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Olympic Swimmer Makes Her Opinion On Lia Thomas Very Clear

Lia Thomas at the NCAA championships.

Lia Thomas at the NCAA championships.

An Olympic swimmer who competed against Penn transgender swimmer Lia Thomas has made her opinion on the matter extremely clear.

Thomas, a transgender swimmer for the Penn women’s team, won the 500 meter freestyle at the NCAA Championships this week.

Erica Sullivan, an Olympic silver medalist who came in third in the event, is speaking out in support of Thomas.

“All athletes — including transgender athletes — deserve to be respected and included, exactly as we are,” Sullivan wrote in an op-ed for Newsweek. “Throughout my life, swimming has enabled me to learn so much both in and out of the pool, and transgender athletes should not be excluded from this opportunity.”

Sullivan is a member of the LGBTQ+ community, as well.

“Lia Thomas has been unfairly targeted for just that — for being who she is, a transgender woman,” Sullivan wrote. “Like

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Russian figure skater who won Olympic gold failed drug test, delaying medal ceremony: reports

ROC Figure Skating Team Gold

Gold medalists of team ROC pose for a group photo during the flower ceremony of the figure skating team event at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 7, 2022.Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua via Getty Images

  • A member of the Russian Olympic Committee figure skating team reportedly failed a drug test.

  • The unidentified member tested positive for a non-performance enhancing substance, the Guardian said.

  • The team won gold in Monday’s team event, but the medal ceremony has now been delayed.

A member of the gold-medal winning Russian Olympic Committee figure skating team has failed a drug test, causing the medal ceremony for the team event to be delayed, unnamed sources with knowledge of the situation told USA Today and The Guardian.

The unnamed member of the six-skater team tested positive for a substance that was not performance enhancing, multiple sources told the Guardian. It is unclear what the substance

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Liz Cambage could be kicked off Aussie Olympic team after reported ‘physical altercation’ in scrimmage [Video]

The Australian Olympic Committee has confirmed that Liz Cambage’s status for the Tokyo Games is in jeopardy following reports of a physical altercation during a recent scrimmage against Nigeria.

AOC chairman Ian Chesterman told reporters on Friday from Tokyo that Basketball Australia was investigating the alleged incident. He said that he didn’t have any more information about what happened.

Report: Cambage had ‘physical altercation, charged verbal exchange’

ESPN’s Olgun Uluc reported on Thursday that Cambage was involved in a “physical altercation” and a “charged verbal exchange” during a closed-door scrimmage against Nigeria in Las Vegas and that Basketball Australia is debating her status for the Olympics. Both teams are in Nevada this week for Olympic training camps and exhibitions against other national teams preparing for Tokyo. It’s not clear who else was involved in the alleged altercation with Cambage.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 05: Liz Cambage #8 of the Las Vegas Aces in action against the Washington Mystics during the second half of the game at Entertainment & Sports Arena on June 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Liz Cambage’s Olympic status is in doubt. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Cambage

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WNBA All-Star team defeats U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team in All-Star Game

LAS VEGAS — In the fourth quarter, Arike Ogunbowale was the best player on the court between 24 of the best players on the planet.

Ogunbowale, the Dallas Wings star, scored nine of her game-high 26 points in the final quarter and Courtney Williams iced the game with a last-minute layup to push Team WNBA over Team USA 93-85 in the 17th WNBA All-Star Game Wednesday at the Michelob ULTRA Arena.

Ogunbowale, who said on Tuesday she would be content with just 10 points, won the All-Star MVP award with her red-hot shooting performance in her first all-star appearance in front of a crowd of 5,175.

“It just turned out I scored a little bit more,” Ogunbowale said.

That award was the most normal aspect of an unusual All-Star Game, which was anything but the friendly exhibition between the WNBA’s best that most all-star games become.

Team WNBA outlasted the

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