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Darnell Nurse Is Playing His Way to the Olympics

Coming into this season, Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse had his expectations raised unexpectedly. With the team’s No. 1 defenseman, Oscar Klefbom, being declared out for the season, someone on…
Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Olympics, 2022 Winter Olympics, Darnell Nurse, Team Canada


USA Gymnastics under fire for Hall of Fame email

A top USA Gymnastics official has threatened to remove approximately 40 former Olympians and U.S. national team members from Hall of Fame consideration if they do not contact the organization by April 15, a move described by Larry Nassar survivors as a heavy-handed attempt to punish them for speaking out about the sport’s culture of abuse. In an email to former USA Gymnastics women’s program athletes Thursday, obtained by the Southern California News Group, Tom Koll, chairman of the organization...
Tags: Usa, News, Nbc, Sports, Sport, Gymnastics, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Nba, Ohio, Hall of Fame, Manly, Peters, Leung, Mary Lou Retton


SafeSport ‘evaluating’ whether to suspend Anna Li

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is evaluating whether to suspend Anna Li, a former UCLA All-American gymnast and 2012 U.S. Olympic team alternate, for allegedly trying to intimidate a young athlete at a recent competition, according to a U.S. Center for SafeSport email obtained by the Southern California News Group. An attorney for Riley Milbrandt, a former athlete at Legacy Elite Gymnastics, the club owned and operated by Li’s family in Aurora, Illinois, recently asked the U.S. Center for SafeSpo...
Tags: News, China, Sports, Sport, Gymnastics, Soccer, Olympics, College sports, Illinois, Ucla, Utah State, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Riley, Li, Bailey


White House says Beijing Winter Olympics boycott ‘not being discussed’

The Biden administration is not discussing a multi-nation boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing because of human rights violations by China, the White House said Wednesday, appearing to walk back statements by a State Department spokesman a day earlier. White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s comments came amid mounting calls, both domestically and internationally, to boycott the Beijing Games because of what a recent State Department report characterized as China’s “genocide and c...
Tags: Hong Kong, Usa, News, White House, China, Sports, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, United States, Xi Jinping, Olympics, Muslim, State Department, Biden


Third Legacy Elite coach under investigation by U.S. Center for SafeSport

A third coach at Legacy Elite Gymnastics, a high profile Chicago-area club owned and operated by former U.S. national and China Olympic team coaches, is under investigation for physical and emotional abuse by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, according to SafeSport documents obtained by the Southern California News Group. Rebecca Thone, the Legacy coach, allegedly abused young gymnasts after Anna Li, an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and UCLA All-American, and her mother Jiani Wu, an Olymp...
Tags: News, China, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Beijing, Soccer, Olympics, Ucla, Northern Illinois, Li, Wu, Aurora Illinois, Mike Scioscia, Chris Waller, USA Gymnastics


Mike Scioscia tapped to manage USA Baseball at Tokyo Olympics

Mike Scioscia has his next managing gig lined up, far from the Angel Stadium dugout he roamed for 19 years. Scioscia was announced Tuesday as the next manager of USA Baseball, which will compete for a berth in the Tokyo Olympic Games this summer. The USA roster is expected to feature a broad range of professionals when its Olympic quest begins in June with a qualifying tournament in Florida. A trip to Tokyo is not assured. The U.S. must place first or second in a pool-play group with the Dominic...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Mexico, Angels, Sports, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Olympics, Mlb, Tokyo, Venezuela, Major League Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Mike


The US is talking to allies about boycotting 2022 Beijing Olympics over genocide against Uyghurs in Xinjiang

A Chinese flag flutters in front of the IOC headquarters during a protest by activists of the International Tibet Network against the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on Februay 3, 2021 in Lausanne. Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images The US and its allies are discussing a possible boycott of the 2020 Beijing Olympics. "It is something that we certainly wish to discuss," the State Department said on Tuesday. China is facing growing backlash over what's widely considered to be genocide against ...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, China, US, Sports, International, Trends, Eu, Beijing, Canada, Olympics, Alaska, New York Times, International criminal court, Moscow


California Supreme Court upholds ruling in USOPC athlete safety case

The California Supreme Court Thursday ruled that a lower court was correct in ruling that the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee did not have a legal responsibility to protect athletes. The court also said the 2nd District court was correct that national governing bodies could be held liable in sexual abuse cases. The Supreme Court ruling could have major ramifications for NGBs in California where a recent law opens a new window of statute of limitations in sexual abuse cases. The Supreme Cou...
Tags: Japan, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Court, Sports, California News, Sport, Soccer, United States, Olympics, College sports, Ncaa, California Supreme Court, U S District Court


