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Athletes defy heart defects

Athletes face various challenges every single day, but some of the toughest challenges are the ones fans do not always see. Specifically, challenges with a congenital heart defects. A congenital heart defect is defect that someone is born with, where the heart or vessels near the heart do not develop ...

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IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation’s flag rising above them. The International Olympic Committee barred Russia and its sports leaders from the upcoming games in South Korea ...

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Olympics: prejudiced coverage tears us apart

The 2016 Olympics, games aimed at unifying the nations of the world, has become a source of discrimination and dispute due to the sexist, racist and homophobic coverage surrounding the games. The Rio Olympics has seen its players set many world records and break barriers. Simone Manuel became the first ...

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What to watch at the Rio Games on Thursday

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Day 6 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, rugby, track cycling, swimming, fencing, judo and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local): GYMNASTICS American Simone Biles heads into the women’s individual all around starting at 4 p.m. She won ...

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2016 Summer Olympics starts tonight

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Hey world, are you ready to samba? Because Rio is leading the dance. After one of the roughest-ever rides from vote to games by an Olympics host, the city of beaches, carnival, grinding poverty and sun-kissed wealth is lifting the curtain on South America’s first Olympics, ...

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Concerns at Winter Olympics

 By Phillip Swanson Staff Writer This year’s Winter Olympics at Sochi in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, have raised concerns about the city’s last-minute construction, privacy, security and safety. Continuing Construction: Journalists in Sochi have taken photos that illustrate how the city was still unprepared for the Olympics two days before the ...

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