Sha'Carri Richardson confirmed she's the Olympic 100m favorite with another fast time at the USATF Golden Games.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 9, 2021, 10:07 pm
DK Metcalf finished last in a 100m heat at the USATF Golden Games on Sunday.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 9, 2021, 7:58 pm
Osaka is ambivalent about whether the Olympics be held in Japan, where only 2 percent of the population is vaccinated.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 9, 2021, 6:29 pm
The U.S. women's curling team rallied to earn bronze at the world championship, its first medal at a worlds since 2006.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 9, 2021, 5:38 pm
DK Metcalf races 100m at the USATF Golden Games, live on Peacock.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 9, 2021, 4:00 pm
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf turned heads with displays of speed on the gridiron. On Sunday, he’ll trade his helmet and pads for track spikes and run for a chance at the Olympic Trials. Metcalf is set to race in the 100m in this weekend’s USATF Golden Games and Distance Open at Mt. SAC
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 9, 2021, 3:12 pm
April Ross draws inspiration from her mother and she seeks an Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with beach volleyball partner Alix Klineman.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: May 9, 2021, 1:15 pm
Seated inside Tokyo's new $1.4 billion National Stadium, Sebastian Coe again tried to reassure athletes and skeptical residents of Japan that the postponed Olympics will be safe when they open in just under 11 weeks. An IOC member and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Coe heads track and field's world governing body World Athletics, which ran a test event on Sunday with 420 athletes — only nine of whom entered from outside Japan to compete. The Olympics and Paralympics will draw 15,000 athletes and tens of thousands of officials, judges, media and broadcasters.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 9, 2021, 10:54 am
Adam Coon, a three-time NCAA All-American for Michigan, failed to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games through the World Olympic Qualifier on Saturday.
Author: Detroit Free Press
Posted: May 8, 2021, 6:40 pm
The U.S. Olympic fencing roster is complete. It will be the largest in history should all 24 athletes compete in Tokyo.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 8, 2021, 2:12 pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) -Top Olympic official John Coates said on Saturday that while Japanese sentiment turning against the Tokyo Games was a "concern", he could foresee no scenario under which the sporting showpiece would not go ahead. Questions have been raised about the viability of staging the Games in July and August with Tokyo in a state of emergency as Japan continues to struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Coates, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) point man for the Games as chair of the coordination commission, said he had no doubt that the Games, already postponed by a year because of the pandemic, would proceed as planned.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 8, 2021, 1:22 am
The June 4-13 event in Rio de Janeiro was Canada's last chance qualifier event for the Tokyo Olympics in men's artistic, women's artistic, and rhythmic gymnastics. "We realize the impact these decisions have on our athletes, especially those senior athletes that have dedicated so many years to their ambition of competing at the Olympic Games," Gymnastics Canada Chief Executive Ian Moss said in a statement.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 7, 2021, 6:38 pm
Australian women's basketball player Liz Cambage threatened to boycott the Tokyo Olympics after a promotional photo shoot omitted Olympians of color.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: May 7, 2021, 5:47 pm
COVID restrictions could force Alex Morgan and other mothers of small children to choose between dreams of competing at Olympics and their families.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: May 7, 2021, 12:24 pm
Team USA has expected families won't be allowed to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for a while. Although a disappointment, athletes are adjusting.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: May 7, 2021, 11:07 am
Australian women's basketballer Liz Cambage has protested at a lack of racial diversity in Olympic photo-shoots of the country's athletes and suggested she might boycott the Tokyo Games if the situation did not change. Twice Olympian Cambage criticised pictures of Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes taken at sponsors' photo-shoots on her Instagram account. The Asics photo shoot included Indigenous Australian rugby sevens player Maurice Longbottom.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 7, 2021, 5:40 am
The IOC is pushing for athlete vaccinations as the pandemic accelerates two months before the Tokyo Olympics.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 6, 2021, 3:05 pm
NBC’s Olympics coverage is getting gamified. As Twitch continues to make inroads into live sports, the Amazon-owned streaming platform is partnering with the longtime Olympics broadcaster to produce and deliver interactive live content and shows surrounding this summer’s Tokyo Games on a new NBC Olympics Twitch channel. The two parties will collaborate to create original […]
Author: Sportico
Posted: May 6, 2021, 3:00 pm
J'den Cox, who missed weight at the Olympic Wrestling Trials, gave up his appeal and plans to return to the mat, bringing "the wrath of God."
