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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…MORE

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…MORE

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…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?
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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

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