When Kyle Merber’s plans to reach the Tokyo Games were derailed by the pandemic, he realized how much the singular pursuit had been holding him back.
Yuriko Koike has received high marks for her visible presence during the pandemic, but the coronavirus’s resurgence has raised anxiety in the Japanese capital.
Rudy Garcia-Tolson is determined to make a fifth Paralympic team, even if he has to start at the bottom. Or on a surfboard.
With her legs paralyzed, she found freedom rowing across oceans. “It’s hopeless, it’s majestic, it’s exhilarating,” she said.
Sunisa Lee had been ecstatic to return to her gym at the start of June. Then came tumult in Minnesota and the death of two close relatives. “I just want this year to be over. I’m so ready for 2021.”
Sure, the official Summer Games have been postponed. But with most people staying local and many camps shut down, you can create a fun, friendly competition in your own backyard.
I wanted to let myself be swept away by the intoxicating fantasy of: What If?
“I am sure,” Queen Elizabeth wrote in a statement, “it will remain one of Britain’s finest sporting occasions.” Plus, a minor league plays ball, and talk of the Tokyo Olympics in 2022.
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?