Prof Muhammad Yunus receives Olympic Laurel award, seeks vaccine patent waiver

Prof Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus has received the Olympic Laurel award during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics in Japan on Friday. According to Tokyo 2020 organisers, they give the award to someone who has made significant contributions to the Olympic movement with achievements in education, culture, development, and peace through sport, reports Washington Post. The Olympic Laurel was first awarded at the 2016 Games and was given to Kipchoge Keino, a former Kenyan track athlete who was once the chair of the Kenyan Olympic Committee. According to UNB,…

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More golds for Titmus and Ohashi, Britain picks up third swimming gold

Australia’s Ariarne Titmus and Japan’s Yui Ohashi won their second gold medals in Tokyo while Britain picked up their third swimming gold with an impressive victory in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay on a thrilling day of action in the pool on Wednesday. After losing to Titmus for a second time in Tokyo with a disappointing fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle, there was some consolation for Katie Ledecky with the American winning the inaugural 1,500 freestyle gold to capture her sixth Olympic title. World record holder Kristof Milak of…

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