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A bocca coach directs youth at the Support Disabled Children Ggaba organization in Kampala, Sept. 1, 2021.

Uganda Paralympians give boost to parasports 

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This year, Uganda sponsored four Paralympians to compete in Tokyo. It’s a sign that the Ugandan government views parathletes and parasports as a worthy investment.

A large crowd of people are shown standing, packed in a line with a blue-sided building in the background.

The Taliban are expected to announce a new government

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A bearded man is shown in profile wearing sunglasses, fatigues and carrying a large gun over his shoulder.

G-7 holds emergency summit on Afghanistan

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Brazil's libero Camila Brait and teammate Rosamaria Montibeller fist bump during a women's volleyball semifinal match against South Korea, at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. 

Move over soccer: Brazil’s award-winning volleyball teams compete for Olympic gold

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Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is shown through a frosted glass window speaking into microphones.

2 coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics in Belarus case

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Sakura Yosozumi is shown wearing a red shirt and purple helmet while skateboarding down a wall with "Tokyo 2020" painted on it.

Japan continues to dominate in skateboarding at the Olympics

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The park skateboarding event made a memorable debut at the Tokyo Olympics — with the host country continuing to dominate.

Athing Mu is shown mid-stride on the track in blurred motion.

Athing Mu races to gold in Tokyo, makes US Olympic history

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Nineteen-year-old Athing Mu made history on the track in Tokyo on Tuesday by winning gold for the US in the 800-meter race.

A group of 40 men of all ages wear a mix of white and blue judogis — the traditional judo uniform. Most are black belts.

France loves judo: How the French team won the Olympic gold

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“I can’t explain why, but France has always excelled at judo,” said judo instructor Raymond Demoniere. With nearly 600,000 registered players — or judokas — across the country, Judo is one of France’s most popular sports.

George Nissen appears on a trampoline at the 2000 Olympics.

The Olympic trampoline tradition: Remembering the man who taught the world to bounce

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George Nissen, an acrobat and tumbler from Iowa, invented what’s known today as the modern trampoline. His daughter, Dian Nissen, a trampoline coach, reminisces about her father’s joy of jumping.

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is shown running and wearing the track and field uniform for Belarus.

Activists: Belarus Olympian plans to seek asylum in Poland

A Belarusian Olympic sprinter plans to seek asylum in Poland, an activist group said Monday, after the athlete alleged that her team’s officials tried to force her to fly home, where she feared she wouldn’t be safe from an autocratic government.