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  1. ‘I’m Not Anti-Anything. I’m Pro-Hawaii.’ Sports, Yesterday

    U.S. Olympic surfers from Hawaii — the proud home of the sport — would prefer to compete under their own red, white and blue banner.

  2. Justin Gatlin Is at Home at Tokyo’s Test Event Sports, May 16

    Gatlin was one of nine international athletes invited to participate in a test event in the Olympic Stadium. He came away with a win, and confidence that the Games could go ahead successfully.

  3. Antidepressants Almost Cost This Olympian Her Career Op Ed, May 13

    Brenda Martinez, one of the top track and field athletes in the United States, inadvertently tested positive for a banned substance under World Anti-Doping Agency rules.

  4. Former Olympic Coach Says U.S.A. Gymnastics Mishandled a Complaint Against Him Sports, May 12

    Kevin Mazeika has been accused of not reporting an injury at his Texas gym. He says the federation has damaged his reputation by adding him to a list of coaches facing misconduct allegations without explaining why.

  5. Everything Was Canceled in 2020. What About 2021? Express, May 12

    From the French Open and the Tokyo Olympics to New York Pride, a look at which global events are canceled, postponed or moving ahead (with altered plans) in 2021.

  6. A Sports Event Shouldn’t Be a Superspreader. Cancel the Olympics. Op Ed, May 11

    The International Olympic Committee cares about its relentless pursuit of profit, not public health. 

  7. A Brief Guide to Every Sport at the Olympics Sports, May 10

    From archery to yachting, and everything in between: Here are all the sports that are part of the Tokyo Games in 2021.

  8. A Boxer May Miss the Olympics Because of Her Prepandemic Pregnancy Sports, May 9

    Olympic organizers changed how boxers from the Americas would qualify for Tokyo because of the pandemic. Now one of the best Canadians is on the outside looking in.

  9. Japan Extends Coronavirus Emergency Measures Video, May 7

    Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan announced on Friday that it was extending the state of emergency in Tokyo and other cities until the end of May to contain the increase of coronavirus cases.

  10. Japan extends emergency measures, further imperiling the Olympics. Foreign, May 7

    The expanded restrictions come 11 weeks before the scheduled start of Tokyo’s Summer Games, as a fourth wave of coronavirus infections continues.

  11. I.O.C. Offers Vaccine to All Tokyo Games Participants Sports, May 6

    Olympic officials announced deals to provide vaccine doses to visitors before they travel to Japan, the latest effort to ease the fears of a skeptical Japanese public.

  12. Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Better Drug Testing Is a Hard Promise to Keep Sports, May 6

    The pandemic slowed worldwide drug testing to a crawl. The process has resumed, but the problems that led to poor testing ahead of the 2016 Games have not gone away.

  13. Tamara Press, Olympian Whose Feats Raised Questions, Dies at 83 Obits, May 4

    She won three gold medals in the 1960s but was the focus of speculation about her gender. She retired after pulling out of a track meet that would have required a sex test.

  14. What If Everything We Know About Gymnastics Is Wrong? Magazine, May 4

    In the wake of a seismic scandal, Chellsie Memmel and other gymnasts are done with inhumane coaching — and the idea that they have to peak in their teens.

  15. An Olympic Dream Dashed by a Nasal Swab Sports, May 3

    Qualifying for the Games can be the achievement of a lifetime. In the coronavirus era, though, that opportunity can vanish without warning.

  16. Boxer Charged in Killing of Pregnant Woman Found in Puerto Rican Lagoon Express, May 2

    Félix Verdejo Sánchez, who competed at the 2012 Olympic Games, surrendered after the body of Keishla Rodríguez Ortiz was found near San Juan, the authorities said.

  17. How Can the Olympics Protect 78,000 Volunteers From the Coronavirus? Foreign, May 2

    They are being offered little more than a couple of masks, some hand sanitizer and social-distancing guidance that may be hard to abide by.

  18. John Konrads, ‘Wonder Boy’ Olympian Swimmer, Dies at 78 Obits, May 1

    A Hall of Famer, he was a sensation at the 1960 Games in Rome. He and his sister Ilsa, a champion in her own right, were known as “the Konrads Kids.”

  19. When Are the Olympics? Here’s the Schedule for Tokyo. Sports, April 29

    The opening ceremony will be held July 23, with gymnastics, swimming and other sports beginning soon after.

  20. Clara Lamore Walker, 94, Thwarted Olympian Redeemed in Her 50s, Dies Obits, April 28

    She gave up competitive swimming after the 1948 Games in London — until her doctor prescribed the pool for back pain. She staged an astonishing comeback.

  21. Olympics Updates Ground Rules for Games: Daily Tests and Dining Alone Sports, April 28

    With many in Japan jittery over holding the world’s largest sports event in Tokyo amid a pandemic, organizers released new guidelines for those taking part.

  22. Olympics Lays Out Ground Rules for Games: Daily Tests and Dining Restrictions Sports, April 28

    With many in Japan jittery over holding the world’s largest sports event in Tokyo amid a pandemic, organizers have released new guidelines for those taking part.

  23. A Double Amputee’s Hopes for the Olympics Are in Jeopardy Sports, April 26

    Blake Leeper qualified for the world championships in track and field in 2019, but officials maintain his running blades make him too tall.

  24. Simone Biles Leaves Nike for a Sponsor That Focuses on Women Sports, April 23

    As part of the deal, Athleta, the new sponsor, has agreed to back a post-Olympic exhibition tour that Biles was already planning.

  25. Read the CAS Decision Reducing Russia’s Doping Ban Interactive, December 17

    The ruling reduced a four-year ban to two, but will keep Russian teams out of the next two Olympics and dozens of other global competitions.

  26. Read the CAS Decision Reducing Russia’s Doping Ban Interactive, December 17

    The ruling reduced a four-year ban to two, but will keep Russian teams out of the next two Olympics and dozens of other global competitions.

  27. Can the Olympics Take Place in July? (This July?) Interactive, March 17

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought most of the world’s sports to a standstill, but the Tokyo Games remain scheduled to begin in late July. Is that even possible?