World Athletics Investigates Two Belarusian Coaches Who Tried to Send Athlete Home During Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Athletics agreed to investigate two Belarusian coaches accused of trying to force an athlete to fly home from the Tokyo Olympics after she criticized them. In a joint statement, IOC and the …

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Ban Foreign Spectators, Require 21-Day Quarantine for Unvaccinated Participants

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Sept. 29 new restrictions for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February, including a ban on foreign spectators and mandatory quarantine for unvaccinated participants. Under the new guidelines, all athletes and participants who …

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First COVID-19 Case Detected in Paralympic Village

A COVID-19 case was detected in the Paralympic Village days before the Games open, organizers said on Thursday, August 19, as Japan combats a surge in infections. According to the organizers, a foreign Paralympic staff member was diagnosed with the …

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British Olympic Silver Medalist Chijindu Ujah Suspended for Suspected Doping Violation

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has provisionally suspended British 4×100-meter relay silver medalist Chijindu Ujah for a suspected anti-doping violation at the Tokyo Olympics. The AIU said that the doping control laboratory in Tokyo had notified the International Testing Agency …

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South Australian Olympians Face ‘Cruel’ 28-Day Quarantine

South Australian athletes returning from the Tokyo Olympics face an unexpected 28-day quarantine described as “cruel” by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) on Aug. 11. The South Australian government has imposed a further mandatory two-week quarantine period for Olympians returning …

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Triple Jump Athlete Hugues Fabrice Zango Wins Burkina Faso’s First-Ever Olympic Medal

Hugues Fabrice Zango won Burkina Faso’s first-ever Olympic medal after claiming bronze in the men’s triple jump final on Aug. 5 in Tokyo. Zango claimed the third spot on the Olympic podium after jumping 17.47 meters in the final, coming …

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Peruth Chemutai Becomes Uganda’s First Female Olympic Medalist

Peruth Chemutai has become the first Ugandan woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport after winning gold in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase on Aug. 4. Chemutai, 22, finished the race in a time of nine minutes and 1.45 …

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