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Tokyo 2020 takes sport to the people with “Tokyo Waterfront City” concept - Olympic News  Olympics

We not only want people to come to the Olympic Games, we also want to take the Games to the people. We want to make Olympic sport as accessible.

Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have $60000  Bloomington Pantagraph

TOKYO (AP) — Having trouble getting tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics?

The Real Hurdle at Tokyo’s Olympic Test Events: The Heat  The New York Times

The heat is on as Tokyo faces extreme temperatures during test events a year out from the 2020 Olympic Games.

Brooke Raboutou is first U.S. Olympic sport climbing qualifier  OlympicTalk

Sport climbing makes its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 offers 2D sports  Polygon

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take players 56 years back in time to the 1964 Summer Olympics with 8- and 16-bit versions of Nintendo ...

South Korea concerned over food safety at Olympics with events slated for Fukushima  The Guardian

South Korea is considering making its own arrangements to feed its athletes at next year's Tokyo Olympics, citing concerns over the safety of food from ...

Motor Boating, Tug of War and 3 More Odd Olympic Sports From the Past  BBC History Magazine

From club swinging to croquet, a range of unusual sports have appeared at the Olympics over the years, as historian Julian Humphrys explains.

Mark Pavelich, Miracle on Ice skater, jailed on assault charges; family suspects CTE  OlympicTalk

Mark Pavelich, a Miracle on Ice star, reportedly beat a neighbor with a metal pole.

Senators introduce bill to hold U.S. Olympic sports accountable after sex scandals  USA TODAY

It will take an Act of Congress to help protect athletes and make sure sex abuse in U.S. Olympic sports never happens again.

Japan's new Olympic sport: Guessing the final torch-bearer in 2020  CBC Sports

With the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away, speculation is growing in Japan over who will be the final torchbearer to light the cauldron in the new Olympic ...

CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying in FIFA window | Sports  Arizona Daily Star

MIAMI (AP) — Men's Olympic soccer qualifying for North and Central America and the Caribbean will take place during a FIFA international match window from ...

Famed figure skating coach Richard Callaghan banned for sexual misconduct  USA TODAY

U.S. figure skating coach Richard Callaghan, who led Tara Lipinski to the 1998 Olympic gold medal and Todd Eldredge to the 1996 world championship and six ...

Martin takes aim at Olympic Games | Sports  Murray Ledger and Times

MURRAY —After graduating from Murray State with an engineering-physics degree this past spring, MacKenzie Martin has decided to put her life on hold for a ...

Tokyo 2020 Full Schedule: All Sports Start Days  Sports Illustrated

Check out the full schedule for when sports start at Tokyo 2020.

Pan American protesters placed on probation | Olympic Sports  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

DENVER — The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee has handed down 12-month probations to the athletes who protested on the medals stand at the Pan ...

Pan Am Games Protesters Get Probation. Olympians Get a Warning.  The New York Times

Two athletes who protested the national anthem at a recent competition were placed on 12 months' probation. But stopping other competitors from making ...

Why does a popular Olympic sport struggle year round?

'I thought: Is this what professional sports has come to? Is it even a professional sport if we can't make a living from it?' - CBC Sports Player's Own Voice.

Tokyo Olympics to feature new sports, return of baseball, softball in 2020  OlympicTalk

The Tokyo Olympics feature the debut of karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.

What Will Surprise You About the 2020 Olympics: One of the World's Best Climbers (at 18!), an LGBTQ Trailblazer & More

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are less than one year away: Here's what you need to know about the athlete hopefuls and new sports like skateboarding.

Olympic star Ledecká receives highest sports award in Czech Republic

Double Olympic gold medallist Ester Ledecká has received the Czech Republic's highest sports award for her history-making performance at last year's Winter ...

Colombian Olympic Committee partner with university to improve sport governance

The Colombian Olympic Committee and the University of Applied and Environmental Sciences in Bogotá are developing a research project entitled ...

San Diego boxer sets sights on Tokyo 2020 Olympics  10News

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A San Diego boxer who missed out on the 2016 Olympic games has her eyes set on 2020. Danyelle Wolf missed out on the 2016 ...

Get up and Gab, year-round school, favorite Olympic sports, and a baffle with the gang from 104.1 KBEAR

Should school be year-round? What is your favorite Olympic sport? Why can't the Morning Edition crew figure out these 'baffles?' It's all covered in this week's ...

David Rudisha set to miss world championships  OlympicTalk

David Rudisha is set to miss the world championships during a two-year break from competition.

Miracle on Ice's Mark Pavelich arrested | News, Sports, Jobs  The Adirondack Daily Enterprise

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) - Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers ...

