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Heat and humidity make ‘Tokyo Summer the worst in the history of Olympics’

Heat and humidity make ‘Tokyo Summer the worst in the history of Olympics’

Japan’s summers are hot, humid, and can be deadly. If records are being broken during events at the Olympics, Tokyo 2020 could also emerge with perhaps a record it wouldn’t have wanted. Before the pandemic, heat stroke was the biggest risk to athletes for the Tokyo Olympics, but during the first week of the Games…MORE

Simone Biles says she still has the ‘twisties’ and it’s impacting her on the 4 individual events
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Simone Biles says she still has the ‘twisties’ and it’s impacting her on the 4 individual events

In a series of Instagram stories, Simone Biles shared videos — which since have been deleted — of herself struggling with her dismounts on the uneven bars and answering questions about having the twisties, a mental block in gymnastics where competitors lose track of their positioning midair. Biles, who withdrew during the team final at…MORE

Suni Lee and an epochal moment for Hmongs in America
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Suni Lee and an epochal moment for Hmongs in America

The story of Suni Lee’s rise as Olympic gold medalist in many ways reflects the larger struggles of the Hmong people as one of the country’s most marginalized Asian American groups. Lee, 18, winner of the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final, is the first Hmong American Olympian. Like the story of the estimated 309,000 Hmongs…MORE

German cycling coach dismissed from Olympics over racist remark
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German cycling coach dismissed from Olympics over racist remark

Germany cycling coach Patrick Moster has been sent back home from the Toyko Olympics after he made a racist remark during the men’s road time trial on Wednesday. The head of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) confirmed Thursday that Moster would “no longer perform his duties as part of the cycling team” at the…MORE

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

Seventeen gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold: Artistic Gymnastics Women’s All-Around: Sunisa Lee, United States Judo Women’s -78 kg: Shori Hamada, Japan Men’s -100 kg: Aaron Wolf, Japan Rowing Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls: Italy Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls: Ireland Women’s Pair: New Zealand Men’s Pair: Croatia Fencing Women’s…MORE

San Marino is smallest country in history to win a medal at the Olympics thanks to shooter Alessandra Perilli
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San Marino is smallest country in history to win a medal at the Olympics thanks to shooter Alessandra Perilli

A tiny landlocked European country surrounded by Italy, San Marino enjoyed a breakout moment at Tokyo 2020 on Thursday, winning its first ever first Olympic medal. Shooter Alessandra Perilli — one of just five Sammarinese athletes at the Olympics — is the new hero of the microstate, which has a population of 34,000, after winning…MORE

‘I didn’t think I would ever be here,’ says Sunisa Lee after winning ‘surreal’ all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics
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‘I didn’t think I would ever be here,’ says Sunisa Lee after winning ‘surreal’ all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics

After a turbulent few years, Sunisa Lee can now call herself an Olympic gold medalist. The American gymnast won the women’s all-around title in Tokyo on Thursday ahead of Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade in second and the Russian Olympic Committee’s Angelina Melnikova in third. Lee, who extends the USA’s run of Olympic gold medals in the…MORE

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

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