How Skiing Through a Pandemic Can Create a Community Crisis

North American ski resorts have closed in response to the coronavirus, but mountain sports have still drawn crowds, alarming public safety officials. By Shauna Farnell As winter sports resorts in North America closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak, skiers and snowboarders began flocking to backcountry trails or to slopes where they could trek uphill and then take a downhill […]

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Tokyo Olympics could be held in summer 2021, signs suggest

Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested there would be no major change from 2020. “The games are meant to be in summer, so we should be thinking of a time between […]

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James L. Dolan, the Knicks Owner, Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

By Sopan Deb James L. Dolan, the owner of the Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Saturday night in a statement. The statement said Dolan was in self-isolation but was “experiencing little to no symptoms.” He is the first owner in the N.B.A. publicly known to have tested positive for the virus, which has now caused […]

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Athletics: Iran Olympic discus trailblazer Hadadi has coronavirus

LONDON (REUTERS) – Ehsan Hadadi, Iran’s first Olympic track and field medallist, has tested positive for coronavirus, World Athletics reported on Saturday (March 28). Hadadi, the Asian discus champion who became a national hero when he won silver at the 2012 Olympics in London, has an athletics base in the US but was at home in Teheran when he contracted […]

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Doping: Coronavirus will not be opportunity for drug cheats says Wada chief

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (REUTERS) – World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) chief Witold Banka had a message on Friday for any athlete thinking they could take advantage of the gap in drug-testing created by the coronavirus outbreak – “we will catch you” and “eliminate you”. Wada acknowledged last week that the coronavirus pandemic had created challenges for drug-testers with countries closing borders, cancelling […]

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Tough move but right call to end Netball Super League season early

Another sport in Singapore was hit by the coronavirus crisis on Friday, with the M1 Netball Super League truncating its season. This means that its play-offs – semi-finals, preliminary final and grand final – will now not be held. Instead, the title has been awarded to the team most consistent after the completion of two stages of round-robin games – […]

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NFL MVP Lamar Jackson sues Amazon over unlicensed merchandise

Sports betting still happening despite coronavirus canceling all events The sports betting industry takes a hit as all major sports leagues are on hiatus during coronavirus. FOX Business’ Jeff Flock with more. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon on Wednesday, accusing the e-commerce giant of profiting from the sale of unlicensed merchandise on its platform. […]

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Coronavirus won't delay NFL Draft, Roger Goodell says

Sports betting still happening despite coronavirus canceling all events The sports betting industry takes a hit as all major sports leagues are on hiatus during coronavirus. FOX Business’ Jeff Flock with more. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Continue Reading Below The 2020 NFL Draft will proceed as scheduled […]

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#GameOfTwoHalves Podcast: Tokyo Olympics postponed till 2021, local sports virtually grounded

#GameOfTwoHalves Ep 77: Tokyo Olympics postponed till 2021, local sports virtually grounded 10:50 min Synopsis: #GameOfTwoHalves is The Straits Times’ weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday. In this special edition, The Straits Times’ sports editor Lee Yulin hosts sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz and sports journalist Nicole Chia. They discuss the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics as well […]

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Age concern: Six stars for whom Olympics in 2021 may come too late

PARIS (AFP) – With the 2020 Olympics postponed until 2021, there are fears the delay will shatter the gold medal hopes of many ageing athletes. AFP Sport looks at six evergreen stars for whom a delayed Tokyo Games might be a step too far. Roger Federer The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who will be 40 in August 2021, won Olympic […]

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