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US men’s basketball team defeated by France for first Olympic loss since 2004
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US men’s basketball team defeated by France for first Olympic loss since 2004

France beat the US men’s basketball team 83-76 at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, ending Team USA’s 25-game Olympic winning streak that dates back to 2004. Team USA had an eight-point lead with four minutes left in the game, but the French team mounted a 16-2 run, highlighted by leading scorer Evan Fournier’s go-ahead 3-pointer…MORE

Kimia Alizadeh: Iranian defector from Olympic Refugee Team stuns two-time Olympic taekwondo champion
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Kimia Alizadeh: Iranian defector from Olympic Refugee Team stuns two-time Olympic taekwondo champion

An Iranian taekwondo athlete competing for the Refugee Olympic Team made her mark at Tokyo 2020 after she defeated two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones. Kimia Alizadeh beat Team Great Britain’s Jones 16-12 on Sunday in the women’s -57kg taekwondo round of 16. She then overcame China’s Lijun Zhou in the quarterfinals before losing to…MORE

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

Eighteen athletes won gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Here’s a breakdown of who clinched gold: Archery Women’s Team: Republic of Korea Cycling Women’s Road Race: Anna Kiesenhofer, Austria Diving Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard: China Fencing Women’s Foil Individual: Lee Kiefer, USA Men’s Epee Individual: Romain Cannone, France Judo Women’s -52kg: Uta…MORE

Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line and thought she’d won cycling gold. She hadn’t
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Annemiek van Vleuten crossed the line and thought she’d won cycling gold. She hadn’t

Dutch cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten threw her arms up in the air, her face a picture of ecstasy and joy. That’s what you do when you think you’ve won Olympic gold — except she hadn’t. That honor went to Austria’s Anna Kiesenhofer, who capitalized on her rival’s confusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic women’s road…MORE

Naomi Osaka ‘refreshed and happy’ as she kicks off her Olympic campaign with dominant victory against Saisai Zheng
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Naomi Osaka ‘refreshed and happy’ as she kicks off her Olympic campaign with dominant victory against Saisai Zheng

These are early days for the Tokyo Olympics, but Naomi Osaka is quickly emerging as the headline act. Two days after lighting the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony — a moment she called “the greatest athletic achievement and honor” of her life — Osaka took to the tennis court for her first game in almost…MORE

USA wins first Tokyo Olympics medals with gold, silver finish in men’s 400-meter individual medley
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USA wins first Tokyo Olympics medals with gold, silver finish in men’s 400-meter individual medley

The United States has won its first medals of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland finished first and second in the Men’s 400-meter Individual Medley. Chase Kalisz won gold with a time of 4:09.42, while Litherland finished just behind him with a time of 4:10:28. Brendon Smith of Australia won bronze…MORE

Novak Djokovic says current weather conditions in Tokyo are ‘brutal’
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Novak Djokovic says current weather conditions in Tokyo are ‘brutal’

Day one of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and things are hotting up — not least the weather. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic described the humidity as “brutal” after beating Bolivian Hugo Dellien 6-2 6-2 in the men’s singles first round, while Russian tennis star Daniil Medvedev resorted to using a mobile air conditioner to keep…MORE

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

All 11 gold medals have been awarded at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for Saturday. Here’s a breakdown of who clinched gold: Archery Mixed Team: Republic of Korea Cycling Men’s Road Race: Richard Carapaz, Ecuador Fencing Women’s Epee Individual: Yiwen Sun, China Men’s Sabre Individual: Aron Szilagyi, Hungary Judo Women’s -48kg: Distria Krasniqi, Kosovo Men’s -60kg:…MORE

Belgian basketball star Ann Wauters’ Olympic dream was a long time coming
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Belgian basketball star Ann Wauters’ Olympic dream was a long time coming

More than 10,000 athletes compete in the summer Olympics. There are gold medalists and athletes who’ll never get anywhere near the podium. There are global superstars and athletes who soon will be, all rubbing shoulders with competitors from countries that they’ve never heard of. There will be veterans of the greatest sports show on earth…MORE

Algerian Olympian withdraws from Games due to potential matchup with Israeli competitor

Algerian Olympian withdraws from Games due to potential matchup with Israeli competitor

Algerian judo athlete Fethi Nourine says he has chosen to withdraw from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics rather than face an Israeli competitor. Nourine told Algeria’s Echourouk TV that he “decided to withdraw out of conviction, because this is the very least we can offer the Palestinian cause.” “This is my duty,” he said, adding that…MORE

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