She said she felt 'grateful and humbled' after selection for New Zealand's team Her inclusion was permitted after a change to official guidelines by the IOC New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard has been selected to be part of the country's team for the Tokyo Olympic Games, becoming the first openly transgender athlete to compete at the event after qualifying requirements were modified.
British Cycling have vowed to 'win the right way' in Tokyo in the wake of the Richard Freeman doping scandal as golden couple Jason and Laura Kenny chase history in six events. The governing body's reputation has been shattered in recent months after their former chief doctor Freeman was found guilty of ordering banned testosterone in 2011 'knowing or believing' it was to dope an unnamed rider.
The British Cycling performance director, Stephen Park, has promised his riders will win “in the right way” at the Tokyo Olympics in the wake of the devastating guilty verdict against the former team doctor Richard Freeman this year. Park also vowed that British Cycling had moved on from the old regime, under which Freeman was found to have purchased banned testosterone knowing it was to dope an unnamed rider, as he named a 26-strong squad for Tokyo.
Ugandan Olympic star tests positive for Covid AFTER arriving in Japan for Tokyo Games... with the athlete becoming the first to be infected from an overseas team
One of Uganda's Tokyo 2020 Olympic squad tested positive for the new coronavirus on arrival in Japan on Saturday, the first time an infection has been confirmed in an overseas team, NHK reported. Nine athletes and coaches arrived at Narita airport, near Tokyo, at around 6pm, with one of them testing positive during a screening at the airport, the national broadcaster said.
The medical officer for the weightlifting venue, Shoji Yokobori, said that he is concerned about fans attending the Games. "The 'no spectator' scenario is better than other options. We may still have a severe pandemic this summer," Yokobori told Reuters. "I'm the commander of the venue.
Brazil have asked Everton to release Richarlison for the Olympics. The Liverpool Echo says Everton remain reluctant to agree to the 24-year-old playing in Tokyo and so it looks unlikely he will get his wish to play in the tournament. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) have made contact with Blues chiefs over the possibility of Richarlison playing in the Olympics next month, following his participation in the Copa America.
Athletes at this summer's Olympics have been told they will receive around 150,000 condoms - but using them on their new beds might prove to be a problem Sex-craved Olympic athletes have been delivered a new blow to their hopes of a summer bonkathon... their beds are made of cardboard.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Simone Manuel is going back to the Olympics. Days after revealing she was diagnosed with overtraining syndrome, Manuel brought the crowd to its feet on the final night of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials with a thrilling victory in the 50-meter freestyle Sunday.
TOKYO (AP) — The pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics will be like no other when they open on July 23. And they’ll have an idiosyncratic Olympic Village to match. Start with the aptly named “Fever Clinic,” a prefabricated complex of isolation rooms inside the sprawling village on Tokyo Bay.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. track and field trials (all times PDT): Allyson Felix will try to make her fifth Olympics on Sunday at U.S. track and field trials. The 35-year-old mom is running in the finals of the women’s 400 meters, where the top three finishers will punch their tickets to Tokyo.
A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for coronavirus and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among athletes arriving for the Tokyo Games, due to open in five weeks. The athletes, who arrived on Saturday night at Tokyo’s Narita airport, were all fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca and had negative PCR tests before boarding, the Asahi newspaper reported, quoting an anonymous cabinet secretariat official.
Bel Air native Chase Kalisz set to swim at another Olympics after qualifying in two events at U.S. Trials
Chase Kalisz emerged from the 2016 Olympics as a newly minted silver medalist, proud but unsatisfied. The Bel Air native had just produced the swim of his life in the 400-meter individual medley, a race he’s described as “my baby.” He also knew he could do better, and he was already thinking ahead to the next Olympic cycle that would lead him to Tokyo.
St Paul's ABC honoured the 25-year-old during a ceremony on Friday night A brilliant new mural of two-time Olympian Brendan Irvine has been unveiled at St Paul's Boxing Club in West Belfast. Irvine has been named as Ireland team captain for this year's Tokyo Olympics. It will be the second time he has competed at the Games after fighting at Rio in 2016.
AMMANFORD's Hannah Jones has narrowly missed out on a place in the Team GB rugby sevens side for this year's Tokyo Olympics. A former pupil at Ysgol Dyffryn Amman, she captained Wales in their final Six Nations match of the the 2021 campaign against Scotland. She was one of two Wales rugby internationals hoping to be part of the Team GB squad at their training camp at Loughborough University.
All England Club says Naomi Osaka "will be greatly missed" but understands her decision; Osaka has not played since withdrawing from French Open in May citing the need for a break for her mental health; Rafael Nadal said earlier on Thursday he too will not compete at Wimbledon
SINJ, Croatia, June 19 (Reuters) - Croatian siblings and Olympics rowing champions Martin and Valent Sinkovic are chasing a second gold in Tokyo but have made it tougher for themselves by changing discipline. The Sinkovic brothers won the men's double sculls event at the Rio Olympics in 2016, but for Japan they have changed to sweep rowing, where each holds one oar with both hands.
Lu Dort has proven himself to be a tough, young basketball player, more than willing to bang and hit and defend with a physicality that has allowed him to thrive in the NBA. If there is one debutant with the Canadian men’s team who should love playing under somewhat relaxed international rules, it’s the 22-year-old from Montreal.
MADRID -- Spain included Pau Gasol in its preliminary squad for the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. The 40-year-old Gasol was among the 18 players called up by coach Sergio Scariolo to prepare for the Tokyo Games. Only 12 players will make the final squad. The two-time NBA champion is trying to play in his fifth Olympics.
Nick Nurse would like to make history with the Canadian men’s basketball team, but he’d like to build history, too
The chance to make history was a major factor that drew Nick Nurse into coaching for his adopted country. He saw an opportunity to return Canada to relevance in international men’s basketball. But it was more than that, more than a one-off chance to win some games, to qualify for the odd Olympics or World Cup.