The Boston Marathon is set for Oct. 11, six months after its usual Patriots' Day date after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 26, 2021, 6:08 pm
The United States Olympic swimming trials will be split into two smaller events in June as part of a shake-up aimed at protecting athletes from Covid-19, USA swimming said Tuesday.
Author: AFP
Posted: January 26, 2021, 4:45 pm
Tommy Ford, the top U.S. male giant slalom skier, will miss the world Alpine skiing championships with an injury after crashing earlier this month.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 26, 2021, 4:36 pm
The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha in June have been split into two waves for more than 1,000 swimmers expected to take part.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 26, 2021, 1:52 pm
Mikaela Shiffrin finished fourth in her last race before the world championships in two weeks, a giant slalom in Kronplatz, Italy, on Tuesday.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 26, 2021, 1:25 pm
The Tokyo Olympics will top the agenda when the International Olympic Committee's executive board meets on Wednesday - but with the board firmly backing the event, any talk of scrapping it altogether due to the COVID-19 pandemic is highly unlikely. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is sticking to his government's commitment to host the Games, with officials last week dismissing a report in Britain's Times newspaper that Tokyo had abandoned hope of holding the event this year. Opinion polls in Japan show the public is strongly against staging the Games amid the pandemic, however.
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 26, 2021, 12:21 pm
Italy on Tuesday approved a decree guaranteeing the autonomy of the country's Olympic committee, a day before the IOC was due to discuss imposing sanctions on the host of the 2026 winter Olympics over perceived government interference in sporting matters. The IOC had threatened to ban the Italian flag and anthem at this year's Tokyo Olympics over a draft Italian sports law that hands power over sports funding to a government-run body instead of to CONI, the national Olympic committee.
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 26, 2021, 11:02 am
Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris will miss the Winter X Games for the first time since his debut at the Aspen event in 2011.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 26, 2021, 1:59 am
The International Olympic Committee will consider imposing a humiliating probation on Italy’s team for the Tokyo Games this week because of a two-year domestic dispute that it says amounts to government interference. The IOC has taken issue with the Italian government’s formation of a new organization, “Sport e Salute,� that was created at the start of 2019 to run the country’s sports finances. The money was previously controlled by an arm of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).
Author: Associated Press
Posted: January 25, 2021, 1:42 pm
2021 World Luge Championships and winter sports TV and live stream schedule on NBC Sports, Olympic Channel and Peacock Premium.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 25, 2021, 1:28 pm
The Russian anti-doping agency confirmed Monday that it will not file an appeal to further loosen restrictions on its teams at the Olympics and other major sporting events. The Court of Arbitration for Sport last month ruled that Russia's name, flag and anthem would be barred from the next two Olympics after backing the World Anti-Doping Agency's finding that doping data was manipulated. The Russian agency, known as RUSADA, had the option to file an appeal with the Swiss supreme court on procedural grounds.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: January 25, 2021, 9:45 am
Gold medallist pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, a vocal proponent for postponing the Tokyo Games last year, is backing the Games to be held this July, with or without spectators. Before the International Olympic Committee and Japanese government decided to postpone the Games last year due to fears over the coronavirus pandemic, Greece's Stefanidi accused organisers of risking athletes' safety and demanded a plan B. However, Stefanidi told Kyodo News in an interview published on Sunday, that the Games should now go ahead.
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 25, 2021, 1:01 am
Ryan Crouser smashed the world indoor shot put record at an American Track League meet in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 24, 2021, 8:39 pm
Brittany Bowe returned to the top of the 1000m World Cup podium Sunday, hoping to start another speed skating win streak.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 24, 2021, 5:37 pm
Iowa Preps takes an early look at our favorites, contenders, and dark horses for this 2021 girls' state track title now!
Author: Iowa Preps
Posted: January 24, 2021, 5:00 pm
Iowa Preps takes an early look at our favorites, contenders, and dark horses for this 2021 girls' state track title now!
