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    Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee have both made Time magazine's 2021 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, with the former earning a coveted spot on one of the issue's seven covers.   The annual list was unveiled on Wednesday, the same day Biles gave a heartbreaking testimony before the Senate...
    Simon Biles revealed Wednesday that the sexual abuse she suffered by disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar had a direct impact on her mental health at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games this summer where she unexpectedly withdrew from several events. Biles and several other members of Team USA Gymnastics spoke before the Senate...
    OLYMPIC favorite Simone Biles continues to prove that the past does not define you. The four-time gold medalist made headlines back in July after deciding to focus on her mental health at the Tokyo Olympics and has done it again with her testimony to the United States Senate on September 15, 2021. 2Simone...
    A California ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympic Games announced Monday it changed its name after its old moniker was deemed racially offensive and misogynistic. "More than one year ago, we came to the conclusion that it was time to change our name. The reasons were clear — the old name was...
    25 underrated band members who deserve more love 12 Expenses Successful People Don’t Waste Time or Money On Simone Biles testified in front of congress on Wednesday (along with Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Maggie Nichols) about the comprehensive failures of the FBI's investigation into Larry Nassar, the former Team USA doctor who sexually...
    THE Algerian judo player who pulled out of the Olympics to avoid an Israeli opponent has been handed a 10-YEAR ban from the sport. Fethi Nourine pulled out of the lightweight competition after the draw put him on course for a second round bout with Israel’s Tohar Butbal. 1Nourine has been given a 10-year ban...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A first look at a one-of-kind exhibit right here in Chicago. Special Olympians showing off another talent at the Museum of Contemporary Art. CBS 2’s Jim Williams has their inspiring story. READ MORE: Connecticut, Washington D.C. Off Chicagos Travel Advisory You hear athletes say they’re more than their sports. We’re going to...
    Squaw Valley - home to the 1960 Winter Olympics - became the latest US institution to yield to public pressure and change its name, dropping the 'racist and sexist'  term for a Native American woman that's rooted in the Lewis and Clark era.  The Lake Tahoe-region resort in Northern California, known as the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows...
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    MOSCOW (AP) — Yuri Sedykh, a two-time Olympic champion in the hammer throw whose world record from 1986 still stands, has died. He was 66. The Russian track and field federation said Sedykh died early Tuesday following a heart attack. “Deeply mourn the loss of Yuriy Sedykh,” World Athletics senior vice president and pole vault...
    (Reuters)Algerian Fethi Nourine and his coach have been suspended for 10 years by the International Judo Federation (IJF) for withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics after the draw set him on course for a bout against an Israeli.The 30-year-old was due to face Sudan's Mohamed Abdalrasool for his first bout in the men's 73kg class and...
    Grimes Accessorizes Her Dune-Inspired Look with a Sword at the 2021 Met Gala 10 Job Skills Worth Six-Figure Salaries It was revealed on Monday by the International Olympic Committee that Ukraine is “determined” to host the Winter Olympics. The eastern European nation has officially entered the IOC’s dialogue phase. © Provided by NBC Sports...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh’s fifth annual Garbage Olympics is looking for volunteers. READ MORE: Mt. Lebanon Fire Department Offers Free Fireplace Inspections This year’s competition is set for Saturday, Sept. 18. The goal is to pick up more litter than other neighborhood teams. READ MORE: John Wetzel Leaving As Prisons Chief,...
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine wants to enter formal talks about hosting the Winter Olympics, the IOC said Monday. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he would soon send officials to a meeting at the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Switzerland. He made the pledge during IOC president Thomas Bach’s weekend visit to Kyiv. The next...
    Gable Steveson, who won an Olympic gold medal for the United States last month, signed a multi-year deal with WWE that allows him to continue competing on the collegiate level until he graduates. The 21-year-old confirmed the news across social media on Thursday after ESPN reported the deal would allow him to defend his...
    She started to cry and then said she was "trying to figure out what I want to do. I honestly don't know when I'm going to play my next tennis match." No problem. Nike, and all of Osaka's other endorsers, already got theirs. It wasn't just Nike; Osaka got $50 million in endorsements, the most...