Ryan Lochte & Regan Smith Highlight This Weeks Olympic Sports Programming Across NBC Sports  Broadway World

12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte and women's 100m and 200m backstroke world record holder Regan Smith (age 17) headline NBC Sports' coverage of ...

More watch asked for Olympic sports  NWAOnline

A bill spurred by Larry Nassar's sex crimes and other mishandled abuse cases would allow Congress to fire the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's entire ...

Caster Semenya laments lack of support, hints at trying other sports  OlympicTalk

South African runner Caster Semenya emphatically said Wednesday she does not plan to retire despite a ruling that she cannot compete in the near future.

Why a 62-year-old played at the world badminton championships  OlympicTalk

Mathew Fogarty said badminton's European elite made fun of him for playing professionally at age 59. That was three years ago. Fogarty still competes at the ...

A Russian B-Boy Dreams of Gold  The New York Times

The inclusion of unconventional sports in future Olympics is creating a new breed of aspiring medalist. Sergey Chernyshev, a break dancer known as ...

Alex Honnold "excited" for sport climbing's Olympic debut  Olympic Channel

The star of Oscar-winning climbing documentary 'Free Solo' is looking forward to the sport's Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, but the American admits he's "too old ...

Here Are the Newest Sports at the 2020 Summer Olympics  Sportscasting

There are going to be five new sports in the Olympics next summer. Get to know them before the torch is lit.

Triathletes chase direct Olympic qualification berths in Tokyo test event  OlympicTalk

Top-ranked Katie Zaferes and other U.S. triathletes can punch their tickets for the 2020 Olympics in a test event in Tokyo.

Surfing legend Kelly Slater named to World Surfing Games team  OlympicTalk

Kelly Slater will participate in a mandatory event for Olympic qualification, joining a U.S. team that features the top-ranked man and woman in the world.

Rock climbing to debut as an Olympic sport next summer

Rock climbing will make its debut as an Olympic sport during the Tokyo Games next summer.

Utah Olympic Park announces major expansion — 'We're here to grow athletes'  Salt Lake Tribune

Park City • An $11 million expansion announced Tuesday for Utah Olympic Park is as much about creating new generations of winter sports enthusiasts as it is ...

Simone Biles’ road to GOAT status, sixth U.S. all-around title, and how it almost didn’t happen  OlympicTalk

Simone Biles tied a 67-year-old record with her sixth U.S. all-around title.

Garnbret retains Combined title at sport climbing world champs to confirm status as Tokyo 2020 favourite  Olympic Channel

Janja Garnbret retained her Combined world title on Tuesday (20th August) to confirm her status as the best women's sport climber on the planet. The Slovenian ...

Dalilah Muhammad breaks 400m hurdles world record after ‘freak’ concussion  OlympicTalk

Dalilah Muhammad broke the 16-year-old world record in the 400m hurdles at USATF Outdoors.

Stoked! Skateboarding to make debut as Olympic sport in Tokyo in 2020 WTLV-WJXX

"It's definitely becoming more and more of a cultural thing again like it used to."

Amanda Anisimova out of U.S. Open after father’s death  OlympicTalk

U.S. tennis player Amanda Anisimova withdrew from the U.S. Open after her father's sudden death.

Shaun White might compete in 2020 Olympics as a skateboarder  Yahoo Sports

Shaun White is strapping wheels to his snowboard and gearing up to compete for a spot in the 2020 Olympics debut of skateboarding.

Is bowling an Olympic sport?  Olympic Channel

Bowling may not be at Tokyo 2020, but it is at the 2019 Pan American Games, watch out for Jakob Butturff.

Mo Farah focused on Chicago Marathon defense, not ruling out 10,000m double  OlympicTalk

Mo Farah switched to full-time road running after earning four Olympic track titles.

Canada's Vincent Lapointe reveals she tested positive for muscle-building substance  CBC News

Canadian canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe addresses the media Tuesday following her recent positive test for the muscle-building substance Ligandrol.

Amro Elgeziry, three-time Egyptian Olympian, qualifies for 2020 U.S. Olympic team  OlympicTalk

Amro Elgeziry qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in modern pentathlon.

America's Cup winners back in groove for Olympics tilt  The Telegram

By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Winning the Tokyo Olympics test event in Enoshima may have appeared a cakewalk for Rio gold medalists Peter ...

Wrestler, already stripped of one Olympic gold medal, loses another one  OlympicTalk

Artur Taymazov was stripped of his second Olympic gold medal for doping.

Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by John Coughlin  OlympicTalk

Ashley Wagner said John Coughlin, who killed himself in January, sexually assaulted her when she was 17.

KETK Today anchors try newly approved Olympic sports  KETK | FOX51 |

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The countdown to Tokyo 2020 Olympics starts today. The summer games are exactly one year away. To get in the spirit and show off ...

