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'I hate this sport': Tears, anger accompany medals for Russian figure skaters

The gold medallist said she felt empty. The silver medallist pledged never to skate again. The favourite left in tears without saying a word. After one of the most dramatic nights in their sport's history, Russia's trio of teenage figure skating stars each enter an uncertain future.

Figure skater Valieva 'happy but emotionally tired' after being cleared to compete

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva said the days leading up to her being cleared to compete in the women's singles event at the Beijing Games on Tuesday despite having tested positive for a banned substance had left her emotionally fatigued.

Russian skater Kamila Valieva can compete, but medal ceremony won't be held

Russian teenager Kamila Valieva has been cleared to compete in the women's figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test.

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva's Olympic fate expected to be known Monday

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva will find out Monday in Beijing if she can compete at the Olympics in the women's competition. The Court of Arbitration for Sport will conduct a hearing on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET, with a decision expected shortly thereafter.

Olympic teams raise concerns over quarantine hotels

Not enough food. Inedible meals. No training equipment. Some Olympic athletes unlucky enough to test positive for the coronavirus at the Beijing Olympics feel their quarantine conditions are making a bad situation much worse.

With tensions high, Russia aims for large medal haul at Beijing Olympics

Russia is heading to the Beijing Olympics against a backdrop of international tension, and not for the first time.

IIHF says China can enter men's team in Beijing Olympic hockey tournament

China will take part in the men's hockey tournament at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing after initial concerns that the team would be embarrassed on home ice against NHL-level competition.

Alphonso Davies injures hamstring in Bayern Munich blowout win over Bayer Leverkusen

Canadian midfielder Alphonso Davies exited in the 40th minute of Bayern Munich's 5-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday after feeling "a light pain in his hamstring," according to coach Julian Nagelsmann.

In ROC disguise, Russia has plenty to celebrate at Olympics

The rebranded Russian team — known at the Tokyo Games as ROC, short for Russian Olympic Committee — easily beat its medal target by surpassing the haul of 56 from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. The team was assured of leaving Tokyo with at least 70 medals as of Saturday night.

Weightlifting faces uncertain Olympic future after Tokyo

Now that Olympic weightlifting has concluded for the Tokyo Games, the sport is left alone with its old problems — doping, infighting and corruption. It doesn't have a confirmed spot on the program for the next Olympics in Paris in 2024.

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