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Belarusian Olympic officials who allegedly tried to force sprinter onto plane stripped of accreditation

Belarusian Olympic officials who allegedly tried to force sprinter onto plane stripped of accreditation

The International Olympic Committee has revoked the accreditation of two Belarusian coaches allegedly involved in trying to force sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya to return home against her will. Belarus head coach Yuri Moisevich and team official Artur Shumak were removed from the Olympic Village in Tokyo and their Games accreditation canceled, the IOC said in a…MORE

Jack Grealish:  Manchester City signs England star from Aston Villa in reported British transfer record deal
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Jack Grealish: Manchester City signs England star from Aston Villa in reported British transfer record deal

English Premier League champion Manchester City completed the signing of England international Jack Grealish​ on a six-year contract on Thursday. The 25-year-old Grealish joins City from Aston Villa having made 213 appearances and scoring 32 goals for the Birmingham club over the course of eight seasons. “I am incredibly happy to have joined Manchester City,”…MORE

Lionel Messi: Barcelona says Argentine star is leaving the club
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona says Argentine star is leaving the club

Lionel Messi is leaving Barcelona, the Spanish club said on Thursday. “Despite club and player reaching an agreement and their clear intention to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles,” Barcelona said in a statement on its website. The 34-year-old, who last month won his first Copa America…MORE

Alberto Ginés wins first Olympic climbing gold in Tokyo
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Alberto Ginés wins first Olympic climbing gold in Tokyo

Aged 18, Alberto Ginés has just made two pieces of history at the Tokyo Olympics: he’s the first person to be crowned a gold medalist in sports climbing, as well as Spain’s youngest ever gold medal winner. The next foothold in his climbing career? “I’ll go for another gold,” he told reporters. Ginés secured victory…MORE

Quinn: First out trans Olympian isn’t just thinking about medals at Tokyo 2020 — ‘The fight isn’t close to over’
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Quinn: First out trans Olympian isn’t just thinking about medals at Tokyo 2020 — ‘The fight isn’t close to over’

A gold medal is the ambition, but Quinn has already made history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games by becoming the first trans and the first non-binary athlete to win a medal. Canada will face Sweden in the women’s football ​final on Friday after defeating the United States 1-0 in the semifinal on Monday. That…MORE

British police arrest 11 people for online racist abuse following Euro 2020 final
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British police arrest 11 people for online racist abuse following Euro 2020 final

British police have arrested 11 people across the UK in connection with episodes of racist abuse targeting England football players on social media following the team’s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy. The UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU) launched a hate crime investigation after racist comments were directed at some of England’s Black players following…MORE

Simone Biles thanks Japanese gym where she secretly trained to regain her Olympic form
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Simone Biles thanks Japanese gym where she secretly trained to regain her Olympic form

Simone Biles has tweeted thanks to a Japanese gym for allowing her to privately train while she attempted to regain her gold medal form after withdrawing during the women’s artistic gymnastics team final at the Summer Olympics. While thanking those at the Juntendo University in a Wednesday tweet, Biles retweeted a story first published in…MORE

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

Seventeen gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold. Artistic Swimming Duet Free Routine: Russian Olympic Committee Athletics Women’s 400m Hurdles: Sydney McLaughlin, United States Women’s 3000m Steeplechase: Peruth Chemutai, Uganda Men’s Hammer Throw: Wojciech Nowicki, Poland Men’s 800m: Emmanuel Korir, Kenya Men’s 200m: Andre de Grasse, Canada Boxing Men’s…MORE

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