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 6, 2021, 2:30 pm
Laurel Hubbard, a transgender weightlifter from New Zealand, is in position to qualify for the Olympics ahead of a May 31 deadline.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 6, 2021, 1:42 pm
Coronavirus vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech will donate doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 6, 2021, 1:02 pm
DK Metcalf's entry brought buzz into Sunday's USATF Golden Games and Distance Open, but otherwise it's the deepest track and field meet so far this year.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 6, 2021, 11:45 am
Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech will donate doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC said Thursday. Delivery of doses is set to begin this month to give Olympic delegations time to be fully vaccinated with a second shot before arriving in Tokyo for the games, which open on July 23. An agreement was announced in March between the IOC and Olympic officials in China to buy and distribute Chinese vaccines ahead of the Tokyo Games and next year's Beijing Winter Games.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 6, 2021, 11:05 am
Mandy Bujold would have preferred fighting this battle in the ring. Instead, the Tokyo Olympics fate for Canada’s best boxer lies in the hands of the Court of Arbitration for Sport after her qualifying tournament was scrapped due to the pandemic. Bujold and her lawyer, Sylvie Rodrigue, lost their appeal to the International Olympic Committee earlier this week, leaving CAS as her last chance to box in what would be her final Olympics.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 6, 2021, 6:29 am
Olympic legend Katie Ledecky joined The Rush to talk about her training regimen, finding a pool to swim in during covid and the IOC rules regarding Olympic protests.
Author: Yahoo Sports Videos
Posted: May 6, 2021, 2:46 am
Olympic champions Lilly King, Nathan Adrian, Allison Schmitt and Matt Grevers headline next week's Tyr Pro Swim Series stop in Indianapolis.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 5, 2021, 9:42 pm
(Reuters) -New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is on track to become the first transgender athlete to compete at an Olympics after meeting modified qualifying requirements for the Tokyo Games. The New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) said the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) had revised its qualifying due to the impact of COVID-19, putting Hubbard in the frame for Tokyo selection. "The NZOC can confirm that revised International Federation (IF) qualification systems are very likely to see a number of New Zealand weightlifters, including Commonwealth Games transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard, allocated an IF quota spot for Tokyo 2020," the NZOC said in a statement.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 5, 2021, 8:29 pm
Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics this summer are in for a restrained experience with pandemic precautions similar to before the emergence of vaccines.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: May 5, 2021, 2:17 pm
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is attempting to qualify for the USA Track and Field Olympic trials.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: May 5, 2021, 11:06 am
Sebastian Coe, the head of the world governing body of track and field, said a half-marathon test event run in Japan’s northern city of Sapporo on Wednesday made him confident that the Olympic marathon can be held successfully in the city when the Tokyo Games open in just under three months. Coe said strict protocols measures against COVID-19 were followed. Coe said "today Sapporo demonstrated the highest level of capability to organize successful� marathon and race walk events.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: May 5, 2021, 7:06 am
The 10 fastest 100m sprinters in history who also played in NFL regular season games.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 4, 2021, 8:09 pm
Eight-time Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters - who already owns medals in three sports – will be aiming to win a medal in a fourth sport: cycling.
