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Simone Biles says fans’ support is helping her realize that she’s more than her gold medals
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Simone Biles says fans’ support is helping her realize that she’s more than her gold medals

Simone Biles, the US gymnast who withdrew from Tokyo 2020 Olympic events to prioritize her mental health, has thanked fans for their “love and support” amid an outpouring of praise and well wishes from people around the world. The 24-year-old, who is one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, withdrew from Thursday’s individual all-around…MORE

USA’s Caeleb Dressel wins his first individual gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle final
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USA’s Caeleb Dressel wins his first individual gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle final

Caeleb Dressel has won the men’s 100 meter freestyle final with a time of 47.02 seconds, an Olympic record. “I wouldn’t have changed a thing about that race,” Dressel said. “I stuck to my race plan… that’s what I had in that moment and I executed it.” The win gives Dressel his first individual Olympic…MORE

Fresh off second major victory at the Open, Collin Morikawa relishing chance to represent Team USA at Tokyo 2020
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Fresh off second major victory at the Open, Collin Morikawa relishing chance to represent Team USA at Tokyo 2020

After making history with his victory at the Open earlier this month, Collin Morikawa might well be the favorite to win Olympic gold in the country where half his family is from. Morikawa, who is half Japanese, became the first man to win both the PGA Championship and the Open on his tournament debuts having…MORE

Former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens tests positive for Covid-19
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Former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens tests positive for Covid-19

The Baltimore Ravens opened training camp Wednesday without star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who tested positive for Covid-19, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said Jackson, a former National Football League MVP, and running back Gus Edwards, who also tested positive, were placed in the league’s health and safety protocols. “That’s really the extent that…MORE

Olympic athletes are showing us their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on TikTok and beyond
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Olympic athletes are showing us their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on TikTok and beyond

In between the superhuman feats of strength and grace, this year’s Olympic athletes are treating us to something equally as delightful (though far less exhausting): their own personalities. The fascinating and funny tidbits coming out of Tokyo, whether on social media or between events, are endless. If watching the US women’s rugby team is exciting,…MORE

Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday

Twenty-three gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold: Basketball 3 X 3 Women’s: United States Men’s: Latvia Artistic Gymnastics Men’s All-Around: Daiki Hashimoto, Japan Cycling Road Women’s Individual Time Trial: Annemiek van Vleuten, Netherlands Men’s Individual Time Trial: Primoz Roglic, Slovenia Diving Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard: Wang Zongyuan/Xie Siyi,…MORE

There may be more Olympians who identify as LGBTQ than ever before. But there are limits to inclusion
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There may be more Olympians who identify as LGBTQ than ever before. But there are limits to inclusion

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games are already historic, and not just because they’re taking place a year later than scheduled. This year’s Olympics feature, by one count, more participants who identify as LGBTQ than at any other Games. At least 168 of the 11,000 Olympians competing in Tokyo this week are openly LGBTQ, according to…MORE

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