Tag: tokyo 2020

Historic Failure as First Olympic Trans Athlete Laurel Hubbard Bows Out

The Olympics’ first-ever trans athlete, Laurel Hubbard, was eliminated from the Tokyo Olympics in an historic failure. Hubbard is the first trans athlete to compete at the Olympic Games, and her appearance in Tokyo wasn’t without controversy. Fellow New Zealand weightlifter Tracey Lambre...

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Tokyo 2020 Mens High Jump Ends in Historic Gold Medal Tie

The first tie for a gold medal in Olympic Men’s high jump history occurred when Italian and Qatari athletes declined a jump-off to determine an outright winner. Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi both cleared the 2.37-meter height to take them to joint first p...

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Paralympian Becca Meyers Quits Tokyo Olympics After Being Denied Personal Carer

Deaf, blind Paralympian swimmer Becca Meyers has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics after being denied a personal carer to accompany her at the games due to COVID restrictions. Meyers, a six-time Paralympic medalist, posted a “gut-wrenching” statement to Twitter outlining the reason for h...

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Tokyo Olympics To Go Ahead Without Fans As State Of Emergency Is Announced

A new state of emergency was announced for Tokyo by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, meaning the Olympic Games will now be held without spectators. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga issued the state of emergency at a news conference, saying, “The impact of COVID-19 mutated strains ...

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