proposed – High Diving a demonstration sport in Tokyo

High diving, mixed synchronised swimming, basketball 3×3 and BMX freestyle are among at least 25 extra events and disciplines in 15 sports proposed for inclusion at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. …

(in addition to) the five additional sports added last year to the programme just for Tokyo 2020: baseball and softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. …

Inside the Games

Thanks Tom.

Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

A sensationalist writer in Australia got some reaction to a post titled: The Commonwealth Games Are Old, Irrelevant And It’s Time To Retire Them

I disagree. I’m very much looking forward to Commonwealth Games next year. Here’s the article you want to read instead.

How the Gold Coast is morphing into a Commonwealth Games playground

It’s only one year to go before nearly 7000 athletes converge on Queensland’s Gold Coast for the most exciting Commonwealth Games yet.

Durban, South Africa lost the 2022 Commonwealth Games due (partly) to an incompetent, corrupt federal Government. But I’ve little doubt that the 2022 will be soon awarded to another city. Either Liverpool, Birmingham or Manchester.

Canadian sport funding increased

I admire the USA for NOT relying on tax dollars for funding.

In most nations National Teams rely on the inconsistent whims of federal governments. Canada’s high performance athletes will get 18% more in direct financial support.

In his 2017 budget, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced the government would increase funding allocated to the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) by $5 million dollars a year, the first increase in 13 years. …

Olympic.ca

Maggie Nichols – best Collegiate gymnast 2017

Last July, millions around the country watched USA Gymnastics name its five-member Rio-bound Olympic team and three alternates. While the celebration in front of the adoring crowd at the Olympic trials involved selfies, confetti, media appearances and the realization of a lifelong dream come true for eight women, it marked a devastating conclusion for Maggie Nichols. She’d helped lead the U.S. team to gold at the world championships less than a year before, and even won an individual silver medal on floor. But on that day, her name wasn’t called. She remained in the locker room.

Three days later, Nichols made the difficult decision to retire from elite gymnastics….

Since bursting onto the NCAA scene as a member of the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners in January …

How Maggie Nichols became the best collegiate gymnast in the country

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