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At an extraordinary Olympics, acts of kindness abound

Aug. 02, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A surfer jumping in to translate for the rival who’d just beaten him. High-jumping friends agreeing to share a gold medal rather than move to a tiebreaker. Two runners falling in a tangle of legs, then helping each other to the finish line. In an...

Texas-born Italian sprints from unknown to Bolt’s successor

Aug. 01, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The 100 meters at the Olympics is the event that turns sprinters into kings: Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt. On one of the most unusual nights the sport has ever seen, fans, experts, and even the racers themselves needed a lineup card. ...

No hard feelings: Amos and Jewett tangle, finish together

Aug. 01, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Isaiah Jewett and Nijel Amos were sprawled on the track next to each other, seemingly out of the running in the 800 meters. Hurt or hard feelings? Just the opposite. The American and Botswanan runners were good sports. Jewett and Amos...