India’s Olympic contingent will be fully vaccinated by early July ahead of their journey to Tokyo for the Games, the country’s top sports official Narinder Batra told AFP.
India will send nearly 200 athletes, coaches and support staff to the Tokyo Games scheduled to run from July 23 to August 8 after last year’s event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We had requested that all the national sports federations get their athletes vaccinated even though the IOC (International Olympic Committee) says it is not mandatory,” the Indian Olympic Association president said.
“But we want
There is one huge question looming over the 2021 US Swimming Olympic Trials, and it has nothing to do with COVID-19 delays: What will a team without Michael Phelps look like?
These trials will be the first since 2000 without the most-decorated swimmer of all time, so the American team will have some big shoes to fill. Fortunately, there is no shortage of talented athletes ready to fight for a coveted spot at the Tokyo Games. The top two finishers in each event will qualify for the Olympic team.
Distance superstar Katie Ledecky will be in the pool once
Brandon Loschiavo dominated the men’s individual platform competition all week at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials, leading through the prelims, semifinal and Saturday’s final, though he never took advantage of that cushion.
“I pretended like I was behind,” Loschiavo told NBC reporter Kelli Stavast. “I just had to stay focused on the task at hand and just keep pushing.”
The strategy worked as Loschiavo earned a spot on his first Olympic team with a total of 1421 points in Indianapolis.
The 24-year-old had earned the U.S. its first men’s platform spot at the Tokyo Olympics when he finished eighth
Australian swimmer Madeline Groves announced she’d be withdrawing from Australia’s swimming trials for the upcoming Tokyo Games and said “misogynistic perverts in sport” were to blame.
The two-time Olympic silver medalist posted a note on Instagram, telling fans that she would not be taking part in the Olympic Trials in Adelaide, which start this weekend. she also added that she felt “so grateful to feel so supported in this decision” and “very relieved.”
In a separate Twitter post, Groves added a further note as to why she’s skipping this year’s Olympic Trials: “Let this be a lesson to all misogynistic
If every two years, you suddenly find yourself emotionally invested in a sport you otherwise never watch, you’re not alone. There’s something about the Olympics that can pull almost anyone in, sports fan or not. Perhaps it’s the simple fact that the coverage tends to be everywhere; it’s hard not to take notice. But more likely, it’s the fact that while sports may be the entry point, the Olympic games often feel like they’re more about people — their hopes and dreams, their grit, their challenges, and their humanity.
But you don’t have to wait two (or three, in the
The U.S. Olympic swimming team for the Tokyo Games will be determined at the Olympic Trials in Omaha over eight days, live on NBC Sports.
The top two finishers per individual event, plus likely the top six in the 100m and 200m freestyles for relays, are in line to make up the roster.
Headliners: Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky, who could make the Olympic team in five and six events, respectively, when including relays. One woman has won more than four gold medals at a singe Olympics — East German swimmer Kristin Otto in 1988 (six). No American woman