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September 22, 2021

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Biles, Osaka, Brady Headline Time 100 Most Influential List

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Report: Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson Signs With WWE

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Beijing 2022: China readies for Winter Olympics as pressure grows

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“That’s the current discussion,” he said. “I mean the organising committee and relevant authorities are not releasing any of these plans until September, so yeah there will definitely be some sort of a bubble involving the athletes and there will be discussion as to who’s vaccinated and who’s not and......

NHL players to participate in ’22 Beijing Olympics

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The NHL and NHLPA have come to an agreement with the IIHF and IOC that will allow NHL players to participate in the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. The agreement does carry an opt-out clause: The NHL and NHLPA can pull out of the Olympics should COVID-19 conditions worsen, or......

Everything you need to know about NHL players heading back to the Olympics

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When NHL players signed a new collective bargaining agreement in 2020, they earned a massive win: The league agreed to allow players to participate in the 2022 and 2026 Olympic Games. NHL players, uniformly, have fought to return to the Olympics. It’s a dream for so many to be able......

Haven Shepherd, Jessica Long Take Unique Friendship to Paralympics

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Mackenzie Meaney After an intense training session at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado, 23-time Paralympic medalist Jessica Long gets out of the pool and sends a quick text to her teammate Haven Shepherd. “How are Becky and Bridget today?”......

Drew McIntyre: Special Olympics Role ‘Has Changed My Life’

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Drew McIntyre is the newest champion ambassador for Special Olympics. “This is an immense honor,” McIntyre says. “I am extremely proud to represent Special Olympics as a champion ambassador, and it is a role I intend to take very seriously. I want to set a great example, and I also......

Simone Biles Admits It “Just Sucks” That the Tokyo Olympics Didn’t Go the Way She Wanted – E! Online

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Simone Biles is sharing her latest thoughts about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, along with an update on her mental health. In a first look exclusive to E! News, the 24-year-old superstar… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page......

Olympian Suni Lee Joins Cast of ‘Dancing With The Stars’

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CBS Evening News, August 25, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Evening News, August 25, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Up to 1,500 Americans may still need to be evacuated from Afghanistan; Paralympian on what representing the U.S. means to her Be the first to know Get......

Paralympian on what representing the U.S. means to her

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Paralympian on what representing the U.S. means to her – CBS News Watch CBSN Live At the Paralympics in Tokyo, Iraq War veteran Melissa Stockwell led the U.S. as one of the flag bearers. Dana Jacobson spoke with the......

Twins Prospects Adjusting to Life After Olympics

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Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning you’ll get a fresh, topical column to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. Simeon Woods Richardson returned from Tokyo with a silver medal and a new habit: “I’ve caught myself bowing to a couple of people,” he says with......

Jessica Long Is Unparalleled

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Mallory Weggemann Is on a Mission

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Mackenzie Meaney Mallory Weggemann’s life story is a study in how to overcome setbacks. The world first saw her remarkable resilience at the London Paralympic Games. On Sept. 2, 2012, Weggemann and seven other of the world’s top women Paralympic......

How Kelly Elmlinger’s Fateful Work Led Her to the Paralympics

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Greg Bishop One particular job at one particular place in one particular city called to Kelly Elmlinger, back in 2011, for reasons she did not yet understand. She felt a “burning desire” to care for wounded warriors, her fellow veterans,......

Kenenisa Bekele to Run Berlin, New York City Marathon Double

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Chavez When Kenenisa Bekele lines up for the Berlin Marathon on Sept. 26 and New York City Marathon on Nov. 7, it will be the first time since 2004 that he will not be introduced as the world record......

Polish Olympian Auctions Silver Medal to Pay for Boy’s Surgery

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Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk auctioned off her silver medal she won at the 2020 Olympics in order to pay for an eight-month-old Polish boy’s heart surgery. The Polish store chain Żabka Polska won the auction with a bid of $125,000.  “It didn’t take me long to decide, it was the first fundraiser......

Sunisa Lee Goes Off to College After Historic Tokyo Olympics Wins – E! Online

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Sunisa “Suni” Lee mastered the 2020 Tokyo Olympics but now she’s ready to ace college. The Olympian is officially starting her freshman year at Auburn University in Alabama,… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

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