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IOC stands by sanctions against Russia and Belarus over invasion of UkraineThe Guardian - 1 Feb 2023 02:51
Sanctions against two countries 'not negotiable', says IOC Ukraine hopes to secure widespread support for bans A week after seeming to open the door for Russia and Belarus to compete at the 2024... Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it is standing by sanctions imposed against the countries over Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The IOC issued a statement on Tuesday in response to comments by Stanislav Pozdnyakov, head of Russia's Olympic Committee, earlier in the day. He in turn was speaking after the IOC's own announcement last week that athletes from the two countries, banned from competing in Europe, might be allowed to earn slots for Paris 2024 through Asian qualifying systems.
Athletes From Ukraine, Other Countries Request IOC Suspend Russian Olympic CommitteesSports Illustrated - 28 Feb 2022 03:30
The IOC has called on international federations to cancel or move events planned in Russia and Belarus.
Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed to publicFox News - 19 Jan 2022 13:56
With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they're disappointed at not being able to attend events because of coronavirus... restrictions that have seen parts of the city placed under lockdown.
China threatens 'firm countermeasures' if US proceeds with diplomatic boycott of Beijing OlympicsFox News - 6 Dec 2021 15:40
China on Monday threatened to take "firm countermeasures" if the U.S. proceeds with a diplomatic boycott of February's Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
U.S. Olympians must be vaccinated for 2022 Winter Olympics in BeijingNY Daily News - 23 Sep 2021 03:52
The Winter Games begin Feb. 4.
Tokyo Was the First COVID-19 Olympics. It Won't Be the LastTime - 16 Aug 2021 03:40
The next Olympics starts in just six months in Beijing--and even more rigorous anti-virus measures are being discussed
Olympian Finds Volunteer Who Paid For Cab To Race That Led Him To A Gold MedalThe Huffington Post - 12 Aug 2021 03:47
Jamaican hurdler Hansle Parchment feared he'd be late for his race when he got on the wrong bus and ended up at a different venue.
Belarusian Olympian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya used Google Translate in desperate moment to get help from Japanese policeNY Daily News - 12 Aug 2021 02:30
The sprinter's coaches were trying to send her home by force after she criticized them.
Astronauts hold zero-gravity Olympics aboard International Space Station - videoThe Guardian - 10 Aug 2021 05:05
Astronauts and cosmonauts living aboard the International Space Station have held their own mini-Olympics events. Split into twointernationalteams, 'Team Soyuz' and 'Team Dragon,' the athletes... competed in zero-gravity events such as 'No-hand Ball,' 'Synchronized Floating,' and 'Gymnastics.' Nasa did not report if any medals were awarded.
Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 GamesABC News - 9 Aug 2021 03:59
Thickets of restrictions at the pandemic-hit Tokyo Games severely crimped the experience for Olympians
Jennifer Valente wins Olympic gold medal in women's omnium cycling competitionUSA Today - 8 Aug 2021 06:17
Jennifer Valente has won gold in the women's omnium, her second medal of the Tokyo Olympics after winning the bronze in the team pursuit.
Welcome to the five-ring Tokyo circus: Delayed Olympics depart Japan with no live cheers, plenty of intrigueNY Daily News - 8 Aug 2021 04:15
The world's greatest athletes gathered in eerily empty venues for the 32nd edition of the Summer Games, delayed for a full year by the COVID-19 pandemic and chockful of enduring and unprecedented... scenes.
Neeraj Chopra's javelin gold medal seals India's greatest ever OlympicsThe Guardian - 8 Aug 2021 04:08
Army officer wins nation's first athletics gold to spark celebrations and a resurgence of pride amid the ravages of Covid Army officer Neeraj Chopra has achieved Indian sporting immortality after... winning the country's first ever athletics gold medal with victory in the men's javelin in Tokyo. Chopra's historic triumph means India has racked up its best-ever Olympic medal haul of seven and caps a resurgence of national pride amid the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 427,000 Indians.
Tokyo Olympics live updates: Repeat winner in men's marathon; US women's hoops, volleyball go for goldUSA Today - 8 Aug 2021 04:06
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge won the men's marathon at the Tokyo Olympics, while Team USA's women's basketball and volleyball teams get a shot at gold.
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge blitzes field for second straight Olympic marathon goldThe Guardian - 8 Aug 2021 03:22
Kipchoge finishes in 2:08.38 in brutal Sapporo conditions Dutchan Nageeye takes silver and Belgian Abdi bronze Eliud Kipchoge cemented his place as the greatest distance runner of all time as he... retained his Olympic marathon title in brutal conditions in Sapporo. As the Kenyan crossed the line in 2:08.38, he thumped his chest and smiled. Behind him a string of top-class athletes bowed their heads in pain - and respect to the little master. "I think I have fulfilled the legacy by winning the marathon for the second time, back to back," he said. "I hope now to help inspire the next generation.
Germany's modern pentathlon coach disqualified from Olympics for hitting horseCNN - 7 Aug 2021 14:50
Germany's modern pentathlon coach Kim Raisner has been disqualified from Tokyo 2020 for hitting a horse, the Modern Pentathlon Federation (UIPM) said in a statement on Saturday.
Artistic swimming dazzles with strength and grace at Tokyo Olympic GamesUSA Today - 7 Aug 2021 14:31
The competitors in artistic swimming, formerly known as synchronized swimming, displayed beauty and grace while competing at the Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics live updates: US men's basketball wins gold, Nelly Korda takes gold in women's golfUSA Today - 7 Aug 2021 07:30
After defeating France, the U.S. men's basketball team has now won 16 Olympic gold medals and four in a row since a bronze in 2004.
Nelly Korda wins women's golf tournament in Tokyo as USA sweeps both goldsUSA Today - 7 Aug 2021 07:27
With Korda's victory, the U.S. completes a sweep in the Olympic golf competition, following Xander Schauffele's triumph last week.
Galal Yafai wins Team GB's first boxing gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics as he beats Carlo PaalamDaily Mail - 7 Aug 2021 07:23
Galal Yafai delivered Britain's first boxing gold medal of these Olympic Games in Tokyo after beating Carlo Paalam.
Australia's world class women's volleyball team win SILVER against major players USADaily Mail - 6 Aug 2021 05:36
Australian beach volleyball stars Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy have won silver during a gruelling final at the Tokyo Olympics.
Katie Nageotte embraces her 'surreal' moment after winning gold in pole vaultL.A. Times - 6 Aug 2021 04:39
After being diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this year, U.S. pole vaulter Katie Nageotte is shocked by her gold-medal win in pole vault at the Olympics
Tokyo Olympics: Canadian diver Pamela Ware who scored 0.0 for THAT dive says she is still 'in shock'Daily Mail - 6 Aug 2021 04:02
Ware has opened up on the disaster again, reiterating that she believes she would have 'hurt herself' if she had gone ahead with the dive, which was going to be a difficulty of 3.5.
Team GB's women's hockey team secure bronze after thrilling win against IndiaSky News - 6 Aug 2021 03:35
Great Britain's woman's hockey team have won Team GB's first medal of the day, a bronze, after a thrilling match against India.
Olympics: U.S. fails to qualify for the final in the men's 400-meter relay after a poor exchangeChicago Tribune - 5 Aug 2021 06:20
A slow exchange left the American 400-meter relay team in an all-too-familiar spot at the Olympics on Thursday -- out of medal contention.