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At The Olympics, Sport Climbing Is Full Of Unknowns For Athletes And Fans
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Liz Baker | August 2, 2021
Staff test the speed climbing wall in preparation for the Olympic Games at Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo.Eugene Hoshiko | AP Updated August 2, 2021 at 8:03 PM ET For the first time ever, climbers will compete for Olympic gold as sport climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo's ...
Belarusian Sprinter Will Seek Asylum In Poland After Refusing To Board A Flight Home
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Dustin Jones, Joe Hernandez | August 2, 2021
Belarus athlete Kristina Timanovskaya, who reportedly said her team tried to force her to leave Japan after a row during the Olympics, walks with her luggage Monday inside the Polish Embassy in Tokyo.Yuki Iwamura | AFP via Getty Images Updated August 2, 2021 at 12:01 PM ET Belarusian sprinter Kristina ...
A U.S. Athlete Defies Olympic Podium Protest Ban Under Threat Of Sanctions
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Leila Fadel | August 2, 2021
Team USA's Raven Saunders gestures on the podium with her silver medal after competing in the women's shot put event Sunday at the Tokyo Olympics.Ina Fassbender | AFP via Getty Images TOKYO — The International Olympic Committee said it's looking into a U.S. athlete's decision to defy a ban on ...
U.S., U.K. Swimmers Bemoan Doping After Russian Takes Gold In Men’s Backstroke Event
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Joe Hernandez | July 30, 2021
Silver medalist Ryan Murphy of Team USA (from left), gold medalist Evgeny Rylov of the Russian Olympic Committee and bronze medalist Luke Greenbank of Great Britain during Friday's medal ceremony for the men's 200-meter backstroke final at the Tokyo Games.Maddie Meyer | Getty Images The second- and third-place finishers in ...
Tiny San Marino — Population 34,000 — Just Won Its First Ever Olympic Medal
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Joe Hernandez | July 29, 2021
San Marino's Alessandra Perilli competes in the women's trap qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Asaka Shooting Range in the Nerima district of Tokyo on July 29, 2021.TAUSEEF MUSTAFA | AFP via Getty Images For a microstate, it was no small feat. San Marino, a landlocked country ...
Surfing Makes Waves At The Olympics For The First Time
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Mandalit del Barco | July 26, 2021
Caroline Marks of the United States competes during Tokyo 2020 women's round 1 heat of surfing at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Sunday.Du Yu | Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images Surfing has deep roots, but for the first time, surfers are competing for medals at the ...
Teenagers Win All 3 Medals In Women’s Street Skateboarding Event
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Leila Fadel | July 26, 2021
Momiji Nishiya of Team Japan celebrates during the Women's Street Final on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Monday at Ariake Urban Sports Park.Patrick Smith | Getty Images Updated July 26, 2021 at 8:48 AM ET TOKYO — Thirteen-year-old Momiji Nishiya dazzled during the Olympic women's skateboarding ...
Maria Taylor Is Leaving ESPN After A Colleague’s Remarks About Race Went Public
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Joe Hernandez | July 21, 2021
ESPN's Maria Taylor works from the sidelines during an NCAA college football game between Miami and Florida in 2019. ESPN announced Wednesday that Taylor is leaving the network.Phelan M. Ebenhack | AP Updated July 22, 2021 at 3:14 PM ET ESPN host Maria Taylor has announced she is leaving the ...
Top-Ranked U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Falls To Sweden In Olympic Stadium With No Fans
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Merrit Kennedy, Russell Lewis, Mandalit del Barco | July 21, 2021
U.S. player Christen Press reacts as Sweden's players celebrate their third goal during a women's soccer match at the Olympics on Wednesday in Tokyo.Ricardo Mazalan | AP Updated July 21, 2021 at 8:21 AM ET TOKYO — It was a devastating start to the Tokyo Olympics for the U.S. women's ...