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‘Race and Sports in America: Conversations’ primetime special covers social justice, combating inequality
Athletes talk social justice, locker room conversations about race and ways that sports can help combat inequality in a primetime special.
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Shelby Houlihan shatters American 5000m record
Shelby Houlihan chopped 10.52 seconds off her own American 5000m record.
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Can T.J. Oshie, other established Olympic hockey stars hold on for 2022?
Now that the NHL is close to returning to the Winter Games, the question: which 2014 Olympians will have a difficult time returning to rosters in 2022?
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NHL closer to Olympic hockey return for 2022, 2026
The NHL took a major step to returning to the Olympics in 2022 and 2026 after a one-Winter Games hiatus in 2018.
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Lara van Ruijven, short track speed skating world champion, dies at 27
Lara van Ruijven, a world champion short track speed skater from the Netherlands, has died following complications from an autoimmune disorder
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Usain Bolt, sleep-deprived dad and budding cyclist, would unretire if the man in charge called
Usain Bolt isn't doing much running these days, but he would unretire if one man asked him to: longtime coach Glen Mills.
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British gymnastics stars speak up about abuse amid investigation
Becky and Ellie Downie spoke out about specific abuses they've experienced in the gymnastics, becoming the latest athletes to come forward this week.
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Noah Lyles’ unbelievable time comes with an oops at Inspiration Games
Noah Lyles briefly appeared to break Usain Bolt's 200m world record at the Inspiration Games before an error was noticed.
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Jeff Gadley, Willie Davenport changed bobsled as Winter Olympic pioneers
Jeff Gadley and Willie Davenport became the first Black men to compete on a U.S. Winter Olympic team in 1980.
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Chris Froome to leave Ineos, join Israeli team
Chris Froome's contract with Team Ineos won't be renewed after this season, seven weeks before he goes for his fifth Tour de France title.
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Finn Christian Jagge, 1992 Olympic slalom champion, dies at 54
Finn Christian Jagge, the surprise 1992 Olympic slalom champion, has died at age 54, according to Norway’s Olympic a Committee.
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Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin, Olympian, world champion snowboarder, drowns in spearfishing accident
Alex "Chumpy" Pullin, an Olympian and world champion snowboarder, drowned while spearfishing on Australia’s Gold Coast on Wednesday.
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Shaunae Miller-Uibo leans toward Olympic decision, schedule unchanged
Shaunae Miller-Uibo said she likely will not defend her Olympic 400m title in Tokyo in favor of racing the 200m because the turnaround is too tight.
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Copenhagen withdraws as 2021 World Gymnastics Championships host, cites pandemic
Copenhagen withdrew as host of the 2021 World Gymnastics Championships, citing financial strain as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Allyson Felix, Noah Lyles headline Inspiration Games; TV, stream info
In Allyson Felix's 17 years on the senior international level, she has never experienced anything like what the Inspiration Games will bring.
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Usain Bolt shares first photos of baby daughter, Olympia Lightning Bolt
Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett shared the first public photos -- and the unique name -- of his daughter, Olympia Lightning Bolt.
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Tai Babilonia, a U.S. Winter Olympic original, credits figure skating trailblazer
When Tai Babilonia debuted at the Olympics in 1976, the fact that her presence in Innsbruck, Austria, was historic did not enter her 15-year-old mind.
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Alex Zanardi, auto racer turned Paralympic champion, has 5-hour surgery to rebuild face after crash
Alex Zanardi, auto racer turned Paralympic champion, underwent a five-hour surgery to reconstruct his face following a crash on his handbike.
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Shawn Johnson East shares struggles with body image, prescription drugs
Shawn Johnson East detailed past struggles with body image and prescription drugs and reflected on her eating disorder as an elite athlete.
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Wrestling world championships rescheduled for 2020
A world wrestling championships is planned for December in Belgrade, should health and safety measures be met considering the coronavirus pandemic.
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Lin Dan, badminton legend, retires: ‘It is very difficult to say goodbye’
Lin Dan, arguably the greatest badminton player in history, announced retirement Saturday, citing "pain and injuries" at age 36.
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MyKayla Skinner’s motivation for Tokyo: her Rio Olympic experience
MyKayla Skinner remembers the moment she was told she didn't make the 2016 Olympic team. She's working so that history doesn't repeat in 2021.
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Wilson Kipsang, former marathon world-record holder, banned 4 years
Wilson Kipsang, a former marathon world-record holder, was banned four years over missed drug tests and giving a false statement.
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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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