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Usain Bolt, Alistair Brownlee and Jessica Ennis-Hill: Reflections on covering the Olympics for BBC Sport

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Usain Bolt won the 100m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics Sometimes it’s the big stuff you remember: the nights when everyone else was there, when all around was bedlam and joy and happy disbelief. Sometimes it’s the small details. The things that you saw that maybe no-one else noticed, the......
BBC Entertainment

Olympics: BBC to show highlights from past three Games, including 2012 opening ceremony

BBC
The BBC will show a special director’s cut of the London 2012 opening ceremony The BBC will show highlights from the past three Olympic Games with 12 days of dedicated Olympics Rewind shows. The best moments from Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 will be broadcast from 14-25 July.......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

John Carlos, U.S. Athletes Ask IOC to End Anti-Protest Rule

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, calling on the IOC to put in place a new......
ESPN

This Special Olympics athlete is on the front lines of the coronavirus

ESPN
JOHANNA SCHOENECK ENTERS her house through the basement door now. That was the first change the coronavirus wrought. She works second shift at a group home, where she’s a direct support professional and helps to care for people who — like her — have intellectual and developmental disabilities. She’s on......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

NYC Marathon Canceled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Chris Chavez The 2020 New York City Marathon has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic,  New York Road Runners and the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York officially made the announcement on Wednesday morning.  After months of......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

IOC to Open Talks About Easing Protest Ban at Olympics

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Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Black Track Athletes Share Encounters with Racism

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New York Times - Sports

Bobby Morrow, Who Ran to Stardom at the 1956 Olympics, Dies at 84

New York Times
Richard Sandomir Bobby Morrow, who sprinted to three gold medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, dominating his competition as only Jesse Owens had done at the Berlin Games in 1936, died on Saturday at his home in Harlingen, Tex. He was 84. His partner, Judy Parker, said......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

This Sumer: Waterless World

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde Kelsi Dahlia throws her muscular, 5′ 11″ frame forward, shoulders and upper back flexing, legs thumping out a furious kick cadence, her body angled like a human javelin. She is moving with the combination of speed and power......
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U.S. Thrower Gwen Berry Will Not Be Silenced

Sports Illustrated
Last September, U.S. Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry bowed her head and raised her fist in protest atop the podium of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, as an instrumental version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” played. For her demonstration against racial injustice and police brutality in America, the......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Nothing Can Bring Down U.S. Olympian Chaunte Lowe

Sports Illustrated
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bald, beautiful and powerful, Chaunte Lowe sat on a podium here in late January and smiled radiantly at an NCAA convention audience. She projected confidence. She’d been diagnosed with breast cancer in the summer of 2019; she’d undergone a double mastectomy; she’d fought through chemotherapy; and none......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

Geno Auriemma on Diana Taurasi’s Legacy

Sports Illustrated
When researching and exploring the Sports Illustrated Vault in search of information on Diana Taurasi for this week’s The Record podcast, it was hard not to come across another figure in women’s basketball. UConn coach Geno Auriemma has been a part of Taurasi’s life even before she decided to move......
ESPN

How USA Hockey hopes to bring kids back to the ice after the pandemic

ESPN
Over the past two decades, there have been only two seasons in which USA Hockey reported dips in participation: 2004-05 and 2012-13. Both seasons corresponded with the NHL season being disrupted by a lockout. The NHL is desperate to return to the ice this summer to complete the 2019-20 season,......
ESPN

How WWE superstar Becky Lynch found a way to top 2019 with one announcement — and give back to Special Olympics

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8:10 AM ET Charlotte GibsonESPN WWE superstar Becky Lynch has had quite a year. The 33-year-old defeated Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey and SmackDown women’s champ Charlotte Flair in April 2019 at the first all-female WrestleMania main event in WWE history, claiming both titles in the Winner-Take-All match at WrestleMania......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Becky Lynch Talks WWE Farewell, Asuka and the Special Olympics

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Justin Barrasso Becky Lynch is now off WWE television after her especially memorable farewell. Lynch announced her pregnancy during the May 11 edition of Monday Night Raw. Even though the moment took place in WWE’s Performance Center without an audience,......
ESPN

Inside the Miracle on Ice: How Team USA defied the numbers 40 years ago

ESPN
“What we have at hand is the rarest of sporting events, an event that needs no buildup, no superfluous adjectives. In a political or nationalistic sense, I’m sure this game is being viewed with different perspectives, but manifestly, it is a hockey game.” Al Michaels’ “Do you believe in miracles?”......
New York Times - Sports

Regan Smith: No Swimming, No Olympics, No Graduation. No Complaints.

New York Times
Danielle Allentuck People throughout the sports world, from athletes to arena staff members, tell The New York Times how their lives have changed during the coronavirus pandemic. Regan Smith was peaking at just the right time for the 2020 Summer Olympics. She had a breakout season last year, winning gold......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Japanese Prime Minister: 2021 Is Last Option For Tokyo Olympics

Sports Illustrated
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