“Of course there will be costs,” organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said when the postponement was announced. “As for how much, we have no figures with us right now. As for who will shoulder these costs? Needless to say, they are not going to be easy discussions, so we are not sure how long they will take.” … [Read more...] about Tokyo’s delayed Olympics: Who pays bills for another year?
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The saving grace is that not everything is about money. Most Olympic athletes make plenty of sacrifices without expectations of getting rich. For every LeBron James and Simone Biles, whose last go-round at an Olympics may have evaporated because of the postponement, there are hundreds, maybe thousands of Olympic athletes who will use it as fuel. … [Read more...] about Column: The ‘no-win’ Olympics gets another chance
C.A. Kuttappa, head elite men’s coach, said the upward graph began after the 2016 Rio Olympics. “Both BFI and SAI sent the Indian boxers to quite a few tournaments abroad, and they were sent on merit,” he said. “Everyone received equal opportunities for training and competitions abroad.” … [Read more...] about Vikas vows to win Olympic gold
The Lakers acquired the 17-year-old Bryant in a trade shortly after Charlotte drafted him, and he immediately became one of the most exciting and intriguing players in the sport alongside O’Neal, who had signed with the Lakers as a free agent. Bryant won the Slam Dunk Contest as a rookie, and the Lakers gradually grew into a team that won three consecutive championships. … [Read more...] about Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world
Here’s how things could get uncomfortable for USA Basketball in 2021, assuming the Olympics actually take place: Commissioner Adam Silver has long fancied starting future NBA seasons around Christmas Day. It removes the early-season anxiety over competing with football, and there hasn’t been much resistance to the notion of finishing the playoffs well into summer. … [Read more...] about No Olympics? Warriors aren’t too concerned