Maggie Haney, former Olympic team coach, files suit against USA Gymnastics

Former U.S. Olympic and national team coach Maggie Haney filed suit against USA Gymnastics this week in U.S. District Court in New Jersey alleging the organization did not follow proper procedures in suspending her for physical, verbal and emotional abuse last year. The suit, filed Monday, also named Mark Busby, USA Gymnastics’ former general counsel, and comes nearly a year after USA Gymnastics, the sport’s Indianapolis-based national governing body, suspended Haney for eight years for physical...
Tags: News, Congress, Sports, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Olympics, New Jersey, U S District Court, Levine, Hernandez, Busby, McCusker, USA Gymnastics, Haney, National News


A Game of Thrones Broadway Show Will Bring a Key Book Moment to Life

Though the show is long gone, fans of Game of Thrones have plenty to look forward to. There will be more George R.R. Martin books (hopefully), multiple new HBO shows, and now there will be a stage production that’ll go back in time to fill in a key part of Westeros history.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Fiction, Olympics, Literature, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, George Rr Martin, George R R Martin, Jaime Lannister, Duncan Macmillan, Dominic Cooke, Robert Baratheon, Ned Stark, Lyanna Stark, Jamie Lannister


U.S. men’s soccer loses to Honduras, will miss 3rd straight Olympics

The U.S. team’s Justen Glad, left, and Honduras’ Jose Garcia vie for the ball during their CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying match on Sunday at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Ulises Ruiz/AFP via Getty Images) GUADALAJARA, MEXICO – MARCH 28: José Pinto #17 of Honduras fights for the ball with Jesús Ferreira #09 of United States during the semifinals match between Honduras and USA as part of the 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying at Jalisco Stadium on March 28, 2021 in Guadalaj...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Mexico, New York City, Sports, Atlanta, Spain, Sport, Getty Images, Canada, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Northern Ireland, Mls, Tokyo


USA U23 must beat Honduras for Olympic men’s soccer bid

The trendline is clear: The United States failed to qualify for the men’s Olympic soccer tournament in 2012 and 2016, then ended a streak of seven straight World Cup appearances when it missed out on 2018. A young U.S. team admittedly missing its top players tries to stop the skid when it plays Honduras at Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sunday night in a one-game matchup for a trip to this summer’s Olympics in Japan. “Every tournament now going forward is an opportunity for U.S. Soccer,” U.S. captain J...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Mexico, Sports, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Fifa, Northern Ireland, Belfast, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Jason


Your USMNT Line-Up v Mexico

I'm not even gonna lie. I simply didn't want to react to the USMNT Under-23 side's win over  Dominican Republican. I was so annoyed by the first half, the bitter taste remained even after they eventually woke up late. It was bad, and it was arguably bad by design. I'm not sure why this double-8's with a false 9 would ever be used against such a minnow. And all respect to Los Quisqueyanos. They [Author: Greg Seltzer]
Tags: Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, USMNT, by Greg Seltzer, Greg Seltzer, Dominican Republican


Mexico pounces on U.S. miscue in Olympic qualifying

Sebastian Soto’s sloppy giveaway cost the United States in a 1-0 loss to Mexico. Now comes the winner-take-all semifinal Sunday night against Honduras or Canada for a trip to the men’s Olympic soccer tournament. “Ultimately difficult to lose the game on an individual error,” U.S. coach Jason Kreis said after Soto gifted Uriel Antuna a 45th-minute goal at Guadalajara on Wednesday night. “The most important game is coming, so we need to move forward very quickly and prepare ourselves for that.” Bo...
Tags: Mexico, Sports, Sport, Canada, Soccer, United States, Manchester City, Olympics, Fifa, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Caribbean, Guadalajara, Dominican Republic, Kessler


Nearly 2 years after abuse complaints against Anna Li and Jiani Wu, SafeSport still hasn’t interviewed the coaches

