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

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. The win gives Dressel his first individual Olympic gold medal. He previously had earned three relay gold medals, including the men’s 4×100 meter freestyle relay earlier in these Games. Australia’s Kyle Chalmers earned the silver medal…MORE

Why Olympians bite their medals and what they do with them

Why Olympians bite their medals and what they do with them

The sight of a jubilant Olympian standing atop the podium after being victorious in their discipline with a gold medal between their teeth is an iconic one. We’ve seen it numerous times at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games already, across a host of disciplines. The official Tokyo 2020 account even went as far on Sunday…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

Daniil Medvedev asks who will take responsibility if he dies in Tokyo Olympics’ heat and humidity
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Daniil Medvedev asks who will take responsibility if he dies in Tokyo Olympics’ heat and humidity

Amid spiking temperatures and humidity at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, tennis player Daniil Medvedev posed an unsettling question: Who would take responsibility if he were to die on court? Competing for the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team, world No. 2 Medvedev appeared to be struggling during his third round men’s singles match against Fabio…MORE

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