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The Cost Of The Tokyo 2020 Opening And Closing Ceremonies Has Risen 43 Percent The Cost Of The Tokyo 2020 Opening And Closing Ceremonies Has Risen 43 Percent

Another day, another report of costs increases for the Olympics. Just a few days after we learned that the Rio organizing committee’s debt from the 2016 Summer Games was more than three times higher than what it was originally supposed to be, we have a report that cost overruns are already plaguing the 2020 Olympics…

Despite Claims To The Contrary, The IAAF Is Still Persecuting Caster Semenya Despite Claims To The Contrary, The IAAF Is Still Persecuting Caster Semenya

The Times reported yesterday that the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) will argue in front of the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that Caster Semenya, the 2016 Olympic champion in the 800 meters, is “biologically male.” The IAAF quickly issued a statement denying this claim, but did…

Japanese Sports Official Worries That Olympic Excitement Will Decrease Because Star Swimmer Was Diagnosed With Leukemia Japanese Sports Official Worries That Olympic Excitement Will Decrease Because Star Swimmer Was Diagnosed With Leukemia

This week Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee announced that she has been diagnosed with leukemia and is starting treatment for the cancer. Ikee, 18, won six gold medals at the 2018 Asians and was expected to contend for several medals at the 2020 Olympics, which are being hosted in Tokyo.

The Westminster Dog Show Is The Past And Future Of Obsessive Dog Ownership The Westminster Dog Show Is The Past And Future Of Obsessive Dog Ownership

I really don’t know anything about dogs despite having owned one for the past six years.

North And South Korea Want To Co-Host The Olympics, And The IOC Gets To Keep Playing Hero North And South Korea Want To Co-Host The Olympics, And The IOC Gets To Keep Playing Hero

In its new year’s letter, one of the key accomplishments the IOC touted was improved relationships on the Korean peninsula, all because in 2018 the North and South Korean delegations marched in the opening ceremonies at the Winter Games together. “With these powerful symbols and gestures in PyeongChang, we have seen…

More Than Two Years After The Games, Rio's Olympic Debt Keeps Rising More Than Two Years After The Games, Rio's Olympic Debt Keeps Rising

Just because the Olympics are long over doesn’t mean that we’re done with the fallout from the Rio de Janeiro Games. According to a report from Brazil, the debt incurred by the local organizing committee has dramatically increased to more than three times the original estimate. In December 2016, the debt was listed at…

Reebok To Women: Empower Yourself By Sitting On Men's Faces Reebok To Women: Empower Yourself By Sitting On Men's Faces

Reebok Russia’s attempt to inject a progressive message into its recent marketing campaign has blown up in its face. This is because it was about face-sitting.

Alina Zagitova Says She Didn't Drink Water During The 2018 Olympics Alina Zagitova Says She Didn't Drink Water During The 2018 Olympics

Alina Zagitova, the Russian teen who narrowly edged two-time defending world champion Evgenia Medvedeva for the women’s figure skating gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics and recently took second at the European Championships, sat down for a series of interviews this week with Russian media. One of the running themes in…

Head Of International Ski Federation Denies Climate Change, Says It's Easier To Work With Dictators Head Of International Ski Federation Denies Climate Change, Says It's Easier To Work With Dictators

In an interview with Tages Anzeiger ahead of the alpine world championships, Gian-Franco Kasper, the president of the International Ski Federation, forwarded some opinions about climate change, immigrants, and working with dictators. The interview amounts to an all-you-can-eat buffet of batshit things that old white…

Gymnastics Doesn't Need A Safety Valve Gymnastics Doesn't Need A Safety Valve

This weekend, UCLA women’s gymnastics defeated their Pac-12 rival Oregon State in Corvallis, which was hardly an unexpected result given that the Bruins were ranked third heading into the competition and the Beavers were 20th. En route to this victory, the Bruins scored 197.9, a season high for them. But despite this…

Does Figure Skating Really Need Age Minimums? Does Figure Skating Really Need Age Minimums?

This weekend in Detroit, Alysa Liu won the senior ladies national title. Yet despite that, Liu won’t be competing at the 2019 world championships in Saitama, Japan. Those berths will go to second and third place finishers, Bradie Tennell and Mariah Bell. Disqualifying Liu is the fact that she’s 13 years old.

Tokyo 2020 Is Trying To Hide Its Use Of Unpaid Workers By Calling Them Its "Field Cast" Tokyo 2020 Is Trying To Hide Its Use Of Unpaid Workers By Calling Them Its "Field Cast"

With less than two years to go until the Olympics and already several billion dollars over budget, the Tokyo Olympic organizers have unveiled their plan for hiding the reliance on volunteers to perform the basic services for athletes and fans at the Olympic Village and at the competition venues: call them the “Field…

Nathan Chen Is Dominant, Again Nathan Chen Is Dominant, Again

Nathan Chen, the defending world champion, captured his third straight senior men’s figure skating national title in Detroit on Saturday. He beat silver medalist Vincent Zhou by 58 points.

13-Year-Old Alysa Liu Becomes Youngest U.S. Senior Ladies Figure Skating National Champion 13-Year-Old Alysa Liu Becomes Youngest U.S. Senior Ladies Figure Skating National Champion

Alysa Liu became the youngest senior ladies figure skating national champion in U.S. history by defeating defending champion Bradie Tennell at the championships in Detroit on Friday.

Report: Pairs Skater John Coughlin Was Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Minors Report: Pairs Skater John Coughlin Was Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Minors

Yesterday it was reported that former pairs skater John Coughlin died by suicide a day after his interim suspension from SafeSport was announced, but there was no public comment about the nature of the allegations against him by either SafeSport or U.S. Figure Skating.

The USOC Should Be Abolished, Not Reformed The USOC Should Be Abolished, Not Reformed

Earlier this week, more than two years after the Indianapolis Star reported the first allegations against former USA Gymnastics/Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar, Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican who represents Colorado, introduced the “Strengthening U.S. Olympics Act” to closely scrutinize the USOC—among other…

A Brief History Of Viral Gymnastics Routines

This weekend, the internet, once again, discovered that college gymnastics exists when UCLA senior Katelyn Ohashi’s floor routine went viral.

Michigan Hires And Fires Former USA Gymnastics Executive All In One Weekend Michigan Hires And Fires Former USA Gymnastics Executive All In One Weekend

If you watched the University of Michigan women’s gymnastics team compete this weekend, you might have seen Rhonda Faehn out there on the floor with them. Faehn was the former senior vice president of the women’s program at USA Gymnastics, a role she held with the organization from 2015 until she was canned in 2018 in…

BYU Gymnast Performs A Super Mario Bros.-Themed Floor Routine

Have you ever found yourself wondering, “I like college gymnastics but can it be more like a video game?”

USA Gymnastics Wants To Pay Its Staff Bonuses While Male Gymnasts Haven't Received Their Monthly Stipends USA Gymnastics Wants To Pay Its Staff Bonuses While Male Gymnasts Haven't Received Their Monthly Stipends

Last week, USA Gymnastics asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to approve $88,000 in holiday bonuses for its office staff. On Thursday, the Orange County Register reported that the gymnasts on the U.S. men’s national team have not received their monthly support checks from the federation, and that coaches who worked with…

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