‘Untold: Caitlyn Jenner’ Review: Honoring the Athlete

Caitlyn Jenner is best known as a tabloid celebrity and family member of the Kardashian clan who publicly transitioned as a transgender woman. However, “Untold: Caitlyn Jenner,” an episode of the new Netflix documentary series “Untold,” highlighting under-appreciated sports-related stories, illuminates the events that brought Jenner her first international recognition; that is, the gold medal …

Afghan Paralympic Athlete Begs for Help to Leave Country

Amid fear and turmoil in Afghanistan, the country’s two Paralympic athletes have been barred from traveling to the Games that begin next week in Tokyo. A day after the Afghanistan Paralympic Committee announced that the two athletes would not participate because they had difficulty getting out of the country, one of them, taekwondo athlete Zakia …

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 …