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Breakdancing receives provisional approval for Summer Olympics

Breakdancing, or breaking, has moved one step closer to becoming an Olympic sport. The International Olympic Committee voted its provisional approval for the addition on Tuesday, also giving a nod to surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing. Breaking would join the program at the 2024 Summer Games...

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  • Tokyo Olympics cut spending; sports federations unhappy

    Tokyo Olympics cut spending; sports federations unhappy

    TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. Tokyo organizers are trying to cut spending, under pressure from the International Olympic Committee, which has been widely criticized for pushing host cities to build "white elephant" venues — often at the taxpayer's...

  • Digest (May 7): Area speedskaters named to national team

    Digest (May 7): Area speedskaters named to national team

    Thomas Hong of Laurel and Maame Biney, a native of Ghana who was raised in Rockville, were named by US Speedskating to the 2019-2020 long track and short track national teams. Hong and and Biney were named as part of a 28-member team that will train at the Utah Olympic Oval this summer. Women’s...

  • A marathon runner is denied 'fastest nurse' world record because she didn't wear a dress

    Jessica Anderson trained for the London marathon with a goal: she wanted to be the fastest female to complete the race dressed as a nurse. Breaking the Guinness World Record was "a challenge but not totally out of reach," Anderson said, and on Sunday, she accomplished the feat — passing the marathon...

  • Caster Semenya hints at retirement but is scheduled to race in Doha

    Caster Semenya hints at retirement but is scheduled to race in Doha

    A day after losing a historic court decision, Caster Semenya hinted at early retirement on social media but was also entered to compete at a professional track meet in Qatar. The South African runner failed in her appeal of a controversial rule that will require her and other female athletes with...

  • Caster Semenya loses gender case in bid to continue competing as a woman

    Caster Semenya loses gender case in bid to continue competing as a woman

    In a landmark ruling that touches upon complex issues of gender in sport, South African runner Caster Semenya has lost her appeal against track officials who may now proceed with a controversial rule that defines her and other female athletes by their body chemistry. The international Court of...

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