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Saunders told the AP the symbol represented "the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet," and now the IOC's restrictions on demonstrations will be tested.
The American sprint star didn't get a chance to compete in Tokyo but she had her say about the race.
An exuberant high jumper who wore socks with his face agreed to share an Olympic gold medal with his opponent
Italian high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi urged the crowd to dance and celebrated winning gold with a fake jump shot and a wild, flailing victory lap.
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Withdrawn from the Olympics but refusing to leave. Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya – seen here with Japanese police at a Tokyo airport said she was taken to the airport against her wishes on Sunday (August 1) to board a flight back home after she complained on Instagram about national coaches at the Tokyo Olympics. She said she had sought the protection of Japanese police at Tokyo's Haneda airportso she wouldn’t have to board the flightand told Reuters she did not plan to return to her home country.The Belarusian Olympic Committee said in a statement that coaches had decided to withdraw Tsimanouskaya from the Games on doctors' advice about her "emotional, psychological state". The 24-year-old was due to compete in the women's 200 metres on Monday.She said coaching staff had come to her room on Sunday and told her to packand was taken to the airport before she could run in the 200 metres and 4x400 metres relay on Thursday.She posted this video asking the International Olympic Committee to get involved in her case. The IOC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.A source at the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation - which supports athletes jailed or sidelined for their political views - said Tsimanouskaya planned to request asylum in Germany or Austria on Monday (August 2).
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U.S. gold medal hope Keyshawn Davis knocked out 2016 Olympic silver medalist Sofiane Oumiha in the Tokyo Games on Friday night U.S. time.
China's Su Bingtian ran an Asian record of 9.83 seconds to qualify for the men's Olympic 100m final on Sunday, while US medal hope Trayvon Bromell missed the cut.
Olympic hurdler helped her opponent to her feet after the pair tumbled to the ground while racing in Tokyo
In a stunning display of sportsmanship, Hungary's Luca Kozák extended a hand to Jamaica's Yanique Thompson after both fell during the 100m hurdles.
New Zealand's women's rugby won gold and unleashed an emotional haka, a traditional Māori celebration dance
After a disappointing silver medal in 2016, New Zealand's women's rugby team found redemption with a gold medal in Tokyo.
Katie Ledecky won another gold medal and then laughed in the face of a reporter who asked if she was retiring
Katie Ledecky said she would be back for Paris 2024, and hinted that she may even take her career to 2028.
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Italy's Marcell Jacobs showed that he is the new fastest man in the world, winning the men's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics.
The U.S. gymnast did not qualify for any apparatus event but got another shot when Biles dropped out of the vault.
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Gadzhi Rabadanov scores nasty KO at Bellator 263; coach Khabib Nurmagomedov loads fallen fighter on stretcher
Khabib Nurmagomedov coached his fighter Gadzhi Rabadanov to a violent KO win – and then loaded the fallen opposition onto a backboard.
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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, the dynamic duo of accomplished American figure skaters turned sports commentators, took their broadcasting skills to the next level at the Tokyo Olympics with their first ASMR interview.
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TOKYO - Japanese gymnast Mai Murakami broke down in tears Thursday when asked about hateful comments directed against her online, for participating in an Olympics that many people in this country didn't want to happen. "I know there are people who are against the Olympics. But even if I didn't want to see such comments, it reached me, and it really made me feel terrible," she said. "That was really upsetting and sad. The pandemic really created a divide between those who were for and against the
Simone Biles' ADHD medication is banned in Japan, but a Tokyo 2020 exemption allowed them for athletes
Biles takes ADHD medication that is banned for the disorder in Japan, but an exemption likely allowed her and other athletes to continue their prescribed treatments.
Today co-host Savannah Guthrie's husband Michael Feldman said their two kids are "really glad to have mommy home again"
TOKYO (Reuters) -India reached the semi-finals of the men's hockey tournament at the Olympics for the first time since 1980 thanks to a 3-1 win over Britain on Sunday to set up a showdown with Belgium at the Tokyo Games. Australia and Germany will contest the other semi-final. India, who won the last of their eight Olympic hockey gold medals at the 1980 Moscow Games, led 2-0 at halftime thanks to goals by Dilpreet Singh and Gurjant Singh.
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Two judokas withdrew this week from Olympic competition against an Israeli competitor.
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US fencer Alen Hadzic confronts teammates wearing pink masks in apparent protest of his inclusion on team
Alen Hadzic, the alternate on the U.S. men’s epee team, is under investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual misconduct.
Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah equalled the second-fastest time in history to retain her women's Olympic 100m title on Saturday as ongoing mental health problems left gymnastics superstar Simone Biles's Tokyo campaign teetering on the brink.