Layden: Winning without winning -- Shiffrin sets new course at 2022 Olympics
Mikaela Shiffrin took ninth in the super-G Friday in China. Given her first two Olympic races, it was a success. And if you listened closely to her interview afterword, you might pick up the sounds of the best female skier on earth putting herself back together.
Ryan Crouser defends Olympic gold in shot put podium repeat
With teammate Joe Kovacs and New Zealand's Tom Walsh taking silver and bronze, the medal-winning trio's Tokyo finish repeats the exact podium order from Rio, the first time in Olympic history that's happened in an individual event at consecutive Games.
Dutch runner falls, wins, provides indelible Olympic moment
Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan hit the deck during her heat at 1500 meters Monday at Olympic Stadium, but she provided the type of moment the Olympics frequently provide when she got up, started running again, and caught everyone who'd passed her on the way to an emotional victory.
Tokyo winds gain strength just as Olympic sailing events pick up
Like the winds at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour, the sailing competitions at the Tokyo Games were a little slow to get going, but with the first medal races due to take place at the weekend the tempo is picking up, along with the wind and the waves.
Podcast: Roker and Melvin share magical Olympic memories
In today’s episode of The Podium, Roker banters with his friend and Today partner Craig Melvin as they reflect on magical Olympic Opening Ceremony memories from Atlanta, Beijing and other Games. They also discuss the heightened appeal and excitement delivered by live sports “in an era where so much is on demand.”
Michael Phelps 'overwhelmed' by Olympic Trials return
With his competitive career in the rearview mirror, 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps is taking on a new role at the Olympic Swimming Trials: a spectator. After competing in 4 historic Olympic Games, winning 4 Olympic records, and setting 8 world records, Phelps has officially traded in his wetsuit for a seat in the stands.
USOPC to Congress: Beijing Olympic boycott not the solution
The head of the U_S_ Olympic and Paralympic Committee is telling Congress that a boycott of the Beijing Olympics next year will not solve any geopolitical issues with China and will only place athletes training for the games under a “cloud of uncertainty.”.
Russia's team name, flag agreed on for next 2 Olympics
(AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)LAUSANNE – With Russia’s name banned from the next two Olympics, the country's team and athletes will be officially branded as “ROC,” the International Olympic Committee said Friday. The team name — an acronym for Russian Olympic Committee — has been agreed on by the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency, which has accused the country of running a state-backed doping program. Russia’s team name, flag and national anthem were banned from this year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Russian team flag in Tokyo and Beijing will be the ROC symbol — an Olympic flame in the white, blue and red stripes of the national flag above the five Olympic rings. “The Russian Olympic Committee will submit a proposed musical score to be played for all ceremonies,” the IOC said.
'Cover up of cover-up' still led to downsized Russian ban
WADA had proposed a four-year ban for Russia for manipulating potentially inculpatory data it held in its Moscow lab for years before handing it over to investigators early in 2019. Still, CAS called for more lenient terms than WADA wanted, lowering the burden for Russian athletes to gain eligibility to compete as neutrals at the upcoming games in Tokyo and Beijing and softening a proposed ban on Russian government officials. The panel said it cut the sanction in part because WADA only ever intended the ban to include one Summer and one Winter Olympics. For instance, one of Russia's biggest victories was the loosening of conditions for Russian athletes to compete as neutrals. WADA had insisted athletes be able to prove they hadn't been implicated in Russia's non-compliance.
Sports court opens 4-day hearing in Russian doping case
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo Olympic Rings and a model of Misha the Bear Cub, the mascot of the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, left, are seen in the yard of Russian Olympic Committee building in Moscow, Russia. The Court of Arbitration for Sport judges will start on Monday Nov. 2, 2020, hearing evidence about a manipulated database from the Moscow testing laboratory. The case centers on a Moscow testing laboratory database that was long sealed by Russian state authorities before being handed over to WADA investigators last year. The Russian anti-doping agency has not accepted being ruled non-compliant last December, nor accepted a slate of punishments proposed by WADA’s executive committee. Russian officials have denied wrongdoing and blamed a western conspiracy to stop Russian athletes competing at major sports events.