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‘Learn to Satisfy’: How Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Slowed Down to Win

The most decorated 100m sprinter of all time, the Jamaican athlete reflects on her wins, motherhood and her hopes for the future of West Indian women in track.

From War-Mongering to Valieva Scandal, Russia Besieges Beijing Games

With the looming threat to invade Ukraine and the specter of another doping scandal, one country continues to be at the center of Olympic dysfunction.

It’s Not Easy Being in ‘Sports Prison’ at the Beijing Olympics

Last summer’s Games in Tokyo were a challenge, but these have been exponentially harder, with the Chinese government’s COVID-19 protocols and the “closed loop” system presenting an extra layer of difficulty for athletes.

My Generation Can Spark Change

At her first Olympics in Tokyo, long jumper Tara Davis competed alongside the Black women she idolized as a young girl. Now, the 22-year-old is paving her own path and using her platform to popularize track and field and address racism in sports.

Be the Representation You Want to See

By winning a bronze medal in London 2012 and a silver in Rio 2016, U.S. swimmer Lia Neal became the first Black woman to compete in multiple Olympics. Now retired, the 27-year-old reflects on embracing her responsibility as a role model and details the work she’s doing to increase diversity in the predominantly white sport of swimming.

To Ban, or Not to Ban, That Is the Question

After Putin invaded Ukraine, do sports sanctions make sense?

FIBA Bans Russian, Belarusian Teams From Men’s, Women’s World Cups

Additionally, the two countries will not host FIBA-sponsored events until further notice.

Pop Star Cody Simpson Qualifies For Australian National Swim Team

The singer-turned-swimmer matched the World Championships qualifying time and finished third in the 100-meter butterfly at the Australian Championships on Wednesday.

A Physical Therapist to the Stars, Esther Lee Is Now Facing Down Death

She spent years as a key behind-the-scenes figure, healing athletes like the Williams sisters and Shaun White, who describe her work life-changing, going beyond muscles and into matters of the soul. Now, facing down death, she’s learning to look within, too.

Gabby Thomas Is Conditioned for a Never-Ending Push to the Finish Line

The record-setting Olympic track star is on a speedy quest to break down barriers and make up for lost time.

Univ. of Minnesota to host 2026 Special Olympics USA Games

“This will be the single biggest sporting event in the United States during that year,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Friday.

Asian Games Postponed Due to Spread of COVID-19 Variant

The Olympic Council of Asia made the announcement Friday, less than three months after Beijing hosted the Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Former Olympian, Sports Illustrated Writer Kenny Moore Dies at 78

Moore finished fourth in the marathon at the 1972 Olympics before embarking on a long and successful writing career.

Shiffrin Writes Emotional Essay on Navigating Father’s Death

The Olympic skier’s father suddenly in February 2020 after an accident, and she detailed the grief in hopes of helping someone else.

Caeleb Dressel Faced Mental Health Struggles Before Tokyo Games

The seven-time gold medalist detailed how societal pressures led to the Florida star experiencing panic attacks and depression.

Investigation Launched After Banned Russian Swimmer Competes in National Championships

Evgeny Rylov was banned for attending a rally in support of Vladimir Putin and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Nassar Survivors Seeking $130M From FBI for Bungling Investigation

Thirteen women who were sexually abused by the former USA Gymnastics doctor have filed negligence claims against FBI.

Police Say Mother of Olympian Killed by Stray Bullet

The 56-year-old was the victim of a nearby dispute.

Sanya Richards-Ross Keeps Up With the Times

The four-time Olympic champion sprinter juggles motherhood, sportscasting and a new gig on ‘The Real Housewives’ in stride.

Eya Guezguez, 17-Year-Old Olympic Sailor, Dies In Training Incident

She competed in the Tokyo Games last year as a member of Tunisia’s national team.