The Race When Everyone Set a Record

On a sunny summer evening in 2012, eight runners elevated the 800 meters into high art. One set a world record. Several others were never the same.

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Serena Williams Won’t Play at the Tokyo Olympics

The four-time gold medalist previously said that travel restrictions that might prevent her from taking her daughter to the Games would factor into her decision.

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FIBA President Hamane Niang Steps Aside Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation

Hamane Niang, the leader of basketball’s global governing body known as FIBA, led Mali’s federation at a time of systemic exploitation of female players, activists say. FIBA announced an investigation.

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Puerto Rican Boxer Félix Verdejo is Questioned in Woman’s Disappearance

The body of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz was found on Saturday. Félix Verdejo, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games, has not cooperated with the investigation, the authorities said.

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Geddert and Nassar Abused Gymnasts for Decades

Coach John Geddert drove young gymnasts to the point of injury, then sent them to Lawrence G. Nassar, the doctor who abused them sexually. Geddert killed himself on Thursday in the face of criminal charges.

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Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges

John Geddert died by suicide shortly after he was charged with two dozen counts, including human trafficking and criminal sexual conduct, Michigan prosecutors said.

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