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U.S. Women Win 4×400, And Allyson Felix Becomes The Most Decorated U.S. Track Athlete
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Merrit Kennedy | August 7, 2021
U.S. runners (from left) Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu and Allyson Felix celebrate winning the gold medal in the women's 4x400 meter relay at the Tokyo Olympic Games.David Ramos | Getty Images TOKYO — It wasn't even close. The U.S. women's 4x400 meter relay team won gold, beating the ...
Canadian Soccer Player Quinn Becomes The First Out Trans And Nonbinary Gold Medalist
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Sharon Pruitt-Young | August 6, 2021
Canada's midfielder Quinn warms up prior to the Tokyo Olympics women's final soccer match between Sweden and Canada on Aug. 6.Tiziana Fabi | AFP via Getty Images Canadian soccer player Quinn has just made Olympic history. The Canadian women's soccer team took home the gold on Friday, beating out Sweden ...
Meet The Nonagenarian Who Is A Record-Breaking Weightlifter
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Emily Alfin Johnson, Nina Kravinsky | August 6, 2021
Edith Murway, shown here training at her gym, discovered powerlifting at 91. Now, days away from 100, she holds the Guinness World Record for oldest competitive powerlifter (female).Guinness World Records/Edith Murway Edith Murway will not be among the athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics this year, but she is a ...
Ukraine’s First Black Lawmaker Is Now Also Its First Gold Medalist In Tokyo
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Deepa Shivaram | August 5, 2021
Gold medalist Zhan Beleniuk of Ukraine celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for men's 87-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling.Aaron Favila | AP Zhan Beleniuk takes his job pretty seriously. He's Ukraine's first Black lawmaker and the first deputy head of the Committee on Youth and Sports in parliament. "The main ...
An American Makes Canoe Sprint History At The Tokyo Olympics
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Tom Goldman | August 5, 2021
Nevin Harrison of the U.S. celebrates after winning gold in the women's canoe single 200-meter final during the Olympic Games at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo on Thursday.Luis Acosta | AFP via Getty Images TOKYO — An American teenager has made history at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. Nevin Harrison, 19, ...
How A Composer Puts A Horse’s Movements To Music For The Tokyo Olympics
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Merrit Kennedy | August 5, 2021
Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin rides Gio while competing in the Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle Final on July 28 at the Tokyo Olympic Games.Julian Finney | Getty Images TOKYO — In equestrian dressage, horses maneuver through complicated, dance-like choreography. The animals pirouette, step high, extend their legs long, and side ...
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Beats Australia To Win Bronze Medal At Tokyo Olympics
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Russell Lewis | August 5, 2021
Australia's defender Clare Polkinghorne (left) fights for the ball with Team USA forward Megan Rapinoe during the women's bronze medal soccer match on Thursday at the Tokyo Olympics.Tiziana Fabi | AFP via Getty Images TOKYO — It was not the color medal the U.S. Women's National Soccer team had hoped ...
For Tokyo’s Bus Spotters, The Olympics Really Are All About The Journey
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Mandalit del Barco | August 5, 2021
Ryotaro Mori says he's been bus spotting for 30 years, since he was 12 years old. When he's not working as a commercial photographer, he snaps the buses using a camera with a long zoom lens.Mandalit del Barco | NPR TOKYO — Outside the Tokyo 2020 media press center and ...
Once Again, Banned Russians Raise Questions About Doping At The Olympics
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Tom Goldman | August 4, 2021
The team from the Russian Olympic Committee enters the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics. They were prevented from flying the Russian flag because of ongoing doping penalties.Patrick Smith | Getty Images TOKYO — Traditionally, doping at the Olympics has been an uncomfortable companion to the ...