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Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim share Olympic gold in emotional high jump final

Gianmarco Tamberi and Mutaz Essa Barshim share Olympic gold in emotional high jump final

They both cleared the highest bar, but when it came to deciding a winner, two Olympic high jumpers opted not to take it to a tie-breaker. Instead, they asked to share the gold medal — prompting cheers beyond their home countries of Qatar and Italy. During the long competition, 30-year-old Mutaz Essa Barshim from Qatar…MORE

Belarusian sprinter says she is being forcibly removed from the Olympics and sent home
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Belarusian sprinter says she is being forcibly removed from the Olympics and sent home

A Belarusian sprinter competing at the Tokyo Olympics released a video on Sunday calling for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to help her avoid being returned to her native country against her will. Athlete Kristina Timanovskaya said in the short video released on social media: “I was put under pressure and they are trying to…MORE

Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke are part of a winning Sunday for Team USA men’s swimming at the Olympics
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Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke are part of a winning Sunday for Team USA men’s swimming at the Olympics

American swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Robert Finke won gold again on Sunday, as part of an exemplary effort from Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Dressel, who finished his Olympics on Sunday with five gold medals in all, won the men’s 50-meter freestyle gold medal with an Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds.…MORE

How much are Olympic medals worth?

How much are Olympic medals worth?

Olympians taking part in Tokyo 2020 are competing for a chance to write a page in the history books — and hopefully bring home a medal. If you do win a medal — be it gold, silver or bronze — they’re pretty much priceless. Former British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton, who won a bronze in heptathlon…MORE

Elaine Thompson-Herah defends Olympic 100m title in all-Jamaican podium
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Elaine Thompson-Herah defends Olympic 100m title in all-Jamaican podium

The celebrations started even before she had crossed the line, gesturing with her left arm and shouting in delight. A month-and-a-half ago, Elaine Thompson-Herah thought she wouldn’t be able to compete at the Tokyo Olympics as she struggled to overcome a nagging Achilles injury. Now, she’s not only a gold medalist, but an Olympic record…MORE

‘My heart was totally broken’: The agony of the Olympics and how we measure athlete success
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‘My heart was totally broken’: The agony of the Olympics and how we measure athlete success

After years of dominance that equated to a glut of 20 medals across the past three Olympic Games, Great Britain’s rowers reached choppy waters in Tokyo. They leave these Games with two rowing medals — silver in the men’s quadruple sculls and bronze in the men’s eight — and, agonizingly, six fourth-place finishes. “Fourth is…MORE

Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles withdraws from vault and uneven bars finals at Tokyo Olympics
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Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles withdraws from vault and uneven bars finals at Tokyo Olympics

Simone Biles will not compete in the Olympics finals for two of the four individual women’s gymnastics events, vault and the uneven bars, USA Gymnastics said. Biles, arguably the world’s greatest gymnast, has pulled back from Olympic competition in Tokyo to focus on her mental health. The 24-year-old explained in a series of Instagram posts…MORE

TikTok: How one user went viral after sharing his Tinder hack to virtually connect with Olympians
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TikTok: How one user went viral after sharing his Tinder hack to virtually connect with Olympians

The Tokyo Olympics are officially underway with thousands of the world’s most outstanding athletes competing against each other in one convenient location for one enterprising TikToker. While many of us at home fawn over these Olympians thinking “what if,” comedian Reed Kavner revealed how his method of using the online dating application Tinder has made…MORE

Selemon Barega wins 10,000m gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite Uganda’s tactical approach
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Selemon Barega wins 10,000m gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite Uganda’s tactical approach

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega won the men’s 10,000-meter gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after a thrilling sprint on the final lap. Barega moved to the front of the lead pack with 400 meters to go and kicked clear in the closing stages, finishing in a time of 27:43.22 ahead of Ugandan duo Joshua Cheptegei…MORE

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