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Katie Ledecky heads to Florida to prepare for 2024 Paris Olympics with Anthony Nesty

Katie Ledecky will be learning a new stroke. The Gator Chomp. Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee her preparations for the 20
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Katie Ledecky heads to Florida to prepare for 2024 Paris Olympics with Anthony Nesty

Katie Ledecky will be learning a new stroke. The Gator Chomp. Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee her preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Ledecky, a seven-time ...

Simone Biles tells Congress 'enough is enough' after gymnast abuse, points to FBI 'blind eye'

Simone Biles and three other elite gymnasts on Thursday gave emotional testimony during a Senate hearing on how the FBI mishandled the sexual abuse investigation of ex-Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The hearing marked the first official, public inqui
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Simone Biles tells Congress 'enough is enough' after gymnast abuse, points to FBI 'blind eye'

Simone Biles and three other elite gymnasts on Thursday gave emotional testimony during a Senate hearing on how the FBI mishandled the sexual abuse investigation of ex-Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. The hearing marked the first official, public inquiry into the agency’s failure to properly investigate the largest sexual abuse ...

Gable Steveson signs NIL deal with WWE, will wrestle for Minnesota

Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has achieved his childhood dream of signing with World Wrestling Entertainment — with a twist. The WWE announced Thursday that it has signed Steveson to a deal that will allow him to join the WWE roster and return t
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Gable Steveson signs NIL deal with WWE, will wrestle for Minnesota

Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has achieved his childhood dream of signing with World Wrestling Entertainment — with a twist. The WWE announced Thursday that it has signed Steveson to a deal that will allow him to join the WWE roster and return to the University of Minnesota to defend ...

IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

GENEVA — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean nationa
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IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show

GENEVA — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money ...

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The requ
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Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open letter from rights ...

Jacques Rogge, IOC president for 12 years, dies at 79

LONDON — Jacques Rogge approached the job of running the Olympics the same way he approached his work as a physician: Listen, analyze and consult. Before taking over as president of the International Olympic Committee, Rogge, whose death was announced S
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Jacques Rogge, IOC president for 12 years, dies at 79

LONDON — Jacques Rogge approached the job of running the Olympics the same way he approached his work as a physician: Listen, analyze and consult. Before taking over as president of the International Olympic Committee, Rogge, whose death was announced Sunday, was an orthopedic surgeon who saw 5,000 patients and ...

Nick Mayhugh, Manassas native, eyes gold in Tokyo

Nick Mayhugh sat in his room watching YouTube videos of elite sprinters late at night a year and a half ago, studying their techniques — from getting into the blocks to firing out of them on the start.  The former Division I soccer player was tryin
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Nick Mayhugh, Manassas native, eyes gold in Tokyo

Nick Mayhugh sat in his room watching YouTube videos of elite sprinters late at night a year and a half ago, studying their techniques — from getting into the blocks to firing out of them on the start.  The former Division I soccer player was trying to learn an entirely ...

Nick Mayhugh Manassas native eyes gold in Tokyo

Nick Mayhugh sat in his room watching YouTube videos of elite sprinters late at night a year and a half ago, studying their techniques — from getting into the blocks to firing out of them on the start.  The former Division I soccer player was tryin
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Nick Mayhugh Manassas native eyes gold in Tokyo

Nick Mayhugh sat in his room watching YouTube videos of elite sprinters late at night a year and a half ago, studying their techniques — from getting into the blocks to firing out of them on the start.  The former Division I soccer player was trying to learn an entirely ...

Simone Biles: Mental health advocacy part of post-Olympic tour

Simone Biles didn't plan for her second Olympics to become a flashpoint in the evolving conversation about the role proper mental health plays in all levels of sports. Then again, she's hardly complaining. If anything, she's leaning into it. The American gymn
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Simone Biles: Mental health advocacy part of post-Olympic tour

Simone Biles didn't plan for her second Olympics to become a flashpoint in the evolving conversation about the role proper mental health plays in all levels of sports. Then again, she's hardly complaining. If anything, she's leaning into it. The American gymnastics star has no regrets about her decision to ...

Hope Solo: Megan Rapinoe bullied teammates into anthem protests

Hope Solo, a former goalkeeper on the U.S. women’s soccer team, criticized current star Megan Rapinoe’s politicking as divisive and bullying. Ms. Rapinoe and some other team members have kneeled before recent matches, including at the Olympics, ca
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Hope Solo: Megan Rapinoe bullied teammates into anthem protests

Hope Solo, a former goalkeeper on the U.S. women’s soccer team, criticized current star Megan Rapinoe’s politicking as divisive and bullying. Ms. Rapinoe and some other team members have kneeled before recent matches, including at the Olympics, calling the gesture an act of solidarity against inequality. That has prompted criticism ...

U.S. forward Carli Lloyd announces retirement

Carli Lloyd made it official Monday and announced her retirement from soccer. The 39-year-old forward for the U.S. national team had long hinted she would step away from the game following the Tokyo Olympics after a 16-year international career. Lloyd scored
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U.S. forward Carli Lloyd announces retirement

Carli Lloyd made it official Monday and announced her retirement from soccer. The 39-year-old forward for the U.S. national team had long hinted she would step away from the game following the Tokyo Olympics after a 16-year international career. Lloyd scored a pair of goals in the U.S team's 4-3 ...

