Simone Biles hints that she will compete at the Paris Olympics

© Provided by INSIDER Simone Biles. AP Photo/Ashley Landis Simone Biles long planned for the Tokyo Olympics to be the final major competitive gymnastics event of her illustrious career. But if the past 18 months have taught us anything, it’s that plans change. Biles dropped her biggest hint yet that she’ll extend her gymnastics career… Continue reading Simone Biles hints that she will compete at the Paris Olympics

‘Complicit and compliant’ officials fixed boxing matches at 2016 Olympics, investigation finds

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Boxing bouts for medals at the 2016 Olympics were fixed by “complicit and compliant” referees and judges, an investigation reported on Thursday. Investigator Richard McLaren was appointed by the International Boxing Association, known as AIBA, and found AIBA officials selected referees and judges to ensure that bouts could be manipulated in Olympic… Continue reading ‘Complicit and compliant’ officials fixed boxing matches at 2016 Olympics, investigation finds

The IOC Is Investigating 2 Belarus Coaches Over A Tokyo Olympics Flap : NPR

Belarus track coaches Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich are now under investigation, Olympics officials announced on Thursday. The pair are seen here at a checkpoint in Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images Belarus track coaches Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich are now under investigation, Olympics officials announced… Continue reading The IOC Is Investigating 2 Belarus Coaches Over A Tokyo Olympics Flap : NPR

A new clip shows Simone Biles’ mom talking to the star gymnast when she dramatically left the floor at the Tokyo Olympics

© Gregory Bull/AP Simone Biles. Gregory Bull/AP Simone Biles was determined to help the United States to gold in the team all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics despite feeling like something wasn’t right. But when she stepped up to compete in her first rotation on the vault, which is famously one of her strongest apparatuses,… Continue reading A new clip shows Simone Biles’ mom talking to the star gymnast when she dramatically left the floor at the Tokyo Olympics

Hong Kong making broadcast bid for 2022 Asian Games, Carrie Lam says, with Paris Olympics likely next in line

Move to land TV rights for next year’s Games in Hangzhou follows first-ever purchase of Olympics rights in May; local athletes, meanwhile, express dismay with funding situation in sit-down with chief … Source link

Parkinson steps down as British Rowing CEO after poor Olympics display

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Rowing – Men’s Eight – Final A – Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Coxwain Henry Fieldman of Britain, Joshua Bugajski of Britain, Jacob Dawson of Britain, Thomas George of Britain, Mohamed Sbihi of Britain, Charles Elwes of Britain, Oliver Wynne-Griffith of Britain, James Rudkin of Britain and… Continue reading Parkinson steps down as British Rowing CEO after poor Olympics display

De Cruz Beats Schwaller for Beijing Olympics

The early season of Olympic curling qualification continues as the Peter de Cruz foursome have clinched a berth at Beijing 2022. De Cruz scored a four-game sweep of rival Yannick Schwaller at Switzerland’s men’s Olympic Trials playoff hosted in Biel. SWISSCURLING YouTube After de Cruz won another bronze medal at the 2021 world championship in… Continue reading De Cruz Beats Schwaller for Beijing Olympics

U.S. Athletes Trying To Make Winter Olympics Will Have To Be Vaccinated From COVID-19

U.S. athletes trying to make the Winter Olympics will have to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 under a groundbreaking new policy announced Wednesday by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that, starting Nov. 1, the USOPC will require staff, athletes and others utilizing… Continue reading U.S. Athletes Trying To Make Winter Olympics Will Have To Be Vaccinated From COVID-19

Olympics Stars Caeleb Dressel to Compete With Katie Ledecky for Prestigious US Swimming Award

The USA always produces some of the best swimmers in the world. Michael Phelps is the undisputed GOAT of swimming. Although his career is over, there are many upcoming swimmers in the US conveyor belt; the two mainstays being, Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel. Nevertheless, the duo is once again nominated for the 2021 USA… Continue reading Olympics Stars Caeleb Dressel to Compete With Katie Ledecky for Prestigious US Swimming Award

Running for the Special Olympics | Latest News

Before the run began, participants took their turns having a picture holding the torch. According to Special Olympics, the torch symbolized the flame of hope that will always glow for the athletes. The participants were able to wear the T-shirts they purchased for the event. … Continue reading Running for the Special Olympics | Latest News

Rare achievement: Special Olympics athlete gets hole-in-one at Teleli Golf Club | Sports

Special Olympics athlete David Cowley enjoyed “one of the biggest thrills of his life” on Monday when he sunk a hole-in-one while practicing at Teleli Golf Club in Sonora, his coaches said. Cowley, 48, of Sonora, was preparing for an annual tournament in Folsom that has since been cancelled due to COVID-19 when he aced… Continue reading Rare achievement: Special Olympics athlete gets hole-in-one at Teleli Golf Club | Sports

Data: Olympics Provided Short-Lived Bump for Peacock

The event that drove the most Peacock mobile app downloads from the Olympics, which ran from July 23 to Aug. 8, was the women’s gymnastics team final, which took place on July 27.  That’s according to data provided exclusively to Variety Intelligence Platform by app analytics firm Apptopia, which found that between June 1 and… Continue reading Data: Olympics Provided Short-Lived Bump for Peacock

Tokyo Olympics Didn’t Worsen Covid-19 Spread, Data Suggest

TOKYO—Initial data suggest that the spectator-free Tokyo Olympics didn’t exacerbate the Covid-19 outbreak in Japan, providing organizers of the Winter Games in China in February with one template for hosting the event. Japan held the Summer Games from July 23 to Aug. 8 despite concern that around 50,000 athletes, officials and others from overseas might… Continue reading Tokyo Olympics Didn’t Worsen Covid-19 Spread, Data Suggest

Yuri Sedykh, hammer world record holder, dies at 66 | Tokyo 2020 Olympics Coverage

MOSCOW (AP) — Yuri Sedykh, a two-time Olympic champion in the hammer throw whose world record from 1986 still stands, has died. He was 66. The Russian track and field federation said Sedykh died early Tuesday following a heart attack. “Deeply mourn the loss of Yuriy Sedykh,” World Athletics senior vice president and pole vault… Continue reading Yuri Sedykh, hammer world record holder, dies at 66 | Tokyo 2020 Olympics Coverage

Ukraine eyes pitch to host Winter Olympics

Ukraine is preparing a pitch to host the Winter Olympic Games as soon as 2030, seven years after scrapping a bid for the 2026 Games amid fighting with Russia. © The Hill Ukraine eyes pitch to host Winter Olympics International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach visited Ukraine over the weekend, meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr… Continue reading Ukraine eyes pitch to host Winter Olympics