Simone says: Olympic champ pushes for change in, out of pool
Outside of it, the Olympic champion is pushing herself in a new endeavor to boost the profile of women’s sports. AdShe’s aiming to defend her 100 free title at the Tokyo Olympics, delayed for a year by the coronavirus pandemic. When Stanford closed its facilities last March, Manuel and training partner Katie Ledecky found a backyard pool to work out in. He failed to make it out of the preliminaries, finishing 32nd in the 100 free and 25th in the 100 breaststroke. Blake Pieroni won the men’s 100 free in 49.19 seconds.
Tokyo Olympics are just six months away
In six months, after a one year delay, the greatest athletes in the world will gather for the Tokyo Olympics. Here’s nice video to get you in the summer games mood:Your browser does not support iframes. Saturday, Jan. 23 marks six months until the Tokyo Olympic Games, which were postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. And with the pandemic still creating uncertainty about the summer games, three-time Olympic swimmer and gold medalist Peter Vanderkaay said that the athletes should still focus on training. Vanderkaay is hopeful the postponed summer Olympics will still take place amid the pandemic, even without spectators.
6 months until postponed Tokyo Olympics -- will it go on?
Saturday, Jan. 23 marks six months until the Tokyo Olympic Games, which were postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE: Japan minister says “anything can happen” with Tokyo GamesAthletes have had to be resourceful with training since many competitions have been cancelled or postponed. Vanderkaay is hopeful the postponed summer Olympics will still take place amid the pandemic, even without spectators. Tokyo Olympics Q&A: 6 months out and murmurs of cancellationThe Tokyo Olympics are to open in six months on July 23, and organizers have no public program planned to mark the milestone. Should they take place during a spreading pandemic — vaccine or no vaccine?
P&G extends Olympic sponsorship, focusing on equality drive
FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)LONDON Procter & Gamble will use its Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship to campaign for racial equality after extending its backing of the games through 2028. We want to now extend that to be both a force for growth and a force for good for the next eight years.The Tokyo Olympics are now a year away after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gestures such as taking a knee or raising a fist on a medal podium remain prohibited by the International Olympic Committee. Thats a big discussion the IOC is now having with the athletes, which I think is quite appropriate, Pritchard said.