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Tributes paid to German Olympic silver medal bobsledder Richard Adjei who has died at 37

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Tributes from the winter sports community have been paid to German Olympic silver medalist bobsledder Richard Adjei who has died at the age of 37. Adjei's death was announced by his brother, Jason, on Instagram on ...

Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Olympic show-jumper Zara Tindall, is pregnant with third child

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The granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip -- Zara Tindall -- is pregnant with her third child, who would be the monarch's ninth great grandchild. Tindall's husband -- former England international ru...

Olympic gold medalist Klete Keller arrested

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Klete Keller, who won five Olympic swimming medals, including two relay golds, was charged Wednesday for his alleged participation in the Capitol riot last week, according to court documents. Keller was charged with...

Sofia Bekatorou: Olympic medalist’s decision to speak out over alleged 1998 sexual assault sparks public outcry in Greece

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Greek Olympic gold medalist Sofia Bekatorou's very public detailing of her alleged sexual assault in 1998 by a high-ranking Hellenic Sailing Federation (HSF) official has sparked an outcry in the Mediterranean count...

Olympic swimming medalist charged with running alleged Australia drugs syndicate

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Former Australian swimming star Scott Miller was arrested on drugs charges in a dawn raid at his home Tuesday, with Sydney police alleging the Olympic medalist heads a gang supplying methamphetamine across New South...

Swimming: Ikee books Olympic qualifiers spot after leukaemia treatment

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Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee will compete in Olympic qualifiers in April after clinching a podium finish in her first 100 metres butterfly event since being treated for leukaemia. Ikee, who was diagnosed in February ...

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist to compete under white flag in Tokyo

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Iranian female Olympic medal winner Kimia Alizadeh has been granted refugee status in Germany and aims to compete in the Olympic Refugee Team under a white flag in Tokyo this summer. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bron...

Age 118, the world’s oldest living person will carry the Olympic flame in Japan

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Tokyo At 118 years old, the world's oldest living person is preparing to carry the Olympic torch this May in Japan. Kane Tanaka, who has twice survived cancer, lived through two global pandemics and loves fizzy drink...

Mark Pavelich, member of ‘Miracle on Ice’ 1980 Olympic hockey team, dies at 63

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Mark Pavelich, a member of the "Miracle on Ice" 1980 Olympics US men's hockey team, has died at age 63. He died in North Sauk Centre, Minnesota, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey, Minnesot...

Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz, 22, killed by lightning while training

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A 22-year-old Olympic surfing hopeful from El Salvador has died while training for an upcoming qualifying competition, the country's National Institute for Sport (INDES) has confirmed. Katherine Diaz was in the wate...

US Olympic hopefuls will be allowed to protest racial and social injustice at trials

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The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) has announced that it will not sanction athletes who kneel for the national anthem at the Olympic trials in support of social or racial justice movements. ...

North Korea reportedly won’t participate in Tokyo Olympic Games

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Seoul North Korea will reportedly drop out of the Tokyo Olympics due to concerns over the coronavirus. The country said it would skip this summer's Olympic Games to "protect players from the world public health crisi...

Tokyo Olympic organizers postpone water polo test event

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Reports in Japan say technical officials were unable to go to Japan because of strict procedures to enter the country. Organizers did not confirm that but said in a statement: "Considering the schedule of each stakeh...

Olympic gold: Colleges, Team USA search for new ways to win

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The coronavirus pandemic, along with the substantial changes in the college-sports business model that will come into play as soon as this year, have led many leaders in both the college and Olympic worlds to wonder ...

Olympic gold: Clemson men’s track tries to save its program

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It will be a win, for sure — just not on the track but through lobbying efforts or, possibly, should it come to that, the legal system. Jones has a gold-medal mindset when it comes to saving the men’s track and field...

Olympic Gold: Men’s gymnastics struggling to survive

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The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at the NCAA level, one that will eventually have a ripple effect up and down ...

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