Olympic Sports

‘‘Once you’re told you made the team, there’s an enormous amount of joy that comes over you,’’ Weatherspoon said.
The guard pool too deep for rookie to replace veteran on the talented U.S. women’s basketball roster.
Good Lord, what more do you need? Aren’t eyeballs the whole package, the goal? The U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team has won seven consecutive gold medals. Like, Clark will damage that?
Such heights they’ve reached. Such shared glory. And their unlikely story only gets better.
With Mother’s Day coming Sunday, remembering a powerful 2016 commercial from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
Yamaguchi became the first Asian American to win an individual figure skating gold medal, at the 1992 Winter Olympics.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist revealed what was going through her mind in the 2020 Summer Olympics on an episode of the “Call Her Daddy” podcast posted on Wednesday.
She thought the backlash from her fans was “hilarious at first — and then they hurt my feelings.”
The group has seven players with 10 combined Olympic gold medals.
Lemma ran alone through most of the course to finish in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 17 seconds — the 10th-fastest time in the race’s 128-year history.
The 43rd annual 8K run kicked off Sunday at Columbus Drive and Monroe Street. ‘It’s just a great experience, especially the feeling of running with a big group of people,’ said one runner about racing.
The most decorated American gymnast in history is now a Bears fan after her husband signed with the team.
He started 11 games in Green Bay but figures to be a depth piece behind Jaquan Brisker and the newly signed Kevin Byard. Owens, who turns 29 in July, is married to Olympic gymnast Biles.
Kiptum, the world marathon record holder, died in a car crash earlier this month.
Kiptum was the first man to run the marathon in under 2 hours, 1 minute. He set the new world record of 2:00.35 at the Chicago Marathon in October, beating the previous record set by fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge.
A cause of death was not yet known. Barber had been experiencing health issues.
This year, the magic seemed to spread further than usual across the sports landscape. At the highest levels. Black women standing on podiums, lifting trophies, receiving medals, being themselves.
As accomplishments and accolades pile up, the Sky’s star still has dreams of Olympic gold in Paris.
Retton, 55, posted a statement Monday on Instagram in her first public comment since being in intensive care in a Texas hospital.
The family disclosed earlier this month that Retton — who became the first American female gymnast to win the Olympic all-around title at the 1984 Los Angeles Games — was “fighting for her life” and unable to breathe on her own.