    13 characters we hope make a comeback in the Sex and the City revival FDA will reportedly seek more time before deciding if Juul can keep selling its e-cigarettes If you want to get a major-league pitcher talking, show him an unfamiliar baseball. The simple synecdoche at the heart of the whole sport has...
    Geneva — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money it was due from previous Olympics....
    (CNN)North Korea has been barred from competing at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as part of its punishment for its "unilateral decision" to drop out of the Tokyo Games this summer, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Wednesday. Pyongyang chose not to send its athletes to the Summer Games due to concerns its athletes...
    Lily Allen and David Harbour Celebrate First Anniversary: I Prefer My Life with You in It Prosecutors call Elizabeth Holmes a liar and a cheat as her fraud trial begins The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that it has suspended North Korea’s National Olympic Committee through the end of 2022 after it chose not...
    Classic TV shows wed like to see rebooted This Is the City Where Home Prices Are Being Slashed North Korea is banned from participating in the Winter Olympics in Beijing next year as punishment for skipping this summer’s Tokyo Games. Get Paid $200 by...
    NORTH KOREA has been suspended from the Olympic movement - after being the only country not to send athletes to Tokyo 2020. IOC chief Thomas Bach confirmed North Korea will be banned until the end of next year as a result of its Tokyo no-show. 1North Korea were the only nation not to send any...
    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach said the North Korean national Olympic body will also now forfeit money it was due...
    RFK wife Ethel Kennedy says assassin shouldnt be released RFK wife Ethel Kennedy says assassin shouldnt be released The cast of 15 celebrities for this fall’s season of “Dancing with the Stars” was revealed on “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning, meaning gymnast Suni Lee now knows who she will contend against for the show’s mirror...
    A coalition of human rights groups is urging major broadcasters across the world, including NBC, to cancel plans to cover the 2022 Olympics in Beijing over reported human rights abuses in China.  In a joint letter to NBC Chief Operating Officer Jeff Shell and executives at other networks, the groups said outlets "are at serious risk...
    (CNN)Music. Breathe. Let the synchronicity begin.Artistic swimmers have just two minutes to show off their strength, flexibility and aerobic endurance -- all while smiling and trying not to wipe off their heavy, waterproof make-up. "If you think that that is easy, we are doing our job fine," 25-year-old Italian artistic swimmer Giorgio Minisini tells CNN...
    TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year’s Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open letter from rights groups representing minorities in China,...
    Simone Biles on Sunday posted a photo of her silver and bronze medals from the Tokyo Olympics and took issue with those who criticized her for dropping out of some events to get a handle on her mental well-being. Biles wrote on Instagram she wouldn’t have changed anything about the way the Olympics occurred despite...
    A German modern pentathlon coach who struck a horse at the Olympics was ordered Monday to undergo training on animal welfare before she can work again at major competitions. TV footage from the Olympics last month showed Kim Raisner leaning over a fence to strike Saint Boy, which refused to jump fences in the show...
    SIMONE BILES has hit back at critics after the Olympic icon battled her mental health to win two medals at the Tokyo Games. The 24-year-old gymnast inspired millions with her resilience and had to deal with many questioning her missing events during the competition. 3Simone Biles fought her mental health to win a stunning bronze...
    Simone Biles has reflected on her experience at the Olympics a month after the Tokyo Games while hitting back at critics who called her a 'quitter' for withdrawing from four out of five event finals to focus on her mental health. The 24-year-old gymnast, who took home a silver medal for the women's team all-around...
    Why are we still engaging with China as if nothing important has happened during the last two years? Over 630,000 Americans have now died from the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, sometime in the autumn of 2019. Despite repeated efforts by governments around the world and the World Health Organization to determine the...
    Reigning world champion Kaillie Humphries was announced as part of this season’s USA Bobsled national team on Monday, even with her status for this winter’s Beijing Olympics remaining unclear. Humphries was a lock to make the team after winning gold medals in both the traditional two-person and the new women’s monobob event at last season’s...
