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The History of Olympic Medals, Explained: What to Know for Tokyo

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Athletes around the world have waited an extra year for their shot at the ultimate goal of a medal from the Tokyo Olympics. Decorated athletes like gymnast Simone Biles and swimmer Katie Ledecky will be looking to add to their hardware collection at the Tokyo Games, while some Team USA members will hope to take home their first medals.
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‘My Kids Get To See All These Amazing Women': Amber McKenzie On Athlete Unlimited Lacrosse

‘My Kids Get To See All These Amazing Women': Amber McKenzie On Athlete Unlimited Lacrosse

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This weekend is a big one for women athletes around the world. Thousands of women will be competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and in the Metro DC area, a new professional women's lacrosse league called Athlete Unlimited Lacrosse debuts on CBS Sports Network.
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Athletes Unlimited Lacrosse is the third league to be created under the Athletes Unlimited banner from co-founders Jon Patricof and Jonathan Soros. Athletes Unlimited Softball made its debut in 2020 and Athletes Unlimited Volleyball was played earlier this year in Texas. The new league puts a twist on...
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Algerian judo athlete withdraws from Olympics to avoid possible match with Israeli, says he won't ‘get his hands dirty'

Algerian judo athlete withdraws from Olympics to avoid possible match with Israeli, says he won't ‘get his hands dirty'

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One of Algeria's top Olympic medal hopes in judo has quit before a battle even began, to avoid a likely second-round matchup with an Israeli, saying he won't “get his hands dirty” by competing with a citizen of the Jewish state.
Fethi Nourine, the gold medal winner in this year's African Judo Championships, withdrew from the Olympics after seeing that the draw set him up to face Israel's Tohar Butbul in the second round if he won his first match.
Butbul has a bye in the first round of the 73-kilogram class, while the 30-year-old Nourine was slated to face Mohamed Abdalrasool of Sudan...
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Coronavirus cluster among Czech athletes knocks volleyball team out of Toyko Olympics, spark investigation

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Czech beach volleyball players Markéta Sluková-Nausch and Barbora Hermannova were reduced to tears when they learned COVID-19 would force them to sit out of the 2020 Olympic Games.
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These are the 29 athletes competing for the Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo

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The 29 men and women representing the second-ever Refugee Olympic Team joined the parade of athletes at the Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony on Friday in a moment seen as a rare sign of hope for the millions of people forcibly displaced around the world.
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Iranian refugee on verge of medal after 3 taekwondo wins

Iranian refugee on verge of medal after 3 taekwondo wins

TOKYO - Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh is one victory away from winning the Refugee Olympic Team's first ever medal after three impressive wins in the Tokyo Games' taekwondo... Read more ...

Tunisian teen wins surprise Olympic swimming gold

Tunisian teen wins surprise Olympic swimming gold

TOKYO - Nobody was watching Ahmed Hafnaoui in lane eight of the Olympic pool. Read more ...

Olympics Latest: American Shaner wins 10m air rifle gold

Olympics Latest: American Shaner wins 10m air rifle gold

The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year's delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Read more ...

'She's passionate about serving others': Third grader helps students prepare...

'She's passionate about serving others': Third grader helps students prepare for school

Luisita Cruz raised enough money to purchase school supplies to stuff 138 backpacks for students as well as 20 bags full of supplies for teachers. Read more ...

Is there a NASCAR race today? Date, start time, TV schedule for next race...

Is there a NASCAR race today? Date, start time, TV schedule for next race after 2021 Olympic break

NASCAR is taking the Olympics off. Find out when it will return to racing. Read more ...

U.S. Golfer Bryson DeChambeau To Miss Olympics After Positive COVID Test

U.S. Golfer Bryson DeChambeau To Miss Olympics After Positive COVID Test

Bryson DeChambeau tested positive before leaving the United States for Tokyo. He'll be replaced on the four-person team by Patrick Reed. Read more ...

Naomi Osaka wins in debut at Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka wins in debut at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO - Naomi Osaka is back and still winning. Read more ...

By withdrawing, COVID-positive Crabb saved Gibb's Olympics

By withdrawing, COVID-positive Crabb saved Gibb's Olympics

TOKYO - At 45, Jake Gibb is almost certainly at his last Summer Games. And yet the four-time Olympian offered to give it up for the remote chance that Taylor Crabb could have... Read more ...

Barnes HR, Jansen bounces back as Dodgers edge Rockies 1-0

Barnes HR, Jansen bounces back as Dodgers edge Rockies 1-0

LOS ANGELES - Austin Barnes homered early, Kenley Jansen preserved the lead late and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the... Read more ...

US beats Australia, sets up likely title rematch with Japan

US beats Australia, sets up likely title rematch with Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan - The United States had just given up its first run and was two outs away from losing for the first time in the Olympic softball tournament. Read more ...