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When U.S. gymnast Simone Biles pulled out from an Olympic competition over concern for her own mental well being, the news sparked larger conversations around mental health, athletics and race. Yamiche Alcindor discusses those issues with Kavitha Davidson, sports writer…
USA Gymnastics said in a statement that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete in Thursday's all-around competition . The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn't…
By Will Graves, Associated Press
The team representing the Russian Olympic Committee surged past the U.S. to gold on Tuesday, capturing the country's first Olympic title since Barcelona in 1992.
The opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games are just four days away. But the specter of COVID hangs over the games as more than 50 people involved, including athletes, contractors and staff, test positive. Olympics officials say they still hope…
Olympic history was made Tuesday when Japan and the International Olympic Committee decided to postpone this summer’s games to 2021. John Yang reports and speaks with USA Today’s Christine Brennan, who has covered every Olympic Games since 1984.
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. military confirmed three American service members died in a rocket attack north of Baghdad. The Iraqi government has launched an investigation into the Wednesday strike, which U.S. officials said bore the markings of…
By Stephen Wade, Graham Dunbar, Associated Press
The International Olympic Committee and local organizers say the games are on, but the clock is ticking.
By Joshua Barajas
It will be months before the world’s best runners, swimmers and gymnasts take their marks at the 2020 Tokyo Games, but you can get a preview of Japan’s artistic approach to promoting the global event now.
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