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Sky Brown: How 13-year-old British skateboarder was urged on to bronze by gold medal winner Sakura Yosozumi

Sky Brown: How 13-year-old British skateboarder was urged on to bronze by gold medal winner Sakura Yosozumi

With three gold medals from three events, Tokyo’s Ariake Urban Sports Park has been a home from home for Japanese skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics. Sakura Yosozumi was the latest to top the podium as park skating’s first ever Olympic champion, while her teammate, Kokona Hiraki, made history of her own as the youngest medalist…MORE

The youngest and oldest Olympic athletes ever — and at Tokyo 2020

The youngest and oldest Olympic athletes ever — and at Tokyo 2020

You might think competing at the Olympics is very much a young person’s pursuit. In truth, the Games is a broad church when it comes to age and there’s no greater example of the wide range of ages participating in the Games than in skateboarding. In the women’s street event for the sport that is…MORE

International Olympic Committee suspends its action on Raven Saunders’ podium protest after her mother’s death

International Olympic Committee suspends its action on Raven Saunders’ podium protest after her mother’s death

The probe into US athlete Raven Saunders’ X gesture at the Olympics has been suspended after she shared on social media that her mother has died, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Saunders — a 25-year-old Black, LGBTQ athlete — raised her hands and crossed them to form an X when she was on…MORE

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya boards Vienna-bound flight out of Tokyo

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya boards Vienna-bound flight out of Tokyo

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, who refused to fly home fearing she would be arrested, was seen boarding a Vienna-bound flight out of Tokyo on Wednesday. The 24-year-old athlete was set to compete in the women’s 200 meters at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, but instead said team officials tried to forcibly send her back…MORE

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

Twenty-six gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold. Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Parallel Bars: Zou Jingyuan, China Women’s Balance Beam: Guan Chenchen, China Men’s Horizontal Bar: Hashimoto Daiki, Japan Athletics Women’s Long Jump: Malaika Mihambo, Germany Men’s 400m Hurdles: Karsten Warholm, Norway Men’s Pole Vault: Armand Duplantis, Sweden Women’s Hammer…MORE

Chinese badminton player’s cursing at Tokyo 2020 riles South Koreans
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Chinese badminton player’s cursing at Tokyo 2020 riles South Koreans

South Korea’s Badminton Korea Association plans to pursue a formal complaint with the World Badminton Federation (WBF) regarding China’s Chen Qingchen’s cursing during an Olympic match at Tokyo 2020, the organization has told CNN. Chen, who was heard cursing liberally in the broadcast Olympic matches, has won the hearts of many in her home country,…MORE

Some skateboarders don’t want to see their sport in the Olympics. Here’s why others say it’s a positive step
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Some skateboarders don’t want to see their sport in the Olympics. Here’s why others say it’s a positive step

Skateboarding is an Olympic event this year for the first time in the history of the Games. For any other sport, that would be a cause for celebration. But skateboarding isn’t like any other sport. When Tokyo organizers first recommended that skateboarding be added to the lineup, thousands of people signed a petition asking the…MORE

Danish cyclist crashes into GB rider during team pursuit
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Danish cyclist crashes into GB rider during team pursuit

The Izu Velodrome witnessed a heated confrontation on Tuesday as Denmark and Great Britain track cyclists collided during the final lap of the men’s team pursuit at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Frederik Madsen, front rider with the Danish team, collided with Team GB’s Charlie Tanfield, who had replaced Ed Clancy for the race. Three-time Olympic…MORE

Guan Chenchen wins balance beam gold at the Tokyo Olympics as Simone Biles claims bronze
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Guan Chenchen wins balance beam gold at the Tokyo Olympics as Simone Biles claims bronze

China’s Guan Chenchen won gold in the women’s balance beam final at the Tokyo Olympics as US gymnastics star Simone Biles overcame mental health challenges to claim a bronze. Biles’ psychological well-being has been the focus of attention since she withdrew from the women’s team final last week. The 24-year-old then didn’t compete in four…MORE

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