Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics’ Category

Hotel will house Olympic athletes with COVID-19 symptoms at Tokyo Games: report

Sunday, April 11th, 2021
Virus Outbreak Japan Olympics

Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics who come down with minor symptoms of COVID-19 could be isolated in a hotel lined up by local organizers of the games. The Japanese news agency Kyodo on Sunday said organizers are working to secure 300 rooms in a hotel near the Athletes' Village.

China warns U.S. against boycotting Beijing Olympics

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

China's government warned Washington on Wednesday not to boycott next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing after the Biden administration said it was talking with allies about a joint approach to complaints of human rights abuses.

Perdita Felicien’s early struggles and triumphs at the heart of her memoir

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
Perdita Felicien, My Mother's Daughter, a memoir of struggle and triumph

Perdita Felicien's journey to athletic glory is inseparable from the obstacles her mother faced in escaping poverty and raising her family in Canada.

121-day torch relay through Japan begins ahead of delayed Tokyo Olympics

Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

The torch relay for the postponed Tokyo Olympics began its 121-day journey across Japan on Thursday and is headed toward the opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 23.

Tokyo torch relay set to provide test run for holding COVID-safe Olympics

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

The Olympic torch relay is usually just a sideshow for the real thing; the prelude, the buildup, the warm-up act that could be skipped. Not this time.

Fans from outside Japan banned from attending Tokyo Olympics

Saturday, March 20th, 2021

Officials said the risk was too great to admit ticket holders from overseas during a pandemic, an idea strongly opposed by the Japanese public.

Olympic torch relay spectators required to wear masks, social distance

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

Tokyo Olympic organizers on Tuesday called on roadside spectators at the torch relay to wear masks and practice social distancing to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Tokyo Olympics torch relay set to start March 25 in Fukushima

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Tokyo Olympics organizers said the torch relay would begin March 25 from the J-Village training center in Fukushima, as planned, to commence the build-up to the Games in July as they work on COVID-19 counter-measures.

Qatar committed to 2032 Olympic bid despite IOC backing Brisbane

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Qatar is still committed to bidding for the 2032 Olympics despite the IOC going into exclusive talks with preferred choice Brisbane.

U.S. Olympic champion Simone Manuel makes push for change in and out of pool

Friday, March 5th, 2021

American swimmer Simone Manuel, an Olympic champion, is looking to make a difference starting with joining Sue Bird, Chloe Kim and Alex Morgan to launch TOGETHXR, a media and commerce company aimed at girls and women. In addition to that, she is focused on helping swimming become more racially inclusive.