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Everything You’d Want To Know About The Unusual Masks Worn By Team USA Athletes
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Merrit Kennedy | July 29, 2021
Team USA's Caeleb Dressel wears a USA-branded face covering while waiting to receive his gold medal after the final of the men's 4x100 meter freestyle relay swimming event during the Tokyo Olympics at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Monday.Oli Scarff | AFP via Getty Images TOKYO — When a U.S. ...
Simone Biles Now Realizes She’s More Than Her Gymnastics Accomplishments
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Merrit Kennedy | July 29, 2021
U.S. star Simone Biles has pulled out of the individual all-around final at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.Gregory Bull | AP U.S. gymnastics superstar Simone Biles says the wave of support she's received after pulling out of the two marquee events of Olympic women's gymnastics has changed the way she ...
U.S. Swimmer Caeleb Dressel Wins His First-Ever Individual Olympic Gold Medal
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Merrit Kennedy | July 28, 2021
U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel celebrates after he wins the men's 100 meter freestyle final at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.Adam Davy | PA Images via Getty Images TOKYO — In a thrilling finish, U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel narrowly beat out Australia's Kyle Chalmers to claim his first-ever individual Olympic gold ...
U.S. Swimmer Bobby Finke Makes Epic Comeback To Win The Men’s 800m Freestyle
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Merrit Kennedy | July 28, 2021
Bobby Finke of the United States celebrates winning the men's 800-meters freestyle final at the Summer Olympics on Thursday in Tokyo.Matthias Schrader | AP Updated July 28, 2021 at 11:05 PM ET TOKYO — U.S. swimmer Bobby Finke had his work cut out for him heading into the last lap ...
A German Cycling Official Apologizes After Shouting A Racial Slur During A Race
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Bill Chappell | July 28, 2021
German cyclist Nikias Arndt said he was "appalled" an official from his country's cycling federation shouted a racial slur during the men's time trial at the Tokyo Games.Sebastian Gollnow | picture alliance via Getty Images TV cameras picked up a German cycling official yelling a racial slur during the men's ...
His DACA Status Almost Dashed His Olympic Hopes. He Just Got The All-Clear
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Deepa Shivaram | July 28, 2021
Luis Grijalva, a student at Northern Arizona University, has qualified to compete at the Tokyo Olympics and represent his home country of Guatemala. But as a DACA recipient he couldn't leave the United States without special permission.Shane Bevel | NCAA Photos via Getty Images Luis Grijalva was running against the ...
An Olympic Swimmer Who Battled COVID-19 Twice Is Now A Gold Medalist
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Jonathan Franklin | July 28, 2021
Britain's Tom Dean celebrates winning gold in the men's 200-meter freestyle swimming event at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.Odd Andersen | AFP via Getty Images Talk about overcoming long odds. In the past year, British swimmer Tom Dean has battled COVID-19 not once, but twice. And now, he's won two ...
Chinese Billionaire Sun Dawu Is Sentenced To 18 Years For ‘Provoking Trouble’
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Emily Feng | July 28, 2021
Sun Dawu, shown here in 2005, was sentenced Wednesday in a court in China's Hebei province. The billionaire pig farmer was found guilty of eight charges, including gathering crowds to attack state agencies, illegal fundraising and "provoking trouble."Zhang Ke | VCG via Getty Images BEIJING — Sun Dawu, one of ...
Tokyo Hits New High For Daily COVID-19 Cases. This Time, No Olympians Are Among Them
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Laurel Wamsley | July 28, 2021
Tokyo reported 3,177 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the highest number of infections recorded so far for the city.Yuichi Yamazaki | Getty Images With the Olympics underway, Tokyo has set a new, unfortunate record: for coronavirus cases. Tokyo had 3,177 new positive cases on Tuesday, according to the city's government. ...
Olympians Are Dominating TikTok. Here’s How To Follow Along
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Emily Alfin Johnson | July 28, 2021
From left, screenshots from Olympians Laviai Nielsen, Ilona Maher and Raven Saunders' recent TikTok posts from the Tokyo Olympics.Screenshot from TikTok For all the socializing that can't happen this year at the Olympic village because of COVID-19 restrictions, Olympic TikTok is giving everyone (those in Tokyo and those stuck at ...