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IOC President Thomas Bach tours the National Stadium in Tokyo recently in preparation for the Olympic Summer Games. Photo: IOC

Bach Cancels Japan Trip During State of Emergency

Ahead of another update on its preparations for this summer’s rescheduled Olympic Games, the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Monday that International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has canceled his scheduled trip to Japan because of a surge of COVID-19 cases in the country. Bach was to visit Hiroshima and meet the torch relay and […]

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Elena Delle Donne: Preparing for the 2021 WNBA Season and Olympic Summer Games

The WNBA bills itself as a league that features the most accomplished and highly skilled women in the world of basketball who are passionate about the game they love. One of the biggest names in the league is Elena Delle Donne, who in seven years has racked up one of the longest track records of […]

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Pfizer Donates Vaccines to IOC for Olympic and Paralympic Delegations

While vaccines will not be required for athletes or any of the delegations planning to be in Tokyo for the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games, the International Olympic Committee has nonetheless been encouraging everyone involved to get their shots. But in an effort to vaccinate as many people as are willing before the events, the […]

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The New National Stadium, a venue designed for the opening and closing ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen prominently in the Tokyo cityscape seen from an observation tower. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

NBC, Twitch Partnering on Olympic Content

NBC Olympics and Twitch are partnering to produce and deliver live content that will live on a new NBC Olympics Twitch channel leading into and throughout the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo in 2021. The effort will consist of unique programming tailored to the Twitch community including highlight studio shows, game-ified pre-Olympic activations, Olympic athlete interviews […]

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Anaheim, California, hosted the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships. Photo courtesy of Joseph McCray

USA Weightlifting Plans Hawaii Training Site for Tokyo 2020

USA Weightlifting athletes headed to the Tokyo Olympic Summer Games will train before and during the event in Hawaii, the national governing body has announced. The training site, which originally was intended to be in Tokyo, was moved as the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee has invoked strict new protocols limiting the number of administrators, supplementary […]

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Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto explains the latest details in the playbook the athletes will be asked to adhere to during the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Photo: Tokyo 2020

IOC and Tokyo 2020 Outline New Limits on Olympic and Paralympic Participants

New rules for athletes competing at the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games will require daily testing for those expecting to compete and limit their movement largely to the competition venues and their housing. In an updated “playbook” released by Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, organizers set to reassure an […]

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The New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, is seen Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

IOC Says No Athlete Protests Allowed on Podium Or Field of Play in Tokyo

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee said in March that athletes will be allowed to perform acts of demonstration against racial and social injustice at the U.S. team trials, including acts such as kneeling on the podium or raising a fist as Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously did at the 1968 Olympic Summer […]

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USA Swimming Launches Supporters Club to Grow the Sport

USA Swimming is launching a new initiative to attract deeper engagement with the sport, creating what it calling the Supporters Club. The program is being formed in partnership with the USA Swimming Foundation and U.S. Masters Swimming and will be a fan-centric club that will support the sport at all levels. For $50, club members […]

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Colleen Wrenn Named Chief of Paralympic Games Delivery Officer

Colleen Wrenn, the senior director of TrackTown USA in Oregon, has been appointed chief of Paralympic Games delivery officer by the International Paralympic Committee following an extensive global recruitment process. She will begin the position May 24. Wrenn will bring more than 20 years of experience to the IPC in planning and delivery of major […]

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100 Days Out, Olympians and Paralympians Coming to Terms with Restrictions

The Olympic Summer Games are 100 days out today, a milestone that at one point seemed like it might never get reached. But the Games are continuing, the torch relay is already underway (even if some stops have had to limit spectators after concerns over COVID-19 outbreaks) and athletes from around the world are preparing […]

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