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Gracie Gold content in comeback

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The audience knew the performance it had just witnessed at the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships wasn’t very good and certainly wouldn’t lead to any kind of a medal. Nonetheless, the spectators cheered warmly. Some stood...

Olympian travel, training expense reform approved

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The first day of the NCAA convention ended with one major initiative that affects Olympic sports, a pledge to enhance the organization’s policy on sexual violence and more discussion about how to compensate athletes for their...

Maya Moore to sit out 2020 Olympics, WNBA season

Women's basketball star Maya Moore has taken herself out of consideration for the 2020 U.S. Olympic team to continue her push for the freedom of a Missouri inmate she believes was wrongly convicted.Moore, who's led the Minnesota Lynx to four WNBA championships, will...

Coach accused of coverup working figure skating nationals

GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Zimmerman, a member of the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame who has been accused of covering up the alleged sexual abuse of a 13-year-old female figure skater in 2017, is a credentialed coach at the...

Simone Biles taking up where Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt left off

INDIANAPOLIS – The notion of filling the void left by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, of being the face of the Tokyo Olympics, it would be overwhelming if Simone Biles let herself think about it too much.So she doesn’t.Oh, she...

US women bringing most of their World Cup squad to Olympic qualifying

Carli Lloyd is getting a new start with the new U.S. women’s coaching staff.Lloyd, who made no secret of her unhappiness at being a backup during last summer’s World Cup, appears likely to regain her old starting role, at...

New book uncovers institutional failures in Larry Nassar saga

SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports spoke with the co-authors of the new book "Start by Believing" which uncovers untold stories surrounding the atrocities of Larry Nassar and the institutions that enabled them.         Source link

Figure skating struggles with sexual abuse allegations

This weekend, U.S. Figure Skating observes a tragic anniversary: the death by suicide of two-time national pairs champion John Coughlin on Jan. 18, 2019 at the age of 33. In the year that has followed, figure skating has been a...

IOC’s ban on protests is wildly hypocritical

The International Olympic Committee gets a gold medal in hypocrisy.The IOC has told athletes who will compete at this summer’s Tokyo Games that “any form of political, religious or ethnic demonstrations” on the medals podium, specifically kneeling or raising...

IOC details athlete rules on political protests

The International Olympic Committee doesn't want to see kneeling, or any other kind of political protest, at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.The IOC published new guidelines Thursday that outline the specific types of protests that will not be...

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