IOC: Athletes at 2021 Tokyo Olympics will face bans for kneeling, protesting during national anthems

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have warned athletes participating in the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics that they will face bans for displaying any political message during national anthems. That includes kneeling, raising a fist in the air, crossing wrists or holding signs or armbands in solidarity with anti-racism Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Japan may take ‘simplified’ approach to games and downsize crowds, governor says

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, but even with a 2021 date set, the Games could see major changes for safety reasons. It’s likely that events will have fewer spectators in the stands and athletes may even be quarantined, according to Read more

‘The Last Dance’: How Michael Jordan, Dream Team spurned Reebok at gold medal stand in 1992 Olympics

Images of the Dream Team accepting their gold medals at the 1992 Olympics after crushing the opposition on their way to the top of the podium are among the most iconic in American sports history. But as with most iconic imagery, there’s a deeper story behind certain parts of some Read more

‘The Last Dance’: How Michael Jordan and Dream Team spurned Reebok at gold medal stand in 1992 Olympics

Images of the Dream Team accepting their gold medals at the 1992 Olympics after crushing the opposition on their way to the top of the podium are among the most iconic in American sports history. But as with most iconic imagery, there’s a deeper story behind certain parts of some Read more

Samson: Despite Bryce Harper lobbying for it, MLB will never let players participate in the Summer Olympics

In a recent podcast appearance, Bryce Harper took a swing at MLB for being against allowing its players to participate in the Summer Olympics. Unlike league executives, the Phillies outfielder believes that it’d be great for the sport if MLB paused the season for a couple of weeks to allow Read more

Carli Lloyd is preparing for NWSL season, Tokyo Olympics by trading training tips with UFC star Amanda Nunes

United States women’s national team legend Carli Lloyd will turn 38 in July, and the rescheduled 2021 Summer Olympics figure to be her last as a player. That extra year of waiting isn’t something Lloyd is letting bother her in her pursuit of a third gold medal. Lloyd said she Read more

USOPC could see pay cuts up to 20 percent, preparing for devastation of totally canceled Olympics

The coronavirus pandemic has forced the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to prepare for pay cuts up to 20 percent, according to a letter from CEO Sarah Hirshland that the Associated Press obtained Tuesday. The cuts, which range from 10 to 20 percent, have been described as “necessary to balance Read more

USWNT legend Carli Lloyd has been trading training tips with UFC star while eyeing NWSL season, Tokyo Olympics

United States women’s national team legend Carli Lloyd will turn 38 in July, and the rescheduled 2021 Summer Olympics figure to be her last as a player. That extra year of waiting isn’t something Lloyd is letting bother her in her pursuit of a third gold medal. Lloyd said she Read more