The events of the Olympics are a big change from what people of Colour, including athletes, have historically been forced to do: pursue a road of stoic fortitude to perform.
US gymnastics great Simone Biles, struggling with a debilitating mental block, withdrew from the floor final, leaving her just one more chance of competition in Tokyo.
US gymnast Biles withdraws from individual all-around competition at Tokyo Olympics, a day after shocking the world by pulling out of the team event that Russia won.
Simone Biles decides to pull out of Tokyo 2020 team gymnastics finals because things just did not feel right after her vault, saying mental health is more important than sports.
Just a few hundred officials and dignitaries were in the stands of the 68,000-seat venue to watch the spectacle which included Japan Emperor Naruhito declaring the Games open.
The BET Awards, which celebrated 20 years of highlighting excellence in Black-led entertainment, kept much of the focus on topics such as systemic racism and equal rights.
The US gymnast scored 58.999 points to finish 2.1 points ahead of China's Tang Xijing. Angelina Melnikova of Russia was third on 56.399.
World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic crowned a winning return to the courts after surgery with the Laureus sportsman of the year award, while American gymnast Simone Biles won the sportswoman of the year prize.
The United States Olympic Committee just announced that it has taken the first steps to decertify USA Gymnastics as a national governing body.
Dozens of victims of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar are narrating their traumatic ordeals in a Michigan courtroom as the fallout from the sex abuse scandal widens.
Olympics and US Congress also move forward with own investigations after Dr Larry Nassar was convicted of sexually abusing young women on the US gymnastics team for more than 20 years.
US national gymnastic team's former doctor, Larry Nassar, is accused of abusing more than 100 female athletes under the pretense of treating them.
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