Olympics

7:40 AM ET ESPN News Services Reigning Olympic champion Simone Biles is out of Tuesday’s team finals because of a “medical issue,” according to USA Gymnastics. The 24-year-old U.S. star, considered to be the greatest gymnast of all time, huddled with a trainer after landing her vault. She then exited the competition floor with the
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10:30 PM ET Another night, another full slate of Tokyo Olympics action. Medal events include the women’s triathlon, rowing, men’s and women’s swimming and shooting. The Americans look to rack up more hardware in the water with four individual finals. First, Kieran Smith competes in the men’s 200m freestyle final. Then, Regan Smith — who
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7:00 AM ET HER ICONIC BUN in place, Diana Taurasi sat on the sideline as Team USA took on the WNBA All-Stars, an uncomfortable yet familiar perch these past few years for arguably the greatest player in the history of women’s basketball. The Wednesday night game in Las Vegas earlier this month served both as
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12:00 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — U.S. men’s water polo captain Jesse Smith will skip the opening ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after the USOPC limited how many players from his team could participate in the festivities. Olympic water polo rosters consist of 13 players, and 12 are designated as available for
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2:21 PM ET Associated Press CONAKRY, Guinea — The West African country of Guinea has reversed an earlier decision to pull out of the Olympics and will send a delegation of five athletes to the Tokyo Games. Minister of Sports Sanoussy Bantama Sow made the announcement Thursday after national and international outcries that followed an
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3:06 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — After images of Olympic soccer players taking a knee were excluded from official highlight reels and social media channels, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday they will be shown in the future. Players from five women’s soccer teams kneeled in support of racial justice Wednesday, the first day
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6:58 AM ET Associated Press TOKYO — Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals and Sweden once again stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday in the women’s soccer tournament. The Americans, ranked No. 1 in the world and the favorites to win gold in Tokyo, were riding a 44-match
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12:36 PM ET Connor O’Halloran Team GB Paralympian Olivia Breen has said she was left “disgusted” after an England Athletics official told her that her sprint uniform was “inappropriate” and “too revealing” at the England Championships on Sunday. Double world-champion Breen, who has cerebral palsy, is set to compete in the T38 long jump at
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8:36 AM ET TOKYO — The chief of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee on Tuesday did not rule out a last-minute cancellation of the Olympics, as more athletes tested positive for COVID-19 and major sponsors ditched plans to attend Friday’s opening ceremony. Asked at a news conference whether the global sporting showpiece might still be
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5:30 PM ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. You would think that world-class athletes would command world-class accommodations. But depending on who you ask, that’s
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