Olympics now ended, Japan races to vaccinate as the coronavirus surges

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but it's still vacation season in Japan, and many people are ignoring government pleas to avoid travel and stay away from bars and restaurants even as the coronavirus spikes at record levels. Prime Minister Yo
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Olympics now ended, Japan races to vaccinate as the coronavirus surges

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics have ended, but it's still vacation season in Japan, and many people are ignoring government pleas to avoid travel and stay away from bars and restaurants even as the coronavirus spikes at record levels. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is pinning his hopes on vaccinations, ...

Erick Erickson reiterates 'Laurel Hubbard is a man' after Twitter unfreezes account

Conservative Christian radio host Erick Erickson has had his Twitter account unfrozen after deleting a tweet about transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, but the Georgia-based commentator was unrepentant. His first post after his three-day suspension was a
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Erick Erickson reiterates 'Laurel Hubbard is a man' after Twitter unfreezes account

Conservative Christian radio host Erick Erickson has had his Twitter account unfrozen after deleting a tweet about transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard, but the Georgia-based commentator was unrepentant. His first post after his three-day suspension was a screenshot of the original “Laurel Hubbard is a man” tweet that ran afoul of ...

Simone Biles made right decision to withdraw, but isn't worthy of canonization

Like a farmer who gets paid for not growing his crops, Simone Biles has reaped the rewards of not competing as these Coronavirus Olympics came to a close. We’ve seen Biles compete before — four gold medals in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, plus 19 firs
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Simone Biles made right decision to withdraw, but isn't worthy of canonization

Like a farmer who gets paid for not growing his crops, Simone Biles has reaped the rewards of not competing as these Coronavirus Olympics came to a close. We’ve seen Biles compete before — four gold medals in the 2016 Olympics in Rio, plus 19 first-place finishes at the World Championships ...

Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games

TOKYO (AP) — They'll always have Paris. That thought, full of promise, has been a lifebuoy for athletes to cling to as they coped, as best they could, with thickets of restrictions at the pandemic-hit Tokyo Games that severely crimped their Olympic expe
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Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games

TOKYO (AP) — They'll always have Paris. That thought, full of promise, has been a lifebuoy for athletes to cling to as they coped, as best they could, with thickets of restrictions at the pandemic-hit Tokyo Games that severely crimped their Olympic experience - and left some hungry for more. ...

Fewer medals, more heart for US at a most unusual Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Kara Winger is the American record-holder in the javelin throw who just wrapped up her fourth Olympics. She has never finished higher than sixth place. When she got the call over the weekend telling her she would be carrying the flag Sunda
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Fewer medals, more heart for US at a most unusual Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Kara Winger is the American record-holder in the javelin throw who just wrapped up her fourth Olympics. She has never finished higher than sixth place. When she got the call over the weekend telling her she would be carrying the flag Sunday for the United States at ...

How local Olympians did in the Tokyo Summer Games

From Katie Ledecky’s dominance in the 1,500-meter freestyle to Kevin Durant’s team-high 29 point performance in the men’s basketball gold medal game, local athletes put on a show in Tokyo.  The D.C. area had more than 20 athletes partic
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How local Olympians did in the Tokyo Summer Games

From Katie Ledecky’s dominance in the 1,500-meter freestyle to Kevin Durant’s team-high 29 point performance in the men’s basketball gold medal game, local athletes put on a show in Tokyo.  The D.C. area had more than 20 athletes participating in the games and here’s how they performed on the world ...

Erick Erickson suspended from Twitter after calling Olympian Laurel Hubbard a man

Conservative Christian radio host Erick Erickson said Saturday his Twitter account was suspended over a tweet in which he described New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard as a man. The Georgia-based Erickson, formerly the editor-in-chief of RedSt
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Erick Erickson suspended from Twitter after calling Olympian Laurel Hubbard a man

Conservative Christian radio host Erick Erickson said Saturday his Twitter account was suspended over a tweet in which he described New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard as a man. The Georgia-based Erickson, formerly the editor-in-chief of RedState, posted on Instagram a screenshot from his Twitter account ...

Erickson suspended from Twitter after calling Olympian Laurel Hubbard a man

Conservative Christian radio host Erick Erickson said Saturday his Twitter account was suspended over a tweet in which he described New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard as a man. The Georgia-based Erickson, formerly the editor-in-chief of RedSt
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Erickson suspended from Twitter after calling Olympian Laurel Hubbard a man

Conservative Christian radio host Erick Erickson said Saturday his Twitter account was suspended over a tweet in which he described New Zealand transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard as a man. The Georgia-based Erickson, formerly the editor-in-chief of RedState, posted on Instagram a screenshot from his Twitter account ...

Olympic karate finishes with cinematic kick, downer ending

TOKYO (AP) — The final bout of karate's Olympic debut seemed to have everything that makes combat sports so fascinating, right down to an incredible ending that should have made fans hungry for more of a martial art fighting for a place on future Olympi
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Olympic karate finishes with cinematic kick, downer ending

TOKYO (AP) — The final bout of karate's Olympic debut seemed to have everything that makes combat sports so fascinating, right down to an incredible ending that should have made fans hungry for more of a martial art fighting for a place on future Olympic programs. Instead, the gold medal ...

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