Japanese Authorities Investigate Disinfectant-Sports Drink Mixup that Led to One Hospitalization

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Japanese authorities said they would investigate the incident of disinfectant and drink mixup that caused the hospitalization of a high school student. A Japanese student felt sick and vomited after drinking sanitizer instead of a drink. Another student who drank …

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Wimbledon Bans Russian and Belarusian Players

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The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) announced that it was banning Russian and Belarusian tennis players including Daniil Medvedev over the Ukrainian invasion.  “We share in the universal condemnation of Russia’s illegal actions and have carefully considered the situation …

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Russian Gymnast Investigated for Appearing to Wear Pro-War Symbol on Podium Next to Ukrainian

Russian gymnast Ivan Kuliak is under investigation after appearing to wear a national war symbol on his leotard while standing on the podium next to a Ukrainian rival in Qatar on March 6. The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) said that …

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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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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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