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Simone Biles' exit brings global attention to mental health

The Tokyo Games offered the ultimate platform for the topic to get global attention.

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About 100 U.S. Olympic athletes are unvaccinated, team doctor says

Team USA's chief doctor estimated that 83% of the athletes are vaccinated.

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Meet Team USA

613 Olympians will represent the U.S. in Tokyo over the next two weeks.

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Exclusive poll: What the Olympics tell us about patriotism

Americans who disagree on everything else will still be rallying around the same team.

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Pandemic drug-testing pause raises questions about Olympics

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Canada wins Olympic gold, U.S. takes silver, bronze in men's 200m

Andre de Grasse of Canada finishes ahead of U.S. sprinter Kenneth Bednarek to win the gold medal in the men's 200m final. Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse won Olympic gold in the men's 200-meter final on Wednesday, followed by Americans Kenny Bednarek and Noah Lyles, who took the silver and bronze respectively.

Why it matters: The men's 200m had been dominated by Jamaica the last few years with running legend, Usain Bolt, taking back-to-back-to-back golds. But with a retired Bolt out of the race, Canada and the U.S. looked to claim the top spot.

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Sakura Yosozumi during women's park skateboarding at the Olympics on Aug. 4, 2021. Photo: Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images

๐Ÿคผ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ "Making history": Mensah-Stock first Black woman to win Olympic wrestling gold

๐Ÿ›น: 2 teens and girl, 12, sweep board at women's park skateboarding

๐Ÿฅ‡: Sydney McLaughlin breaks own world record to win gold in 400m hurdles

๐Ÿ“ˆ: Simone Biles' exit brings global attention to mental health

๐Ÿฆ : Greece's artistic swimming team to miss Olympics after COVID outbreak

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ: Tampa teen phenom Erriyon Knighton eyes gold in Tokyo

๐Ÿ›ซ: Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya departs Tokyo for Vienna

.๐Ÿ“ท: In photos: Tokyo Olympics day 12 highlights

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Tampa teen phenom Erriyon Knighton eyes gold in Tokyo

Erriyon Knighton reacts after winning the men's 200-meter semifinal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images

A 17-year-old fleet-footed phenom from Florida had quite the morning yesterday โ€” well, evening in Tokyo โ€” if you hadnโ€™t heard.

Driving the news: Erriyon Knighton, a rising senior at Hillsborough High and the youngest Olympian to race for the U.S. in 57 years, secured a spot in todayโ€™s 200-meter final by coasting to victory with a semifinal time of 20.02 seconds.

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The Olympic events to watch today

Sky Brown of Britain competes in women's park skateboarding. Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

5 events to watch today...
  • ๐Ÿ€ Women's basketball: Spain takes on France in the quarterfinals. Watch at 8 a.m. ET on NBC Sports.
  • ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ Women's sport climbing: The new Olympic event gets underway at 10 a.m. ET on USA Network.
  • ๐ŸŠ Men's swimming: Marathon swimmers race in the 10km open water event at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports.
  • ๐Ÿ Women's beach volleyball: Watch Team USA's April Ross and Alix Klineman take on Switzerland in the semifinals at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
  • ๐Ÿ›น Men's skateboarding: The men's park competition gets underway at 8p.m. ET on CNBC.

Greece's artistic swimming team to miss Olympics after COVID outbreak

Greece's Maria Alzigkouzi Kominea and Evangelia Papazogloun the Artistic Swimming Duet Free Routine Preliminary of the Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Aug. 2, 2021 in Japan. Photo" Clive Rose/Getty Images

Greece's entire 12-woman artistic swimming team is out of the Tokyo Olympic Games due to an outbreak of COVID-19 among the group.

Driving the news: Tokyo Games organizers confirmed Wednesday that five members of the Greek team had tested positive for the virus and that their teammates were considered close contacts.

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2 teens and girl, 12, sweep board at women's Olympic park skateboarding

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TOKYO โ€” Two teenagers and a 12-year-old girl swept the podium for the inaugural women's park skateboarding event on Wednesday, with Japanese 19-year-old Sakura Yosozumi clinching gold.

Why it matters: While Yosozumi won with her high-flying acrobatics amid the brutal midday heat, her 60.09 was only a point ahead of 12-year-old Kokona Hiraki, also of Japan. Hiraki and 13-year-old British bronze medalist Sky Brown are among the youngest Olympic medalists of all time.

Sydney McLaughlin sets world record to win Olympic gold in 400m hurdles

Team USA's Sydney Mclaughlin (C) wins the women's 400m hurdles final setting a new world record during the Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

U.S. hurdler Sydney McLaughlin clinched an Olympic gold medal in the women's 400m hurdles final at the 2020 Tokyo Games โ€” breaking her own world record to finishing in 51.46 seconds on Wednesday morning local time.

The big picture: McLaughlin edged into silver teammate Dalilah Muhammad, who was defending her own gold from the 2016 Rio Games. The Netherlands' Femke Bol took Bronze.

Aug 3, 2021 - Sports

"The best race in Olympic history"

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Three men, three countries and 46 seconds. That's all it took Tuesday morning in Tokyo for the men's 400-meter hurdles final to set the Olympics ablaze.

What happened: Norway's Karsten Warholm, just one month removed from breaking a 29-year-old world record, rewrote history with one of the most jaw-dropping races ever.

Aug 3, 2021 - Sports

Belarus sprinter says she would "definitely" face punishment at home

Belarus' Krystsina Tsimanouskaya races Spain's Maria Isabel Perez in the women's 100-meter heats. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told AP on Tuesday that officials from her country made it clear that she "would definitely face some form of punishment" if she returned home.

State of play: Tsimanouskaya plans to seek refuge in Europe after claiming that she was taken to the Tokyo airport against her will after criticizing Belarusian coaches. Poland granted her a humanitarian visa on Monday.

What she's saying: "They made it clear that upon return home I would definitely face some form of punishment,โ€ Tsimanouskaya told AP in an interview. "There were also thinly disguised hints that more would await me."

  • โ€œFor now I just want to safely arrive in Europe ... meet with people who have been helping me and make a decision what to do next,โ€ Tsimanouskaya said in the interview.
  • Tsimanouskaya told AP that she believes she would be kicked off of the national team.
  • "I would very much like to continue my sporting career because Iโ€™m just 24 and I had plans for two more Olympics at least," she said. "For now, the only thing that concerns me is my safety."

Catch up quick: Tsimanouskaya, who was set to race in the 200-meter heats and the 4x400 relay, criticized "the negligence of our coaches" on Instagram, prompting her removal, according to the athlete.

Go deeper: Poland grants humanitarian visa to Belarus sprinter

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