Ultimately the Court of Arbitration for Sports allowed Valieva to compete because of her age, making her a "protected person" by the definition of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Jackson is also the first American woman in nearly 30 years to take home gold in the event.
Since Tommie Smith and John Carlos in 1968, a few other Black athletes have made history at the Olympics in a number of historic ways. In honor of the duo, let's take a look at times where the 200 Olympics was Black, bold and bigger than ever.
After Simone Biles' triumphant return to the Tokyo Olympics following a break to prioritize her mental health, here are the star's top balance beam moments throughout her gymnastics career.
Simone Biles has attempted to clear up any confusion about the reason why she withdrew from the women's gymnastics team final at the Tokyo Olympics and vowed to return to the competition, debunking earlier reports.
From Tommie Smith and John Carlos' Black Power salute to Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win an individual gymnastics title, Black Americans have undeniably had some of the most iconic moments in Olympics history.
Aliyah Shipman, a teenage star Taekwondo fighter who used to compete with Team USA, says she is being blocked from fighting at the Tokyo Olympics because she represents Haiti now.
The Richardson and ESPN controversies were just two of the many-layered stories that emerged in the world of sports this week, where Black women are routinely targeted for their flair, athleticism, and ability.
The Olympics hasn't even started yet, and its anti-blackness is on full display.
The triumphant track star who won over hearts with her poise and athletic ability has been suspended from the Olympic team for one month after testing positive for marijuana.
Hammer-thrower Gwen Berry is speaking out about her protest of the American flag and national anthem at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in an unapologetic effort to clear up any misconceptions.
A court rules Caster Semenya must "lower her testosterone level through medication or surgery" in order to defend her Olympic 800-meter title at the Tokyo Games next year.
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