Tokyo 2020: Baseball’s return to Olympic Games will have to wait another year due to coronavirus pandemic

Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least May, and that remains subject to change as the Read more

Coronavirus: USA Olympic Committee says postponement is ‘most promising’ outcome for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has faced increasing pressure to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics over health concerns and disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 outbreak. On Monday afternoon, it was reported that IOC senior member Dick Pound said the Games were heading for postponement.  On Monday night, the United States Read more

Olympic gold medalist details experience with coronavirus, says he’s ‘exhausted’ by any activity

Retired South African swimmer and Olympic gold medalist Cameron van der Burgh contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) earlier this month. Over the weekend, van der Burgh opened up about his experience with the coronavirus in a series of statements on his Twitter account. Van der Burgh, 31, said COVID-19 is Read more

Coronavirus: International Olympic Committee to hold crisis talks with federations and athletes this week

There are less than five months to go until the 2020 Summer Olympics are scheduled to kick off in Tokyo and the world continues to be stuck in a state of disarray due to the global coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has led to the cancellation or postponement of countless major Read more

Charles Barkley will sell Olympic gold medal, other awards to help build affordable housing in hometown

Charles Barkley is planning on getting rid of what he calls unnecessary awards and accolades in order to provide affordable and green housing to his hometown of Leeds, Ala. His goal is to use the money from selling items, including his 1996 Olympic gold medal and his 1993 MVP award, Read more

Coronavirus update: Tokyo Olympic torch lighting ceremony in Greece will be closed to public

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are a little over four months away, and Olympic officials are already making some adjustments to keep fans and athletes safe over coronavirus concerns. On Monday, Greece’s Olympic Committee announced that the torch light ceremony being held at the site of ancient Olympia on Thursday will Read more

USA Olympic men’s soccer roster: Paxton Pomykal, Reggie Cannon lead U-23 squad into Tokyo 2020 qualifiers

U.S. Soccer officially announced the U-23 men’s team roster for upcoming Olympic qualifying as the red, white and blue look to qualify for Toyko 2020. With the women having already punched their ticket, the men’s team hopes to do the same with a squad featuring 20 players in total — Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Games can be pushed to end of 2020 amid coronavirus outbreak, Japan’s Olympic minister says

The coronavirus has raised questions as to whether the 2020 Olympics will take place as originally scheduled. On Tuesday, Japan Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto clarified that the event’s contract states that the Olympics need to be held at some point during the 2020 calendar year. The contract does not state Read more

Jerry Colangelo says he and Greg Popovich won’t hold tryouts for Team USA Olympic roster for Tokyo 2020

Jerry Colangelo clearly does not want to go through what he went through for the FIBA World Cup this summer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After most of the top players backed out competing in the World Cup last summer, which culminated in a poor 7th-place finish by a roster Read more