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Saphora Smith

Saphora Smith is a London-based reporter for NBC News Digital. 

Saphora Smith is a London-based reporter for NBC News Digital. 

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127d ago

Olympic Committee chief pushes back against China's political statements

President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach pushed back Friday against political statements made by a Chinese official.
127d ago

'One World, One Family': Beijing Winter Olympics close with stunning ceremony

The Beijing Winter Olympics draw to a close Sunday, as the baton is passed to Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy.
129d ago

'Chilling': Olympics chief criticizes response of Russian skater's entourage

It was “chilling” to see the response Kamila Valieva received from her Russian entourage after the women's figure skating final, IOC President Thomas Bach said.
130d ago

Russian figure skater falls to shocking 4th in women's final after Winter Olympics doping saga

Russian star Kamila Valieva burst into tears Thursday as she missed out on a medal in the women's figure skating after a performance filled with mistakes and overshadowed by the doping saga that has come to dominate the Winter Olympics.
132d ago

Russian figure skater starts strong in bid for second gold amid doping saga

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva returned to the ice Tuesday in pursuit of her second gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics, but still shadowed by the doping saga that could cost her both.
134d ago

Russian skater Kamila Valieva cleared to compete at Beijing Games, but medals will be withheld

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva has been cleared to compete at the Beijing Winter Games despite doping allegations, but Olympic officials say there will be no medal ceremony if she finishes in the top three.

Ai Weiwei on the Bird's Nest, the Olympics and all that's changed

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei helped design the Bird's Nest stadium. He said it was conceived in the spirit of democracy and freedom.
136d ago

Russian skating star faces urgent hearing to decide Olympic fate after positive drug test

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s right to compete in the Beijing Winter Olympics will be decided at an urgent hearing after her positive drug test was confirmed.
137d ago

Russian figure skating star back on the ice in Beijing after report of positive drug test

Russian figure skating prodigy Kamila Valieva was back on the ice in Beijing Thursday after reports that she tested positive for a banned substance prior to the Winter Olympics.
138d ago

Legal issue delays team figure skating medal ceremony at Winter Olympics

The medal ceremony for the team figure skating competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics was delayed Wednesday due to a legal issue, the IOC said.
138d ago

U.S.-born ski star Eileen Gu wins gold at Winter Olympics, seals hero status in China

U.S. born athlete Eileen Gu won gold Tuesday at the Beijing Winter Olympics in the final of the women’s freeski big air.