By Ben Morse, Joshua Berlinger and Adam Renton, CNN
Updated 5:34 a.m. ET, October 11, 2021
11:09 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021
Greece's Miltiadis Tentoglou wins men's long jump gold at the Tokyo Olympics
From CNN's Kevin Dotson
Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece has won the men’s long jump gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a jump of 8.41 meters.
Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria also jumped 8.41 meters, but Tentoglou won by a tiebreaker with a longer second-best jump of 8.15 meters compared to Echevarria’s 8.09.
This is Greece’s first ever medal in the men’s long jump and the country’s second medal —both gold — in these Games.
Echevarria takes the silver medal and fellow Cuban Maykel Masso won bronze by jumping 8.21 meters.
10:48 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021
Covid-19 cases linked to the Games rise to 281
From CNN's Chandler Thornton
The number of Covid-19 cases linked to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has risen to 281, according to Games organizers on Monday.
The 17 new cases reported Monday were identified as contractors, Games-related personnel, volunteers and one member of the media.
None of the new cases were reported from Tokyo's Olympic Village, keeping the total reported from the village at 28.
Games organizers maintain that the Olympics are not behind the recent surge in cases in Tokyo and Japan, which have seen multiple days of their highest increase of new cases in the past week.
10:34 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021
Sifan Hassan fell during her 1,500 meter heat — and still managed to finished first
Dutch runner Sifan Hassan began her bid for an unprecedented distance triple crown on Monday, and it got off to a wild start.
With a lap to go in Hassan's 1,500 meter heat, the runner in front of her tripped and fell. Hassan then fell over her, and it looked like her attempt to make history was in peril.
But Hassan was able to quickly get back up and start running. Then she turned on the jets.
As the heat drew to its close, she had surpassed most of the field. By the final leg, she was, somehow, back in contention.
In the final steps, Hassan surged ahead and managed to win the heat in a photo finish. She ran the 1500 meters —just under a mile —in 4:05.17, despite falling midway through.
Hassan will go for her first gold medal tonight in Tokyo in the women's 5,000 meter final.
8:49 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021
Kanoa Igarashi says the Olympics are helping bring Japan together
From CNN's Coy Wire in Tokyo
Silver medal-winning surfer Kanoa Igarashi is one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics, his image splashed across Japanese newspapers and on gift bags at souvenir shops.
Igarashi said he didn't realize how sporting events can bring people together "until this week."
"Sport just brings everyone together" he said.
Watch his conversation with CNN's Coy Wire:
10:19 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021
The Refugee Olympic Team feels more relevant than ever
From CNN's George Ramsay in Tokyo
The Refugee Olympic Team, established by the International Olympic Committee, is comprised of athletes from 11 different countries, living and training in 13 host countries.
This year, with the Games taking place amid the Covid-19 pandemic, their stories and their inclusion in the Olympic movement feel more relevant than ever, according to Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
"We've all shared hardship and deprivation and separation from loved ones; we've all lived through a sort of collective exile," Grandi tells CNN Sport. "All these young men and women, in addition to Covid, have behind them a history of deprivation, separation from loved ones, real, physical exile. Somehow they carried a double symbolism in that entrance in the Olympic Stadium (for the Opening Ceremony of the Games)."
Belarusian sprinter in Tokyo: "I am afraid that I might be jailed in Belarus"
Belarusian sprinter Kristina Timanovskaya said she fears arrest if she returns to her home country, in an interview with Belarusian sports news site Tribuna on Sunday.
Timanovskaya is currently in limbo in Tokyo after what she described as an attempt to forcibly return her to Minsk.
“I am afraid that I might be jailed in Belarus,” she said, speaking from Tokyo’s Haneda airport. “I am not afraid of being fired or kicked out of the national team. I'm concerned about my safety. And I think that at the moment it is not safe for me in Belarus. I didn't do anything, but they deprived me of the right to participate in the 200 meter race and wanted to send me home.”
Timanovskaya did not detail exactly what she feared she would be jailed over, but her fear of reprisal comes after she spoke out against national sporting authorities.
In an Instagram post on July 30, she said that she had been included on a list to compete in the 4x400 meter relay without her consent.
Timanovskaya told Tribuna that she was “outraged” and that doing so was “a complete disrespect” because it is a distance she had never competed in before. After recording a video on Instagram venting her frustrations, she said that “they [team officials] started calling me with threats and demanding to delete the video if I want to go ahead in sports."
"At first, I refused to delete it for a long time, but then I did it, so that they stop calling me," she said in the video.
