Brett Favre says trans women should not compete in Olympics: 'It's a man', 2021 June 23

NFL legend Brett Favre said Tuesday it's "unfair" for trangender women like New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to compete against other women in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

During his podcast "Bolling with Favre," co-host Eric Bolling asked Mr. Favre to weigh in on the news that Ms. ...

Tokyo Olympics bans alcohol at events, 2021 June 23

Olympics organizers said Wednesday they will ban alcohol at the Summer Games in Tokyo, delivering the latest check on an event that’s usually marked by crowds and celebrations.

Tokyo Olympics President Seiko Hashimoto said Asahi Breweries, a key sponsor of the games, agreed with the decision, which comes amid a ...

Washington Spirit's Kelley O'Hara and Emily Sonnett named to U.S. Olympic soccer team, 2021 June 23

Washington Spirit defenders Kelley O’Hara and Emily Sonnett were named Wednesday to the U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team, coach Vlatko Andonovski announced.

O’Hara, who played every minute for the U.S. in the 2012 Olympics in London, was on the squad in 2016 as well. Her lone goal in international play ...

Olympic boxer Ginny Fuchs determined to win her fight against OCD, 2021 June 23

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ginny Fuchs' obsessive-compulsive disorder sometimes compels her to use a dozen toothbrushes a night, tossing one after another into the trash when she decides they've been contaminated. She has spent hundreds of dollars a week on cleaning products, and she sometimes bleaches the bottoms of her ...

Laurel Hubbard, transgender athlete, Olympics inclusion ripped by Sharron Davies, ex-medalist, 2021 June 22

A former Olympic medalist in swimming harshly criticized the participation of trans women in the female divisions of the Olympics, saying biology matters.

British medalist Sharron Davies decried in a series of tweets Monday and Tuesday the case of Laurel Hubbard, a biological male who now identities as a woman, ...

New Zealand prime minister backs transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's selection for Olympics, 2021 June 22

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern defended Tuesday the selection of transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to compete in the Tokyo Olympics, weighing in on the fraught debate between discrimination and fairness in women's athletics.

"Parties here have simply followed the rules," Ardern told reporters in Wellington, as

Laurel Hubbard, first transgender Olympic athlete, spurs backlash, 2021 June 21

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard made history Sunday when she became the first openly transgender athlete chosen for the Olympics, but those fighting to keep biological males out of women’s sports say she only proves their point.

At 43, Ms. Hubbard is nearly twice as old as many of her ...

Chelsea Wolfe, U.S. Olympic athlete, strives for medal 'so I can burn a U.S. flag on the podium', 2021 June 21

A transgender athlete who will represent the U.S. at the upcoming Olympics has threatened to burn the American flag on the medal stand.

BMX Freestyle rider Chelsea Wolfe, who qualified as an alternate, has said that winning an Olympic medal would provide a chance to “burn a US flag on ...

Michelle Carter won't defend shot put title after benign tumor removed, 2021 June 21

EUGENE, Ore. —  To find defending Olympic shot put champion Michelle Carter this week, cast a glance into the stands.

She won’t be in the competition. That hurts.

But the American record holder is thankful that a surgically removed tumor on her right ankle came back benign.

The 35-year-old is ...

Washington Mystics Ariel Atkins, Tina Charles to represent Team USA; Elena Delle Donne left off, 2021 June 21

Ariel Atkins was on her way to Nordstrom to make a return when she got the phone call from Team USA director Carol Callan informing her of the news that the Washington Mystics guard was going to Tokyo.

She was shocked and didn’t have much to say. All she could ...