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Margaret Lambert, Jewish athlete barred from 1936 Berlin Olympics, dies at 103

Margaret Lambert had just won the high jump at the 1934 British Championships and was traveling with her father in the outskirts of London when she first saw published reports declaring the news. The Nazi party in Germany had just completed a purge of its political opponents, consolidating power for Adolf Hitler. Which is why what her father told her next was so shocking.

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Despite challenges and blemishes, Rio Olympics still won

The Olympics were too big for Rio in many ways. But the competitions, and the competitors, ultimately overshadowed the glitches. The many moving stories of Olympians stand over the games, as does the remarkable quartet of Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky.

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Mongolian wrestling coaches strip in protest of Olympic loss

Wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig and his coaches thought he had won the 65-kilogram bronze medal match, until his opponent, Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan, successfully challenged the result, saying that Ganzorig was avoiding him in the last seconds of the match. Ganzorig fell to his knees in disappointment; his coaches went much further.