Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz said Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had arrived in the Polish capital after flying from Tokyo via Vienna, a route apparently chosen to confuse those who would endanger her safety. Her husband fled Belarus this week and Poland…
By Vladimir Isachenkov, David Keyton, Associated Press
A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games says that authorities “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is waiting…
By Daria Litvinova, Daniel Kozin, Associated Press
The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever seen, fans, experts, and even the racers themselves needed…
By Eddie Pells, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. Congress gave final approval today to $2 billion in emergency spending for Capitol security. The Biden administration will allow a nationwide ban on evictions imposed during the pandemic to expire Saturday. The U.S.
By PBS NewsHour
By Claire Galofaro, Associated Press
The team’s outfits looked similar to the others in the room as the arena lights gleamed off crystals crisscrossing their chests and down their crimson and white sleeves. But the German gymnastics team’s new Olympic suits didn’t stop at their…
A year after they were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Olympics kicked off in Tokyo, Japan-- but not without controversies. The opening ceremony was held without spectators and most competitions are being held without an in-person audience. Meanwhile,…
By Will Graves, Associated Press
Half of the U.S. Olympic team in Tokyo is women of color, and Black gymnasts account for nearly 10% of NCAA Division I women's gymnastics scholarships. Organizations like Brown Girls Do Gymnastics are attempting to make it easier for gymnasts…
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Thursday's 1,979 new cases are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15.
By Associated Press
Coronavirus cases in Tokyo have surged above 1,300 for a six-month high, just one week before the Olympics.
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