Author: On Her Turf
Posted: May 4, 2021, 12:00 pm
The Labour candidate said he will work with "leading figures from sport, government, business and communities" to set up a committee into a London bid for the 2036 or 2040 Games, as part of his campaign. The 2012 Olympic Games were centred around the Olympic Park in East London. "Exploring a bid for the 2036 or 2040 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the ultimate demonstration of my plan to build a brighter future for London after the pandemic," Khan said ahead of a visit to Earlsfield Amateur Boxing Club in Wandsworth.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 4, 2021, 5:56 am
DK Metcalf, the Seattle Seahawks wide receiver and one of the fastest players in the NFL, is set for the USATF Golden Games track meet.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 3, 2021, 7:22 pm
She is ranked fourth in the world in singles and is guaranteed to be one of the top four American women in the rankings after the French Open, when the teams will be set. Currently trailing her are Serena Williams, Jennifer Brady and Alison Riske. While Williams and Brady appear to be strong contenders to clinch a Tokyo berth, the fourth spot is up for grabs, with Riske, Madison Keys, Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff all in contention.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 3, 2021, 5:24 pm
If Jessica Long swims competitively for as long as she hopes, she will be one of the most recognizable athletes when the Paralympics return to the U.S.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 3, 2021, 3:00 pm
Kerri Walsh Jennings is in position to reach a sixth Olympics at age 42, but it will likely come down to the last qualifying tournament.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 3, 2021, 1:00 pm
Sofia Kenin became the first American tennis player to mathematically clinch a Tokyo Olympic spot, more than a month before the fields are determined via world rankings.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 3, 2021, 11:00 am
The women's hockey world championship, twice postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been rescheduled.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 1, 2021, 10:43 am
Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, the 2018 Olympic pairs' figure skating champions who haven't competed in three years, will not return to competition.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: May 1, 2021, 10:43 am
TOKYO (Reuters) -Diving and volleyball on Saturday became the first Olympic test events to include international athletes since such competitions resumed last month, as both began under close supervision in Tokyo. The diving World Cup, also a qualifier for this summer's Games, features more than 200 athletes from 50 countries including powerhouse China. "We're not allowed out of our rooms, where you have to stay... - no outdoor air, no human interaction," said U.S. women's diver Sarah Bacon.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 1, 2021, 9:07 am
Around 100 athletes and coaches will get their first shots on Thursday, while around 500 others will be inoculated by the first week of May before they travel to Japan for the Games, Yonhap said, citing the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC). The KSOC did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. COVID-19 vaccinations are not mandatory for participation in the Olympics, but they are recommended.
Author: Reuters
Posted: April 28, 2021, 8:49 am
Thirty-six men's and women's singles players, and 16 mixed doubles pairs will feature at the WTT (World Table Tennis) Grand Smashes Trials and Olympic Simulation, to be held in Xinxiang in northern Henan province from May 3-7 ahead of the Olympics which begin in July. The tournament is open to paddlers who have qualified for singles competitions at China's National Games, finalists in singles events at the under-18 and under-15 national championships, and young players who have qualified through other competitions.
Author: Reuters
Posted: April 28, 2021, 3:58 am
Now 24, the Russian "Empress" returned to worlds six years after winning to claim the silver medal, followed by a World Team Trophy victory.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 28, 2021, 12:27 am
Ryan Murphy’s interests extend far beyond the swimming pool, as the three-time Olympic gold medalist is putting his love of finance to good use by playing the stock market. In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, the Tokyo 2021 hopeful shares his tricks of the trade.
Author: Yahoo Sports Videos
Posted: April 27, 2021, 5:02 pm
Britain will be sending its strongest ever swimming team to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Team GB head Mark England said on Tuesday after an initial squad of 28 was announced with more to come before July. Reigning Olympic 100m breaststroke champion and world record holder Adam Peaty is the standout name in a lineup of multiple medallists. Chef de mission England told reporters the country was expecting great things in the pool when the delayed Games start in July.
Author: Reuters
Posted: April 27, 2021, 3:38 pm
Olympic gold and silver medallists Park In-bee and Lydia Ko said Tuesday they were not worried about playing at the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games despite a surge in infections in Japan.
Author: AFP
Posted: April 27, 2021, 6:52 am
A look at the steps Japan is taking to control COVID outbreaks with 88 days to go until the Summer Olympics.
Author: ABC News Videos
Posted: April 26, 2021, 9:58 pm
Frenchman Axel Mazella has not yet officially secured a spot for the 2024 Olympics but he is still excited that kiteboarding will make its debut at the Paris Games. The 24-year-old Mazella, a double kitefoil world champion in 2017 and 2019, is part of a dominant France team that will be looking to shine on home waters in Marseille. At the Olympics, kiteboarding will have a kitefoil mixed relay race, with the kiters standing on a surfboard powered by their kite as they hit a speed of 35 knots (65 kph).
Author: Reuters
Posted: April 26, 2021, 11:59 am
Seb Coe, World Athletics President, discussed track's global conversation and answered questions on athlete protests, Christian Coleman and Caster Semenya.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: April 26, 2021, 10:33 am