Tom Goldman

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IOC President Calls Tokyo Games: Most Challenging Olympic Journey

Monday, August 09, 2021

Now that the Tokyo Olympics have concluded with many memorable athletic achievements, some are taking stock of their legacy — specifically the impact of COVID-19 on the Games, and Tokyo in general.

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The 14 Moments That Swept Us Away At The Tokyo Olympics

Sunday, August 08, 2021

NPR's team in Tokyo put together our favorite moments of the Games, where participants showed their athleticism, sportsmanship, and what motivated them to compete.

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One, Two, Three, Four. U.S. Men's Basketball Wins Fourth Straight Olympic Gold Medal

Saturday, August 07, 2021

The USA team defeated France 87-82 to win the gold medal. Kevin Durant, of the Brooklyn Nets, dominated during the game. It was the squad's seventh gold medal in the past eight Olympics.

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An American Makes Canoe Sprint History At The Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Nevin Harrison, 19, became the first woman from the U.S. to win an Olympic gold medal in the sport of canoe sprint.

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USA's Ryan Crouser Sets Olympic Shot Put Record And Wins Gold Again

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Crouser broke the Olympic record on three of his six throws along with winning the gold in the shot put. He also won gold during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. USA's Joe Kovacs took silver.

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Once Again, Banned Russians Raise Questions About Doping At The Olympics

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

The usually much-discussed topic hasn't been making headlines during the Tokyo Games as often because of the pandemic. But it's still there.

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Simone Biles Won Bronze After Returning To Competition In Tokyo Olympics

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

American gymnast Simone Biles returned to competition in the Tokyo Olympics and won a bronze medal in the individual balance beam final.

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Gymnast Simone Biles Takes Bronze In A Triumphant Return On The Balance Beam

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Biles returned to Olympic competition, winning bronze in the individual balance beam. China's Guan Chenchen and Tang Xijing won gold and silver. American Sunisa Lee placed fifth.

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10 Unique Storylines To Follow In The Final Stretch Of The Tokyo Olympics

Monday, August 02, 2021

The swimmers are now leaving Japan and the spotlight moves to the track and field events at Olympic Stadium. We'll walk you through the biggest things to watch for until the closing ceremony.

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Italy's Marcell Jacobs Is The Surprise Successor Of Usain Bolt

Sunday, August 01, 2021

At the Tokyo Olympics, one of the marquee events took place: the men's 100-meter sprint. It's been dominated by Usain Bolt the past three Olympics. But the gregarious sprinter wasn't there this year.

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U.S. Golfer Xander Schauffele Wins Gold At Tokyo Olympics

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Schauffele won the men's golf competition by one stroke over Slovakia's Rory Sabbatini. Schauffele said he would deliver the gold medal to his father who once dreamed of being an Olympic decathlete.

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Timing At The Olympics Is An Art And A Science

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Track and field is set to dominate the last week of the Olympics, and so is the art and science of timing. Who are the people, and what are the machines behind official timing? We find out.

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Katie Ledecky Wins Gold For U.S. In 800-Meter Freestyle

Saturday, July 31, 2021

American swimmer Katie Ledecky has had a solid Olympics, though not as good as she'd hoped for. She dominated the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games but hadn't had that same level of success in Tokyo.

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Novak Djokovic's 'Golden Slam' Dreams Are Crushed With Olympic Semifinal Elimination

Friday, July 30, 2021

The Serbian star was beaten in the men's tennis semifinal by Germany's Alexander Zverev. It means Djokovic can't make history by winning all four major tournaments and Olympic gold in a single year.

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Sunisa Lee Wins Olympic Gold Individual All-Around Gymnastics Competition

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The U.S. is once again the Olympic champion in women's individual all-around gymnastics. Despite the absence of the superstar Simone Biles, Sunisa Lee kept the American streak alive.

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Simone Biles Got The 'Twisties' At The Tokyo Olympics. Here's What That Means

Thursday, July 29, 2021

When Simone Biles withdrew during the women's gymnastics team final following her vault on Sunday, she said she wasn't physically injured but suffered from a phenomenon called "the twisties."

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The Individual All-Around Women's Gymnastics Final Will Go On Without Biles

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Simone Biles withdrew from the event as she continues to work through what she calls mental health challenges. Biles acknowledges suffering from a phenomenon called: the twisties.

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Coronavirus Knocks U.S. Pole Vaulter Sam Kendricks Out Of Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The two-time world champion came into the Tokyo Olympics as the gold medal favorite. Instead, he tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating in Tokyo.

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After Winning Her 1st Gold Medal In Tokyo, Ledecky Will Try For 2 More

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

American swimmer Katie Ledecky's legend could grow by a mile on Wednesday. She's scheduled to race in two finals, less than 90 minutes apart, with a total distance of more than a mile.

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Simone Biles Has Withdrawn From Gymnastics Team Finals For Mental Health Reasons

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Simone Biles pulled out of the women's gymnastics Olympics team finals competition for mental health reasons. A winner of five Olympic medals, Biles' reason was the pressure she carries.

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