Five Ring Circus

“The incident has again put the spotlight on Belarus, which has been ruled by President Alexander Lukashenko since 1994. Last year, nationwide protests over his disputed re-election were violently repressed by the security forces.
Some of those who joined the demonstrations were also national-level athletes, who were stripped of funding, cut from national teams and detained.” Belarus Olympian given Polish visa after refusing ‘forced’ flight home.

+ Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy and Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar both took the gold for the men’s high jump in a truly heartwarming decision. This fosbury was no flop.

+ At an extraordinary Olympics, acts of kindness abound.

+ An Olympic Runner Fell During The Last Lap Of The 1,500. She Still Won The Race. And it looks even more amazing than it sounds.

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