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The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

ChauntĂ© Lowe is accustomed to having her world turned upside down. A four-time Olympic high jumper and the bronze medalist from the Games in Beijing 2008, she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. It was unexpected, to say the least. “I’m young, I’m healthy, I don’t drink, I’ve never drank, I don’t do drugs,”…MORE

Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’

Can the Tour de France go ahead without the ‘soul of the sport?’

With the list of sporting postponements growing ever longer, the fate of cycling’s Tour de France would seem almost inevitable. The world’s most prestigious bike race takes place annually in France and sometimes the surrounding countries. One of the most supreme tests of sporting endurance, the event is also embedded in French culture and society,…MORE

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer shows off trick shots while on lockdown

Roger Federer is the latest athlete to take to social media to share his lockdown life. The 20-time Grand Slam winner gave his Twitter followers a trick shot demonstration as the Swiss snow falls around him. In the video, Federer practices the “tweener” shot, a stroke played through the legs while facing away from the…MORE

Fixing 2021 sporting calendar will be like a ‘huge jigsaw puzzle’

Fixing 2021 sporting calendar will be like a ‘huge jigsaw puzzle’

“The Olympic Games is the most complicated sporting event in the world to organize,” says Hayley Wickenheiser, a Canadian ice hockey great. With the postponed Tokyo Olympics now to be held from July 23 to August 8 in 2021, organizers are faced by the unenviable task of how to arrange a spectacle featuring 11,000 athlete…MORE

The NBA could lose billions this season. Who will eat that loss?

The NBA could lose billions this season. Who will eat that loss?

Just as the NBA was approaching the critical stage of an exhilarating season this month, it abruptly suspended play when Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the coronavirus only minutes before a scheduled tipoff. Since that dramatic scene unfolded on March 11, the NBA announced that a number of other players, including…MORE

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