Auburn soccer tops Mercer 3-0 to complete perfect preseason  Opelika Auburn News

A thousand thoughts could have flashed through Sydney Richards' mind.

Race Imboden kneels, Gwen Berry raises fist on Pan Am Games podium  OlympicTalk

Race Imboden could face consequences from the USOPC for his podium protest.

Ryan Held, after lean years post Rio, now among world’s fastest swimmers  OlympicTalk

Ryan Held swam the fastest-ever 100m freestyle in a U.S. pool at the national championships.

Fukushima, Site of Nuclear Disaster after Japan Tsunami, Set to Host Olympic Events  The Weather Channel

Fukushima, site of a partial nuclear meltdown after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, will host softball and baseball events during ...

Allison Schmitt continues swimming comeback with national title  OlympicTalk

Allison Schmitt, an eight-time Olympic medalist, won the 200m freestyle at the U.S. Championships.

Dana Vollmer to retire from swimming with five Olympic gold medals  OlympicTalk

Dana Vollmer retired from swimming after earning three Olympic medals in Rio as a mom.

Fukushima, Japan to Host Olympic Events in 2020  The Weather Channel

Meteorologist Danielle Banks says during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Fukushima will host two events. The events will be held about 45 miles from site of a ...

Bob Snyder: Competitive texting could be an Olympic sport  Alaska Highway News

DINING DETAIL: It's time to take our weekly wander through the world of weirdness and chew on some news items, being very careful not to swallow. In New ...

As baseball returns to the Olympics, remembering the U.S.’ unlikely gold-medal team  OlympicTalk

Three members of the 2000 U.S. Olympic baseball team remember their gold-medal run.

A look at 5 prominent doping incidents involving Canadian athletes  CBC Sports

Canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe is the latest Canadian Olympic medal hopeful to get caught up in a doping controversy. She has tested positive for the ...

Breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing provisionally included on Paris 2024 Olympic sports programme - Olympic News  Olympics

Breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been provisionally included on the sports programme of the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The decision ...

Sally Pearson, Olympic 100m hurdles champion, retires  OlympicTalk

Sally Pearson cited recent injuries in retiring from track and field.

George Morris, Olympic equestrian medalist, coach, banned for life  OlympicTalk

George Morris was banned for life over allegations of sexual misconduct involving a minor.

Justin Gatlin, with Usain Bolt gone, shows the kids he’s still spry  OlympicTalk

Justin Gatlin, at 37, is still one of the world's fastest men.

Olympic sport Ohio State athletes earn pre-season accolades  Land-Grant Holy Land

NCAA women's soccer is set to kick off later this month, and an Ohio State player will be one of the top players to watch nationally when she takes the field ...

Nathan Adrian calls Lance Armstrong his "sport inspiration"  Olympic Channel

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Nathan Adrian has named cycling cheat Lance Armstrong as his inspiration as he recovers from testicular cancer.

Ryan Lochte sets return from suspension  OlympicTalk

Ryan Lochte was banned 14 months after a social media blunder.

Swedish women’s hockey players boycott over pay dispute  OlympicTalk

Sweden's women's hockey team, the only European team to dent the U.S.-Canada dominance in the Olympics, announced Friday it would boycott an upcoming ...

U.S. climbing champ Johnson on what to expect at Tokyo 2020  Olympic Channel

The U.S. champion tells us what to expect at the Olympic debut for sport climbing, and how the new Combined format makes it harder for athletes who are often ...

Andrew Wilson sets personal best to win World Cup breaststroke race  OlympicTalk

Andrew Wilson was the first U.S. winner at a Swimming World Cup stop in Singapore, while four other Americans earned medals.

Caeleb Dressel, U.S. women wrap swimming world championships with medals and records  OlympicTalk

U.S. breaststroke Lilly King rebounded from a disqualification in the 200m heats to win the 50m final.

Andy Murray set to skip U.S. Open to focus on singles  OlympicTalk

Andy Murray's is shifting his comeback effort from doubles to singles, a decision that will keep him out of the U.S. Open.

Allure of another women's soccer medal has Sinclair looking forward to 2020 Olympics  CBC Sports

The sting of Canada's World Cup disappointment has been replaced by the allure of another Olympic women's soccer medal for Christine Sinclair. Sinclair said ...

Fewer fireworks events in Japan next summer due to Olympics  Kyodo News Plus

People in Japan are likely to enjoy fewer fireworks next summer due to the commitment of security personnel and resources to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic ...

WATCH LIVE: USATF Outdoor Championships featuring Allyson Felix, Christian Coleman  OlympicTalk

Allyson Felix races in her first meet since becoming a mom, live on NBC Sports.

