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‘This Was My Final Curtain Bow’: Athlete’s Olympic Dreams Crushed By Covid

Hosting the Olympics during a pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge for Japan, but there has also been a huge impact on the athletes themselves, some of whom suffered from Covid-19. CNN’s Will Ripley speaks to three athletes and hears some insight from CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta on how Covid-19 can impact athletic performance.

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Athletes Reveal What Was Behind Decision To Share Olympic Gold

Italy's Gianmarco Tamberi and Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim decided to share the gold medal in the men's high jump in the Tokyo Olympic Games in an unprecedented move that prompted cheers around the world for their sportsmanship.