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  1. She Seemed Destined for Olympic Glory. Brain Injuries Ended That. Sports, November 20

    Ellie Furneaux looked like she was going to become Britain’s next star in the sledding sport skeleton. But a series of concussions took a heavy toll.

  2. Swimming in a Bubble, Free From the Tyranny of Times Sports, November 19

    The pandemic disrupted the training of some of the world’s best swimmers, but a new competition has offered a rare treat: a chance to ignore the ticking clock.

  3. Despite Uncertainty, Tokyo Olympics Promoted as Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel Sports, November 19

    Infection rates are rising in the United States and parts of Europe are back in lockdown. Yet the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, said the Games would take measures to go on.

  4. A New U.S. Law Would Target Doping’s Enablers. International Watchdogs Don’t Like It. Sports, November 18

    The Rodchenkov Act, awaiting President Trump’s signature, would allow American law enforcement authorities to go after the people who facilitate doping. The World Anti-Doping Agency says it will cause confusion.

  5. Russia Tries New Weapon in Fight Against Doping Ban: Emotion Sports, November 17

    The decision to uphold, or overturn, Russia’s four-year ban could determine if antidoping officials can ever punish state-backed cheating programs.

  6. While Training Continues, China’s Prized Women’s Hockey Players Are in Russia Sports, November 16

    With the 2022 Winter Games 15 months away, at a time teams would normally be paring their rosters, the North American imports aren’t in the Beijing training bubble.

  7. Why Did the World’s Fastest Man Miss Drug Tests — and a Shot at the Olympics? Sports, November 9

    Christian Coleman was poised for a major breakout at the Tokyo Games this summer, but he was suspended for two years for missing drug tests. How did that happen?

  8. What These Athletes Learned From Their Pandemic Pauses Sports, November 2

    The coronavirus disrupted lives around the world and sent the gymnast Sunisa Lee, the swimmer Rudy Garcia-Tolson, the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Lewis on unexpected journeys.

  9. 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?