries and cultures across the world have been celebrating April Fools' Day for generations. The exact origins of April Fools' Day is not quite clear but traditions of the fools day are all about playing hoaxes, jokes and pranks and then jumping up and yelling "April Fool"!.

Turkish president celebrates Nowruz

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Mach 21 celebrated Nowruz and said his nation would continue to build a more prosperous, fairer and safer future.

In a statement issued by the Communications Directorate, Erdoğan said Nowruz is a symbol of hope, brotherhood and solidarity and it was celebrated in different geographies stretching from Central Asia to the Balkans.

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