Author: Iowa Preps
Posted: January 24, 2021, 3:30 pm
Ryan Cochran-Siegle, the U.S.' top male Alpine skier, said it would be "pushing it" to return from a broken neck for next month's world championships.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 24, 2021, 3:12 pm
Russian Aleksander Bolshunovwas disqualified after whipping a Finnish opponent with a ski pole in a World Cup cross-country skiing relay.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 24, 2021, 1:36 pm
Frenchman Johan Clarey became the first 40-year-old to make an Alpine skiing World Cup podium.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 24, 2021, 12:50 pm
Winter Vinecki, who ran a marathon on all seven continents, including the Antarctica Marathon at age 14, won her first aerials World Cup
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 23, 2021, 7:14 pm
Chloe Kim won in her first snowboard halfpipe contest in 22 months at the Laax Open, beating a field that included the reigning Winter X Games champion.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 23, 2021, 5:50 pm
Brittany Bowe started the abbreviated international speed skating season with a significant win in the 1500m at the first of two World Cups in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 23, 2021, 5:25 pm
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Author: Iowa Preps
Posted: January 23, 2021, 5:00 pm
Sofia Goggia achieved a feat not since Lindsey Vonn in World Cup downhill. Ester Ledecka was bloodied after a crash in Crans-Montana.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 23, 2021, 1:01 pm
The second men’s World Cup downhill on the Streif course was pushed back a day after rain and snowfall canceled the storied race on Saturday.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 23, 2021, 12:48 pm
The Japanese government dismissed the report, while Japan Olympic Committee head Yasuhiro Yamashita told Reuters it was a "fabrication" and "wrong". Bach did not directly address the Times report, nor mention by name the COVID-19 pandemic that forced the postponement of the Games from last year, but said he was confident that they would go ahead from July 23 to Aug. 8. "Six months ahead of the Games, the entire Olympic movement is looking forward to the opening ceremony on July 23," Bach said.
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 23, 2021, 12:26 am
Andy Murray will miss the Australian Open tennis tournament after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 22, 2021, 5:05 pm
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Author: Iowa Preps
Posted: January 22, 2021, 5:00 pm
The head of World Athletics Sebastian Coe, said there is a "cast-iron determination" to deliver the Tokyo Olympics, due to begin in just six months time. That comes as Japan has been denying reports on Friday (January 22) in Britain's Times newspaper that it wants to cancel the Olympics becasue of fears over public health. Speaking to Reuters, Coe moved to reassure fans and Japanese locals. “So, look at this moment there is an absolute cast-iron determination to deliver the Games but to deliver them in a safe and secure environment with a rigorous, a rigorous focus on the protocols, the COVID protocols around athletes, around media, around volunteers, around coaches. This is a challenge." The Olympics were postponed from the summer of 2020, but Coe said two big differences almost a year on left him confident they would go ahead with the games beginning on July 23. “We do have the vaccine and the vaccine is being rolled out and over the next few months it will increase in its availability and at this moment the athletes are also having greater access both to training and competitions.� Coe is himself a double-Olympic champion over 1500m and led the successful delivery of the London 2012 games, did concede these Olympics might have fewer spectators, or even none at all, and that competitors would spend less time in Tokyo and have to maintain social distancing.
Author: Reuters Videos
Posted: January 22, 2021, 4:22 pm
Beat Feuz won the Hahnenkamm downhill in Kitzbuehel. Swiss Urs Kryenbuehl and American Ryan Cochran-Siegle crashed.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 22, 2021, 4:05 pm
Sofia Goggia won a World Cup downhill in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. American Breezy Johnson made another podium.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 22, 2021, 2:22 pm
The head of Japan's national Olympic committee on Friday dismissed media reports that the Japanese government has privately concluded it will have to cancel the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and said preparations were under way for the Games to go ahead as planned. "We are planning how to hold a safe and secure Games in great detail, working closely with the International Olympic Committee and the World Health Organisation," Japan Olympic Committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita said in an interview with Reuters. Britain's Times reported on Friday that Tokyo was looking to get out of hosting the Games, drawing sharp criticism and flat denials from Japan's government and Olympics organisers.
