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Ibtihaj Muhammad: ‘Being made to feel different is what makes it all the more difficult’

Two years after becoming the first Muslim-American woman to win an Olympic medal, the barrier-breaking fencer is opening up about the hostility she experienced from her own teamIbtihaj Muhammad made history at the 2016 Olympics as the first American to…

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Lawmakers choke back tears, rail at US Olympic leaders at emotional hearing

USA Gymnastics CEO apologizes for abuse: ‘Those days are over’One lawmaker fights back tears at emotionally charged hearingLawmakers used an emotionally charged House subcommittee hearing to get answers about what they portrayed as the US Olympic Commi…

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USA fell short at the Winter Olympics and things could get worse

The Americans failed to reach their medal target, and other countries will catch up in the sports where Team USA thrivedOn the surface the United States’ collective showing at the Pyeongchang Olympics doesn’t look so bad: 23 medals and nine golds, good…

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USA topple Sweden to cap fairytale run with first ever Olympic curling gold

USA win first gold medal in curling with 10-7 win over SwedenJohn Shuster double takeout earns decisive five-point eighth endLatest medal table | Full event scheduleThe United States have won their first ever gold medal in curling with a stunning upset…

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USA topple Sweden to cap fairytale run with first ever Olympic curling gold

USA win first gold medal in curling with 10-7 win over SwedenJohn Shuster double takeout earns decisive five-point eighth endLatest medal table | Full event scheduleThe United States have won their first ever gold medal in curling with a stunning upset…

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USA once dominated women’s figure skating. So what happened?

American women used to be a fixture on the skating podium at the Winter Olympics. But now failure is the new normalA mentally spent Mirai Nagasu told reporters she couldn’t wait to fly home after ending her Olympics on Friday afternoon with a disappoin…

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Team USA projected to fall well short of Winter Olympic medal target

Americans were aiming to win 37 medals heading into the GamesAthletes such as Nathan Chen and Lindsey Jacobellis missed medalsIt was a sweeping goal, spelled out on a colorful, full-screen slide and presented to leaders of the US Olympic Committee in a…

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Chloe Kim cruises to gold in Winter Olympics snowboard halfpipe – video

For UK viewers only American teenager Chloe Kim shrugged off the weight of expectation to soar to Olympic gold in the snowboard halfpipe. Kim dominated the final, earning a score of 93.75 in her opening run, before topping it with a near-perfect mark o…

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Winter Olympics women’s halfpipe snowboarding: Chloe Kim goes for gold – live!

US teenager is tipped to take title at Bogwang Phoenix ParkEmail beau.dure.freelance@theguardian.com or tweet @DureSportLatest medal table | Full event schedule 1.21am GMT Maddie Mastro is sort of the overlooked American here. She’s only 17 but was on…

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Jamie Anderson wins second Olympic slopestyle gold in dangerous conditions

American wins amid brutal wind and cold that hampers competitionAustralia’s Tess Coady blames conditions for injuryJamie Anderson is a repeat Olympic champion after retaining her ladies’ slopestyle title on a day that will remembered for hazardous cros…

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‘It’s an amazing time to be an Olympian,’ says Gus Kenworthy – video

American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy insists that he has ‘less to compartmentalise’ and that his gay advocacy won’t distract him, as he prepares to compete in his second Winter Olympics.Kenworthy was the silver medallist in USA’s slopestyle clean swe…

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Shani Davis rips US team after losing flag bearer status on coin toss

Speedskater was tied with Erin Hamlin for Olympic honorSays USA team acted ‘dishonorably’ when making decisionIt was a feel-good story for a few hours: luge veteran Erin Hamlin gets the chance to enter her last Olympics carrying the US flag into the op…

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McKayla Maroney says USA Gymnastics paid for her silence on sexual abuse

Olympic gold medalist has filed suit against USOC and USA GymnasticsMaroney says USA Gymnastics tried to buy her silence over Nassar caseOlympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the the United States Olympic Committee and…

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USA Gymnastics poised to lose key sponsors in wake of sex abuse scandal

Procter & Gamble to ‘evaluate’ whether to renew deal next year.Kellogg’s, Under Armour and Hershey’s are also ready to move on.Procter & Gamble will “evaluate” next year whether to negotiate another sponsorship deal with USA Gymnastics, it has …

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Gabby Douglas apologizes after Simone Biles calls out victim shaming tweet

Douglas sorry after saying provocative dress ‘entices the wrong crowd’Three-time Olympic champion’s tweet drew criticism from Simone BilesGabby Douglas has apologized for saying that women should “dress modestly and be classy” to avoid enticing “the wr…

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Hope Solo apologises for calling Sweden squad cowards – video

Former USA goalkeeper Hope Solo apologises for describing the Swedish football team as cowards after the USA were knocked out of the Olympics by Sweden. Speaking on Swedish TV on Friday, the former keeper again said she was sorry for the comments. Solo was suspended for six months by US Soccer for making disparaging comments about Sweden’s team

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USA’s Hope Solo given six-month ban for calling Sweden ‘a bunch of cowards’

The goalkeeper called the Swedish team ‘a bunch of cowards’ at the Olympics in Rio for their defensive display against Team USA

The USA women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months by US Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.

Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion US team. Sweden eliminated the USA 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal match.

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USA’s Hope Solo given six-month ban for calling Sweden ‘a bunch of cowards’

The goalkeeper called the Swedish team ‘a bunch of cowards’ at the Olympics in Rio for their defensive display against Team USA

The USA women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months by US Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’ early departure from the Rio Olympics.

Solo called the Swedes “a bunch of cowards” for focusing on defense rather than attacking the three-time defending champion US team. Sweden eliminated the USA 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in a quarterfinal match.

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How the women of the US Olympic team won big and smashed stereotypes | Bryan Armen Graham

Female athletes were responsible for 61 of the 121 medals stockpiled by Team USA in Rio – but it’s the preconceptions they shattered that matter even more

Records are made to be broken, but stereotypes can prove a bit more stubborn. The women of the United States’ Olympic team managed to make a mockery of both at the Rio Games.

Female athletes were responsible for 61 of the 121 medals stockpiled by Team USA in Brazil, marking the second straight Summer Olympics where they finished with more silverware than their male counterparts. If the women of Team USA broke away and formed a sovereign nation, their 27 gold medals would have matched Great Britain for the most of any country – and they would have placed fourth in the overall medal count.

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Men’s Olympic basketball final: USA v Serbia – live!

Olympics medal table and live results | Schedule for day 16 of GamesSign up for real-time medal alerts and quizzes for Android phonesCheck out our new Instagram accountSign up for our daily email briefing 8.24pm BST USA 40-22, 4:50 2nd quarterAnother t…