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Because of COVID restrictions, media at the Olympics are subject to a "soft quarantine'' for their first 14 days in Japan. There's a big change for the better when that ends.
In his first major competition at the senior international level, Gable Steveson of Apple Valley has set up a gold-medal battle Friday with three-time world champion Geno Petriashvili.
Gophers wrestler Gable Steveson, of Apple Valley, knocked off the defending champion from the Rio Games in the quarterfinals.
It's not unusual for Minnesota to be well-represented at the Winter Olympics. But this summer, the large contingent of athletes with Minnesota ties at the Tokyo Games is special, with nationally recognized stars, returning medalists and exciting newcomers.
Even though Kyra Condie's competition ended earlier than she had hoped, she was proud to be part of the first group of women to climb in the Olympics.
Her college checklist includes all the usual dorm-room amenities, but "I'll probably bring my medals."
Simone Biles ended her Summer Olympics with a bronze medal and at the forefront of a mental health movement that's redefining how we think about athletes.
Simone Biles brought a crowd of athletes and Olympics staff to its feet with her return. St. Paul's Suni Lee didn't feel bad about not getting another medal: "I'm still going home with three medals. It's just amazing.''
Gable Steveson of Apple Valley is pretty sure he knows how the freestyle heavyweight class is going to play out. He isn't shy about revealing it.
Sport climbing makes its Olympic debut this week with an unusual format that features its three disciplines.