Tunisian Olympic Sailor Eya Guezguez, 17, Dies in Training Accident

Fourth EstateTunisian Olympic sailor Eya Guezguez died at the age of 17 after a training accident at sea on April 10.

Tunisian Olympic sailor Eya Guezguez died at the age of 17 after a training accident at sea on April 10. The Tunisian Olympic Committee said in a statement on its Facebook page that Eya died while training for upcoming regional …

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U.S. Olympic Figure Skater Alysa Liu Retires at Age 16

Fourth EstateAlysa Liu at 2019-2020 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final ladies singles medal ceremonies - Luu/Wikimedia Commons

United States Olympic figure skater Alysa Liu announced on Instagram on April 9 that she was retiring from the sport at the age of 16. “I feel so satisfied with how my skating career has gone. Now that I’m finally …

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Foreign Correspondents Slam Treatment During Beijing Games

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCCC) of China has complained about the treatment of journalists covering the Beijing Winter Games. “The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC) is dismayed that the conditions for independent reporting in China continue to fall short …

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American Jessie Diggins Becomes First Non-European Athlete to Medal in Olympic 30-Kilometer Cross-Country Skiing

American Jessie Diggins on Feb. 20 became the first non-European athlete to win an Olympic medal in the women’s 30-kilometer cross-country skiing. Diggins, the 30-year-old Minnesota native, won silver after finishing the mass start event with a time of 1:26:37.3, …

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Great Britain Wins First Beijing Olympic Gold in Women’s Curling

Great Britain won its first gold at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics after its women’s curling team defeated Japan in the final on Feb. 20. Captain Eve Muirhead and her team — Vicky Wright, Jennifer Dodds and Hailey Duff — …

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Finland Wins First Olympic Ice Hockey Gold

Finland won their first Olympic men’s ice hockey gold after defeat the Russian Olympic Committee at the final on Feb. 20 at the Beijing Games. Finland made Olympic history after beating the defending champions with a score of 2-0 on …

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Chinese Officials Force Finnish Olympian to Delete Footage of Olympic Village Flooding

Finnish Cross-country skier Katri Lylynpera said Chinese officials wanted her to delete photos and videos of the athlete’s village while water was pouring from the ceiling. Lylynpera said she sent an SOS as she captioned the video with a simple …

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U.S. Figure Skater Nathan Chen Wins His First Olympic Gold

United States figure skater Nathan Chen, a three-time world champion, won his first Olympic gold on Feb. 10 at the Beijing Games. Chen, of Salt Lake City, Utah, earned a score of 218. 63 in the free skate program, building …

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Five Female Ski Jumpers Disqualified at the Olympics Over Jumpsuits

Olympic officials disqualified five female ski jumpers at the mixed team ski jump final in Beijing on Feb. 7 due to uniform violations. The disqualified ski jumpers were Sara Takanashi of Japan, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz of Austria, Katharina Althaus of Germany, …

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Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis Wins First U.S. Gold Medal at Beijing Winter Olympics

Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis won the United States’ first gold medal at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics on Feb. 9. The medal is also Jacobellis’ first Olympic gold in her fifth Olympic appearance. Jacobellis, 36, is also the oldest U.S. woman …

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