IOC & Tokyo Reaffirm That Olympic Games Will Not Be Canceled
The Tokyo Olympics were originally supposed to be held in 2020, but the outbreak of the coronavirus forced a dramatic change. Since the pandemic, Japanese officials have pushed for the Olympic games to begin in July, 2020. The local Olympic committee released a statement reinforcing that the games will move forward as they have the support of Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. GET DEALS ON OLYMPIC EVENT TICKETS HERE! The released statement is in response to what the British newspaper, The Times of London, reported. The newspaper noted that the Olympic games will be canceled, according to a...
Gladbach captain Stindl hopes for a place on Olympic team
Borussia Moenchengladbach captain Lars Stindl hopes to play for the national team again, at the Olympics. "It would be very special to experience this. It would be another highlight in my career," The 32-year-old forward told Wednesday's edition of Sport Bild magazine. The Olympic tournament is officially an under-23 event but each team can field three older players. Stindl said that Olympic team coach Stefan Kuntz has asked him whether he could imagine playing at the Games, with the Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for this summer. Stindl won 11 Germany caps 2017 and 2018 but has not been picked si...
Commentary: The Olympics must ban Iran
The International Olympic Committee and United World Wrestling — the global governing body for amateur wrestling—squandered a chance to save the life of Navid Afkari, the Iranian champion put to death in September on fraudulent charges by the regime in Tehran. “There is not one shred of evidence in this damned case that shows I’m guilty,” Afkari, 27, said shortly before his execution, but the regime’s hanging judges “are looking for a neck for their rope.” The IOC and UWW failed to speak out when they could have saved Afkari’s life by warning the regime that murdering its own athletes would ma...
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Breaking Dancing Competition Will Be Part Of 2024 Summer Olympics
The International Olympic Committee has announced a new sport that will be added to the 2024 Paris Olympics: breaking which is a form of break dancing. Breakdancers have long been petitioning to become part of the Olympics. British breakdancer Karam Singh told the BBC, “It’s going to be great for breaking as it gives us more recognition as a sport. And for the Olympics, it will attract young people who may not follow some of the traditional sports.” Attracting young people to watch the Olympics is exactly what they are trying to do. The IOC is prioritizing sports that would help appeal to youn...
Olympic hockey star Kendall Coyne Schofield becomes the 1st woman hired by Chicago Blackhawks as a player development coach
Kendall Coyne Schofield has added another first to her hockey resume.The Olympic women’s hockey gold medalist will join the Rockford IceHogs staff as player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist, the Chicago Blackhawks announced Monday. She’s believed to be the first female full-time coaching hire in the Hawks organization.On Jan. 25, 2019, the Palos Heights native made headlines as the first woman to compete in the NHL All-Stars skills competition, timing at 14.326 seconds in the fastest-skater challenge.Coyne Schofield has been part of the Hawks organization in various roles f...
Seattle basketball lifer Rick Turner has a new challenge: Take the Jamaican men to the Olympics
SEATTLE — I swear I was going to write this column without mentioning “Cool Runnings” or the Jamaican bobsled team. It seemed too obvious.But then Rick Turner, a Seattle basketball lifer who has taken on the ambitious task of leading Jamaica’s men’s national basketball team to the 2024 Olympics — and sustaining success with a pipeline of youth programs — brought it up, unsolicited.“The Jamaica brand, there’s a coolness to it. It resonates with people,” Turner said. “Even a guy like me can’t ruin the coolness of it. I think it’s natural for people to want to root for Jamaica.”After delving into...
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