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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

Danish cyclist crashes into GB rider during team pursuit
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Danish cyclist crashes into GB rider during team pursuit

The Izu Velodrome witnessed a heated confrontation on Tuesday as Denmark and Great Britain track cyclists collided during the final lap of the men’s team pursuit at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Frederik Madsen, front rider with the Danish team, collided with Team GB’s Charlie Tanfield, who had replaced Ed Clancy for the race. Three-time Olympic…MORE

Guan Chenchen wins balance beam gold at the Tokyo Olympics as Simone Biles claims bronze
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Guan Chenchen wins balance beam gold at the Tokyo Olympics as Simone Biles claims bronze

China’s Guan Chenchen won gold in the women’s balance beam final at the Tokyo Olympics as US gymnastics star Simone Biles overcame mental health challenges to claim a bronze. Biles’ psychological well-being has been the focus of attention since she withdrew from the women’s team final last week. The 24-year-old then didn’t compete in four…MORE

How misogynoir is oppressing Black women athletes
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How misogynoir is oppressing Black women athletes

Naomi Osaka discovered what it’s like to be at the sharp end of a sporting governing body’s regulations this summer. The ​four-time grand slam singles champion declined to ​attend press conferences as she began her French Open campaign in June — citing the importance of protecting her mental health and addressing the toll that media…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 gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold. Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Rings: Liu Yang, China Women’s Floor Exercise: Jade Carey, United States Men’s Vault: Shin Jea-hwan, South Korea Athletics Men’s Long Jump: Miltiadis Tentoglou, Greece Women’s 100m Hurdles: Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, Puerto Rico Women’s Discus Throw: Valarie Allman, United States…MORE

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift
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Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard becomes first ​out transgender woman to compete at the Olympics, fails to register a lift

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard became the first ​out transgender woman to compete in the 125-year history of the Olympics on Monday as she failed to register a lift in the women’s super-heavyweight +87kg category. Hubbard’s three failed attempts in the snatch — one at 120kg and two at 125kg — saw her exit the…MORE

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FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021

SCARLETT JOHANSSON is suing Disney for cheating her out of “Black Widow” profits. Scarlett had some box office bonuses written into her contract, based on how the movie performed.  And she says she was guaranteed the movie would get a wide theatrical release. Instead, they put it out when they knew the theatrical market was…

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021

To all you people who are throwing shade at SIMONE BILES . . . first of all, WHY???  But secondly, maybe you spoke too soon. Because maybe Simone is still struggling with the trauma of SEXUAL ABUSE. A trainer and former gymnast named Andrea Orris Tweeted out a defense of Simone, saying, “That girl has…