Olympics

Demonstrators protest against holding the Tokyo Summer Olympics this summer during a May 17, 2021 rally. (Image: Koji Sasahara/AP)

Japanese Newspaper Joins Growing Calls to Postpone Tokyo Summer Olympics

The Asahi Shimbun, the second-largest circulating newspaper in the world, is calling for the postponement or cancellation of the Summer Olympics, joining a chorus of Japanese stakeholders who say the Tokyo Games shouldn’t go forward. The COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the 2020 Summer Olympics, which are scheduled to start on […]

Allyson Felix competes in the 400 meters during the 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships. It was Felix' first competition donning Gap's Athleta brand after her deciding not toresign with Nike. (Image: Andy Lyons/Getty)

Sportswear Roundup: UA Fined, Gap Rising, Nike Dissed Again

Nike lost another high-profile deal as Olympic gymnast Simone Biles signed with the Gap’s Athleta brand. Earlier this year, Kobe Bryant’s estate failed to renew its longstanding deal with Nike. Meanwhile, Under Armour was fined $9 million for misleading investors. Nike can’t be happy with the defection of two gold […]

Organizers say that the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will go ahead as scheduled, despite reporting that a cancellation is likely. (Image: Eugene Hoshiko/AP)

IOC, Organizers Push Back on Reports of Tokyo Olympics Cancellation

The Times of London reported on Thursday that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – already postponed to July 2021 – will be canceled, but organizers still say they plan on holding the Games this year. The local organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee have both pushed back on the report, […]

The Tokyo Summer Olympics have officially moved to July 2021, with organizers planning to start the Games almost exactly one year after their original date. (Image: Carl Court/Getty)

Organizers Select July Start Date for Rescheduled 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics

The IOC and local organizers have agreed on a new start date for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, scheduling the opening ceremonies for July 23, 2021. Organizers postponed the Summer Olympics last week, citing concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Summer Olympics Reject Spring Start Date The IOC had planned […]

The International Olympic Committee and the organizing committee announced Tuesday that the Tokyo Summer Olympics would take place in 2021. (Image: Jae C. Hong/AP)

IOC, Organizing Committee Officially Postpones 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers came to an agreement on Tuesday to postpone the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics for up to a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes a day after IOC member Dick Pound revealed that the decision to push back the Summer […]

Ababel Yeshaneh shaves 20 seconds off the half marathon record at the RAK. (Image: Giuseppe Cacace/Getty)

Yeshaneh Shatters Half Marathon Record as Nike Unveils Olympic Shoe

Ababel Yeshaneh won the women’s Ras Al Khamimah Half Marathon in 1:04:31 on Friday, shaving 20 full seconds off the world record. Like other recent record breakers, Yeshaneh felled this one wearing Nike Vaporfly shoes. Brigid Kosgei finished in second place with a time of 1:04:49. Kosgei, recently broke the […]

The US men's ice hockey team celebrates a victory over the USSR at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. (Image: Getty)

Miracle on Ice: USA Upsets USSR at 1980 Olympics

Forty years ago today, the “Miracle on Ice” occurred when team USA upset the mighty Soviet Union (USSR) 4-3 in the medal round of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. The Americans rallied from behind to defeat the best hockey team in the world at the time. […]

Team Shuster won the gold medals in curling for the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Image: Richard Heathcote/Getty)

Curling Up with Olympians: Our Game vs. Team Shuster, 2018 Gold Medalists

When curling receives its quadrennial popularity boost during each Winter Olympics, millions of Americans tune in to watch the sport. More than a few come away with the impression that, with a little practice, they might be able to become an Olympic curler. Those who end up trying curling at […]

Rachel Homan and Ontario head into the 2020 Scotties Tournament of Hearts as the favorites to win the Canadian women’s curling championship.

Top Canadian Curlers Sweeping for Glory at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Rachel Homan will seek her fourth Canadian curling championship next week at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, but she’ll have to deal with two top teams from Manitoba and defending champion Chelsea Carey in order to get the job done. The 2020 Scotties begins on Friday and runs through Feb. […]

Brigid Kosgei broke the women's marathon record wearing Nike Vaporfly running shoes.

Nike Vaporfly Running Shoes Could Get Banned From Competition

Nike’s Vaporfly running shoes risk getting banned from international competition because of the significant advantage they provide. Nike’s rivals, like Asics and Mizuno, are among those hoping for new regulations. Vaporfly running shoes (trainers) are a result of “Breaking2,” Nike’s mission to break the two-hour marathon barrier. The first retail […]

The Russian flag won’t be seen at the 2020 or 2022 Olympics due to a doping ban instituted by WADA. (Image: AFP/Getty)

Russia Doping Sanctions = Four Years in Olympic Penalty Box

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major, international sporting events for four years — due to organized efforts to execute and cover up a doping scheme. The WADA executive committee voted unanimously in favor of the ban, finding that Russian officials in a […]

This bid for this pair of 1972 Nike "Moon Shoes is already $110,000 (Image: Goldin Auctions)

One More Pair of Nike “Moon Shoes” Up for Auction

A rare pair of Nike “Moon Shoes” is up for auction. They may not be particularly stylish. But the last pair that sold broke the world auction record for sneakers. Goldin Auctions is handling the auction for this latest pair of Moon Shoes, currently owned by Nike collector Lindy Darrell. […]

Italy will play host to the 2026 Winter Olympics after a Milan-Cortina bid beat out one from Stockholm-Are. (Image: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty)

Italy Chosen Over Sweden in Bidding to Host 2026 Winter Olympics

Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the 2026 Winter Olympics, as Italy has won the right to host the Winter Games for the second time in the 21st century. Italy last played host to the Olympics in 2006, when Torino earned the honor. Previously, Cortina had also been the site […]