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German cycling coach dismissed from Olympics over racist remark
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German cycling coach dismissed from Olympics over racist remark

Germany cycling coach Patrick Moster has been sent back home from the Toyko Olympics after he made a racist remark during the men’s road time trial on Wednesday. The head of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) confirmed Thursday that Moster would “no longer perform his duties as part of the cycling team” at the…MORE

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

Seventeen gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold: Artistic Gymnastics Women’s All-Around: Sunisa Lee, United States Judo Women’s -78 kg: Shori Hamada, Japan Men’s -100 kg: Aaron Wolf, Japan Rowing Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls: Italy Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls: Ireland Women’s Pair: New Zealand Men’s Pair: Croatia Fencing Women’s…MORE

San Marino is smallest country in history to win a medal at the Olympics thanks to shooter Alessandra Perilli
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San Marino is smallest country in history to win a medal at the Olympics thanks to shooter Alessandra Perilli

A tiny landlocked European country surrounded by Italy, San Marino enjoyed a breakout moment at Tokyo 2020 on Thursday, winning its first ever first Olympic medal. Shooter Alessandra Perilli — one of just five Sammarinese athletes at the Olympics — is the new hero of the microstate, which has a population of 34,000, after winning…MORE

‘I didn’t think I would ever be here,’ says Sunisa Lee after winning ‘surreal’ all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics
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‘I didn’t think I would ever be here,’ says Sunisa Lee after winning ‘surreal’ all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics

After a turbulent few years, Sunisa Lee can now call herself an Olympic gold medalist. The American gymnast won the women’s all-around title in Tokyo on Thursday ahead of Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade in second and the Russian Olympic Committee’s Angelina Melnikova in third. Lee, who extends the USA’s run of Olympic gold medals in the…MORE

Simone Biles says fans’ support is helping her realize that she’s more than her gold medals
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Simone Biles says fans’ support is helping her realize that she’s more than her gold medals

Simone Biles, the US gymnast who withdrew from Tokyo 2020 Olympic events to prioritize her mental health, has thanked fans for their “love and support” amid an outpouring of praise and well wishes from people around the world. The 24-year-old, who is one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, withdrew from Thursday’s individual all-around…MORE

USA’s Caeleb Dressel wins his first individual gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle final
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USA’s Caeleb Dressel wins his first individual gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle final

Caeleb Dressel has won the men’s 100 meter freestyle final with a time of 47.02 seconds, an Olympic record. “I wouldn’t have changed a thing about that race,” Dressel said. “I stuck to my race plan… that’s what I had in that moment and I executed it.” The win gives Dressel his first individual Olympic…MORE

Fresh off second major victory at the Open, Collin Morikawa relishing chance to represent Team USA at Tokyo 2020
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Fresh off second major victory at the Open, Collin Morikawa relishing chance to represent Team USA at Tokyo 2020

After making history with his victory at the Open earlier this month, Collin Morikawa might well be the favorite to win Olympic gold in the country where half his family is from. Morikawa, who is half Japanese, became the first man to win both the PGA Championship and the Open on his tournament debuts having…MORE

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