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    US gymnast Simone Biles pulls out of individual floor exercise final at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
     1 August 2021
    The US gymnast will not defend her Olympic gold medal in the floor exercise, with USA Gymnastics announcing she is withdrawing from the event final at Tokyo 2020.
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    Valerie Adams has become New Zealand's most successful female Olympian
    1 Aug: Valerie Adams has become New Zealand's most successful female Olympian... more
    Laurel Hubbard will make Olympic history on Monday before winning a medal despite the naysayers
    31 Jul: New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard will become the first openly transgender woman to compete at the Olympics when she joins nine other competitors in the women's 87+ kilogram event at the Tokyo International Forum on Monday.... more
    Skateboarding's long grind for Olympic recognition
    30 Jul: These are some of the stunning tricks that 22-year-old Sydney university student Amar Hadid was hoping to show off at the upcoming Olympic park skateboarding event.... more
    As you've just heard the men's eight have..
    30 Jul: As you've just heard the men's eight have..... more
    Matildas to take on Great Britain for first time at Olympics in quarter-final
    30 Jul: It's a monumental moment for a Matildas group that needs to capitalise on a special generation of players either with an Olympic medal in Tokyo or a legitimate tilt at the title at the World Cup here in Australia in 2023.... more
    Simone Biles thanks supporters after withdrawing from Tokyo Olympics gymnastics events
    29 Jul: Gymnastics superstar Simone Biles says the support she has received has made her realise she is much more than just her athletic achievements.... more
    South Sudanese refugee turned Olympic runner Rose Nathike on how sport changed her life
    29 Jul: After fleeing her homeland at the age of eight, Rose Nathike grew up in a refugee camp where "only the boys" could play sport. At 27, she's now competing at the Olympics.... more
    Fans, supporters rally around Simone Biles after shock Olympic exit
    28 Jul: Simone Biles's withdrawal from last night's competition started as a struggle in the vault section of the gymnastics final, and grew into a huge international headline.... more
    Owen Wright channels surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku to make Olympic history
    28 Jul: The dream Owen Wright had of an Olympic medal was the same as another famous Hawaiian 109 years ago — and that inspired him to overcome unimaginable odds, writes Tracey Holmes.... more

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