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As Cullen Jones leaves Olympic-level competition, his mission is amplified
Cullen Jones recently retired from Olympic-level swimming, but outside of competition, he is amplifying his life-saving mission.
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World Alpine Skiing Championships on for 2021 after request to delay rejected
A request by the organizers of next year’s skiing world championships in Italy to postpone the event by one year was rejected.
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Russia track and field athlete clearance frozen due to unpaid fine
The program allowing Russian track athletes to compete internationally will be frozen because the country’s federation failed to pay a fine on time.
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Jason Brown remains optimistic facing uncertain skating season
Whether there is competition next figure skating season or not, Jason Brown remains optimistic and focused on the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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Rikako Ikee, Japan swim star, eyes competition return from leukemia
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee reportedly set a goal to return to swimming competition in October from a February 2019 leukemia diagnosis.
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Short track world champion ‘fighting for her life’
Lara van Ruijven, a world champion short track speed skater from the Netherlands, is "fighting for her life" with an autoimmune disorder.
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Elana Meyers Taylor’s claims of racism in bobsled being investigated
Bobsled's international federation is investigating triple Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor's claims of racism in the sport.
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Female skateboarders’ Olympic path set by pioneering fight for equality
Female skateboarders once organized to boycott the biggest competition in the sport. The next generation will now compete on the Olympic stage.
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Figure skating Grand Prix decisions due before potential fields named
Figure skating Grand Prix fields are usually published in June. The timeline changes this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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World Rugby Sevens Series ends early due to coronavirus pandemic
The World Rugby Sevens Series canceled this season's remaining stops in September and October due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Kohei Uchimura will not defend Olympic all-around title; will he still get to Tokyo?
The greatest male gymnast in history may be shut out of his home Olympics. Kohei Uchimura is making concessions, 13 months before the Opening Ceremony.
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Michael Phelps narrated film, ‘The Weight of Gold,’ on Olympians, mental health, sets premiere
Michael Phelps and at least 10 more Olympians are featured in "The Weight of Gold," a film on Olympians and mental health.
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John Carlos, U.S. athletes want new policy for Olympic protests
John Carlos and U.S. Olympic athlete leaders want the IOC to abolish its rule on athlete protests and develop a new policy.
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Luge officials ‘well-prepared’ for full World Cup season
Races will be held in seven different countries, including a World Cup stop in Lake Placid, New York, on Jan. 23 and 24 hosted by USA Luge and the Olympic Regional Development Authority.
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Ex-Paralympian rower found dead during California-Hawaii voyage
Angela Madesen was a three-time Paralympian and Marine Corps veteran who aimed to be the first paraplegic and oldest woman to row the Pacific Ocean.
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NYC Marathon canceled for 2020
Entrants for the 2020 race will be offered a full refund of their entry fee or a guaranteed entry to either the 2021, 2022 or 2023 marathon.
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River swimming, Zwift, indoor tennis; Paralympians find unique training amid coronavirus pandemic
U.S. hopefuls for Tokyo had to find unique ways to train amid the coronavirus pandemic. A look at how athletes adapted in four different Paralympic sports.
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Novak Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19
The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia
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On Olympic and Paralympic Day, how both Games intersected over time
The annual Olympic Day, celebrating the rebirth of the Olympics dating to June 23, 1894, is now known in the U.S. as Olympic and Paralympic Day.
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Alysa Liu, U.S. figure skating champion, changes coaches
Alysa Liu, who became the youngest U.S. figure skating champion ever at age 13, is changing coaches less than two years before the Beijing Olympics.
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Grigor Dimitrov has coronavirus; Novak Djokovic tennis event canceled
Grigor Dimitrov tested positive for coronavirus, leading to the cancellation of an exhibition event where Novak Djokovic was due to play in the final.
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Alex Zanardi in medically induced coma after crashing handbike into truck
“We won’t see what his neurological state is until he wakes up — if he wakes up," said the doctor who operated on Alex Zanardi after the auto racer turned Paralympic champion's crash.
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Chloé Dygert had the most dominant ride in history. It still drives her nuts
As Chloé Dygert stood atop the podium, after the most dominant time trial in world road cycling championships history, she had to remind herself to smile.
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Alex Zanardi airlifted to hospital after accident
Alex Zanardi was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Siena following a road accident.
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Swimmer cites mom’s blood for doping ban
Argentine swimmer Guillermo Bertola has been banned for four years in a doping case in which he said he received a transfusion of his mother’s blood.
