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Noah Lyles made it look so easy the last two seasons, his victories so predictable that pre-race fodder focused not on his competition, but on his socks, his hair and which dance he would perform in celebration afterward. When Lyles spoke after winning the world 200m title in his global championships debut on Tuesday night, …

Team GB are helping to develop ground-breaking new immersive technology to adapt athletes and coaches to Japan before they even arrive for next summer’s Olympics Games. With the first athletes who will represent Great Britain next year formally confirmed on Tuesday, the planners at Team GB have also been working on a range of initiatives …

The time has finally come for Noah Lyles to seize his gold medal. The American is the overwhelming favorite in the world championships 200m final on Tuesday (NBCSN, 3:40 p.m. ET) after posting the fastest time in Monday’s semifinals. “Trying to make a point,” Lyles told Lewis Johnson on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA after clocking …

Immediately after Christian Coleman sped through the finish line with the fastest 100m of his life, in the biggest race of his life, he let out a roar of at least three seconds. He slapped his chest, again and again, as is required of sprint kings. He came to a stop and yelled at the cameras, …

If he wasn’t crowned already, it’s clear U.S. wrestling has a new king. On a day when Rio Olympic champion Kyle Snyder was upset and London Olympic champ Jordan Burroughs rallied for another bronze medal, J’den Cox repeated as world champion in Kazakhstan. Cox, the Rio Olympic 86kg bronze medalist, completed a perfect run through the 92kg division …

Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the most decorated Olympic figure skaters in history, announced their retirement late Tuesday. They’re done competing in ice dance, and their upcoming Canadian tour will be their last together. “After 22 years, it feels like the right time to step away from the sport,” Virtue said in a video. “This …

Sky Brown, the 11-year-old British skateboarding prodigy who is on track to become the youngest female to compete at the Summer Olympics in 50 years, won bronze at the world championships in Brazil on Saturday. Japan’s Misugu Okamoto, who is 13, took first at the skateboarding park world championships in Sao Paolo with a score …

NEW YORK — Coco Gauff‘s first U.S. Open in the main draw proved arguably as memorable as her Wimbledon run last month. It ended Saturday, when defending champion Naomi Osaka served her out 6-3, 6-0 in the third round. Then Osaka, 21, approached Gauff, 15, and urged the youngest woman in the tournament to share the …

Aliya Mustafina will not be on the Russian roster for next month’s world gymnastics championships, the nation’s gymnastics federation confirmed Tuesday. Mustafina previously said she’s unlikely to compete because she skipped a domestic Russian qualifying meet, according to Olympic Channel. “I can’t qualify for the world championships,” Mustafina, a seven-time Olympic medalist, said, according to the …

Special Olympics Missouri recently received a designation as an official “Healthy Community” from Special Olympics International. SOMO is now one of 19 organizations internationally recognized with the distinction. “Special Olympics Missouri is committed to ensuring those with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to thrive in every area of their life,” said Megan Davis, SOMO health …