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Trump shows signs of being king-maker rather than king: Devine

NYPost
Miranda Devine When Donald Trump took the stage to a standing ovation at CPAC in Orlando Sunday, it quickly became clear why so much effort has been poured into discrediting the event. From the delusional lie that the stage was designed as a Nazi symbol, to plotting to de-platform the......

USWNT lessons from SheBelieves Cup: Morgan, Lloyd ready for Olympics?

ESPN
Few were surprised that the USWNT won its fourth SheBelieves Cup in six years on Wednesday, but the Stars and Stripes certainly made the march to the title more of a slog than anticipated. – Rapinoe scores twice as USWNT win SheBelieves Cup– Andonovski: USWNT worked well as a unit......

Ex–U.S. Olympics Gymnastics Coach John Geddert Dies by Suicide

Sports Illustrated
John Geddert, a former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to doctor Larry Nassar, died by suicide hours after he was charged with more than 20 crimes in Michigan.   He had reportedly agreed to surrender at a sheriff’s office on Thursday before arraignment, but he never showed up, according......

Ex-U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar kills himself after being charged

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach from the Lansing area with ties to disgraced sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar died from suicide Thursday, hours after Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed human trafficking, sexual assault and racketeering charges against him, the......

Tokyo 2020 organisers warn against big gatherings during torch relay

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, are seen in front of the giant Olympic rings in Tokyo, Japan, January 22, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO (Reuters) – The Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee said on Thursday they are asking spectators for the upcoming torch relay to......

Brisbane preferred bidder for 2032 Olympics

BBC
Brisbane would be the third Australian city to host the Olympics after Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has named Brisbane, Australia as the preferred bidder to host the 2032 Olympic Games. The IOC’s future host commission recommended the body enters “targeted dialogue” with......

Canada’s parliament passes motion saying China’s treatment of Uighurs is genocide

Reuters
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s parliament passed a non-binding motion on Monday saying China’s treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region constitutes genocide, putting pressure on Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to follow suit. FILE PHOTO: Security guards stand at the gates of what is officially known......

G7 says to coordinate approach to counter ‘non-market’ policies

Reuters
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosts the Online G7 Summit in the Cabinet Room at Downing Street in London, Britain February 19, 2021. Geoff Pugh/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Group of Seven leaders on Friday said they would seek a collective approach to counter “non-market oriented” policies and practices,......

Woman Is Chosen to Succeed Tokyo Olympics Chief Who Made Sexist Remark

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee on Thursday appointed Seiko Hashimoto, Japan’s cabinet minister in charge of the Olympics and gender equality, to replace Yoshiro Mori, 83, who resigned last week in the wake of an international......

USWNT, with Morgan and Rapinoe back, should dominate 2021 SheBelieves Cup. Olympics next?

ESPN
As we embark on the SheBelieves Cup, 2021 edition, we knew it would look different from the 2020 version. And, let’s be honest, it’s impossible to live up to that 2020 version, which literally squeaked in its last USWNT game vs. Japan on March 11, the day the sporting world......

Japan Starts COVID-19 Vaccinations With Eye on Olympics

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press Yukihito Taguchi/USA TODAY Sports Japan launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday, months after other major economies started giving shots and amid questions about whether the drive would reach enough people quickly enough to save a Summer Olympics already......

Japan starts vaccinations with eye on Olympics

ESPN
TOKYO — Japan launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign Wednesday, months after other major economies started giving shots and amid questions about whether the drive would reach enough people quickly enough to save a Summer Olympics already delayed by the pandemic. Despite a recent rise in infections, Japan has largely dodged......

Ex-Aussie Olympian Miller busted in drug ring

ESPN
SYDNEY — Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was in custody on Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking after Australian police seized methamphetamine valued at 2 million Australian dollars ($1.6 million) and accused him of directing a criminal syndicate. Police arrested 45-year-old Miller and a 47-year-old man, who has not been......

Olympic Swimmer Charged With Running Drugs Syndicate

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press SYDNEY — Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was in custody on Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking after Australian police seized methamphetamine valued at 2 million Australian dollars ($1.6 million) and accused him of directing a criminal syndicate. Police......

Less joy, more guilt: Japan coronavirus doctor torn over Olympic torch relay

Reuters
TSURUGA, Japan (Reuters) – It was Manabu Yoneshima’s dream to cap his medical career by running in the Tokyo Olympics torch relay, a festive occasion he had been training for during nights and weekends. Manabu Yoneshima, manager of Municipal Tsuruga Hospital and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games torch relay runner, walks......

Tokyo Olympics prez Mori says he’s resigning

ESPN
TOKYO — Yoshiro Mori resigned Friday as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee following sexist comments implying women talk too much. “As of today I will resign from the president’s position,” he said to open an executive board and council meeting. The board was expected to pick his......

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