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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday

Twenty-two gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold: Artistic Gymnastics Women’s Team: Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Canoe Slalom Women’s Kayak: Ricarda Funk, Germany Cycling Mountain Bike Women’s Cross-country: Jolanda Neff, Switzerland Diving Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform: Chen Yuxi/Zhang Jiaqi, China Equestrian Dressage Team Grand Prix Special: Germany Fencing Women’s…

Russian Olympic Committee wins gold in women’s team gymnastics as Team USA hit by Simone Biles withdrawal
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Russian Olympic Committee wins gold in women’s team gymnastics as Team USA hit by Simone Biles withdrawal

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) won a dramatic women’s team gymnastic final to take the gold medal after Team USA was hit by the withdrawal of Simone Biles. After four rotations, the ROC’s Vladislava Urazova, Viktoriia Listunova, Angelina Melnikova achieved a total score of 169.528 points with defending champion Team USA having to sette for…

‘I have to focus on my mental health,’ says Simone Biles after withdrawing from gold medal event
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‘I have to focus on my mental health,’ says Simone Biles after withdrawing from gold medal event

Simone Biles withdrew from the women’s team gymnastics final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday, citing mental heath concerns as she attempts to protect “her body and mind.” After the final — won by the the Russia Olympic Committee (ROC) — Biles broke down in tears as she explained her decision. “Whenever you get…

What is ROC? Here’s what to know about Russia and the Olympics
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What is ROC? Here’s what to know about Russia and the Olympics

If you’ve been watching the Olympics this year, you may notice an unfamiliar abbreviation, ROC. It stands for the Russian Olympic Committee, and it’s essentially a loophole that allows Russian athletes to compete in the Olympics while their country is banned from the Games because of its doping scandal. There are some specific rules the…

Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday

Twenty-one gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold: Archery Men’s Team: Republic of Korea Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Team: Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Canoe Slalom Men’s Canoe: Benjamin Savsek, Slovenia Cycling Mountain Bike Men’s Cross-country: Thomas Pidcock, Great Britain Diving Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform: Great Britain Fencing Women’s Sabre Individual:…

Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history
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Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history

Nobody was speaking about Anna Kiesenhofer ahead of the Tokyo 2020 women’s road race, but they certainly are now. The Austrian rider was considered a novice compared to her competitors, notably defending champion Anna van der Breggen, former Olympic bronze medalist Elisa Longo Borghini, Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, Germany’s Lisa Brennauer and former world title champion…

Pink is offering to pay the Norwegian women’s beach handball team’s fine for wearing shorts
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Pink is offering to pay the Norwegian women’s beach handball team’s fine for wearing shorts

Singer-songwriter Pink has offered to pay fines handed out to the Norwegian women’s beach handball team after they refused to wear bikini bottoms while competing. Last week, the European Handball Federation (EHF) fined the team a total of €1,500 (around $1,765), asserting that the women competed in “improper clothing” by wearing shorts like their male…

Germany’s gymnasts wear body-covering unitards, rejecting ‘sexualization’ of sport
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Germany’s gymnasts wear body-covering unitards, rejecting ‘sexualization’ of sport

The German women’s gymnastics team has forgone bikini-cut unitards in favor of full-body versions at the Tokyo Olympics, in what the German Gymnastics Federation has branded a statement against “sexualization.” The suits, which the team wore in their qualifications at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, cover the legs to the ankle and are in…

US men’s basketball team defeated by France for first Olympic loss since 2004
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US men’s basketball team defeated by France for first Olympic loss since 2004

France beat the US men’s basketball team 83-76 at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, ending Team USA’s 25-game Olympic winning streak that dates back to 2004. Team USA had an eight-point lead with four minutes left in the game, but the French team mounted a 16-2 run, highlighted by leading scorer Evan Fournier’s go-ahead 3-pointer…

Kimia Alizadeh: Iranian defector from Olympic Refugee Team stuns two-time Olympic taekwondo champion
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Kimia Alizadeh: Iranian defector from Olympic Refugee Team stuns two-time Olympic taekwondo champion

An Iranian taekwondo athlete competing for the Refugee Olympic Team made her mark at Tokyo 2020 after she defeated two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones. Kimia Alizadeh beat Team Great Britain’s Jones 16-12 on Sunday in the women’s -57kg taekwondo round of 16. She then overcame China’s Lijun Zhou in the quarterfinals before losing to…

Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday

Eighteen athletes won gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Here’s a breakdown of who clinched gold: Archery Women’s Team: Republic of Korea Cycling Women’s Road Race: Anna Kiesenhofer, Austria Diving Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard: China Fencing Women’s Foil Individual: Lee Kiefer, USA Men’s Epee Individual: Romain Cannone, France Judo Women’s -52kg: Uta…

Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line and thought she’d won cycling gold. She hadn’t
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Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line and thought she’d won cycling gold. She hadn’t

Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten threw her arms up in the air, her face a picture of ecstasy and joy. That’s what you do when you think you’ve won Olympic gold — except she hadn’t. That honor went to Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer, who capitalized on her rival’s confusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic women’s road…

Naomi Osaka ‘refreshed and happy’ as she kicks off her Olympic campaign with dominant victory against Saisai Zheng
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Naomi Osaka ‘refreshed and happy’ as she kicks off her Olympic campaign with dominant victory against Saisai Zheng

These are early days for the Tokyo Olympics, but Naomi Osaka is quickly emerging as the headline act. Two days after lighting the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony — a moment she called “the greatest athletic achievement and honor” of her life — Osaka took to the tennis court for her first game in almost…

USA wins first Tokyo Olympics medals with gold, silver finish in men’s 400-meter individual medley
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USA wins first Tokyo Olympics medals with gold, silver finish in men’s 400-meter individual medley

The United States has won its first medals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland finished first and second in the Men’s 400-meter Individual Medley. Chase Kalisz won gold with a time of 4:09.42, while Litherland finished just behind him with a time of 4:10:28. Brendon Smith of Australia won bronze…

Novak Djokovic says current weather conditions in Tokyo are ‘brutal’
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Novak Djokovic says current weather conditions in Tokyo are ‘brutal’

Day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and things are hotting up — not least the weather. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic described the humidity as “brutal” after beating Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-2 in the men’s singles first round, while Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev resorted to using a mobile air conditioner to keep…

Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday

All 11 gold medals have been awarded at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for Saturday. Here’s a breakdown of who clinched gold: Archery Mixed Team: Republic of Korea Cycling Men’s Road Race: Richard Carapaz, Ecuador Fencing Women’s Epee Individual: Yiwen Sun, China Men’s Sabre Individual: Aron Szilagyi, Hungary Judo Women’s -48kg: Distria Krasniqi, Kosovo Men’s -60kg:…

Algerian Olympian withdraws from Games due to potential matchup with Israeli competitor

Algerian Olympian withdraws from Games due to potential matchup with Israeli competitor

Algerian judo athlete Fethi Nourine says he has chosen to withdraw from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rather than face an Israeli competitor. Nourine told Algeria’s Echourouk TV that he “decided to withdraw out of conviction, because this is the very least we can offer the Palestinian cause.” “This is my duty,” he said, adding that…

Olympic protests are nearly as old as the Games themselves. So why are officials so hesitant to allow them?
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Olympic protests are nearly as old as the Games themselves. So why are officials so hesitant to allow them?

The Tokyo Olympics — after a long delay — are finally happening. The opening ceremony formally kicked off the Games Friday and sporting events are underway. There’s nothing but excitement in the air, according to IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Kirsty Coventry. In her statement Tuesday, Coventry painted a rosy picture, saying “The Village is looking…