Category Archives: CNN – Sports

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony
Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

With no fans in attendance and a reduced number of athletes joining the parade, the Tokyo Olympics‘ Opening Ceremony officially kicked off the Summer Games on Friday as tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron. Earlier on Friday, a request from Tokyo 2020 organizers to push back Osaka’s opening match of the Olympics from Saturday…MORE

Olympic greats call on IOC to allow podium protests
Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Olympic greats call on IOC to allow podium protests

Over 150 athletes, sports organizations, human rights and social justice experts have signed an open letter calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to allow athletes the “fundamental human right” to protest, including at the podium. As the Tokyo Games open, the signatories — including US hammer thrower Gwen Berry as well as 1968 medalists…MORE

Olympic health plan for US Tokyo delegation: Treat members as if they’re unvaccinated
Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Olympic health plan for US Tokyo delegation: Treat members as if they’re unvaccinated

Well over three quarters of the US athletes that are in Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have received Covid-19 vaccines, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) revealed on Friday. Team USA announced earlier this month that a total of 613 athletes were set to represent the country in the Summer Games. Athletes…MORE

With Tokyo 2020 overshadowed by Covid-19, athletes are left to bring light to troubled Olympics
Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

With Tokyo 2020 overshadowed by Covid-19, athletes are left to bring light to troubled Olympics

The Covid-19 pandemic has loomed large over the Tokyo Olympics ever since last year’s postponement, shaping a Games the like of which has never been seen before. When the opening ceremony gets underway on Friday, it will put an end to months of speculation over whether the Olympics would be even able to go ahead,…MORE

NFL says coronavirus outbreaks among unvaccinated players may lead to forfeits this season
Mark Brown/Getty Images

NFL says coronavirus outbreaks among unvaccinated players may lead to forfeits this season

If a National Football League game cannot be rescheduled and is canceled due to a Covid-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players, that team will have to forfeit and will be credited with a loss, the NFL said in a league-wide memo obtained by CNN. The new rule makes being unvaccinated a competitive disadvantage this year, all…MORE

Beach volleyball player Markéta Sluková-Nausch left in tears as Czech star misses Olympics due to positive Covid-19 result
Andrea Kareth/Getty Images

Beach volleyball player Markéta Sluková-Nausch left in tears as Czech star misses Olympics due to positive Covid-19 result

Czech beach volleyball players Markéta Sluková-Nausch and Barbora Hermannova are coming to terms with being ruled out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as the European team grapples with a growing Covid-19 problem. Sluková-Nausch’s positive result was announced on Thursday, as she became the fifth member of the Czech Olympic team to have tested positive…MORE

Athletes who’ve had to drop out of the Olympics because of Covid-19
Carl Court/Getty Images

Athletes who’ve had to drop out of the Olympics because of Covid-19

The 2020 Summer Olympics are finally underway in Tokyo. Competition began Wednesday, more than a year after the original start date. The Games were delayed due to the pandemic, but with Covid-19 still spreading unchecked in Japan, organizers have been forced to take unprecedented steps to keep competitors and the public safe. Athletes who contracted…MORE

Playlist

Rock News