Why It’s Time to Rethink the Olympics

Displacements, human rights violations, health concerns and overspending have dogged the Games in recent years. The Olympic mission is a mess in need of long-term fixing.

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The Tokyo Olympics Explained

After a year’s delay, the Tokyo Summer Olympics look set to proceed. But the circumstances will be most unusual. Here’s what you need to know.

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Julie Pomagalski, Former Olympic Snowboarder, Is Killed in an Avalanche

The 40-year-old competed for France in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and at the Turin Games in 2006.

#accidents-and-safety, #avalanches, #deaths-fatalities, #france, #julie-pomagalski, #olympic-games, #snowboarding

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To Reach His Dream, This Teen Will Have to Touch the Sky

Brian Rice is a fearless 16-year-old who dreams of becoming the first African-American snowboarder to compete in the Olympics.

#black-people, #detroit-mich, #national-brotherhood-of-skiers, #olympic-games, #rice-brian-2004, #snowboarding

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Mike Pearl, Innovative TV Sports Producer, Is Dead at 77

A winner of 16 Sport Emmy Awards, he produced the groundbreaking pregame show “The NFL Today” and the highest-rated Olympics ever, the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, at CBS.

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Ted Ligety Announces Retirement From Alpine Skiing

At 36, the only American man to win two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing is stepping away from the sport to spend more time with his growing family.

#alpine-skiing, #ligety-ted, #olympic-games

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Olympic Athlete Speaks of Assault and Breaks a Bigger Silence in Greece

Sofia Bekatorou, a sailing champion, said she was sexually assaulted by a top sports official, prompting an outpouring of support in a country where the issue has long been ignored.

#metoo-movement, #adamopoulos-aristeidis, #bekatorou-sofia, #greece, #olympic-games, #sailboats-and-sailing, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Nathan Chen Wins a 5th Straight U.S. Figure Skating Title

Chen, 21, claimed his fifth straight U.S. figure skating championship on Sunday, continuing a winning streak that started after a disappointing result at the 2018 Winter Games.

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U.S. Figure Skating to Pay $1.45 Million to Ex-Skater Who Says He Was Abused

Adam Schmidt had accused U.S. Figure Skating, the sport’s national governing body, of failing to protect him from sexual abuse by Richard Callaghan, a once-prominent coach of Olympians.

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Aliphine Tuliamuk Won the Olympic Trials Marathon. Now She’s Training Through Pregnancy.

When the competitive running calendar for 2020 largely disappeared, Aliphine Tuliamuk decided to make lemonade — actually, a baby — out of lemons.

#goucher-kara, #marathon-running, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #parenting, #radcliffe-paula, #rosario-ben, #running, #tuliamuk-aliphine

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U.S. Will Not Punish Olympic Athletes for Peaceful Protests

Breaking from International Olympic Committee guidelines, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee announced it would not penalize athletes who participate in demonstrations.

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Alexi Pappas: Pro Sports Should Support Mental Health

“What if we athletes approached our mental health the same way we approached our physical health?”

#athletics-and-sports, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2016, #running, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Another Double Amputee’s Fight for the Olympics Is Dealt a Major Setback

Blake Leeper says his prostheses level the playing field. But World Athletics has successfully argued that they give him an unfair advantage by making him artificially taller.

#black-people, #discrimination, #leeper-blake-1989, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020, #prostheses, #track-and-field, #world-athletics

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At the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, All Athletes Are Equal

The new museum in Colorado Springs is based on the idea that a wheelchair basketball player trains just as hard as any other basketball player.

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The New Training Facilities: Backyard Gym, Hallway Track

With restrictions imposed in their countries to slow the spread of Covid-19, athletes from the canoeist Mallory Franklin to the runner Valeria Nazarova have found ways to train at home.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #olympic-games, #olympic-games-2020

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Leaders Beg Public to Stay Home; Fed Vows to Buy as Much Debt as Needed

Spain’s health system is under strain as medical workers fall ill. A $1.8 trillion relief package is stalled in Congress. “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” President Trump said.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #new-york-city, #olympic-games, #trump-donald-j, #united-states

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