Olympics 2021 live updates: World record for Caeleb Dressel, sixth individual gold for Katie Ledecky and more from Tokyo

Friday night at the Olympic Games. What could be better? Olympics medal tracker | Schedule After beginning her career 4-for-4 in Olympic individual competition, Katie Ledecky earned her first-ever silver medal in individual competition in the 400-meter freestyle. Her first gold medal of this year’s Olympic Games came in the inaugural women’s 1,500-meter freestyle. Now […]

Seven amazing numbers that explain the greatness of Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky entered these Olympic Games with an opportunity to become the most decorated female athlete in history. The swimmer accomplished that feat with her third straight gold in the 800-meter freestlye. Her six career inidividual gold medals are three shy of tying Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina’s such record of nine. The 24-year-old Ledecky made […]

Mexican Olympians seethe at discovery of softball uniforms in trash

The Mexican Olympic Committee expressed disappointment that its softball team appeared to have left the Olympic Games this week with bedding from the Olympic Village rather than with the players’ official uniforms and apparel, which were reportedly found in the trash. “It’s regrettable that they left behind the uniforms in such an inappropriate place as […]

Britain's daily Covid cases fall AGAIN with 36,389 positive tests

Britain’s daily Covid cases fall AGAIN with 36,389 positive tests but hospitalisations rise by 20% in a week to hit highest level since February Department of Health bosses today posted another 36,389 positive coronavirus tests – a fall of almost 30% Figures show 14% fewer tests were carried out compared to last week, which may […]

Opening ceremonies: All the top moments

The Olympic Games officially begin Friday morning in Tokyo. The opening ceremonies kick off the games, delayed a year by the coronavirus pandemic. The opening ceremonies are traditionally a showcase for the host country and the theme will be “United by Emotion,” according to the hosts, with the mission to “reaffirm the role of sport […]

Olympics 2021: What you need to know about Team USA

The 2021 Olympics are here. For Team USA, there’s Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Kevin Durant, Megan Rapinoe, Diana Taurasi, Collin Morikawa and a whole host of other names to know. This is the second-largest American Olympic team ever. Here are a few more facts to know about Team USA. Olympic medal tracker The team by […]