Toyota Motor Corp. is working on a ‘flying car’ for 2020 Olympics

Toyota Motor Corp. is working on a ‘flying car’ for 2020 Olympics

Toyota Motor Corp. is working on a ‘flying car’ for 2020 Olympics A startup backed by the Japanese automaker has developed a test model that engineers hope will eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver who’ll be able to light the Olympic torch in the 2020 Tokyo games. A startup backed by the Japanese automaker has developed a test model that engineers hope will eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver who’ll be able to light the Olympic torch in the 2020 Tokyo games. For now, however,…

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Laura Muir and Robbie Grabarz empty-handed on rare off-night for GB: Rio Olympics athletics

Laura Muir and Robbie Grabarz empty-handed on rare off-night for GB: Rio Olympics athletics

Laura Muir and Robbie Grabarz empty-handed on rare off-night for GB: Rio Olympics athletics Laura Muir admitted she paid the price for going for gold as her 1500 metres hopes were dashed on a night of disappointment for Great Britain’s athletes at the Rio Olympics. The Scot broke Kelly Holmes’ British record last month, but had to settle for seventh place here as she tried to go with Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon and Ethiopia’s world record holder Genzebe Dibaba when they broke away, only to be swallowed up by the field…

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London 2012 Olympics: female beach volleyball players permitted to wear less revealing uniforms

London 2012 Olympics: female beach volleyball players permitted to wear less revealing uniforms

London 2012 Olympics: female beach volleyball players permitted to wear less revealing uniforms Female beach volleyball players will have the choice to wear less revealing uniforms at the London Olympics as the sport’s governing body seeks to respect countries’ cultural beliefs. The International Volleyball Federation says it will allow shorts and sleeved tops at the Olympics, in addition to bikinis and body suits. The rule already applied to Continental Cup qualifiers for the Olympics involving 142 nations. Federation spokesman Richard Baker said that “many of these countries have religious and…

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Ice skater Penny Coomes aims for Winter Olympics after injury

Ice skater Penny Coomes aims for Winter Olympics after injury

Ice skater Penny Coomes aims for Winter Olympics after injury Coomes and Buckland teamed up in 2005 skater : After shattering her kneecap in training, figure skater Penny Coomes was told she would never compete again. Nine months and two operations later she is now targeting a third Winter Olympics with partner Nick Buckland. “I fell and smashed my kneecap into eight pieces and a lot of people said it was a career-ending injury,” Coomes told BBC Sport. “Now I’m just filled with hope that my dream is within reach.…

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