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A Champion in Accessible Design, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum Opens in Colorado Springs

Smithsonian
While COVID-19 derailed plans for the Tokyo Games this summer, Olympics fans, disappointed to miss the pomp and cirumstance of opening ceremonies, can relish in the opening of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum (USOPM) in Colorado Springs. The 60,000-square-foot museum—the first ever to highlight both Olympic and Paralympic......
New York Times - Sports

Michael Phelps Says Olympic System Neglects Mental Health

New York Times
Matthew Futterman The relationship between the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and its most decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps, has been rocky for years. The more Phelps won, and did he ever win, racking up 28 Olympic medals across five Games, the more he became the organization’s poster child, worthy......
E! Online

Why Bode Miller Is Demanding Change for Olympic Athletes Ahead of 2021 Summer Games – E! Online

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Behind every Olympic win is an unforgettable journey filled with highs and lows. With six medals under his belt, Team USA’s Bode Miller may look like the ultimate success story on… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......
New York Times - Sports

That Almost Apology for the 1980 Olympic Boycott Helps. A Little.

New York Times
Matthew Futterman The athletes who would have represented the United States at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow are an older crew now, two generations removed from missing what for some was a once-in-a-lifetime chance in the spotlight. Some are retired or semiretired from their post-athletic careers. Some are grandparents.......
E! Online

Team USA Status Check: See the Olympic Athletes Hoping to Compete in 2021 Summer Games – E! Online

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Team USA can’t stop and won’t stop going for gold. It’s hard to believe that the Opening Ceremonies for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were set for tonight. But given the… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News......
BBC USA

Wayde van Niekerk: Olympic champion wants ‘untouchable’ 400m legacy

BBC
Wayde van Niekerk wants to break the 43-second barrier for 400m Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk wants to set an “untouchable” 400m world record as his legacy. Athletics legend Michael Johnson held the record for 17 years before Van Niekerk beat it in the Rio 2016 final. From the highs......
BBC USA

Lord Coe elected as member of International Olympic Committee

BBC
Coe has been tipped as a future IOC president World Athletics president Lord Coe has been elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee. Coe’s candidacy was proposed after he changed his status at sports marketing firm CSM to a non-executive role over a potential conflict of interest. The......
USA Today - NFL

From Mexico City to Cincinnati: Olympic champion Tommie Smith reflects on time with Bengals

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cincinnati Enquirer CLOSE Tommie Smith and John Carlos made history in October 1968 with their iconic bowed heads and raised fists during the national anthem. Video provided by Newsy Over 50 years ago, the Cincinnati Bengals initiated a transaction......
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How Olympic sports are fighting for survival at the collegiate level

ESPN
7:05 AM ET ESPN staff ESPN’s Andrea Adelson, Adam Rittenberg, Alex Scarborough and Mechelle Voepel reported on and wrote this story. It’s early 2021, and the men’s gymnastics dual meet between Minnesota and Penn State is about to begin. Gymnasts warm up on floor, rings, pommel horse, bars and vault,......
New York Times - Sports

Her Olympic Dream on Hold, Teen Gymnast Faces Other Trials

New York Times
Juliet Macur and Jenn Ackerman Along with the rest of the world, athletes have had their careers upended by the coronavirus pandemic. They are giving The New York Times an intimate look at their journeys in periodic installments through the rest of the year. Read Lee’s first installment here. The......

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