Tag: Women’s sports

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a...

US women’s volleyball team’s quest for gold began in Rio

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TOKYO — For the U.S. women’s volleyball team, the road to this Olympics and a quest for the country’s first gold medal in the...

The Latest: Pita’s back in the Olympics, shirtless again

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The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ...

Bring the pain: Olympic swimming begins with grueling 400 IM

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TOKYO — Chase Kalisz knows what’s coming: Pain, and lots of it in the 400-meter individual medley that gets swimming underway at the Tokyo...

Lindahl is a steadying force in goal for Sweden at Olympics

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Sweden's anchor is a 38-year-old mother of two who has taken it upon herself to make sure athletes at the Olympics are environmentally conscious. ...

Japan’s judoka stars look to calm nation’s Olympic angst

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TOKYO — The first day of full competition of the Tokyo Games could mark the turning point for an uneasy Japanese public that overwhelmingly...

Olympic cycling road races are studies in contrast

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TOKYO — The men's and women's Olympic road races that begin the cycling program at the Tokyo Games this weekend are similar only in...

With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

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TOKYO — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a...

US women tell 9th Circuit trial court didn’t factor success

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SAN FRANCISCO — Players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team urged a federal appeals court to reinstate their equal pay lawsuit, saying their...

Russian Olympic archer loses consciousness in Tokyo heat

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TOKYO — Russian archer Svetlana Gomboeva lost consciousness during a competition at the Tokyo Olympics in intense heat Friday. ...