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Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal with weightlifting

Hidilyn Diaz wins Philippines’ first Olympic gold medal with weightlifting

Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history Monday becoming the first athlete from the Philippines to win gold at the Olympics. The 30-year-old set an Olympic record, lifting a combined weight of 224 kilograms, to clinch the top spot in the women’s 55-kg class in Tokyo. Diaz burst into tears and embraced her coaches after completing the…MORE

What is ROC? Here’s what to know about Russia and the Olympics
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What is ROC? Here’s what to know about Russia and the Olympics

If you’ve been watching the Olympics this year, you may notice an unfamiliar abbreviation, ROC. It stands for the Russian Olympic Committee, and it’s essentially a loophole that allows Russian athletes to compete in the Olympics while their country is banned from the Games because of its doping scandal. There are some specific rules the…MORE

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

Twenty-one gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold: Archery Men’s Team: Republic of Korea Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Team: Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Canoe Slalom Men’s Canoe: Benjamin Savsek, Slovenia Cycling Mountain Bike Men’s Cross-country: Thomas Pidcock, Great Britain Diving Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform: Great Britain Fencing Women’s Sabre Individual:…MORE

Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history
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Anna Kiesenhofer is a math genius who just pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Olympics history

Nobody was speaking about Anna Kiesenhofer ahead of the Tokyo 2020 women’s road race, but they certainly are now. The Austrian rider was considered a novice compared to her competitors, notably defending champion Anna van der Breggen, former Olympic bronze medalist Elisa Longo Borghini, Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, Germany’s Lisa Brennauer and former world title champion…MORE

Pink is offering to pay the Norwegian women’s beach handball team’s fine for wearing shorts
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Pink is offering to pay the Norwegian women’s beach handball team’s fine for wearing shorts

Singer-songwriter Pink has offered to pay fines handed out to the Norwegian women’s beach handball team after they refused to wear bikini bottoms while competing. Last week, the European Handball Federation (EHF) fined the team a total of €1,500 (around $1,765), asserting that the women competed in “improper clothing” by wearing shorts like their male…MORE

Germany’s gymnasts wear body-covering unitards, rejecting ‘sexualization’ of sport
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Germany’s gymnasts wear body-covering unitards, rejecting ‘sexualization’ of sport

The German women’s gymnastics team has forgone bikini-cut unitards in favor of full-body versions at the Tokyo Olympics, in what the German Gymnastics Federation has branded a statement against “sexualization.” The suits, which the team wore in their qualifications at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, cover the legs to the ankle and are in…MORE

US men’s basketball team defeated by France for first Olympic loss since 2004
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US men’s basketball team defeated by France for first Olympic loss since 2004

France beat the US men’s basketball team 83-76 at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, ending Team USA’s 25-game Olympic winning streak that dates back to 2004. Team USA had an eight-point lead with four minutes left in the game, but the French team mounted a 16-2 run, highlighted by leading scorer Evan Fournier’s go-ahead 3-pointer…MORE

Kimia Alizadeh: Iranian defector from Olympic Refugee Team stuns two-time Olympic taekwondo champion
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Kimia Alizadeh: Iranian defector from Olympic Refugee Team stuns two-time Olympic taekwondo champion

An Iranian taekwondo athlete competing for the Refugee Olympic Team made her mark at Tokyo 2020 after she defeated two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones. Kimia Alizadeh beat Team Great Britain’s Jones 16-12 on Sunday in the women’s -57kg taekwondo round of 16. She then overcame China’s Lijun Zhou in the quarterfinals before losing to…MORE

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