Olympics: Small minority of US Olympians oppose Covid-19 vaccine mandate, say officials

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Monday (Oct 18) that its decision to make Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for those competing at next year’s Beijing Olympics has been met with some resistance. In a bid to create a safe environment and restore some level of consistency in planning, the USOPC announced last month that

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Olympic volleyball players crash heads in horrifying scene

Fox News Flash top headlines for August 2 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. A pair of Turkish women’s volleyball players crashed into each other headfirst during Monday’s Pool B matchup against the Russian Olympic Committee. Cansu Ozbay and Meliha Ismailoglu collided after attempting to hit the ball at the same time. Turkey’s

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US Olympic fencing team wear pink masks in protest over OWN team-mate accused of sexual assault and banned from village

THREE members of USA's Olympic men's fencing team wore pink masks in protest over claims of sexual misconduct against their OWN team-mate. Jake Hoyle, Curtis McDowald and Yeisser Ramirez all wore the face masks before the competition on Friday, while Alex Hadzic, the man accused, did not. Back in June, 29-year-old Hadzic was suspended by the US Center for SafeSport

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Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley is spotted knitting in the stands

GB’s woolly winner! Olympic gold medallist Tom Daley, 27, looks relaxed as he KNITS in the stands during the women’s diving final in Tokyo – after admitting the hobby has helped him ‘so much’ through the postponed 2020 games Tom Daley was spotted knitting during Women’s 3m Springboard Final in Tokyo The Olympic champion, 27, worked on a pink creation as

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Ireland win FIRST-EVER Olympic rowing gold ever in doubles sculls

Ireland win their FIRST-EVER Olympic rowing gold as Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy edge out Germany at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo to win lightweight double sculls race Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy overhauled Germany to win Tokyo gold  It was Ireland’s second medal of Games after the women’s four earned bronze  Italy finished a distant third behind the Irish

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Simone Biles blows an Olympic kiss a day after shocking the world

Simone Biles continues to support her fellow gymnasts from the sidelines as she focuses on her mental health. After shockingly pulling out of Tuesday’s team all-around final and Thursday’s final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics, Biles was spotted cheering on the U.S. men’s gymnastics team during the all-around final event on Wednesday. The 24-year-old appeared to be in good spirits alongside

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Olympic memories stir the embers of hope

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. The motto of the Tokyo Games is “faster, higher, stronger – together,” but I’m tuning in to the broadcasts feeling somewhat slower, lower, weaker and alone. (I write this as Victorians are poised to emerge from lockdown – and into the now-familiar post-lockdown depression. NSW, meanwhile, will likely be hibernating for

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