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 22, 2021, 1:23 pm
Tokyo Olympic organizers, the IOC and the Japanese government said the Games are still set to open July 23, opposing a Thursday report of cancellation.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 22, 2021, 1:13 pm
A list of Team USA athletes qualified for the Tokyo Olympics that open on July 23, 2021.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 22, 2021, 12:16 pm
21 U.S. medal contenders to watch on the road to the Tokyo Olympics, which open in six months on July 23.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 22, 2021, 12:16 pm
The International Olympic Committee and Japanese government said the Olympic Games are still on.
Author: Golf Channel
Posted: January 22, 2021, 8:38 am
Japan dismissed a report claiming officials see cancelling the Tokyo Olympics as inevitable on Friday, as heavyweights the United States, Canada and Australia said they were still preparing for the Games.
Author: AFP
Posted: January 22, 2021, 6:11 am
IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled. Now set to open July 23, the Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now the event appears threatened again. The Times of London, citing unidentified government sources, reported that the games will have to be canceled.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: January 22, 2021, 2:51 am
With much of Japan under a state of emergency due to a third wave of COVID-19 infections, organisers of the Tokyo Olympics will mark six months to go on Saturday with little fanfare, no fireworks and amid rapidly dwindling public support. Postponed by a year due to the pandemic, there will be no more delays for the 2020 Games, organisers have stressed, despite a recent Kyodo News survey showing 80% of people in Japan want the event either cancelled or rescheduled. On a two-day visit to Tokyo in November, IOC chief Thomas Bach expressed confidence the Olympic and Paralympic Games would go ahead but the public remains deeply concerned about hosting a gathering of some 15,000 international athletes amid a sharp rise in infections.
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 22, 2021, 1:13 am
Bowe will be in a month-long “bubble� surrounding two World Cups and the world championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 21, 2021, 10:29 pm
Vonn, whose 82 World Cup race wins are the most by a woman and four shy of the all-time record set by Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark, will work alongside the network's lead alpine skiing commentator Dan Hicks for both telecasts. "It's so special for me to be seeing ski racing through a different lens," Vonn, 36, said in a news release.
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 21, 2021, 9:08 pm
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is bringing her extensive knowledge and experience to television.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 21, 2021, 8:38 pm
A look at the statistical evidence that supports how consistently good Chen’s jumping has been during an unbeaten streak.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 21, 2021, 7:49 pm
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Author: Iowa Preps
Posted: January 21, 2021, 5:00 pm
The Irish super heavyweight boxer tried to endure the grind of traveling and training for another shot at the Olympics, but he's called it a career. The four-time Irish champion said the Tokyo Olympics, delayed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, are no longer his top priority. “I just couldn't do it all,� the 32-year-old Gardiner said of his packed schedule, which included driving several times per week from Tipperary to Ireland's high-performance training center in the capital 100 miles away.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: January 21, 2021, 4:26 pm
Usain Bolt, April Ross and Sue Bird shared memories about Kobe Bryant for the latest NBC Sports "Sports Uncovered" podcast published Thursday.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 21, 2021, 4:02 pm
Lindsey Vonn makes her NBC Sports broadcast analyst debut this weekend for women's Alpine skiing World Cup speed races.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 21, 2021, 3:11 pm
Chloe Kim competes in snowboarding for the first time in nearly two years at the Laax Open, live on Olympic Channel.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 21, 2021, 12:18 pm
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Author: Pa Preps
Posted: January 20, 2021, 9:00 pm
When are the Tokyo Olympics? Key dates and events on the six-month road to the Opening Ceremony on July 23.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 20, 2021, 5:52 pm