Leo Manzano, Olympic 1500m silver medalist, retires  OlympicTalk

Leo Manzano, a two-time Olympian, earned the first U.S. 1500m medal in 44 years.

Olympic Test Events: Indian men’s and women’s teams pass the test ahead of final exams  The Indian Express

While the women's team, improving with every tournament, remained undefeated in the four-nation tournament, the men's team exacted revenge on New ...

Des Linden decides to keep racing, enters New York City Marathon  OlympicTalk

Des Linden, the 2018 Boston Marathon champion, headlines the U.S. field for the New York City Marathon.

Latest move for Simone Biles: instructor  Houston Chronicle

Of all the words she never expected to hear during her remarkable career, perhaps these are the most unexpected of all: Simone Biles, uneven parallel bars ...

Tokyo 2020: GB win four medals on first day of Olympic test event  BBC Sport

Great Britain win four medals on the first day of medal racing at the Olympic test event in Enoshima, Japan.

Fossali and Miroslaw and claim sport climbing world speed titles  Olympic Channel

Aleksandra Miroslaw successfully defended her speed climbing World Championship title with an impressive performance in Hachioji on Saturday (17th August) ...

Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles, Michael Norman take sprint stage at USATF Outdoors  OlympicTalk

A lot of people don't know this, Michael Norman pointed out, but Norman, Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles were once all in the same race. It was the 200m ...

These Are the New Sports We May See at the 2024 Summer Olympics  Self

Paris, the 2024 host city, wants to reach young city-dwellers and make the Games more interactive with the proposed addition of these popular sports.

Paris 2024 puts forward its proposal for new sports - Olympic News  Olympics

Paris 2024 today put forward its proposal to the IOC for new sports to be included on the Olympic programme, which included breaking, skateboarding, sport ...

Max Parrot, Olympic silver medalist snowboarder, beats cancer  OlympicTalk

Max Parrot, the Olympic slopestyle silver medalist, beat cancer seven months after his diagnosis.

Canadian sprint canoeist Laurence Vincent Lapointe tests positive for banned substance  CBC Sports

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe of Trois-Rivieres, Que., will not compete at this week's canoe sprint world championships in Szeged, Hungary after failing an ...

IOC Executive Board accepts Paris 2024 proposal for new sports - Olympic News  Olympics

The IOC Executive Board today supported the recommendation of the Olympic Programme Commission to put forward Paris 2024's proposal for new sports ...

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang granted public trial for doping hearing  CBC Sports

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang will get the rare public trial he wants after an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the ...

Birmingham Grand Prix: Dina Asher-Smith shines to take second in 200m 'Olympic final'  BBC Sport

Dina Asher-Smith underlines why is she seen as a World Championships medal contender with an impressive display in the 200m at the Birmingham Grand ...

Tokyo 2020 unveils mascot images representing Olympic sports and disciplines - Olympic News  Olympics

The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has unveiled images of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot, Miraitowa, in a wide variety of ...

Eyeing Olympic Glory, Teen Shooter Divyansh Beats PUBG ‘Addiction’  The Quint

From PUBG Mobile Game to Olympics: Indian Shooter Divyansh Panwar created a sensation by earning a quota place for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games by ...

Spartan Ultra World Championship: The $1m race designed to 'break the world’s best'  BBC Sport

In December 2018 hundreds of athletes gathered in Iceland to run a uniquely gruelling race - with one man's sights on a $1m prize.

Shot putter Storl out of worlds with back injury  ESPN

Two-time world shot put champion David Storl says he will miss the track world championships with a back injury.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games detailed events schedule announced - Olympic News  Olympics

Get your diaries out – it's starting to feel very real: Tokyo 2020 today announced the order of events for each sporting session at next summer's Olympic Games.

Paris 2024 Submits Proposal For 4 New Summer Olympic Sports  SwimSwam

Paris 2024 organizers have put forth its proposal to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for four sports to be included in that year's Summer Olympic ...

How the IOC finances a better world through sport - Olympic News  Olympics

The IOC is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to using the revenue generated from the Olympic Games to assist athletes and develop sport worldwide.

Japan likely to see fewer fireworks next summer due to Olympics  The Japan Times

People in Japan are likely to enjoy fewer firework displays next summer due to the commitment of security personnel and resources to the 2020 Olympic and P.

Nick Nurse prepares for next coaching challenge — qualifying Canada for Olympics  CBC News

Less than two months after leading the Toronto Raptors to a historic first-ever NBA title, head coach Nick Nurse says he's ready to get back on the court for his ...

All Blacks stars snub shot at Olympic sevens glory  Sport24

Wellington - New Zealand Rugby revealed on Thursday that no current All Blacks will represent their country in sevens at next year's Tokyo Olympics.