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Olympic skiing resort rebrands itself, sheds ‘derogatory’ name

The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort has announced it will change its name to Palisades Tahoe, effective immediately. “Today marks the first day of the next chapter of our resort’s storied history,” the resort wrote in a message posted to its website and social media accounts. “While the name may be new, the legend […]

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Former Polish sprinter demands Christine Mboma take gender test after running too fast and winning Olympic medal

Former Polish athlete Marcin Urbas has demanded that Namibian sprinter Christine Mboma, 18, go through a gender test because he cannot believe someone who can run her times is “definitely a woman.” Mboma won silver at the 200-meter sprint in Tokyo on Monday. She was narrowly beaten to the gold medal by Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah, […]

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Krystina Timanovskaya: Belarusian runner granted Polish visa after being thrown out from Olympic team

Runner from Belarus refused her team’s order to fly home early from the Olympics has been granted a humanitarian visa by Poland. Krystina Timanovskaya, 24, is at the Polish embassy in Tokyo after spending the night secured in a hotel under protection from Japanese police. She said she was forcibly taken to the airport for […]

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Brisbane to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Australian city of Brisbane will host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The International Olympic Committee’s executive board approved the bid. It will be the third time the country has hosted the Olympics after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000. “It’s a historic day not just for Brisbane and Queensland, but for the […]

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North Korea drop out of the Tokyo Olympics amid Covid-19 fears

North Korea will reportedly drop out of the Tokyo Olympics due to concerns over the coronavirus. The country said it would skip this summer’s Olympic Games to “protect players from the world public health crisis caused by Covid-19,” according to a report published Tuesday in North Korean media DPRK sports, a website on sports affairs. […]

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Katherine Diaz: Olympic hopeful surfer killed by lightning while training for qualifying competition

An Olympic surfing hopeful from El Salvador died while training for an upcoming qualifying competition, the country’s surfing federation announced. Katherine Diaz, 22, was in the water at El Tunco beach in southwest El Salvador on Friday when she was struck by lightning, the country’s federation said. She just had entered the water to start […]

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Tokyo Olympics Chief Yoshiro Mori resigns over sexist remarks

The head of the Tokyo Olympics organising committee, Yoshiro Mori, resigned after he was criticised for making sexist remarks. The 83-year-old former prime minister was quoted saying women talk too much and that meetings with many female board directors would “take a lot of time”. The remarks set off a global outcry, forcing him to […]