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Dathan Wickson’s wrestling story wowed Jordan Burroughs
Dathan Wickson received a courage award from Jordan Burroughs, his favorite wrestler, less than two years after brain surgery.
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Paralympic programming set for primetime over the next 3 weeks
A total of 58 hours of Paralympic programming air on NBCSN and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA over the next three weeks.
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Tommie Smith, John Carlos weigh in on potential athlete demonstrations at Tokyo Olympics
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised black-gloved fists at the Olympics, discussed the potential for athlete demonstrations at the Tokyo Games next year.
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Larisa Iordache, once Simone Biles’ closest rival, chases comeback
Larisa Iordache, the closest rival to Simone Biles, hopes to join her at the Tokyo Olympics after not competing for the last three years.
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Dustin Johnson, world No. 5 golfer, reconsiders Olympic stance
Dustin Johnson will reconsider playing the Olympics in 2021, should the PGA Tour schedule be more favorable to flying to Tokyo between top-flight events.
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AVP beach volleyball tour sets Champions Cup Series as sub for regular season
The AVP Champions Cup Series will take place on successive weekends in July and August.
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Serena Williams will play at U.S. Open
Serena Williams, eyeing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, plans to play the U.S. Open in two months without fans.
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Christian Coleman suspended after disputed missed drug test
World 100m champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended for missing drug tests, a ban that puts his Olympic hopes in jeopardy.
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Who is Australia’s greatest Olympian?
Australia's top five Olympians come from swimming, track and field, field hockey and rowing.
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Rohan Dennis reflects on time trial, weighs Tour de France, gold medals
For Rohan Dennis, the last year included the most difficult two months of his life, the best moment of his career and a move to the world's dominant team.
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Christian Coleman disputes missed drug test that could bring suspension
Christian Coleman, the world 100m champion, said he could be suspended after missing a drug test that he believes shouldn't be a strike on his record.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo OKs U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that the U.S. Open tennis tournament will held in late August as part of the state’s reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Luce Douady, youth world champion climber, dies after cliff accident
Luce Douady, a youth world champion climber from France, died after a climbing accident at a cliff. She was 16.
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U.S. Open moves forward with no-fans plan
The U.S. Tennis Association intends to hold the U.S. Open in New York starting in August without spectators.
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Maddie Rooney, Olympic hockey hero, takes her talent to Centennial High School
Maddie Rooney, the star goalie of the U.S. Olympic women's hockey team, received a surprise phone call that led to an unusual gig for a hockey star.
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When Mark McGwire played at the Olympics
Mark McGwire may be the most famous Olympic baseball player.
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Sky Brown on skateboard crash: Even Beyonce falls
Sky Brown, the 11-year-old Olympic skateboarding hopeful who suffered skull fractures in a recent crash, chose to post video of the fall to send a message.
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When Michael Jordan lost in wheelchair basketball to future Paralympian
In 1987, Eric Barber, 16, wrote in to an NBC show called Sports Fantasy to pitch his dream: to play Michael Jordan one-on-one.
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Commonwealth Games open to athletes taking a knee
The Commonwealth Games, the biggest summer multi-sport event outside the Olympics, could allow athlete activism, such as taking a knee, at its next edition.
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‘Derek Jeter of Japan’ set to star at Tokyo Olympics
Hayato Sakamoto is in line to be one of the faces of the Tokyo Olympics across all sports. He has been labeled "the Derek Jeter of Japan."
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Top U.S. Olympic boxing hopeful, softball player cleared of doping violations caused by sex
A top U.S. Olympic boxing hopeful and an already named U.S. Olympic softball player were cleared of potential doping violations due to sexual transmission.
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Karsten Warholm runs fastest 300m hurdles in history at Impossible Games
Karsten Warholm ran the fastest 300m hurdles in history in a solo race in a largely empty stadium, clocking 33.78 seconds at the Impossible Games in Oslo.
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Karsten Warholm sets world record in 300m hurdles
Karsten Warholm sets a new record in the 300m hurdles during the 2020 Impossible Games in Oslo.
USA Cycling names Olympic long team, finalists for Tokyo Games
Kate Courtney, a world champion mountain biker, leads 38 finalists for the U.S. Olympic cycling team across the road, track and mountain events.
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Allyson Felix details ‘powerful experience’ participating in Black Lives Matter protest
Allyson Felix said it was "a powerful experience" recently participating in a Black Lives Matter protest.
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