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American gold bonanza as Tokyo Olympics near end

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — The second to last day of competition at the Tokyo Olympics produced a gold medal bonanza for the United States. The Americans kept up their domination in …

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Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made …

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NBC presses on after rough start in transitional Olympics

NEW YORK ((DailyNews)) — On the penultimate day of the Tokyo Olympics, NBC Universal got the kind of picture that it pays for: Kevin Durant, draped in the American flag, …

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‘I feel at peace’: Felix exits stage with record 11th medal

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Allyson Felix knows the way to the Olympic medals stand better than any runner alive. She made her record-setting 11th trip there Saturday, after starring as the …

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Off-script Olympics: Wins, losses, and a whole lot of improv

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Every two years, when an Olympics convenes, its organizers harness billions of dollars to make sure the entire affair is tightly, carefully scripted, clearing the way for …

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Golden, again: US beats France 87-82 for Tokyo title

SAITAMA, Japan ((DailyNews)) — Nothing about the summer was easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team, and neither was the gold-medal game. The Americans expected nothing less. And in the …

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Perfectly Impossible: Gymnasts wrestle with the imperfect

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Sunisa Lee’s gymnastics are stunning. They’re just not “perfect.” Not technically, anyway. Thousands of hours of practice. Dozens upon dozens of competitions. And not once has a …

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EXPLAINER: The tech behind Tokyo Olympics’ fast track

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — The Jamaican sprinter and her Olympic-record time captured everyone’s attention. What’s under foot, though, might have been a factor when Elaine Thompson-Herah broke a 33-year-old Olympic record …

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Ban on ‘Soul Cap’ spotlights lack of diversity in swimming

TOKYO ((DailyNews)) — Alice Dearing has an afro, a voluminous puff nearly impossible to protect in most swimming caps. Her hair shrinks if it gets wet. And the chlorine? The …

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