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Belarusian Olympic runner faces punishment at home

Belarusian Olympic runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said Tuesday she is now focusing on her safety and seeking refuge in Europe after facing threats from officials in her home country. “They made it clear that upon my return I would definitely face some punishment,” he told the Associated Press in an interview …

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Japanese Cultural Treats for Olympic Coverers

In the absence of an overseas audience, Olympic volunteers and flower stylists brought a slice of Japanese culture to the foreign press crew working at the media center. Twice a week, Naohiro Kasuya comes to the media center with boxes of fresh cut flowers shipped from Tohoku, an area in …

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Belarusian Olympic Athlete Tsimanouskaya Leaves for Vienna

A Belarusian Olympic athlete who said he faced punishment if he returned to his country on Wednesday (4/8) had left Japan on a flight to Austria. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is due to land in Vienna on Wednesday afternoon. He is expected to head to Poland, where the government has offered him …

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Sunisa Lee-The First Hmong Olympic Athlete in the US

The return of Sunisa Lee, an athlete who won gold, silver and bronze medals in the Tokyo Olympics gymnastics, to her hometown was warmly welcomed by residents of Saint Paul, Minnesota. Suni’s success is the result of the mutual cooperation of the Hmong community, who fled to the US from …

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