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When Michael Phelps raced Libby Trickett at Duel in the Pool
At the peak of his career, Michael Phelps was upstaged in a race by a swimmer who went four seconds slower.
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Who is Germany’s greatest Olympian?
A look at five of Germany's greatest Olympians.
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Takeaways from the abbreviated 2019-20 figure skating season
With or without the world championships, the 2019-20 season has come to a close. Here, the NBC Sports figure skating contributors reflect on the standout moments of the season. 
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Olympic Flame’s public display in Japan suspended
The Olympic Flame will be taken off public display in Fukushima after a state of emergency was declared for Tokyo and surrounding areas.
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Madrid Open tennis tournament rescheduled as video game event, eyes top players
The Madrid Open will involve “the world’s biggest tennis stars squaring off from their own homes."
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Figure skaters set Blades for the Brave benefit for health-care workers
Olympic champion figure skaters will gather virtually for "Blades for the Brave," a streaming event to benefit health-care workers fighting the coronavirus.
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Who is Japan’s greatest Olympian?
A look at six of Japan's most decorated Olympians.
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‘It’s our life’: Michael Phelps offers perspective on Olympic postponement
Michael Phelps tried to put himself in the position of Tokyo Olympic hopefuls, who must wait another year for the start of the Games.
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Olympic rugby champion arrested for breaking coronavirus quarantine
The Fiji Rugby Union criticized two of its top professional players who were arrested for failing to self-isolate after returning to Fiji from overseas.
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The unusual story of the first Modern Olympic champion
James Connolly, a Harvard student, overcame a ridiculous set of circumstances to become the first Modern Olympic champion.
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Connolly captures first modern Olympic gold medal
Jimmy Roberts tells the story of American James Connolly, who became the first Olympic champion in 1,500 years when he took gold in the triple jump in Athens at the 1896 Games despite fatigue and travel...
Beach volleyball player’s dog becomes social media sensation
Norwegian beach volleyball player Mathias Berntsen's dog, Kiara, captivated social media this weekend with an Instagram video.
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FIFA rules on Olympic men’s soccer tournament age eligibility
For the first time since 1988, some 24-year-olds will be eligible for the Olympic men's soccer tournament without using an over-age exception.
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Jenny Thompson’s new team is on the front line fighting coronavirus
Jenny Thompson, the most decorated U.S. female Olympian with 12 medals, is on the front lines fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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When Ronda Rousey competed at the Olympics
Even when Ronda Rousey was at the height of her MMA fame, she spoke about the most crushing defeat of her career -- at the Olympics.
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Javelin thrower runs marathon in backyard garden, raises $30,000
Javelin thrower James Campbell raised more than $30,000 for healthcare workers by running a marathon in his six-meter garden.
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Thompson's inspiring return to Olympic swimming
In 2004, Jenny Thompson made an inspiring return to the Olympic pool as the oldest member of the U.S. Swimming and Diving team at the Athens Games.
Punahou, Barack Obama’s school, produced Olympic talent in 4 sports
Hawaii's Punahou School produced Barack Obama. It's also producing Olympians at an extraordinary rate.
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Muhammad Ali receives lost medal at 1996 Olympics
Muhammad Ali was presented a replacement gold medal for the one he lost after his 1960 Olympics victory during the intermission of the United States vs. Yugoslavia basketball game at the 1996 Olympics in...
IOC, sport federations in talks about Tokyo Olympic age rules
Potential changes in Olympic age rules could have significant impacts in gymnastics, soccer and other sports.
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Hockey field to hospital ward; Olympian’s life amid coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic ended any chance of Rachael Lynch competing for Olympic gold in Tokyo this year.
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Rewind: Australia’s Steven Bradbury gains gold and lasting fame after pileup takes out Apolo Ohno
When Apolo Ohno and three others fell near the end of a short-track speedskating race at the 2002 Olympics, Australian Steven Bradbury gained lasting fame.
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Alexa Knierim, Brandon Frazier form new figure skating pair
A few weeks after her husband, Chris Knierim, stepped away from competitive skating, Alexa Scimeca Knierim has formed a partnership with Brandon Frazier.
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Wimbledon canceled for first time since World War II; ATP, WTA suspended until mid-July
Wimbledon organizers said Wednesday that they expect Britain‘s battle against the coronavirus to last for many months, and the tournament has been canceled.
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Olympic flame goes on limited display in Fukushima
After a handover ceremony, the Olympic flame has gone on display in Fukushima, the region hit by an earthquake and nuclear meltdown in 2011.