In August 2019, the U.S. Center for SafeSport took jurisdiction over an investigation into complaints from dozens of gymnasts and their parents alleging that Jiani Wu, an Olympic medalist for China now coaching at Legacy Elite Gymnastics in a Chicago suburb, had routinely physically abused young gymnasts, and that she and her daughter, Anna Li, an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team and UCLA All-American, had verbally and emotionally abused minor-age athletes. “Please do know that the Center...
Tags: Japan, News, La, China, US, Sports, Georgia, Sport, Chicago, Beijing, Soccer, Olympics, Ncaa, Michigan, Johnson, Prince


Azarian Gymnastics, Vanessa Gonzalez target of abuse lawsuit

In filing suit against Azarian U.S. Gymnastics Training Center, girls team coach Vanessa Gonzalez and two other coaches in Orange County Superior Court Monday three gymnasts are seeking an opportunity they maintain USA Gymnastics denied them: the chance to confront the coaches they alleged abuse them and the gym owners who enabled that abuse. The suit filed by Ashton Woodbury, a former Cal and Azarian gymnast, and two minor aged gymnasts alleges assault, negligent infliction of emotional distres...
Tags: Japan, Usa, News, La, Sports, California News, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Pele, Local News, Soviet Union, Cal, Myers, Gonzalez, Davies


Lightning kills Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz, 22, while training

By Matias Grez | CNN A 22-year-old Olympic surfing hopeful from El Salvador has died while training for an upcoming qualifying competition, the country’s National Institute for Sport (INDES) has confirmed. Katherine Diaz was in the water at El Tunco beach in south-west El Salvador on Friday when she was reportedly struck by lightning. “We raise a prayer for the eternal rest of her soul and we express our most sincere condolences to her family,” INDES said in a statement. “Katherine came over to...
Tags: News, Accidents, Sports, Sport, World news, Cnn, Soccer, Olympics, Tokyo, Isa, Surfing, El Salvador, El Tunco, Katherine, Diaz, Jose Diaz


Your USMNT Line-Up v Dominican Republic

With a win in pocket, it makes sense that Jason Kreis has made six changes ahead of what should be by far the easiest Olympic Qualifying group game. And I definitely like that Johnny's presence will allow Yueill to push up and make some gut passes in/into the final third on top of his usual flank diagonals. As for the rest of the gang, I'm hoping to see more from Perea and Lewis, in particularIn [Author: Greg Seltzer]
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Olympics, USMNT, Dominican Republic, Lewis, Johnny, Jason Kreis, Perea, by Greg Seltzer, Greg Seltzer, Yueill


Japan bans foreign spectators for 2021 Olympic Games

Foreign spectators will not be allowed into Japan to attend the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games because of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese government and Tokyo 2020 officials announced Saturday. International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee officials were informed of the decision in a virtual meeting with Tokyo 2020, Japanese government and Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials. “In many ways the Tokyo 2020 Games will be completely different to an...
Tags: Japan, News, La, Sports, Sport, World news, Soccer, Olympics, New Jersey, Tokyo, Pele, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, Seiko Hashimoto, International Paralympic Committee


Overseas spectators will be barred from the Tokyo Olympics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers say

Concerns had been raised about COVID-19 safety measures before organizers made the announcement. Getty Spectators from overseas will not be able to attend this year's Olympics. Organizers made the major concession to allow the event to take place. The games are due to commence in July after being rescheduled last year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Overseas spectators will be barred from attending the summer Olympics in Japan, the organizing committee confirmed o...
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, International, Trends, Olympics, Tokyo, Sky News, Toshiro Muto, Tokyo Organising Committee, Weekend BI UK, Zahra Tayeb


It's three points.

And an important three CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying points, at that, gained by the USMNT Under-23 team in gut-it-out fashion. We had an occasionally shaky but ultimately good enough first half followed by an unpleasant second half. After being outdone by the Junior Nats fullbacks in the opening frame, Costa Rica's wingers were running free after the break. And with that short take, we'll heat up [Author: Greg Seltzer]
Tags: Videos, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Costa Rica, USMNT, by Greg Seltzer, Greg Seltzer, Junior Nats


U.S. men edge Costa Rica to begin Olympic qualifying

The U.S. team’s Sebastian Soto, left, and Costa Rica’s Aaron Salazar vie for the ball during their CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match against Costa Rica at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images) United States’ Jackson Yueill (R) and Costa Rica’s Luis Diaz (L) vie for the ball during their CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying football match at the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico, on March 18, 2021. (Photo by Ulises Ruiz / AFP) (Photo by ULISES RUIZ/AFP via Ge...
Tags: Usa, Mexico, Sports, Sport, Getty Images, Colombia, David, Soccer, United States, Olympics, Fifa, Dallas, San Jose, Honduras, Costa Rica, Caribbean


