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

Seventeen gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold. Artistic Swimming Duet Free Routine: Russian Olympic Committee Athletics Women’s 400m Hurdles: Sydney McLaughlin, United States Women’s 3000m Steeplechase: Peruth Chemutai, Uganda Men’s Hammer Throw: Wojciech Nowicki, Poland Men’s 800m: Emmanuel Korir, Kenya Men’s 200m: Andre de Grasse, Canada Boxing Men’s…

Australian Olympians showed ‘unacceptable’ behavior on flight home
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Australian Olympians showed ‘unacceptable’ behavior on flight home

Australian Olympians returning from the Tokyo 2020 games have been criticized over “excessive alcohol consumption” and “loud and disruptive” behavior on their flight home. Ian Chesterman, Australia’s chef de mission, told reporters Wednesday that he had received a report from Japan Airlines about the “unacceptable” behavior of team members. Athletes “failed to respond to requests…

Damian Warner: Three-time Olympian says Tokyo 2020 is the ‘hottest’ Games’ he’s competed in
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Damian Warner: Three-time Olympian says Tokyo 2020 is the ‘hottest’ Games’ he’s competed in

Olympic athletes train for years to push their bodies to the extreme at the Summer Games. And having to battle extreme heat at the same time has made competitions in Tokyo even more challenging. According to the CNN Weather team, temperatures on Wednesday ranged between 31-34 degrees Celsius across the Tokyo prefecture with humidity levels…

Sky Brown: How 13-year-old British skateboarder was urged on to bronze by gold medal winner Sakura Yosozumi
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Sky Brown: How 13-year-old British skateboarder was urged on to bronze by gold medal winner Sakura Yosozumi

With three gold medals from three events, Tokyo’s Ariake Urban Sports Park has been a home from home for Japanese skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics. Sakura Yosozumi was the latest to top the podium as park skating’s first ever Olympic champion, while her teammate, Kokona Hiraki, made history of her own as the youngest medalist…

International Olympic Committee suspends its action on Raven Saunders’ podium protest after her mother’s death
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International Olympic Committee suspends its action on Raven Saunders’ podium protest after her mother’s death

The probe into US athlete Raven Saunders’ X gesture at the Olympics has been suspended after she shared on social media that her mother has died, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Saunders — a 25-year-old Black, LGBTQ athlete — raised her hands and crossed them to form an X when she was on…

Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya lands in Austria after refusing to fly back to Belarus
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Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya lands in Austria after refusing to fly back to Belarus

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, who refused to fly home fearing she would be arrested, has arrived on a flight to the Austrian capital Vienna after leaving Japan on Wednesday morning. The 24-year-old athlete was set to compete in the women’s 200 meters at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, but instead said team officials tried…

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-six gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold. Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Parallel Bars: Zou Jingyuan, China Women’s Balance Beam: Guan Chenchen, China Men’s Horizontal Bar: Hashimoto Daiki, Japan Athletics Women’s Long Jump: Malaika Mihambo, Germany Men’s 400m Hurdles: Karsten Warholm, Norway Men’s Pole Vault: Armand Duplantis, Sweden Women’s Hammer…

Chinese badminton player’s cursing at Tokyo 2020 riles South Koreans
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Chinese badminton player’s cursing at Tokyo 2020 riles South Koreans

South Korea’s Badminton Korea Association plans to pursue a formal complaint with the World Badminton Federation (WBF) regarding China’s Chen Qingchen’s cursing during an Olympic match at Tokyo 2020, the organization has told CNN. Chen, who was heard cursing liberally in the broadcast Olympic matches, has won the hearts of many in her home country,…

Some skateboarders don’t want to see their sport in the Olympics. Here’s why others say it’s a positive step
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Some skateboarders don’t want to see their sport in the Olympics. Here’s why others say it’s a positive step

Skateboarding is an Olympic event this year for the first time in the history of the Games. For any other sport, that would be a cause for celebration. But skateboarding isn’t like any other sport. When Tokyo organizers first recommended that skateboarding be added to the lineup, thousands of people signed a petition asking the…

Danish cyclist crashes into GB rider during team pursuit
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Danish cyclist crashes into GB rider during team pursuit

The Izu Velodrome witnessed a heated confrontation on Tuesday as Denmark and Great Britain track cyclists collided during the final lap of the men’s team pursuit at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Frederik Madsen, front rider with the Danish team, collided with Team GB’s Charlie Tanfield, who had replaced Ed Clancy for the race. Three-time Olympic…

Guan Chenchen wins balance beam gold at the Tokyo Olympics as Simone Biles claims bronze
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Guan Chenchen wins balance beam gold at the Tokyo Olympics as Simone Biles claims bronze

China’s Guan Chenchen won gold in the women’s balance beam final at the Tokyo Olympics as US gymnastics star Simone Biles overcame mental health challenges to claim a bronze. Biles’ psychological well-being has been the focus of attention since she withdrew from the women’s team final last week. The 24-year-old then didn’t compete in four…

How misogynoir is oppressing Black women athletes
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How misogynoir is oppressing Black women athletes

Naomi Osaka discovered what it’s like to be at the sharp end of a sporting governing body’s regulations this summer. The ​four-time grand slam singles champion declined to ​attend press conferences as she began her French Open campaign in June — citing the importance of protecting her mental health and addressing the toll that media…

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 gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold. Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Rings: Liu Yang, China Women’s Floor Exercise: Jade Carey, United States Men’s Vault: Shin Jea-hwan, South Korea Athletics Men’s Long Jump: Miltiadis Tentoglou, Greece Women’s 100m Hurdles: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Puerto Rico Women’s Discus Throw: Valarie Allman, United States…

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift
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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first ​out transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the Olympics on Monday as she failed to register a lift in the women’s super-heavyweight +87kg category. Hubbard’s three failed attempts in the snatch — one at 120kg and two at 125kg — saw her exit the…

Megan Rapinoe: ‘It sucks,’ says forward as USWNT beaten by Canada in semifinals at Tokyo 2020
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Megan Rapinoe: ‘It sucks,’ says forward as USWNT beaten by Canada in semifinals at Tokyo 2020

The United States Women’s National Team narrowly lost to Canada 1-0 in the Olympic semifinals in Japan on Monday, ending the world champion’s bid for the gold medal. Jessie Fleming’s second-half penalty decided the game as Canada defeated the US for the first time in 20 years. The USWNT was aiming to become the first…

Simone Biles: US gymnast to take part in Tuesday’s balance beam final at Tokyo 2020
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Simone Biles: US gymnast to take part in Tuesday’s balance beam final at Tokyo 2020

Team USA gymnast Simone Biles will take part in Tuesday’s balance beam final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, USA Gymnastics has confirmed. Biles — considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time — participated in the Olympic gymnastic qualifications on July 25 and then in the US’s vault rotation in the women’s team final…

Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success
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Katie Ledecky says she ‘never would have imagined’ her Olympic swimming success

With her Tokyo Olympics drawn to a close, American swimmer Katie Ledecky can start to unwind. “I did have a hamburger after I was done — that tasted good,” she says about a celebratory meal that was more than deserved. Ledecky won 1500m and 800m freestyle golds in Tokyo and silvers in the 400m freestyle…

Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarusian Olympic sprinter who refused to board flight home
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Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarusian Olympic sprinter who refused to board flight home

Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya received a humanitarian visa from Poland on Monday, hours after she refused to board a flight out of Japan saying she was being forced to return to her native country against her will and that she feared arrest. Poland’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Marcin Przydacz, announced on Twitter that Timanovskaya…