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Cancel the Tokyo Olympics? It's unlikely. Here's why

Tokyo — Are the Tokyo Olympics on, or off? Weighed down by a litany of negative news, unwanted by much of the Japanese public and medical community, the fate of the Games seems murky. Start searching online for "Olympics," and it often auto-fills with "cancellation." But while questions about the...
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What Happened to Carl Lewis and Where is the Olympic Legend Now?

Who is the greatest track and field athlete of all time? If you are of a younger generation, the first name that comes to mind is Usain Bolt. Hey, that’s a fair choice. After all, Bolt is an elite sprinter with the world record in the 100-meter dash, the jewel event of track and field.
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Biden reaffirms support for Summer Olympics

President Biden reaffirmed his support for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo during a meeting this weekend with Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide at the G7 summit. State of play: The games are scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8 and come as Japan navigates recent spikes in coronavirus cases.
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Biden reaffirms support for Tokyo Olympics to Japan's Suga

(Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support for the Tokyo Olympics at a meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday, highlighting the necessity of imposing public health measures ensuring the safety of those involved. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which were postponed last year due...
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No, Fidel Castro wasn’t drafted by the Yankees. But you can still see him on the mound

There is a persistent myth that Fidel Castro, the Communist guerrilla fighter turned Revolutionary leader, Cuban Prime Minister, and President, was, as a student, scouted as a prospect for U.S. Major League baseball teams. This is not true. But it is true is that Castro, in common with a very high number of his fellow Cubans, adored the sport.
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Simone Biles: The 60 Minutes Interview

Sharyn Alfonsi speaks with the gold medal-winning gymnast about the year-long delay before her final Olympic Games, USA Gymnastics' response to Larry Nassar and why she thinks the training she went through in previous years wasn't right.
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Australia Swimmer Ariarne Titmus Threatens Katie Ledecky's 400 Freestyle World Record

Australian swimmers Kaylee McKeown and Ariarne Titmus set new records during the Adelaide Olympic Trials, closely trailing one of American Katie Ledecky's world records. McKeown swam the 100-meter backstroke in 57.45 seconds, breaking the previous world record by just 0.12 seconds. The record was previously set by American swimmer Regan Smith at the Gwangju World Championships in 2019.
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Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel Riding Relaxed Confidence into Olympic Trials

Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel Riding Relaxed Confidence into Olympic Trials. Katie Ledecky had a smile on her face. She joked about not having tapered in almost two years and anticipated the next series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the New York Islanders, co-owned by her uncle Jon. Next to Ledecky on the press conference dias was Stanford teammate and fellow Olympic gold medalist Simone Manuel, who was a little less chatty than Ledecky but did offer some poignant thoughts about serving as a role model for young minority swimmers and increasing diversity in swimming.
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We need to separate sport and politics. But also recognise that they’re inseparable

‘Fans don’t want politics brought into football.” Many would agree with Tory MP Lee Anderson’s sentiment. And so, he carried on, in response to England footballers “taking the knee” before a match: “For the first time in my life I will not be watching my beloved England team while they are supporting a political movement whose core principles’ aim is to undermine our way of life.”
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U24 Mexican NT close out friendly tour with win over Australia

Mexico got a hard fought 3-2 win over Australia to close out their friendly tour in Marbella, Spain. Mexico twice trailed, and although they were the better team overall and gave their best all around performance, it was still an inconsistent performance. Coach Jaime Lozano now closes out the tour, and he should have a meeting with Senior National Team head coach Gerardo Martino as to see which players will go to the Olympic Games and which players go to the Gold Cup before he starts the preparation for the Olympic Games.
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U.S. Olympic Trials: Hali Flickinger Takes Women’s 400 IM Top Seed Over Margalis and Weyant

U.S. Olympic Trials: Hali Flickinger Takes Women’s 400 IM Top Seed Over Margalis and Weyant. During the fifth of sixth heats in the women’s 400 IM heats, Hali Flickinger set the early pace with her signature butterfly and then never surrendered that lead, even as teenager Emma Weyant chased her down on the freestyle leg. Flickinger was a 2016 U.S. Olympian in the 200 fly, but she has never represented the United States in the event in an international meet. Flickinger has been training for the past several years at Arizona State University under Bob Bowman, and she has begun contesting the 400 IM more seriously since then.
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U.S. Olympic Trials, Day One Finals Heat Sheets: First Tokyo Tickets Handed Out Tonight

U.S. Olympic Trials, Day One Finals Heat Sheets: First Tokyo Tickets Handed Out Tonight. The first night of finals from the 2021 US Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska will feature three finals that will see six swimmers make the Olympic Team for Tokyo, Japan. After a long five-year wait, the first names will be added to the plane as the men’s and women’s 400 IM and the men’s 400 free finals will be held on Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. CST. The meet will be on NBC and on NBCOlympics.com.
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Kaylee McKeown breaks 100m backstroke world record at Australia Olympic Trials

Australian Kaylee McKeown broke American Regan Smith‘s world record in the 100m backstroke, clocking 57.45 seconds to win her Olympic Trials on Sunday. McKeown took 12 hundredths off Smith’s world record from the 2019 World Championships. Both are 19 years old. “Obviously can’t believe it,” said McKeown, who became the...
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Calendar Grand Slam possible this year, says Djokovic

For the second time in six years Novak Djokovic is halfway to a calendar year sweep of all four Grand Slam titles after winning the French Open for a second time on Sunday. The 34-year-old dug deep into his reserves of resilience to hit back from two sets down against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas to win 6-7(6) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 and increase his Grand Slam tally to 19.