Indonesia’s Polii and Rahayu surprised China with gold in women’s doubles badminton

Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu of Indonesia beat China’s Chen Qing Chen and Jia Yi Fan, 2-0, for gold in women’s doubles badminton. The unranked Indonesians won the first game 21-19 and the second 21-15 against a hugely favored Chinese team. Emotions ran high during the match, with both teams screaming after winning points and repeatedly contesting their opponent’s requests […]

Tokyo 2020’s final week offers plenty of intrigue

Tokyo 2020 is off to a flying start and there is still a week of action left. Penny Oleksiak is now Canada’s most decorated Olympian of all time, with seven medals. Simone Biles, the gymnastics GOAT, surprisingly retired from competition to focus on her sanity. Japanese tennis superstar Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron before being ousted in the third […]

Belarusian sprinter asks IOC for help after claiming she was taken to airport against her will

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya on Sunday called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to get involved in her case after saying she was withdrawn from the national team and taken to Tokyo airport against her will because of his criticism of national coaches. “I am asking the International Olympic Committee for help,” Tsimanouskaya said in a video posted on the […]