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‘Oppressive Policy': Racial Justice Organizations Condemn Black Lives Matter Ban At Olympics

‘Oppressive Policy': Racial Justice Organizations Condemn Black Lives Matter Ban At Olympics

6 hours ago   |   News One

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo began its rollout in the midst of a pandemic which has intersected with a racial reckoning like no other. Last summer, several corporations...
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Petition Demanding Cancelation Of Tokyo Olympics Garners 160,000 Signatures In Just Three Days

7 hours ago   |   Forbes

A majority of Japanese believe the Olympics should be canceled or postponed, polls have found.
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You'll see Olympic sport climbing during this year's games for the first time ever

You'll see Olympic sport climbing during this year's games for the first time ever

9 hours ago   |   WLWT

Running and jumping have been a staple in every Summer Olympics. This year, a new sport is joining the games - climbing.
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Tokyo Olympics athletes asked to ‘lead by example' by taking Covid-19 vaccines after IOC accepts offer from ‘proud' Pfizer bosses

Tokyo Olympics athletes asked to ‘lead by example' by taking Covid-19 vaccines after IOC accepts offer from ‘proud' Pfizer bosses

11 hours ago   |   RT   |   3 articles

The International Olympic Committee has accepted an offer from Pfizer to supply jabs to athletes and support staff at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, asking everyone at the...
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Japanese Petition to Cancel Olympics Gains 50K Signatures in First Day

12 hours ago   |   Newsweek

As coronavirus cases surge and cities enact lockdowns across Japan, an online petition seeks to cancel the Tokyo Olympics.
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I.O.C. Offers Vaccine to All Tokyo Games Participants

13 hours ago   |   NY Times

Olympic officials announced deals to provide vaccine doses to visitors before they travel to Japan, the latest effort to ease the fears of a skeptical Japanese public.
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‘Craven virtue signaling': Uproar as 43yo weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete at Olympics

‘Craven virtue signaling': Uproar as 43yo weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is set to become the first transgender athlete at Olympics

13 hours ago   |   RT

Fans have reacted with fury after Laurel Hubbard, a weightlifter who competed in men's competitions before transitioning in 2013, was announced as being in line to take on...
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Pfizer is donating COVID-19 vaccines to Tokyo Olympics athletes

Pfizer is donating COVID-19 vaccines to Tokyo Olympics athletes

14 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Summary List Placement Pfizer and BioNTech announced on Thursday that are donating vaccine doses to vaccinate athletes for this summer's Tokyo Olympics. In a statement , they...
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Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Drug Testing Is a Struggle

21 hours ago   |   NY Times

The pandemic slowed worldwide drug testing to a crawl. The process has resumed, but the problems that led to poor testing ahead of the 2016 Games have not gone away.
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Special Olympics Chicago returns with scaled-down event in Dunbar Park

1 day ago   |   ABC

It may be smaller this year, but perhaps there's even more excitement. For the last year, the athletes were only able to see each other over Zoom.
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Freeman sits; Smyly, Braves get 1st sweep of Nats since 2014

Freeman sits; Smyly, Braves get 1st sweep of Nats since 2014

WASHINGTON - When Drew Smyly's previous start ended the way so many had recently - multiple homers, a loss for his Atlanta Braves - the left-hander looked at the calendar and... Read more ...

Grand jury indicts Puerto Rico boxer in lover's death

Grand jury indicts Puerto Rico boxer in lover's death

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A grand jury on Thursday indicted Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo in the killing of his pregnant lover, a case potentially eligible for the death penalty. Read more ...

Altuve's birthday HR answers boos, Astros top Torres, Yanks

Altuve's birthday HR answers boos, Astros top Torres, Yanks

NEW YORK - José Altuve responded to jeering fans by marking his 31st birthday with a go-ahead, three-run homer off Chad Green in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros beat... Read more ...

Video: Brawl erupts after Jake Paul steals Floyd Mayweather's cap at press event

Video: Brawl erupts after Jake Paul steals Floyd Mayweather's cap at press event

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Jake Paul has done a lot of annoying mixed martial arts fighters on social media since he knocked out Ben Askren. But when he annoyed one of the greatest... Read more ...

Indianapolis signs 5 draft picks, 5 undrafted free agents

Indianapolis signs 5 draft picks, 5 undrafted free agents

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts today signed five of draft picks, including their first-rounder, Michigan defensive end Kwity Paye. Read more ...

2021 PFL 3 predictions: Four unanimous picks on the main card

2021 PFL 3 predictions: Four unanimous picks on the main card

Werdum vs. Ferreira Harrison vs. Morais Sayles vs. Usman Pacheco vs. Pajic MMA Junkie readers' consensus picks 2021: 57-36 Werdum Harrison Usman Pajic John... Read more ...

Pacers suspend assistant coach, fine Bitadze after dust-up

Pacers suspend assistant coach, fine Bitadze after dust-up

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Pacers announced Thursday they are suspending assistant coach Greg Foster for one game and fining center Goga Bitadze an undisclosed for an argument... Read more ...

Slugger Albert Pujols designated for assignment by Angels

Slugger Albert Pujols designated for assignment by Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Albert Pujols was designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger's decade with his second... Read more ...

NHL fines Rangers $250K for criticizing player safety call

NHL fines Rangers $250K for criticizing player safety call

The New York Rangers were fined an extraordinary $250,000 by the NHL on Thursday for “demeaning” public comments about head of player safety George Parros. Read more ...

PWHPA to hold week-long, 3-team tournament in Calgary

PWHPA to hold week-long, 3-team tournament in Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta - With the women's world championships on hold, Canada's top players will face off in a three-team tournament to determine what could be considered an... Read more ...