    The final act of the delayed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics came Sunday, almost eight years to the day after the Japanese capital was awarded the Games. The Paralympics ended a 13-day run in a colorful, circus-like ceremony at the National Stadium overseen by Crown Prince Akishino, the brother of Emperor Naruhito. The Olympics closed almost...
    TOKYO (AP) — The final act of the delayed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics came Sunday, almost eight years to the day after the Japanese capital was awarded the Games. The Paralympics ended a 13-day run in a colorful, circus-like ceremony at the National Stadium overseen by Crown Prince Akishino, the brother of Emperor Naruhito. The...
    A key Japanese advocate for human rights in China – and leader in calling for a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics – told Breitbart News this week that, in addition to governments and Olympic sponsors, high-profile Japanese athletes should use their platforms to denounce the ongoing genocide of ethnic minorities in the country....
    Rene Fasel barely had time for a sigh of relief about the agreement to send NHL players to Beijing before his mind wandered to what’s next for hockey at the Olympics. “There is a lot of work to come,” the president of the International Ice Hockey Federation said. “It’s not over yet.” Most of the...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three-time world champion Nathan Chen will begin his preparation for the Winter Olympics at Skate America in late October in Las Vegas. Chen, who has won the last five U.S. titles and is undefeated internationally since not medaling at the 2018 Olympics, is considered a strong favorite for the Beijing Games....
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some of the Pittsburgh Penguins could be competing for Olympic gold again this coming winter. READ MORE: Task Force Investigating Illegal Ride-Out Events Serves Four Arrest Warrants, Confiscates One Vehicle In a joint statement from the NHL, NHLPA and the IIHF, the say they have come to an...
    Venice: ‘Dune’ Frenzy Erupts on Social Media Following First Press Screenings Engine No. 1 takes climate fight to other big oil companies after underdog win at Exxon The NHL and NHLPA are reportedly finalizing an agreement with the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation for participation in the 2022 Beijing Winter...
    NHL players are set to return to the Olympics in Beijing this winter after reaching an agreement with international officials. The league, its players’ union, the International Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation struck a deal Friday that will put the best players in the world back on sports’ biggest stage in February...
    NEW YORK (AP) — NHL reaches agreement to send players to Beijing Olympics after they skipped Pyeongchang Games in 2018. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LOCKPORT, Ill. (WLS) -- All summer long, six equestrians have been training for something special at Legacy Ranch in Lockport: the Special Olympics."I'm really excited to show my talent to the world, how good I am with horseback riding," Elizabeth Fulton said. "And I'm just excited to meet new people."Fulton can't wait to saddle up...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A big surprise for some special local athletes.Special Olympics of Southern California athletes were meeting on Zoom when Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee gave them some exciting newsThe local athletes will be headed to Orlando, Florida to represent Southern California in the 2022 Special Olympic USA Games next June.The...
    The Chicago stop of the AVP beach volleyball tour is turning into a farewell for four-time Olympian Jake Gibb. Gibb said the Chicago Open on Lake Michigan’s Oak Street Beach this weekend will be the last domestic stop in a two-decade career that included trips to the Summer Games in Beijing, London, Rio de Janeiro...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — A welcome home celebration for a local gold medal Olympian — and she’s only 19-years-old. From Trenton, New Jersey, to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, to back home again. Athing Mu’s victory shines as bright as the gold medals draped around her neck. READ MORE: City Holds Vax Up Philly Parade...
    By Chris Lehourites | Associated Press LONDON — Jacques Rogge approached the job of running the Olympics the same way he approached his work as a physician: Listen, analyze and consult. Before taking over as president of the International Olympic Committee, Rogge, whose death was announced Sunday, was an orthopedic surgeon who saw...
    Participation, by countries and sponsors both, in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics is “indefensible” in light of the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing genocide against the ethnic Uyghur people and other Muslim-majority minorities of East Turkestan, the World Uyghur Congress told Breitbart News. “Enabling China to host the Olympics and to use it as a promotional...