Belarusian sprinter auctioning off medal to support athletes
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, the Belarusian sprinter who was removed from the Tokyo Olympics by her country after criticizing coaches, is auctioning off what she calls one of the most precious medals in her career to support the Belarusian Sport Solidarity Foundation (BSSF). The BSSF supports Belarusian athletes jailed or sidelined for their political views. It said in an email to Yahoo Sports on Monday that Tsimanouskaya is auctioning the silver...Yahoo! Sports Sports
At Tokyo 2020, Team USA showed us you can be vulnerable and still win
Joe Biden held a Zoom call with Team USA Olympians on Saturday as the Tokyo Games drew to a close. “You handle yourself with such grace, and such decency,” Biden said. “You made me so damn proud.” Fairly standard stuff. After all, what else could an American president say about an Olympic team? Wait. Don’t answer that. In a nation where everyone seems to take sides on everything, athletes are still being told to stick to sports by politicians...The Guardian Sports
Tokyo counts cost of $15 billion pandemic Olympics 'gamble'
Tokyo awoke to a huge bill and soaring coronavirus cases on Monday after pulling off a mid-pandemic Olympics that at times looked impossible and had a mixed reception to the end. "Mid-pandemic they successfully held an amazing Olympics.AFP Sports