Timanovskaya told the news site that an official from her national team went to her room on Sunday afternoon and told her to report to the airport in a matter of hours. After that, she said a psychologist came to speak with her in a way she described as “nonsense.”
She said she deliberately packed her belongings slowly while she was checked on every 10 minutes to see if she was ready to leave, and in the meantime, she corresponded with her husband and relatives.
“We thought about what to do, where to apply. We decided that I would come to the airport, and then I would go to the police. That is what I finally did,” she told Tribuna.
She said Yuri Moisevich, the head coach of the national athletics team, told her that “this issue is no longer at the level of the federation [of athletics], neither at the level of the Ministry of Sports, but at a higher level. That I should be eliminated from the Olympics, returned home, because I am in the way of the team performing.”
In response to a statement from the Belarusian National Olympic Committee alleging that she was withdrawn from the competition due to doctors’ evaluation of her “emotional and psychological state,” she said: “No doctors came up to me. No one examined me.”
She added: “I have a good psychological state, even despite the fact that such a situation was going on. I am holding up normally, I have no health problems, no traumas, no mental issues. I was ready to run.”
7:46 p.m. ET, August 1, 2021
Katie Ledecky cements her status as Olympic legend
From CNN's Coy Wire and Homero De La Fuente
Katie Ledecky added two gold and two silver medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to seal her legendary status as she became the only US Olympian in history with six individual golds.
Ledecky sat down with CNN to talk about her path to the games and what she’s looking forward to when she gets back home.
“I’m just going to enjoy spending time with my family and friends and telling them all the stories and can’t wait to get back to the U.S and just give them a big hug,” said Ledecky.
The 10-time Olympic medallist, who became the fourth swimmer in history to win gold in an individual discipline in three-straight Olympics, also talked about how she deals with the stress that comes with her success.
“I try to just stay focused on my own goals and try not to let expectations get to me too much, swimming is not the only thing I enjoy doing, I’m passionate about other things as well,” Ledecky says. “There’s so much more to life than swimming and the Olympics and the people around me remind me of that.”
11:15 a.m. ET, August 1, 2021
Sunday saw 26 gold medals awarded at the Tokyo Olympics
Italy took home two gold medals in a thrilling day of track and field, with Gianmarco Tamberi winning in men's high jump and Lamont Marcell Jacobs edging out the competition to earn the country's first ever men's 100m crown.
Here is a full list of the gold medal winners from Sunday:
Men's Floor Exercise: Artem Dolgopyat, Israel
Women's Vault: Rebeca Andrade, Brazil
Men's Pommel Horse: Max Whitlock, Great Britain
Women's Uneven Bars: Nina Derwael, Belgium
Women's Shot Put: Gong Lijiao, China
Men's High Jump: Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi, Italy
Women's Triple Jump: Yulimar Rojas, Venezuela
Men's 100m: Lamont Marcell Jacobs, Italy
Women's Singles: Chen Yufei, China
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Women's Park: Charlotte Worthington, Great Britain
Men's Park: Logan Martin, Australia
Women's 3m Springboard: Shi Tingmao, China
Men's Foil Team: France
Men's Individual Stroke Play: Xander Schauffele, United States
Men's One Person Dinghy-Laser: Matt Wearn, Australia
Women's One Person Dinghy-Laser Radial: Anne-Marie Rindom, Denmark
Men's 50m Freestyle: Caeleb Dressel, United States
Women's 50m Freestyle: Emma McKeon, Australia
Men's 1500m Freestyle: Robert Finke, United States
Winning 100m gold medal a "dream" for Lamont Marcell Jacobs
From CNN's Ben Morse in London
"It’s a dream, a dream, it is fantastic. Maybe, tomorrow, I can imagine what they are saying, but today it is incredible."
Those are the words Lamont Marcell Jacobs used to describe his thoughts in the aftermath of his stunning 100m gold medal victory.
Jacobs shocked the athletics community to claim the Olympic 100m crown, becoming the first Italian man in history to do so.
Speaking to the media afterwards, he thanked his family who he says have "always supported him."
However, in the seconds after he crossed the line and became Olympic champion, it was Italian high jumper Gianmarco Tamberi who was the first there to congratulate him.
Tamberi had just won his own gold medal minutes before and was in the perfect position to celebrate with his compatriot.
And Jacobs believes it was the perfect way for the pair to celebrate their moments on the biggest stage.
“When I got to Gianmarco, we support each other. We all know his story -- he could have won in Rio (2016) but he had an injury but being here together is something spectacular. I believe in him and believed in myself.”