Activists unfurled a Tibetan flag and a banner that said "no genocide" at the flame-lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics in Greece on Monday.
Author: AFP
Posted: October 18, 2021, 9:44 am
A sunburst at the overcast birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece was too short-lived to light the backup flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics at Sunday’s dress rehearsal. It was the second blip of the day, after two protesters were detained on the Acropolis in Athens trying to raise a banner to draw attention to human-rights abuses in China. There has been widespread international criticism of China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the northwest region of Xinjiang, as well as its crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong and its policies toward Tibet and Taiwan.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: October 17, 2021, 11:03 am
The Olympic flame will once again be lit in an empty stadium on Monday as it starts its truncated journey to Beijing for the Winter Games in February.
Author: AFP
Posted: October 16, 2021, 3:21 pm
Olympic sports organizations will look into co-hosting championship events with the NCAA as a way of preventing the U.S. gold-medal pipeline from withering under financial pressure. The hosting partnerships were one of seven recommendations the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee released Wednesday after several months of meetings between Olympic officials and college athletic directors across the country. More than 75% of the 613 U.S. athletes who went to the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year were products of an NCAA program.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: October 13, 2021, 9:27 pm
The figure skater lives in the Boston area and studies psychology with the goal of having a therapy practice focusing on trauma and the LGBTQ+ community.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: October 12, 2021, 9:59 pm
Schar and Hug, Swiss wheelchair racers, hold narrow leads over McFadden and Hug in the series standings after back-to-back days of racing.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: October 11, 2021, 5:25 pm
The trio was named three months earlier than is usual for an Olympic team, with the remaining 22 players to be selected in January.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: October 7, 2021, 10:36 pm
Like most 13-year-olds, Rayssa Leal woke up and began preparing for school. Life has been anything but normal for the Brazilian teenager who became an overnight sensation after winning a silver medal at the Olympics’ inaugural skateboarding competition in Tokyo a few months ago. With her broad smile and uncanny charisma, Leal quickly conquered the hearts of Brazilians, and instantly nearly everything changed from what used to be an ordinary lifestyle.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: October 2, 2021, 11:52 am
Mazdzer still hopes to make a fourth Olympic team in February, where he could compete in up to three luge events.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 30, 2021, 9:32 pm
At the “Gold Over America Tour starring Simone Biles” — the GOAT acronym is no coincidence — elite gymnastics gets a refreshing and empowering makeover.
Author: On Her Turf
Posted: September 30, 2021, 4:34 pm
An investigation into two Belarus team officials who tried to force sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya on a flight from the Tokyo Olympics will now be run by track and field authorities. World Athletics said on Thursday its independent Athletics Integrity Unit is taking over the case from the International Olympic Committee. The Belarus team’s treatment of Tsimanouskaya created a diplomatic incident at the Tokyo Olympics with Japanese authorities and Poland’s embassy coming to her aid.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2021, 9:13 am
Residents of China will be able to purchase tickets, and fully-vaccinated Games participants will be tested daily in Beijing.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 30, 2021, 12:38 am
Goldschmidt's appointment marks the first time U.S. Ski & Snowboard has not been led by an Olympian in at least 25 years.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 28, 2021, 11:56 pm
Biles opened up about how the last seven years of her life ended up impacting her time in Tokyo.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 28, 2021, 4:30 pm
The three-time Olympian first retired from the national team in 2010, then returned in 2019 to play in the Tokyo Olympics.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 28, 2021, 3:58 pm
The gymnast is currently on the Gold Over America Tour (G.O.A.T.), which travels through 35 cities. Tickets are available now.
Author: Entertainment Tonight Videos
Posted: September 28, 2021, 6:12 am
2025 will mark the 11th time the Adirondack mountain village hosts world championships in one or both of the sliding sports.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 27, 2021, 6:53 pm
Brady Ellison, ranked first in the world, avenged his Olympic loss and took bronze for the sixth worlds medal of his career.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 27, 2021, 5:31 pm
The event was slated to be held in Irvine, California, but moved due to Covid-19 concerns.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 27, 2021, 4:33 pm
The 2019 World bronze medalist won Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany, the final Olympic figure skating quota qualifying competition.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 24, 2021, 6:07 pm
The figure skating Four Continents Championships are awaiting a new host city, while the long track speed skating version might not be held at all.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 24, 2021, 4:16 pm
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.
Author: NBC Sports Washington
Posted: September 23, 2021, 1:12 pm
U.S. athletes hoping to compete at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will now have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.That's following a decision made on Wednesday (September 23) by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.CEO Sarah Hirshland said in a statement that from November 1, 2021, the body will require "all staff, athletes and those utilizing USOPC facilities" to be fully vaccinated against the virus.A requirement that will also extend to the full Team USA delegation at future Olympic and Paralympic Games.The USOPC has added though that athletes and staff will have the opportunity to obtain a medical or religious exemption to the mandate.No other major North American sports leagues require athletes to be vaccinated, and the International Olympic Committee did not mandate sportspeople who competed at the Tokyo Games to have had the shot - though it was encouraged.Hirshland added that the move has the support of the Athletes' Advisory Council and National Governing Bodies Council.The decision is further reinforced by the FDA's approval of the Pfizer vaccine - and recent mandates made by the U.S. federal government.The Beijing Winter Games kick off on February 4 next year.
