Mattel says skateboarder Barbie was supposed to be Asian, admits 'falling short' on representation
Mattel has issued a statement regarding its alleged lack of an Asian doll in its Tokyo Olympics Barbie collection. First unveiled in February 2020, the collection reflects five sports that debuted at or returned to the Tokyo Games, namely (1) baseball/softball, (2) sport climbing, (3) karate, (4) skateboarding and (5) surfing. A press release from Mattel said that it highlights “inclusivity and innovation.”news.yahoo.com
German coach suspended for striking horse at Olympics
A German coach at the Tokyo Olympics was suspended Saturday after being filmed hitting an uncooperative horse during the women’s modern pentathlon competition. TV footage showed Kim Raisner leaning over a fence to strike the horse Saint Boy, which refused to jump the fences in the show jumping round on Friday. The International Modern Pentathlon Union said it reviewed footage showing Raisner “appearing to strike the horse ... with her fist” and that “her actions were deemed to be in violation of (the rules).”news.yahoo.com
Dominicans turn back South Korea for country's first Olympic baseball medal
Juan Francisco's two-run, opposite-field double snapped a tie game in the eighth inning, and Johan Miesas followed with a two-run homer to lead the Dominican Republic past South Korea on Saturday to claim the bronze medal of the baseball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.
Two coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics in Belarus case
Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country. The International Olympic Committee said Friday it has canceled and removed the credentials of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich. Shimak and Maisevich continued to have contact with Belarusian athletes since Sunday after the IOC linked them to taking Tsimanouskaya in a car to the airport to put her on a plane to Belarus.news.yahoo.com
Perfect 10s: China's Quan dominates for Olympic diving gold
China’s divers are programmed from an early age to strive for perfection. The 14-year-old Quan Hongchan delivered it with two of her five dives in a dominant performance to claim the gold medal in women’s 10-meter platform at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. All seven judges gave Quan perfect 10s for her second and fourth dives in the five-round competition.news.yahoo.com
Belgium decathlete Thomas van der Plaetsen forced to withdraw with serious leg injuries
Belgium decathlete Thomas van der Plaetsen suffered a serious injury on his first attempt in the long jump on Wednesday at the Tokyo Olympics, forcing an early exit from competition in the decathlon's second event.