US Pole Vault Athlete Sam Kendricks Tested Positive for Covid

TOKYO — Sam Kendricks, reigning world champion in men’s pole vault, expelled from Tokyo Games after testing positive for coronavirus, US Olympic officials announced on Thursday. His positive result instantly resonated in the athletes’ village. All 41 athletes and 13 officials from the Australian track and field team returned to their rooms and were briefly …

Syrian Hend Zaza, Youngest Athlete of the Olympics, Loses in Table Tennis

TOKYO – After the last point, after everything he’s been through, Hend Zaza, the youngest Olympian of the Tokyo Games, wept. Reaching the Olympics from war-torn Syria, where it’s hard to find a safe place to train with uninterrupted electricity, let alone 12, is no small feat. But Zaza’s Olympic appearance was short-lived. She lost …