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Australian Olympians showed ‘unacceptable’ behavior on flight home
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Australian Olympians showed ‘unacceptable’ behavior on flight home

Australian Olympians returning from the Tokyo 2020 games have been criticized over “excessive alcohol consumption” and “loud and disruptive” behavior on their flight home. Ian Chesterman, Australia’s chef de mission, told reporters Wednesday that he had received a report from Japan Airlines about the “unacceptable” behavior of team members. Athletes “failed to respond to requests…MORE

Damian Warner: Three-time Olympian says Tokyo 2020 is the ‘hottest’ Games’ he’s competed in
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Damian Warner: Three-time Olympian says Tokyo 2020 is the ‘hottest’ Games’ he’s competed in

Olympic athletes train for years to push their bodies to the extreme at the Summer Games. And having to battle extreme heat at the same time has made competitions in Tokyo even more challenging. According to the CNN Weather team, temperatures on Wednesday ranged between 31-34 degrees Celsius across the Tokyo prefecture with humidity levels…MORE

Sky Brown: How 13-year-old British skateboarder was urged on to bronze by gold medal winner Sakura Yosozumi
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Sky Brown: How 13-year-old British skateboarder was urged on to bronze by gold medal winner Sakura Yosozumi

With three gold medals from three events, Tokyo’s Ariake Urban Sports Park has been a home from home for Japanese skateboarders at the Tokyo Olympics. Sakura Yosozumi was the latest to top the podium as park skating’s first ever Olympic champion, while her teammate, Kokona Hiraki, made history of her own as the youngest medalist…MORE

International Olympic Committee suspends its action on Raven Saunders’ podium protest after her mother’s death
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International Olympic Committee suspends its action on Raven Saunders’ podium protest after her mother’s death

The probe into US athlete Raven Saunders’ X gesture at the Olympics has been suspended after she shared on social media that her mother has died, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Saunders — a 25-year-old Black, LGBTQ athlete — raised her hands and crossed them to form an X when she was on…MORE

Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya lands in Warsaw after refusing to fly back to Belarus
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Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya lands in Warsaw after refusing to fly back to Belarus

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya, who refused to fly home fearing she would be arrested, has arrived in Poland, where she has been granted a visa on humanitarian grounds. Upon her arrival to Warsaw on Wednesday evening, Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz thanked “all Polish consular and diplomatic staff involved, who flawlessly planned and…MORE

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

Twenty-six gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold. Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Parallel Bars: Zou Jingyuan, China Women’s Balance Beam: Guan Chenchen, China Men’s Horizontal Bar: Hashimoto Daiki, Japan Athletics Women’s Long Jump: Malaika Mihambo, Germany Men’s 400m Hurdles: Karsten Warholm, Norway Men’s Pole Vault: Armand Duplantis, Sweden Women’s Hammer…MORE

Chinese badminton player’s cursing at Tokyo 2020 riles South Koreans
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Chinese badminton player’s cursing at Tokyo 2020 riles South Koreans

South Korea’s Badminton Korea Association plans to pursue a formal complaint with the World Badminton Federation (WBF) regarding China’s Chen Qingchen’s cursing during an Olympic match at Tokyo 2020, the organization has told CNN. Chen, who was heard cursing liberally in the broadcast Olympic matches, has won the hearts of many in her home country,…MORE

Some skateboarders don’t want to see their sport in the Olympics. Here’s why others say it’s a positive step
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Some skateboarders don’t want to see their sport in the Olympics. Here’s why others say it’s a positive step

Skateboarding is an Olympic event this year for the first time in the history of the Games. For any other sport, that would be a cause for celebration. But skateboarding isn’t like any other sport. When Tokyo organizers first recommended that skateboarding be added to the lineup, thousands of people signed a petition asking the…MORE

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