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Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the ‘right decision’

Gymnast Simone Biles calls Olympic postponement the ‘right decision’

Superstar gymnast Simone Biles says she was in the gym training when she heard the 2020 Tokyo Olympics had been postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. With rules still allowing for gatherings of up to 10 people, the leads for Team USA were preparing as if the event would still go on. But during…MORE

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

Wimbledon tennis tournament canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

This year’s Wimbledon tennis championships have been canceled by organizers because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The grass-court grand slam was due to begin on June 29 but a decision was made to scrap the event for the first time since World War II. The number of confirmed cases has continued to rise in the…MORE

Legendary Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Legendary Marseille president Pape Diouf dies after contracting coronavirus

Former Olympique de Marseille President Pape Diouf has died after contracting coronavirus, according to the French Ligue 1 club. Diouf had been receiving treatment in his home country, Senegal, before passing away, the Senegalese President Macky Sall confirmed. “I pay tribute to the medical staff at Fann Hospital (in Dakar, Senegal) who spared no effort…MORE

The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

Chaunté Lowe is accustomed to having her world turned upside down. A four-time Olympic high jumper and the bronze medalist from the Games in Beijing 2008, she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. It was unexpected, to say the least. “I’m young, I’m healthy, I don’t drink, I’ve never drank, I don’t do drugs,”…MORE

Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’

Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’

With the list of sporting postponements growing ever longer, the fate of cycling’s Tour de France would seem almost inevitable. The world’s most prestigious bike race takes place annually in France and sometimes the surrounding countries. One of the most supreme tests of sporting endurance, the event is also embedded in French culture and society,…MORE

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer is the latest athlete to take to social media to share his lockdown life. The 20-time Grand Slam winner gave his Twitter followers a trick shot demonstration as the Swiss snow falls around him. In the video, Federer practices the “tweener” shot, a stroke played through the legs while facing away from the…MORE

Fixing 2021 sporting calendar will be like a ‘huge jigsaw puzzle’

Fixing 2021 sporting calendar will be like a ‘huge jigsaw puzzle’

“The Olympic Games is the most complicated sporting event in the world to organize,” says Hayley Wickenheiser, a Canadian ice hockey great. With the postponed Tokyo Olympics now to be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021, organizers are faced by the unenviable task of how to arrange a spectacle featuring 11,000 athlete…MORE

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