It’s the latest step by the Biden administration to try to preserve and broaden U.S. influence in a region that until recently looked to be under the growing sway of China.
Evgeny Rylov, who won two golds at the Tokyo Games, has been banned from the sport for nine months.
Allyson Felix just became the most decorated female track athlete after winning bronze in the 400-meter final at the Tokyo Olympics.
The quake hit near Fukushima, where buildings shook violently.
Soyoka Yamamoto petitioned Tokyo's governor to adopt a "partnership system" to protect same-sex partners. She hopes full marriage recognition is next.
“I do believe everything happens for a reason, and there was a purpose,” the gymnast said about prioritizing her mental and physical health at the Olympics.
North Korea said it decided against sending athletes to the Summer Games because of coronavirus concerns.
"Best line ever. The queen has spoken," one commenter wrote on Instagram.
The runner from Cape Verde said she had been with her partner and running guide for 11 years prior to the proposal.
"I started doing a couple fulls, and on the first one it was literally like second nature again," the gymnastics gold medalist said.