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.Tokyo, Japan
Brigden-Jones was balancing a hectic schedule of training for the Tokyo Olympics and being a paramedic even before the pandemic hit. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Jo Brigden-Jones)

  • Australian Olympic kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones trains alongside crocodiles and sharks by the day
  • The 33-year-old saves lives as a paramedic by night
  • She will be retiring after making her last appearance in the Tokyo Olympics 

.Tokyo, Japan
People wearing protective masks pass by National Stadium, where the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be held. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Athletes who do not follow COVID-19 protocols at Tokyo would risk harsh penalties
  • The Olympics and Paralympics are anticipated to attract 15,400 athletes
  • All athletes and spectators will be subjected to stringent testing requirements

.London, UK
Breen captured a bronze medal in the long jump at the London 2012 Paralympics. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@livvy_breen)

  • Breen, 24, said she was informed her briefs were "too short and revealing" 
  • She wanted to bring attention to the incident in order to prevent it from happening to others 
  • Breen has worn the same kind of competition briefs from her sponsor throughout her career

.Tokyo, Japan
Staff members in protective clothing and masks standing by next to empty seats during a para-athletics test event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the National Stadium in Tokyo. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • An athlete in Japan and five Olympic workers, mostly contractors, have tested positive for coronavirus
  • Eight staff at a Japanese hotel hosting Brazil's Olympic judo team also tested positive
  • Separately, a staff member with the Russian rugby sevens team was hospitalised after testing positive

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
In 2019, Gwen Berry (left) raised her fist to protest on the podium at the Pan American Games in Peru. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@MzBerryThrows)

  • Gwen Berry turned away from the US flag while on the podium on Saturday
  • She said she was set up and there was no prior mention of the anthem being played
  • The athlete has been criticised for her move