Olympics

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The deep resistance that seems to emerge every time women athletes such as Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka advocate for themselves -- or the US women's soccer team protests -- suggests that, even as women's sports evolve, athletes still contend with a continued fear of female autonomy, writes Nicole Hemmer, who says these women are facing a more specific version of what plagues and often prompts backlash against so many women who demand autonomy in all aspects of public life. ...
Novak Djokovic came to Tokyo in pursuit of a Golden Slam but after Saturday’s bronze medal match against Spain’s Pablo Carreño Busta, he’ll be leaving empty-handed. ...
The gymnast plans to participate in Tuesday’s beam final after withdrawing from all previous events in Tokyo to prioritize her mental health. ...
Team USA's shot put star stunned the Tokyo Olympics on Friday by wearing a face mask that resembled the Joker's smiling face. ...

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