Olympics: Zion on the ‘Dream Team’? Athletes confused over qualifying for Games

American marathoner Des Linden is a two-time Olympian who finished fourth in the U.S. trials in Atlanta in February, narrowly missing out on Tokyo selection. She was adamant that the results should stand even though a redo would give her another shot at a Tokyo ticket.

March Madness without fans? NCAA considers empty arenas for basketball tournaments amid coronavirus fears as college teams cancel trips to hotspot Seattle and NHL bans work trips overseas for league employees

Meanwhile the NHL is not allowing its employees to make work-related trips outside of North America in response to the global fears over the coronavirus. And, if any of those employees go on their own to a country where the virus has been found, they will be quarantined before being able to return to work.

Lockdown challenge: Tarundeep Rai builds muscles to maintain shape for third Olympics

Amid the nationwide lockdown, veteran Indian archer Tarundeep Rai is busy building shoulder muscles at the Army Sports Institute in Pune, which he believes will keep him in shape for Tokyo Olympics now postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The postponement of the Tokyo Games was a bitter pill to swallow for […]

Report: Tokyo Olympic Games postponed, likely until next year

“We’re all reading the tea leaves and so on, but the Japanese themselves are talking about postponing,” the Los Angeles Times reported Pound as having said. “A lot of national Olympic committees and countries are calling for a postponement.”

Kobe Byrant elected to 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame less than 4 months after death

And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class. Bryant, who died on Jan. 26 in a helicopter crash, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Air Force brings back Joe Scott as men’s basketball coach

“He is the perfect person to re-energize our men’s basketball program,” director of athletics Nathan Pine said in a statement Tuesday. “Joe is a person of strong character and a leader who will continue to represent our core values at Air Force. He is also a championship-caliber coach who understands the Academy, what we stand […]

Tokyo Olympics could be CANCELLED if coronavirus isn’t contained by May because postponing or relocating $12.6 billion summer games would be too difficult, warns IOC official

Holding the Olympics in Tokyo but postponing them by a few months would be unlikely to satisfy North American broadcasters, whose schedules are full in the fall with American pro football, college football, European soccer, basketball, baseball and ice hockey. Other world broadcasters also have jammed schedules.

Optimistic about our preparations for Tokyo Olympics: Marijne

Following the video conference, Reid too expressed confidence that Olympic preparations of the teams are on track. “We had a very productive meeting and discussed the planning process for the next 16 months. We informed SAI that the team and staff are being well cared for, while in strict quarantine.”

ISL pro series to fund swimmers through to Tokyo Olympics

“I don’t know that far in advance what my schedule is going to be like … or how the companies I am involved with at the moment what they are going to need from me within those months,” Dressel told Reuters.

Study: racial graduation-rate gap grows for men’s NCAA teams

The study looked primarily at the GSR, developed for the NCAA to track the progress of Division I student-athletes for six years after entering school. GSR doesn’t penalize schools for athletes who leave in good standing and counts transfers at their new schools. A federal graduation rate doesn’t factor in those common roster movements and […]