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Olympic Runner: My Stalker Posted He Was Coming to Kill MeEmily Infeld competed in the 2016 Olympics; she failed to qualify to run the 10,000 meters in Tokyo. What transpired during the years between the two Games is the subject of a lengthy and at times chilling piece for ESPN —she was stalked. Infeld, a bronze medalist at the...
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Broadcaster Says Sorry for 'Inexcusable' Gaffe at OlympicsUkrainians tuning in to the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday were likely looking forward to catching a glimpse of the athletes representing their country, not a photo of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that wreaked havoc within its borders in 1986. If they happened to watch the sporting...
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In Chess, 'She Has Been the Only One Who Stood a Chance'The popular Netflix series The Queen's Gambit tells the story of a female chess phenom named Beth Harmon. Harmon, though, is fictional, and in the New Yorker , Louisa Thomas takes a look at why real-life Harmons are so rare. (The world has 1,732 grandmasters, and only 38 of them...
Newser11 hours ago
In Suni Lee's Story Is the Hmong Story as WellSunisa "Suni" Lee was going to make history even if she returned from the Tokyo Olympics without a single medal. The 18-year-old is the first Hmong American to compete, and not only did she compete, she is taking home the gold in individual all-around gymnastics. Lee's victory is calling attention...
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Rapinoe's Clutch Kick Lets USA AdvanceFor the US women's soccer team, it's on to the semifinals. But as NPR reports, it was no cakewalk. Team USA's match against the Netherlands Friday ended 2-2 after regulation, then went into penalty kicks when neither team scored in the extra session. Goalie Alyssa Naeher blocked two of the...
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Simone Biles: 'Twisties' Have Never Hit Me Like This BeforeSimone Biles says she's still dealing with a very bad case of the "twisties"—a disconnect between body and brain known as a "gymnast's worst nightmare" —and it's not clear whether she will compete again in Tokyo. In a series of now-deleted Instagram Stories, Biles shared videos of herself struggling...
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Cycling Official Sent Home for Using Racial SlurGermany's cycling director has been sent home from the Olympics in disgrace for using a racial slur during the men's time trial. Patrick Moster, sports director for the German Cycling Federation, was heard repeatedly yelling "Get the camel drivers!" at German rider Nikias Arndt as he tried to catch up...
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How Simone Biles Feels NowSimone Biles acknowledged an "outpouring" of love and support Wednesday following her unexpected exit from events at the Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, Texas Deputy Attorney General Aaron Reitz is backtracking on his harsh criticism of the 24-year-old gymnast. In a since-deleted tweet, Reitz shared video of Kerri Strug performing at the...
Newser2 days ago
Out of Biles' Shadow, a New Gold Medalist for Team USAMuch of the talk of late regarding women's gymnastics at the Summer Olympics has centered on the US' Simone Biles , who dropped out of multiple events to focus on her mental health, but one of her teammates just earned her own big headline. Sunisa Lee, 18, took home the gold...
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