The Olympic Games in Tokyo already were postponed from last summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A worldwide surge has put this year’s Olympics in jeopardy.
Russia was banned Thursday from using its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years.
Las Vegas native Tasha Schwikert, an Olympic gymnast, was inducted into UCLA’s Hall of Fame in July. The attorney also received a prestigious honor in Dallas.
The 23-year-old was devastated by the postponement of the Summer Olympics, but he will delay his professional aspirations and work toward the 2021 games.
Publisher Norman Jacobs said he wanted to provide the service to help fill the void while the season is delayed because of the new coronavirus outbreak.
Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start.
Former UNLV star softball pitcher Lori Harrigan-Mack was an Olympic gold medal winner with Team USA in 1996, 2000 and 2004.
Vashti Cunningham, A’ja Wilson and Liz Cambage are some of the local athletes who will be forced to wait to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee said the Tokyo Games “must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020, but not later than summer 2021.”
Connor Fields is the Green Valley High alumnus whose gold-medal triumph in Rio four years ago captivated Las Vegas.
The Canadian Olympic Committee says it won’t send athletes to the Tokyo Games unless they’re postponed for a year, becoming the first country to threaten such a move in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The change in strategy followed IOC president Thomas Bach leading a conference call with executive board members.
Dick Pound, a former Canadian swimming champion who has been on the IOC since 1978, estimated there is at most a three-month window to decide its fate.
Al Michaels is one the most recognizable sportscasters of any era, but of all the memorable events he has covered, none stand above how he described the “Miracle on Ice.”
Herb Brooks coached the “Miracle on Ice” team whose 40th anniversary will be celebrated this week in Las Vegas by the Golden Knights.