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Black figure skaters were never formally banned from competing, but Jim Crow laws and socioeconomic barriers have limited access

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Yes, the US has finished outside of the top three in Olympic medals before, but only at the Winter Games

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The key differences between Kamila Valieva and Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympic suspension cases

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No, athletes can’t switch countries when they’re at the Olympic Games

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Yes, the Olympics and NBC can block your Olympic videos on social media

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Yes, the Beijing Olympics is relying almost entirely on artificial snow

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No, US athletes don’t get paid to compete in the Olympics, but they can earn money from medals and sponsorships

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No, athletes don’t have to be vaccinated to participate in the 2022 Beijing Olympics

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No, a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics doesn’t mean Team USA athletes can’t compete

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The 5 most-read VERIFY stories in 2021

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Transgender women's advantage in sports is inconclusive due to lack of data

Sports

VERIFY Weekly: Olympic medals, US women's soccer pay and NIL

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Yes, Olympians from some countries get paid more than US athletes for winning medals

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VERIFY Weekly: Simone Biles and Olympic gymnastics

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No, US gymnasts don't automatically replace Simone Biles in Olympic events she withdraws from

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Yes, gymnastics changed its scoring system 15 years ago and eliminated the ‘perfect 10’

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