Your USMNT Line-Up v. Costa Rica

The USMNT Under-23 side, that is, as they open Olympic qualifying. The XI isn't far what I expected, and now we get to see if the false nine gambit will work in real match. For me, this game all comes down to how our wide backs fare against their wingers. That's the two-dimensional key match-up in this one by a longshot, if you ask me. Instead of the usual player ratings at MLSS, I'll be back [Author: Greg Seltzer]
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Costa Rica, USMNT, by Greg Seltzer, Greg Seltzer


Where to find USMNT vs. Costa Rica on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USMNT vs. Costa Rica on US TV in the Men’s Olympic Qualifying, you’ve come to the right place. For viewers in the US, USMNT vs.... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Costa Rica, USMNT, US USMNT


All LA council members don’t agree on LA’s role in 2028 Olympics security

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to authorize Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez to bring the city into a cooperative to manage safety and security services for the 2028 Olympics. The City Council’s approval authorized Garcetti and Martinez to enter into a memorandum of understanding to join the already created California Olympic and Paralympic Public Safety Command. The cooperative would consist of the c...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Border Patrol, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Martinez, Farrell


US team approaches Olympic men’s soccer qualifying mindful of past failures

The U.S. men’s national soccer team has qualified for more Olympics games than any other CONCACAF nation. That’s the good news. The bad news for fans of the national team is that it has failed to qualify for the past two Olympics. The next opportunity begins Thursday with the U.S. kicking off the CONCACACF Olympic qualifying tournament against Costa Rica in Mexico (2:30 p.m., FS1). “To now finally be here, I think it has raised the level of enthusiasm about the situation,” U.S. U-23 coach Jason ...
Tags: Mexico, US, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Mls, Costa Rica, Haiti, Freddy Adu, Dominican Republic, Lafc, Los Angeles Galaxy, Jason Kreis, Los Angeles Football Club, Kreis


Attack Force

When it comes to the Olympics Clipboard at the main two offense production posts, there will be a lot that happens between now and summer that determines how the squad list actually ends up looking in Japan. Several players could be up with the USMNT, or they could be busy with a medal hunt come July. We'll start with the #10 options, and then hit up the loaded forward chart.Giovanni Reyna* [Author: Greg Seltzer]
Tags: Japan, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, USMNT, by Greg Seltzer, Greg Seltzer, Giovanni Reyna, Attack Force


The Qualifying 20

Right off the top, I see what they're trying to do. And ya know what? Against every potential Olympic qualifying opponent not named Mexico, it will probably work just fine. I can't complain a lick about who made the cut in goal or across the backline. I like the array of tools contained in the front two lines. Plus, El Tri is in our group, so we can't face them in a knockout game until the final [Author: Greg Seltzer]
Tags: Mexico, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, USMNT, El Tri, by Greg Seltzer, Greg Seltzer


Don Peters, coach of groundbreaking 1984 Olympic team, facing sexual abuse lawsuit

Before Simone. Before McKayla and Gabby and Jordyn. Before Atlanta. Before golden triumphs in London and Rio de Janeiro secured Team USA’s dynasty status in the Summer Olympic women’s marquee sport, Don Peters coached the groundbreaking U.S. women’s team to a record eight medals at the 1984 Olympic Games and a performance that signaled the beginning of the end of Eastern Bloc countries’ decades long dominance of women’s gymnastics and the rise of a new global power. Peters for the past decade, h...
Tags: Usa, London, News, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Olympics, San Diego, Pele, Rio De Janeiro, Pasadena, Local News, DOE


Don Peters, coach of groundbreaking 1984 Olympic team, faces sexual abuse lawsuit

Before Simone. Before McKayla and Gabby and Jordyn. Before Atlanta. Before golden triumphs in London and Rio de Janeiro secured Team USA’s dynasty status in the Summer Olympic women’s marquee sport, Don Peters coached the groundbreaking U.S. women’s team to a record eight medals at the 1984 Olympic Games and a performance that signaled the beginning of the end of Eastern Bloc countries’ decades long dominance of women’s gymnastics and the rise of a new global power. Peters for the past decade, h...
Tags: Usa, London, News, California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Olympics, San Diego, Pele, Rio De Janeiro, Pasadena, Local News, DOE