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‘My body is emaciated’: Sprinter Timanovskaya in 1st race since Olympics as bosses bid to shift her from Belarus to Poland (VIDEO)

Olympic exile Kristina Timanovskaya wore a t-shirt bearing her now-familiar message of ‘I just want to run’ and posed with other athletes after taking part in the Wieslav Manyak Memorial event in Szczecin. The race was her first competitive outing since the 24-year-old became embroiled in a sporting and diplomatic row earlier this month, …

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Olympics boss admits guidelines on transgender athletes need change… as controversial weightlifter breaks silence to thank him

Dr Richard Budgett, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) medical and science director, has overseen rules based on guidelines from 2015 that have allowed transitioned athletes to compete when their testosterone is below a specified level for 12 months. Hubbard, the controversial New Zealander who is competing in the women’s competition …

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I empathize with Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from the Olympics, but are we going too far with the mental-health movement?

This week, the news has been dominated by US Olympic champion Simone Biles withdrawing from Thursday’s all-around competition at the Tokyo Games to focus on her mental health.  “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition,” the USA Gymnastics team tweeted on Wednesday. “We …

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