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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: athletics blasts off, swimming and more – live!

Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageLee steps up in Biles’s absence to take gymnastics glorySign up for the Guardian’s daily Olympic briefingEmail Tom, tweet or comment below the line 12.00am BST Hello! The athletics/track and field s…

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Simone Biles helped me to gold, says USA’s Sunisa Lee after all-around win

Lee: ‘I was starting to put a lot of pressure on myself’Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade wins silver after injury troubles Sunisa Lee, the new women’s Olympic all-around champion, said that Simone Biles and her older teammates gave her some key advice in a tens…

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US rugby sevens coach frustrated despite win over ‘pretty average’ Japan

US qualify for knockout stage with 17-7 victory over hostsChris Brown expresses disappointment with performanceChris Brown sounded keen to return to the dressing room and admonish his players, which felt a little incongruous since his team had just won…

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US ready to soar again in Netherlands quarter-final, insists Crystal Dunn

Team have ‘scratched surface of what we can do’ at OlympicsAndonovski says sacrifices must be made to execute his plansCrystal Dunn believes the US women’s national team have only “scratched the surface” of what they can achieve at the Tokyo Olympics b…

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Sunisa Lee steps up in Biles’s absence to win Olympic women’s gymnastics all-around

Athlete is first Hmong American to represent US at OlympicsBrazil’s Rebeca Andrade wins silver, GB’s Jessica Gadirova is 10thSunisa Lee produced a brilliant performance to secure gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around on Thursday in Tokyo.The 18-yea…

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Youth Olympian Alegna Osorio dies after being struck by hammer during training

Cuban dies from injuries that were sustained in April accidentTeenager took bronze at Pan-American Under-20 Games in 2019Youth Olympics hammer thrower Alegna Osorio has died from head injuries sustained in a training accident, the Cuban national sports…

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Tokyo Olympic Games: women’s gymnastics individual all-around – live!

Twenty-four women set to compete for Olympic all-around titleBiles’ twisties: mental block which puts gymnasts at serious riskTweet Bryan at @BryanAGraham, email him or comment below 12.08pm BST Suni Lee starts things off with a 14.6 on her opening dou…

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Caeleb Dressel fills US swimming’s post-Phelps void with 100m freestyle gold

Face of US men’s swimming wins first solo Olympic goldBobby Finke wins first men’s 800 freestyle with late rallyOlympics day six: Golf, rugby sevens and more – live!Caeleb Dressel tossed his medal to a teammate after winning the 4x100m freestyle relay …

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Simone Biles’ twisties: mental block which puts gymnasts at serious risk

The star of the US team has been struggling with a dangerous condition where gymnasts lose their sense of spacial awarenessSimone Biles almost never misses her Amanar vault. There are numerous times when she has peeled off during uneven-bar routines, w…

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Simone Biles’ twisties: mental block which puts gymnasts at serious risk

The star of the US team has been struggling with a dangerous condition where gymnasts lose their sense of spacial awarenessSimone Biles almost never misses her Amanar vault. There are numerous times when she has peeled off during uneven-bar routines, w…

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In a divided US, it’s no surprise some see Simone Biles as a villain

While the reaction to the gymnast’s withdrawal was broadly positive, familiar faultlines also emerged in the aftermathTwo days ago, when it was impossible to imagine Simone Biles would pull out of the Olympics team competition – and then later the all-…

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The ‘LeBron James of weightlifting’ knows the sport’s Olympic future is murky

CJ Cummings finished a disappointing ninth in the men’s 73kg final, and he may not have a chance to better that mark in Paris in 2024CJ Cummings surely has better days ahead, though whether they will involve the Olympics is an open question and a matte…

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The girls of women’s skateboarding are capturing the spotlight in Tokyo

The street skateboarding podium may be the youngest in Olympic history, and the Games’ newest sport is all about youthOn 3 August 2016, when skateboarding was officially approved for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics, Momiji Nishiya was looking forward to…

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United States women’s water polo team suffer first Olympic defeat in 13 years

USA women suffer first loss at Olympics since 2008 finalTokyo 2020 Olympics: Biles latest and more – live!Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageMaggie Steffens and the United States have dominated women’s water polo since the country wo…

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Katie Ledecky finally strikes Tokyo gold in first Olympic women’s 1500m free

Ledecky and Sullivan finish 1-2 in women’s 1500 freestyleFifth individual gold for Ledecky is second only to Phelps (13)Australia’s Titmus wins 200 free and sets Olympic recordGreat Britain cruise to gold medal in 4x200m freestyle relaySo outlandish is…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: rowing medals, cycling time trial, diving and more – live!

Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageBiles exits team gymnastics final over mental health concernSign up for the Guardian’s daily Olympic briefingEmail Tom or tweet him @tom_lutz 1.18am BST We now have a run of six A finals (ie you win…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: rowing medals, cycling time trial, diving and more – live!

Games schedule | Results | Medal table | Full coverageBiles exits team gymnastics final over mental health concernSign up for the Guardian’s daily Olympic briefingEmail Tom or tweet him @tom_lutz 1.18am BST We now have a run of six A finals (ie you win…

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We expect our heroes to be perfect. Simone Biles is unafraid to show she is not

The world was clamouring for the American to outdo her competitors as well as herself. It took exceptional bravery for her to step backShe hadn’t lost in all-round competition since Frozen pipped Iron Man 3 at the box office, has four moves (four!) nam…

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Simone Biles to take ‘a day at a time’ before further Tokyo participation

US star withdrew from team event citing mental health concernsGymnast keen to ensure teammates get credit for silver medalSimone Biles will not make any immediate decisions about any further participation in these Olympics after she withdrew from the w…

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Aaron Rodgers’s rift with Packers appears to be ending as QB arrives for training

ESPN reported in April that Rodgers did not want to return to teamPackers have made NFC championship game last two seasonsAaron Rodgers has made it to Green Bay on the eve of the Packers’ first training-camp workout.Rodgers was seen arriving at Lambeau…