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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: gymnastics, men’s 100m and more – live!
Rolling report: The men’s golf is played to a finish and there are medals on offer on the track, field and in the pool. Join our writers to follow it all

Daniel Harris (now), Jonathan Howcroft and Tom Lutz (earlier)

01, Aug, 2021 @10:13 AM

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There are 11,656 athletes at the Olympics. Guy Fraser wanted them all on Wikipedia
Fans across the world enjoy complementing their Olympic viewing with some research. We meet the man who wants everyone’s story told

Joan Niesen

01, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Simone Biles on last Olympic chance after withdrawal from floor final
Simone Biles has withdrawn from Monday’s women’s floor final at the Tokyo Olympics, marking her fifth withdrawal out of the six finals she had qualified for

Tumaini Carayol in Tokyo

01, Aug, 2021 @4:02 AM

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Britain’s Charlotte Worthington springs BMX freestyle upset to win Olympic gold
Charlotte Worthington won gold for Great Britain in the first Olympic women’s BMX freestyle competition in Tokyo

Tom Dart at Ariake Urban Sports Park

01, Aug, 2021 @2:30 AM

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Olympic BMX women’s park: Charlotte Worthington beats Hannah Roberts to gold – as it happened
Rolling report: There was a big shock in the BMX freestyle as GB’s Charlotte Worthington upset the world champion

Beau Dure

01, Aug, 2021 @2:17 AM

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Tokyo 2020: tennis gold for Bencic, China top medal table and more – as it happened
Rolling report: Elaine Thompson-Herah won the women’s 100m and Great Britain won the triathlon mixed relay on another action-packed day in Tokyo

Barry Glendenning , Geoff Lemon, Scott Heinrich, Jonathan Howcroft, Tom Lutz and Simon Burnton

31, Jul, 2021 @11:02 PM

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US anti-doping chief dismisses Russian Olympic ban as a ‘farce’
The CEO of the US Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, has dismissed the punishment handed down for Russia’s state sponsored doping program as a ‘farce’

Guardian sport

31, Jul, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Simone Biles’ Olympics in doubt as she withdraws from vault and uneven bars
Simone Biles’s further participation in the Tokyo Olympics looks even cloudier after USA Gymnastics confirmed she will not compete in the finals of the vault or uneven bars

Tumaini Carayol in Tokyo

31, Jul, 2021 @2:02 AM

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: mixed triathlon relay, athletics blasts off and more – as it happened
Rolling report: All the latest news and action in Tokyo, as the track and field began in Japan

Barry Glendenning (now), with Paul Campbell, Niall McVeigh, Emma Kemp, Scott Heinrich and Tom Lutz (earlier)

30, Jul, 2021 @11:04 PM

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How Sunisa Lee overcame family tragedy and injury to win Olympic gold
The gymnast was considering quitting her sport in the run-up to the Olympics. But when Simone Biles stepped away she grabbed her chance to shine

Joan Niesen

30, Jul, 2021 @4:18 PM

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US fencers wear pink masks after teammate accused of sexual misconduct
Three members of the US Olympic men’s épee team wore pink masks on Friday amid allegations their teammate is guilty of sexual misconduct

Guardian sport

30, Jul, 2021 @2:41 PM

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Think winning Olympic gold is tough? Try doing it while coping with racism
Athletes like Simone Biles must perform at the highest level while also carrying burdens specific to Black sportswomen

Brianna Holt

30, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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