Tag: Women’s sports

Dozens of pro boxers to take their swings at Olympic gold

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TOKYO — When professional boxers were first welcomed into the Olympics a half-decade ago, many people around the sport hated the idea — and...

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...

‘This can be me’: Black participation rising in gymnastics

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TOKYO — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. ...

Live at Budokan: Famed arena gets another Olympic spotlight

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TOKYO — The Nippon Budokan sits serenely nestled in a verdant park at the heart of Tokyo. Visitors admire the elegant lines of its...

The Latest: European agency OKs Moderna vaccine for children

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LONDON — The European Medicines Agency has recommended clearing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 17, the first time the shot has...

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. ...

The Latest: Emperor declares Tokyo Olympics officially open

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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: ...

Skippy, inflatable kangaroo, an Australia softball fixture

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FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Skippy is getting an up-close view of the Olympics that fans aren't getting to see. ...

Dirty Games? Testing slowdown during COVID raises questions

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TOKYO — The low numbers came in from across the globe and covered most every distance, from 100 meters through the marathon. The reasons...

A list of Olympians to follow on social media

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TOKYO — With the Olympics starting Friday, athletes from around the world are in Tokyo, most of them restricted to training and their hotels...