T/olympics

  1. Report Reveals Insider Dealing at Russia’s Antidoping Agency Sports, Yesterday

    A forensic audit of Russia’s antidoping agency has suggested former officials funneled money to companies they controlled.

  2. Tokyo Marathon Restricted to Elite Athletes Over Coronavirus Outbreak Sports, February 17

    An estimated 38,000 runners had been expected to participate in the annual event, one of the largest marathons in the world.

  3. America Dominates Olympic Basketball, but What About ‘3x3’? Sports, February 16

    Team U.S.A. is set to select its three-on-three team for the Tokyo Olympics. Will the rest of the world have a fighting chance in this version of the sport?

  4. Doping Ruling Knocks Russia off Gold Medal Perch World, February 15

    A new doping ruling seems likely to drop Russia into second place for gold medals in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Medal counts have long been a point of national pride.

  5. Can the King of Ultrarunning Conquer a Race as Short as the Marathon? Magazine, February 11

    Jim Walmsley has smashed records at 50 and 100 miles. Now he hopes to make the Olympics in a distance he’s never run: 26.2 miles.

  6. ‘It’s Cutthroat’: U.S. Women Beat Canada in Soccer, With Fight Ahead Sports, February 9

    As the United States women’s national soccer team prepares for the Tokyo Olympics, its players are waging daily battles for a limited number of roster spots.

  7. Armand Duplantis Breaks the Pole Vault World Record Sports, February 8

    Duplantis of Louisiana is the world’s best pole-vaulter, but he will represent Sweden instead of the United States at the Olympics.

  8. Canada Beats Costa Rica to Claim Olympic Soccer Berth Sports, February 7

    The United States is set to face Mexico later Friday night for the region’s second spot in the Tokyo Games this summer.

  9. U.S. Women’s Team Qualifies for Olympic Soccer Tournament Sports, February 7

    The Americans, the reigning World Cup champions, will look to claim their fifth Olympic crown at the Tokyo Games this summer.

  10. Raising Ski Great Mikaela Shiffrin, and Finding Balance Sports, February 4

    Her father, Jeff Shiffrin, loved watching his daughter win ski races, but he always said that wasn’t what life was about when raising a future champion.

  11. Alberto Salazar Is Suspended by SafeSport After Accusations of Verbal Abuse Sports, January 31

    The famed running coach was already barred from his sport for four years because of doping violations. He is now temporarily banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, an action that could produce a lifetime ban.

  12. Nike Vaporfly Shoes Avoid Olympics Ban Sports, January 31

    Track and field’s world governing body ruled that the next-generation running shoes could be worn in the Tokyo Games, but issued new rules that would outlaw certain modifications.

  13. A Few Etiquette Tips for Getting Around Japan Travel, January 29

    Heading to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics? Here are some lesser-known tips on avoiding faux pas and other cultural missteps while there.

  14. The Bridge Between Michael Jordan and LeBron James: Kobe Bryant Sports, January 28

    Bryant became the new giant after Jordan and then passed the torch to James, who developed a special bond with the retired Lakers star.

  15. Rhona Wurtele, One of Canada’s ‘Flying Twins’ Ski Champions, Dies at 97 Obituaries, January 26

    With her sister, Rhoda, she won many American and Canadian competitions, and later the two taught thousands of people to ski.

  16. Japan’s Skateboarders Roll, Warily, Out of the Shadows Sports, January 26

    A culture long seen as a disruptive and dangerous presence on Tokyo’s streets wonders if Olympic success this summer might finally bring everyday acceptance.

  17. The Stories Their Skateboards Could Tell Sports, January 26

    An artist, a photographer, a writer and a skate-shop owner pull back the curtain on a culture about to have its moment at the Tokyo Olympics.

  18. The Olympics Want Tiger Woods. He Wants to Go. But There’s a Catch. Sports, January 20

    Golf was restored to the Games, in part, to forge an association with stars like Woods. But with a few months left to qualify, he is on the outside looking in.