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SOURCE SPORTS: 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Postponed Likely Until 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

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After Canada and Australia pulled out of the Olympics, The International Olympic Committee decided on Monday to postpone the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite wanting to wait to make a decision. Veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA Today’s Christine Brennan on Monday that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are going […]

Simone Biles Named ESPN’s ‘Most Dominant Athlete’ for 2018

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Let’s be honest- most people only think about gymnastics once every four years when the Olympics roll around. After the final vault has been landed and the closing games have ended, most people have given very little thought as to where Olympians go in the offseason. (Hibernation, maybe?) However, Olympic superstar Simone Biles is very […]

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Plead Guilty To Sexual Assaults

Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar Plead Guilty To Sexual Assaults

Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor, plead guilty to seven counts of first-degree sexual assault on Wednesday, and admitted that he used his position of power to rape underage girls. Among those who have implicated Nassar include: Fab Five-er Aly Raisman, USA gymnast McKayla Maroney, and gold medalist Gabby Douglas. Former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry […]

Usain Bolt Stripped Of Gold Medal After Relay Teammate Found Guilty Of Doping

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Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals following confirmation that his 4x100m relay team-mate Nesta Carter took a banned substance at the Beijing Olympics. It means the legendary Jamaican sprinter can no longer claim to have done the “triple-treble” – gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay in […]

Simone Biles Honored As AP Female Athlete Of The Year

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The Olympic star athlete Simone Biles, ends 2016 with some powerful accomplishments. From being the cover star of Ebony’s Power Issue to now Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year; Biles won over Olympic Swimmer Katie Ledecky, universal tennis champ Serena Williams, and Women’s NCAA Player of the Year Breanna Stewart. Biles is a very humble […]

Carmelo Anthony Hits A Grocery Store In Nonchalant Superstar Fashion

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When you are the most decorated gold medal winner in American basketball history, you do what you want when you are popping. This is the case for New York Knick forward Carmelo Anthony. Last night, Melo was filmed by his wife LaLa walking to a grocery store sporting nothing but a white robe with his […]

Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Neymar And More Help Launch Nike’s 2016 Fall Tech Pack

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Nike has released a short series highlighting the different ranges of sportswear silhouettes for the 2016 Fall Tech Pack. Athletes such as Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Rafael Nadal, Neymar and more helped with the campaign launch after their time in the recent Rio Olympics.  The collection features both Tech Fleece and Tech Knit, an all-new dynamic jacket […]

Kyrie’s Game-Clinching Step-Back 3-Pointer Against Australia Was “Too Soon” For Draymond Green

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Kyrie Irving has made a name for himself throughout his still-young career as a clutch shot-maker. A search of “Kyrie Irving game-winner” on YouTube will instantly produce several selections. The cold-blooded walk-up three in Toronto (“The bottom!!”). The casual go-ahead three-pointer against Portland (his 11th triple of the game). How about the fall-away game-tying three […]

Leslie Jones’ Next Role Could Be Olympic Commentator

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Leslie Jones may go from Ghostbuster to sportscaster. Her hilarious commentary during the Olympic Games caught the attention of NBC executives on August 7, 2016. Can I get an application? pic.twitter.com/QB3abCFPv3 — Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 7, 2016 “Gold Medal Jones” is what Mike Shoemaker of Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Awesomes, and SNL […]

NBC’s Olympic Broadcast Sparks Debates On Marketing and Sexism

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NBC’s coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics wasn’t live, a move executives called better for business, even though ratings did not agree. Commercials engulfed the festivities of the Opening Ceremony last night [Friday, August 5]. John Miller and his NBC affiliates warned reporters last month of the network’s pre-taped broadcast at a July press conference. […]

Team USA Accidentally Went to a Brothel in Rio

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It’s the off-season for most NBA players, but the best of the best are down in Rio, Brazil for the 2016 Summer Olympics. So, it’s not quite the full swing of a regular season, but these guys still have to go to practice, play full-length games, and compete for something much bigger than the Larry […]

Three Lesser Known Summer Olympic Sports You Can Support This Year

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The Olympics are the most rewarding and most watched sporting event in the entire universe, so every component deserves some shine. After all, each athlete has sacrificed so much and worked day and night to make it. While everyone’s eyeballs are on the well-known sports such as Track and Field and Soccer, here are some […]

International Olympic Committee Says Rio 2016 Has The Worst Preparations Ever

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The summer Olympics are set to take place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from August 5 though the 21 (starting in less than a week) and a comment from a senior official from the International Olympics Committee [IOC] says preparations are the “worst ever.” Australian vice-president Jason Coates made the statement with the games just […]

Opening Ceremony Unveils New Collection For Summer Olympics

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The Rio Summer Games haven’t started yet, but eyes are already on the Opening Ceremony—not the moment when athletes from around the world step into the arena, but the famous fashion brand with an Olympics-styled collection. A boxing ring welcomes Brooklyn Museum patrons into Opening Ceremony’s pop-up shop. In creating the brand, inspiration from the […]

Black Lives Matter Takes Their Fight to The Rio Olympics

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American activists of the #BlackLivesMatter movement marched through central Rio de Janeiro with their Brazilian counterparts on Saturday [July 23] ahead of the inception of this year’s Olympic Games in the city. Most known for their active role in the fight against police brutality, Black Lives Matter traveled to Latin America’s largest country to help […]

Mattel Makes New “Shero” Barbie After Gabby Douglas

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The 2016 Olympics are right around the corner and Team USA has named their lineup to compete as the U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastic team. Amongst the four competitors are three time all around world champion Simone Biles, as well as Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas who are the first Team USA gymnasts to make consecutive […]