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'They're like feral animals': Canadian rowers weaponize emotions for Paris Olympics

  • Don't expect Jenny Casson and Jill Moffatt to be the picture of serenity as they sit in their boat, waiting for races to start at the Paris Olympics. Since coming 12th in women's lightweight double sculls at the Tokyo Games, the pair have swapped coaches and tapped into something unique — the emotions that fuel their competitive drive. Those emotions can be raw and haven't always been embraced, especially in women's sports, said their coach Jeremy Ivey. "When they’re sitting at the start line, t

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American Samoa
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    British equestrian great Dujardin out of Olympics after coaching video reveals possible horse abuse

    PARIS (AP) — Three-time Olympic gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin of Britain has withdrawn from the Paris Games after a video emerged that showed her “engaging in conduct contrary to the principles of horse welfare,” according to the sport's governing body. Dujardin said in a statement Tuesday that the video from four years ago “shows me making an error of judgment during a coaching session.” It wasn't clear what video Dujardin referred to or what specifically the video shows. “What happened was

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    Dupont's Olympic debut to boost France's rugby sevens chances. Fiji aims for a three-peat

    Antoine Dupont had one ambition when he switched his focus to what he described as the French Olympic project: a gold medal for the host nation. The world's premier rugby player will get France’s Olympic medal campaign underway Wednesday, two days before the official opening ceremony of the Paris Games, when his team takes on the United States in the first Pool B game of the rugby sevens competition. Stade de France will be at capacity and most of the attention will be on Dupont when the French

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    Biles, Osaka and Phelps spoke up about mental health. Has anything changed for the Paris Olympics?

    Lydia Jacoby was a breakout star in the pool for the United States at the last Summer Games, earning a gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke and a relay silver. Part of what comes to mind from those heady days in Tokyo? “People talking about post-Olympic depression,” she said. She was 17 at the time, and her initial response when other athletes brought up the topic was: “Well, that doesn’t apply to me.” “I essentially did not understand the topic of depression,” she said. “It wasn’t until aft

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    Olympic drug-fighting failures make Enhanced Games 'not so radical' says former anti-doping advocate

    An expert on the ground floor of some of anti-doping’s most broad-reaching advances says the recently proposed idea of the Enhanced Games — an Olympic-style sports competition with reduced doping oversight — makes sense given the recurring drug-fighting failures of the current Olympic system. Michael Ashenden, a fierce critic of Lance Armstrong who played key roles in the creation of a test for the blood-boosting drug Erythropoietin (EPO) and the athlete blood passport system that is one of anti

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    United States favored to top overall medal table at Paris Games. China may challenge for most gold

    As the Paris Olympics are set to open this week, the United States goes in as the favorite to win the most medals. China is unlikely to overtake the U.S. in the overall medal haul, but has a chance to win more gold medals than the Americans. Though the Games highlight great individual athletes, they are also a surrogate for geopolitcal influence and national pride. The United States is projected to win 112 medals overall — 39 gold, 32 silver, and 41 bronze. China is forecast to win 86 overall —

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    The Paris Olympics’ first battleground: air conditioning

    The Paris organizing committee wanted this to be an AC-free Olympics. But some athletes have had other ideas.

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    Bears excuse S Jonathan Owens from training camp to support wife Simone Biles at Paris Olympics

    Bears coach Matt Eberflus enthusiastically endorsed Owens' decision to travel to Paris for the Olympics.

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    Welcome back to the Olympics — a real one this time

    After two Olympic Games clouded by COVID, controversy and absurdity, Paris 2024 is a return to normalcy.

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    Ahead of 2024 Paris Olympics, IOC leaders tout games as multilateral unifier in divided world

    PARIS (AP) — On the eve of the Paris Olympics, IOC president Thomas Bach touted the games Monday as a uniting force in a world of divisive and “deeply disturbing” trends. “We are witnessing a new world order in the making,” Bach told an audience that included French president Emmanuel Macron, organizers of the Paris Games that open Friday and officials from Olympic sports federations. The IOC leader highlighted “narrow self-interests trumping the rule of law” among threats to the multilateralism

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    Olympic marketing deal hopes to meet young fans where they are - on Roblox

    The Olympic world's ever-expanding quest to draw in young fans is meeting them where they are — on Roblox. The U.S. Olympic team and NBC are collaborating with the kid- and teen-friendly gaming platform to produce a new “Obby” — that's Roblox for obstacle course — and other features that include ways to interact with U.S. athletes while also checking out highlights from the Paris Games and making visits to a virtual Team USA House called “The Vibe House.” This new Roblox feature debuting Monday

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