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U.S. Olympic board member pushes quiet diplomacy in Peng Shuai case

A member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's board of directors is among those echoing the IOC's call for behind-the-scenes negotiations to ensure the well-being of tennis player Peng Shuai.

Tokyo Olympians faced 'disturbing' level of abuse on social media, study shows

A World Athletics study says nearly three out of every 20 track and field athletes whose social media feeds were monitored during the Tokyo Olympics were subject to abusive posts, with women targeted in the majority.

American Sydney McLaughlin wipes out own world record to seize gold in women's 400m hurdles

Sydney McLaughlin broke her world record Wednesday and won the Olympic 400-metre-hurdles gold, finishing in 51.46 seconds in yet another close victory over rival Dalilah Muhammad.

Norway's Karsten Warholm obliterates own world record in thrilling 400m hurdles final

Karsten Warholm of Norway obliterated his own world record in the Olympic 400-metre hurdles Tuesday, finishing in 45.94 to break the old mark by .76.

'Where all people who are oppressed meet': U.S. shot putter gestures atop Olympic podium

The face, and the voice, of the Tokyo Olympics, and all they're about, could very well be found a 25-year-old American shot putter Raven Saunders.

Sha'Carri Richardson will not be selected to U.S. Tokyo relay team

American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson will not be selected to the U.S. 2020 Olympic 4x100-meter relay team after she accepted a one-month ban for testing positive for cannabis.
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Here's why marijuana is on the banned list for Olympic sports

After a positive test for marijuana, which remains on the Olympic prohibited list, American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson will miss the 100 metre event at Tokyo. Here's a look at the policy.

U.S. sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson tests positive for marijuana, will miss Olympic 100m

American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson cannot run in the Olympic 100-metre race in Tokyo after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana.

Hammer thrower Gwen Berry turns away from U.S. flag during anthem

For the past week, they've played the national anthem one time a night at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. On Saturday, it was started while outspoken activist and hammer thrower Gwen Berry was on the podium after receiving her bronze medal.

Chances fade for banned runner Shelby Houlihan to race at Olympic trials

Banned runner Shelby Houlihan is in the lineup and will be allowed to run at U.S. Olympic track and field trials while any appeals she files are pending.

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