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How much are Olympic medals worth?

How much are Olympic medals worth?

Olympians taking part in Tokyo 2020 are competing for a chance to write a page in the history books — and hopefully bring home a medal. If you do win a medal — be it gold, silver or bronze — they’re pretty much priceless. Former British heptathlete Kelly Sotherton, who won a bronze in heptathlon…MORE

Elaine Thompson-Herah defends Olympic 100m title in all-Jamaican podium
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Elaine Thompson-Herah defends Olympic 100m title in all-Jamaican podium

The celebrations started even before she had crossed the line, gesturing with her left arm and shouting in delight. A month-and-a-half ago, Elaine Thompson-Herah thought she wouldn’t be able to compete at the Tokyo Olympics as she struggled to overcome a nagging Achilles injury. Now, she’s not only a gold medalist, but an Olympic record…MORE

‘My heart was totally broken’: The agony of the Olympics and how we measure athlete success
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‘My heart was totally broken’: The agony of the Olympics and how we measure athlete success

After years of dominance that equated to a glut of 20 medals across the past three Olympic Games, Great Britain’s rowers reached choppy waters in Tokyo. They leave these Games with two rowing medals — silver in the men’s quadruple sculls and bronze in the men’s eight — and, agonizingly, six fourth-place finishes. “Fourth is…MORE

Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles withdraws from vault and uneven bars finals at Tokyo Olympics
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Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles withdraws from vault and uneven bars finals at Tokyo Olympics

Simone Biles will not compete in the Olympics finals for two of the four individual women’s gymnastics events, vault and the uneven bars, USA Gymnastics said. Biles, arguably the world’s greatest gymnast, has pulled back from Olympic competition in Tokyo to focus on her mental health. The 24-year-old explained in a series of Instagram posts…MORE

TikTok: How one user went viral after sharing his Tinder hack to virtually connect with Olympians
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TikTok: How one user went viral after sharing his Tinder hack to virtually connect with Olympians

The Tokyo Olympics are officially underway with thousands of the world’s most outstanding athletes competing against each other in one convenient location for one enterprising TikToker. While many of us at home fawn over these Olympians thinking “what if,” comedian Reed Kavner revealed how his method of using the online dating application Tinder has made…MORE

Selemon Barega wins 10,000m gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite Uganda’s tactical approach
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Selemon Barega wins 10,000m gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite Uganda’s tactical approach

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega won the men’s 10,000-meter gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday after a thrilling sprint on the final lap. Barega moved to the front of the lead pack with 400 meters to go and kicked clear in the closing stages, finishing in a time of 27:43.22 ahead of Ugandan duo Joshua Cheptegei…MORE

Heat and humidity make ‘Tokyo Summer the worst in the history of Olympics’
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Heat and humidity make ‘Tokyo Summer the worst in the history of Olympics’

Japan’s summers are hot, humid, and can be deadly. If records are being broken during events at the Olympics, Tokyo 2020 could also emerge with perhaps a record it wouldn’t have wanted. Before the pandemic, heat stroke was the biggest risk to athletes for the Tokyo Olympics, but during the first week of the Games…MORE

Simone Biles says she still has the ‘twisties’ and it’s impacting her on the 4 individual events
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Simone Biles says she still has the ‘twisties’ and it’s impacting her on the 4 individual events

In a series of Instagram stories, Simone Biles shared videos — which since have been deleted — of herself struggling with her dismounts on the uneven bars and answering questions about having the twisties, a mental block in gymnastics where competitors lose track of their positioning midair. Biles, who withdrew during the team final at…MORE

Suni Lee and an epochal moment for the Hmong in America
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Suni Lee and an epochal moment for the Hmong in America

The story of Suni Lee’s rise as Olympic gold medalist in many ways reflects the larger struggles of the Hmong people as one of the country’s most marginalized Asian American groups. Lee, 18, winner of the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final, is the first Hmong American Olympian. Like the story of the estimated 309,000 Hmong…MORE