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“He Wants This Gold For Serbia”

Novak Djokovic has achieved almost every fathomable goal in the tennis world. Pretty soon, he is expected to overtake Roger Federer and claim the most grand slams of all time. However, there is one feather that he still misses in his cap. That is a gold medal at the Olympics. Despite being one of the…

In Audio From Old Interview, Michael Jordan States He Would Not Use Dream Team With Isiah Thomas

TOPLINE Michael Jordan has long denied that he prevented rival Isiah Thomas from being selected for the 1992 US Olympic Team, including most recently in the wildly popular The Last Dance documentary; however, respected sportswriter Jack McCallum released audio from an old interview on Monday in which Jordan states plainly that he told a member…

Resignations rock Sascoc

Board elections have since been postponedThe embattled South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) board has been hit by the resignation of two of its members. Acting CEO Ravi Govender this week informed all members of the Olympic body, including acting president Aleck Skhosana, who is also the president of Athletics SA (ASA), about…

Balbir Singh: Not a family name, yet one of the best Olympians

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Updated: May 26, 2020 7:48:00 am Balbir Singh Senior with his medals at home. (Express file photo)Whenever he was asked to narrate his journey to greatness, Balbir Singh Senior could never find the right words. “It can’t be explained,” he often repeated. “It can only be experienced.”…

Ghost Olympians: The saga of the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympics

Forty years ago, the United States boycotted an Olympic Games for the first and, to date, only time. This is the story behind President Jimmy Carter’s decision, and the lives it impacted.Their hearts sank in stages. Months before an Olympic summer, at tracks and pools across America, with July bookmarked on bedroom calendars, worry began…

PSC OKs P2M budget plan for pole vaulter EJ Obiena

Published May 19, 2020, 5:37 PM By Nick Giongco The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has approved a budget of P2 million for the continued training in Italy of Tokyo Olympics-bound pole vaulter EJ Obiena. EJ Obiena (Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP) Philippine Track and Field Association (Patafa) president Philip Ella Juico said the supplemental budget…

2021 Olympic qualifier positions issues for Group Canada with NBA free agents

There was good news and bad for fans of Canada’s men’s basketball team Thursday afternoon. Starting with the good news: FIBA announced the that the 2021 Olympic Qualifying Tournaments would take place from June 29-July 4, 2021 and that Canada would still get to host one of the events. Better yet, the beautiful location of…

IOC president Thomas Bach reveals decision to delay Tokyo Games until 2021 could cost £650MILLION

IOC president Thomas Bach reveals decision to delay Tokyo Games until 2021 will cost Olympic organisers another £650MILLIONThomas Bach said executive committees approved the sum to cover the costs The sum will be split into two parts, with £530million to help reorganising costsThe remaining £120m will be divided to support international federationsBach said the IOC will…