Merrit Kennedy

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Bermuda Wins Olympic Gold. It Has The Smallest Population To Ever Do That

Monday, July 26, 2021

Flora Duffy is one of two Bermudian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics. The remote set of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is more than 600 miles from the closest land mass.

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The Flowers For Olympic Medalists Carry Deep Meaning In Japan

Monday, July 26, 2021

The elements of the bouquet carry a deeper story, and they are years in the making. They're meant to symbolize the country rising from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

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After Just 3 Practices, U.S. Beach Volleyballers Notch A Big Win In Tokyo

Monday, July 26, 2021

When a U.S. beach volleyball player tested positive for coronavirus, his teammate needed to find another partner before their first Olympic match. So far, it's working.

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U.S. Swimmer Katie Ledecky Takes Silver In Her First Final In Tokyo

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Australia's Ariarne Titmus narrowly edged her out of gold in the 400 meter freestyle final. Ledecky, the biggest star of U.S. swimming, has a fierce rivalry with Titmus.

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U.S. Women's Gymnasts Have A Surprisingly Rough 1st Day Of Olympic Competition

Sunday, July 25, 2021

A few stumbles from U.S. gymnasts – including from star Simone Biles – allowed Russia's team to take the lead. The U.S. is the heavy favorite. Russia came out one point ahead with the total team score

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A Young Tunisian Shocks The Swimming Field To Win Olympic Gold

Sunday, July 25, 2021

18-year-old Ahmed Hafnaoui seemed stunned by the result. "I just can't accept that — it is too incredible," he said after his victory in the 400 meter freestyle event.

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The World's Top Female Tennis Player Is Eliminated In Her First Singles Olympic Match

Sunday, July 25, 2021

It was a stunning upset. Underdog Sara Sorribes Tormo, from Spain, beat Australia's Ash Barty in straight sets. Barty won Wimbledon just two weeks ago.

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The First Tokyo Olympics Medals For The U.S. Go To Swimmers

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Team USA athletes won medals in every final swimming event of the day. 27-year-old Chase Kalisz won the only gold, in the men's 400 meter individual medley race.

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A Dutch Rower Competed At The Olympics, Then Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Dutch rower Finn Florijn had already raced and was scheduled to compete again on Saturday when his positive test came back. "Now it's over in an instant," he said.

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Novak Djokovic Could Close In On A Historic 'Golden Slam' At The Olympics

Saturday, July 24, 2021

The Serbian tennis star is aiming for a "golden slam" — meaning winning all four major tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in a single year. No male tennis player has ever done it.

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The First Gold Medal Of The Tokyo Olympics Goes To China

Friday, July 23, 2021

A 21-year-old woman from China came out on top in the 10-meter air rifle competition. Qian Yang narrowly beat out a competitor from Russia and beamed as she held up her gold medal.

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Can't-Miss Moments From The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Friday, July 23, 2021

From pictogram people to a moving rendition of "Imagine," the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony balanced fun with the seriousness of the moment.

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Olympic Opening Ceremony Is A Delicate Mix Of Celebration and Solemnity

Friday, July 23, 2021

The fanfare and celebration unfolded in a virtually empty stadium, as Japanese protesters gathered nearby to register their discontent over the world's largest sports event.

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Meet The U.S. Olympic Flag Bearer You've Probably Never Heard Of

Friday, July 23, 2021

Eddy Alvarez, who plays baseball for the U.S. team, could become just the sixth person ever to medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics. He took home a silver medal in Sochi for speed skating.

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Olympic Origami: Tokyo Volunteers Welcome Visitors Into The Fold

Thursday, July 22, 2021

In a corner of the convention center where journalists from around the world are working, volunteers diligently fold origami paper into beautiful and elaborate designs.

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Another Olympic Opening Ceremony Hitch — The Director Is Fired For Holocaust Comments

Thursday, July 22, 2021

It's another setback for the troubled event on the same week that the ceremony's composer was forced out. Still, the show will go on tomorrow, officially kicking off the long-postponed Tokyo Games.

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1st U.S. Athlete Set To Compete In Olympics Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Japan

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

USA Volleyball says Taylor Crabb — part of a duo that is ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 4 in the world — will be replaced by another player due to his positive test.

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Top-Ranked U.S. Women's Soccer Team Falls To Sweden In Olympic Stadium With No Fans

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The U.S, ranked No. 1 and the reigning World Cup champions, played a familiar foe: Sweden. And unfortunately for the U.S., it was a familiar result. Sweden beat them 3-0.

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Tokyo Olympics: 10 Storylines That Make These Summer Games Unique

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Against great odds, the world's top athletes are about to take the spotlight. Here are some key things to keep an eye out for during the first half of the Summer Olympic Games.

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An Alternate For U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Monday, July 19, 2021

Kara Eaker is the athlete who tested positive, her mother and her gym in Missouri confirmed on Monday. The women's team is continuing to prepare for the Games, according to USA Gymnastics.

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