Author: Reuters Videos
Posted: September 23, 2021, 11:58 am
Biney and Santos represent the U.S.' best chance to return a woman to the Olympic podium in short track speed skating after 12 years.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 23, 2021, 3:38 am
All U.S. athletes and delegation members are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 for all future Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 23, 2021, 12:54 am
When she saw 13-year-old Brazilian Rayssa Leal win silver in the first-ever street skateboarding competition at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Giovanna Alves Farias only had one wish: to start flying around a skate park herself.
Author: AFP
Posted: September 22, 2021, 7:19 pm
Katie Ledecky, the most decorated female swimmer in history, will train with coach Anthony Nesty and other world-class swimmers in Florida.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: September 22, 2021, 5:37 pm
Liu, now 16, is in the best headspace of her career and displaying a more mature style of skating just in time for the Olympic season.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 22, 2021, 4:42 pm
American wrestler Kyle Snyder lost 6-3 to Russian Olympic Committees Abdulrashid Sadulaev in a battle of Olympic champions on Saturday for the mens freestyle 97kg title.It's an Olympic SILVER for Kyle Snyder in the men's wrestling 97kg class. #TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/MeCD5WNrcl #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 7, 2021
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: September 22, 2021, 5:48 am
This is the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics' motto:'Together for a Shared Future'(SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE CULTURE AND CEREMONIES DEPARTMENT AT THE BEIJING 2022 0RGANISING COMMITTEE (BOCOG), CHEN NING, SAYING: "This motto embodies the olympic spirit, the Chinese way of revealing the Olympic spirit. That's because "together" embodies a type of unity, cohesion and way of overcoming difficulties. At the same time, it is able to show how we will unite together under the Olympic banner."The Games will be held from February 4-20thBeijing is the first city to host both Winter and Summer Olympicsafter staging the 2008 Summer edition
Author: Reuters Videos
Posted: September 17, 2021, 4:34 pm
Olympic teams were urged Friday to contact the IOC about getting more vaccines ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, which will be held in the country where the coronavirus outbreak started. The International Olympic Committee first announced a vaccine rollout program with Chinese authorities for athletes and officials in March. Chinese vaccines were bought by the IOC and also made available for delegations heading to the Tokyo Olympics from countries which had approved them for use.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 17, 2021, 10:51 am
This is the Hawaiian's fifth world title, making her the first non-Australian woman to reach that mark; Gabriel Medina won his third for the men.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 14, 2021, 11:28 pm
The Russian's 1986 world record is the second-longest standing men’s outdoor world record in the sport of track and field.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 14, 2021, 4:51 pm
Carter, who was a founder of Major League Soccer, previously served as the organizing committee's chief revenue officer since 2018.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 14, 2021, 3:25 pm
Yuriy Sedykh, a two-time Olympic champion in the hammer throw whose world record from 1986 still stands, has died. 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 great Sergei Bubka wrote on Twitter.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 14, 2021, 1:26 pm
Ukraine could become just the second eastern European nation to host the Olympic Games, behind Russia.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 14, 2021, 12:20 am
The longstanding name included a derogatory term for Native American women and was changed amid a recknoning over racial injustice.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 13, 2021, 10:59 pm
This is the second time in less than a month that China canceled a major international figure skating competition.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 13, 2021, 8:14 pm
They will be joined by fellow Olympic medalists Dake, Gilman, Gray, Hildebrandt, Maroulis, Mensah-Stock, Snyder and Taylor on the U.S. team.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 13, 2021, 8:21 am
Dutchwoman Diede de Groot and Australian Dylan Alcott became the first wheelchair tennis players to win all four Grand Slams plus Paralympic gold.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 13, 2021, 6:26 am
Russian Daniil Medvedev earned his first Grand Slam win, ending Serbian Novak Djokovic's hopes at the first completed men's Grand Slam in 52 years.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 13, 2021, 6:13 am
Who are the top in-state girls' track athletes within the Class of 2024? PA Preps answers that question now!
Author: Pa Preps
Posted: September 12, 2021, 2:00 pm
In the first final of unseeded women, Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam trophy since Virginia Wade in 1977.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 11, 2021, 11:01 pm
Who are the top in-state track athletes within the Class of 2023? Maryland Varsity answers that question now!
Author: Maryland Varsity
Posted: September 11, 2021, 10:00 am
Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of Kuwait was found guilty on Friday of forgery linked to implicating his political rivals in Kuwait in a coup plot — a verdict that puts his long career in global sports politics at risk. Sheikh Ahmad, his English former lawyer, a Kuwaiti aide and two more lawyers based in Geneva in 2014 were convicted on forgery charges linked to orchestrating a sham arbitration case in the upscale Swiss city. The sheikh was sentenced to almost 14 months' jail time with a further 15 months suspended in a case that has put much of his Olympic work on hold for almost three years.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: September 10, 2021, 10:29 am
Who are the top in-state girls' track athletes within the Class of 2024? PA Preps answers that question now!
Author: Pa Preps
Posted: September 9, 2021, 2:00 pm
Who are the top in-state track athletes within the Class of 2023? Maryland Varsity answers that question now!
Author: Maryland Varsity
Posted: September 9, 2021, 10:00 am
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea violated the Olympic Charter by withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics and has been suspended by the IOC.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 8, 2021, 10:25 pm
Great Britain's Emma Raducanu became only the third woman ranked outside the top 100 to advance to the U.S. Open semifinals.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 8, 2021, 7:05 pm
In shot put events, Maggie Ewen scored her first Diamond League win while Ryan Crouser had the ninth of his career to kick off the Zurch final.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: September 8, 2021, 6:46 pm