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Simone Biles stays in shape by working out at home and walking her dog
Simone Biles has come back from a year off before, accelerating her world championship medal haul after skipping 2017, and she is gearing up to do so again.
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Boglarka Kapas, world champion swimmer, tests positive for coronavirus
Boglarka Kapas, the Hungarian swimmer and world 200m butterfly champion, said she tested positive for the coronavirus.
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NHL players: Marie-Philip Poulin is world’s best female hockey player
The U.S. may have the world's best women's hockey team, but NHL players believe Canadian Marie-Philip Poulin is the world's best player.
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Winter Olympic sports season produced pain, farewells, stories to track for 2022
In Alpine skiing and other winter sports, surprises and absences marked a shortened campaign.
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It has been 7 years since Simone Biles last lost an all-around
Simone Biles had braces but no driver's license and "Harlem Shake" topped the Billboard Hot 100 the last time she was beaten in all-around.
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Dan Hicks, Rowdy Gaines call backyard pool swim race
Dan Hicks and Rowdy Gaines covered every one of Michael Phelps' finals, but they've never called a "race" quite like this.
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Which athletes are qualified for the U.S. Olympic team?
When the IOC says all athletes who qualified for the Olympics remain qualified, it means very different things for different athletes.
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New dates set for Tokyo Olympics, Paralympics in 2021
The Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled for nearly one year later with the Opening Ceremony on July 23, 2021.
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Ehsan Hadadi, Iran’s first Olympic track and field medalist, has coronavirus
Ehsan Hadadi, Iran's lone Olympic track and field medalist, tested positive for the coronavirus.
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Jordan Larson preps for her last Olympics, one year later than expected
Jordan Larson, the U.S. Olympic volleyball captain, plans to retire from the national team after the Tokyo Olympics.
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‘Power of choice’: Melissa Stockwell on a Paralympic dream deferred
Melissa Stockwell, a Paralympic bronze medalist, sees a parallel between losing her leg in Iraq and the Paralympics being postponed.
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U.S.’ top amateur boxer mulls giving up Olympic dream
Keyshawn Davis may have been the U.S.' best Olympic boxing medal hope. The Tokyo Games postponement may change his plans.
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Russian Olympic track and field champions face doping cases
Two retired Russian Olympic track and field champions face Court of Arbitration for Sport cases related to possible doping violations.
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More Diamond League track and field meets postponed
Every Diamond League track and field meet scheduled for May has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rowdy Gaines, feeling deja vu, knows Olympic swim team will look different in 2021
Rowdy Gaines named one swimmer when considering the effect a one-year delay can have an the look of the U.S. Olympic swim team.
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Carli Lloyd: Winning third Olympic gold would be satisfying enough to retire
Will the Tokyo Games be Carli Lloyd's final major soccer tournament? She has to make the U.S. Olympic team first.
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Madison Kocian, Kyla Ross reflect on early end to UCLA senior seasons
Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross, Olympic champions, reflected on a premature to end to their UCLA -- and likely gymnastics -- careers.
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Mike Tirico hosts ‘Tokyo Olympics: Dreams Live On’ special
Mike Tirico spoke with those affected, hours after the decision to postpone the Olympics, for the first time in modern history, due to the coronavirus.
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Olympic hopefuls Gevvie Stone, Elle Purrier have very different paths ahead to Tokyo in 2021
Olympic hopefuls Gevvie Stone and Elle Purrier support the decision to postpone the Games, but they have very different paths to Tokyo in 2021.
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Haven Denney, Brandon Frazier mark another U.S. pair split
Denney and Frazier were the 2017 U.S. gold medalists and grew up skating together: first on roller skates before making the transition to ice. 
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Qualified athletes go into limbo with Tokyo postponement
U.S. athletes who had already qualified for the 2020 Olympics have taken to social media to express their mixed emotions after the Games' postponement.
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Cycling companies switch gears to produce face masks
Several sportswear companies have turned their attention to manufacturing personal protective equipment for use in the fight against the coronavirus.
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IOC president: Tokyo organizers inspired confidence, but global spread forced hand
IOC President Thomas Bach said Wednesday that new coronavirus information prompted postponement of the 2020 Olympics despite organizers‘ sound preparations.
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Golf, Super Bowl show precedent for reshuffling calendar
The Ryder Cup pushed back a year and the Super Bowl pushed back a week after the Sept. 11 attacks, providing models for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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Michael Phelps supports Tokyo postponement, but also worries about athletes’ depression
Michael Phelps offers support for the Tokyo postponement, but is still worried for the mental state of the athletes.
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