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Simone Biles tells Congress 'enough is enough' after gymnast abuse, points to FBI 'blind eye', 2021 September 15

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and three other elite gymnasts offered wrenching testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill as they skewered the FBI for ignoring and mishandling sexual abuse accusations the women lodged against former U.S. gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

Ms. Biles, 24, shed tears during her opening remarks to ...

Gable Steveson signs NIL deal with WWE, will wrestle for Minnesota, 2021 September 10

Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has achieved his childhood dream of signing with World Wrestling Entertainment — with a twist.

The WWE announced Thursday that it has signed Steveson to a deal that will allow him to join the WWE roster and return to the University of Minnesota to defend ...

IOC suspends North Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show, 2021 September 8

GENEVA — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money ...

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics, 2021 September 8

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4.

The request comes in an open letter from rights ...

Jacques Rogge, IOC president for 12 years, dies at 79, 2021 August 29

LONDON — Jacques Rogge approached the job of running the Olympics the same way he approached his work as a physician: Listen, analyze and consult.

Before taking over as president of the International Olympic Committee, Rogge, whose death was announced Sunday, was an orthopedic surgeon who saw 5,000 patients and ...

Nick Mayhugh, Manassas native, eyes gold in Tokyo, 2021 August 23

Nick Mayhugh sat in his room watching YouTube videos of elite sprinters late at night a year and a half ago, studying their techniques — from getting into the blocks to firing out of them on the start. 

The former Division I soccer player was trying to learn an entirely ...

Afghanistan flag to be displayed in Paralympic ceremony, 2021 August 23

TOKYO — The Afghanistan flag will be displayed in Tuesday's opening ceremony of the Paralympics even though the country's athletes were not able to get to Tokyo to compete.

Andrew Parsons, the president of the International Paralympic Committee, said Monday it will be done as a “sign of solidarity."

Parsons ...

Simone Biles: Mental health advocacy part of post-Olympic tour, 2021 August 19

Simone Biles didn't plan for her second Olympics to become a flashpoint in the evolving conversation about the role proper mental health plays in all levels of sports.

Then again, she's hardly complaining. If anything, she's leaning into it.

The American gymnastics star has no regrets about her decision to ...

Hope Solo: Megan Rapinoe bullied teammates into anthem protests, 2021 August 18

Hope Solo, a former goalkeeper on the U.S. women’s soccer team, criticized current star Megan Rapinoe’s politicking as divisive and bullying.

Ms. Rapinoe and some other team members have kneeled before recent matches, including at the Olympics, calling the gesture an act of solidarity against inequality. That has prompted criticism ...

U.S. forward Carli Lloyd announces retirement, 2021 August 16

U.S. forward Carli Lloyd is retiring after a decorated career that included a pair of World Cup titles and two Olympic gold medals, as well as a bronze medal at the Tokyo Games.

The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year known for her dramatic hat-trick in the 2015 World ...