The Olympic Games
Hear the latest news on the 2021 Summer and 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
2 Afghan Athletes Arrive in Tokyo to Compete in Paralympics
"From Afghanistan have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee said they were informed the two members of the Afghan Paralympic team would not be allowed to travel to Tokyo that news kicked off a global effort to get the two evacuated safely. In a statement, the I, P C Athletes council chairperson said. Both athletes have been extremely clear that after years of training they wanted to Compete on the biggest stage of all the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the fact that so many authorities have combined to make this possible truly wonderful. Coming up
Stefanie Dolson Reflects on Gold Medal Victory
"Have the one and only big mama steph on this show and we could not be more excited to talk to this. Olympic gold medalist steph. Thanks for joining us on the show. Thank you thank you for having me. I'm excited yeah absolutely we've been. We've been looking forward to this interview and really excited about obviously so much going on in your life in your basketball career as of late. Let's just hop right in. I'm so curious. This is my first time speaking to someone like post gold medal. Like this is this is so this is like a really cool. I mean you've won the thing. And i'm just talking to you and i'm really excited about this. But what was that experience like when you realize the moment that you were going to be coming home with the gold medal to rep representing the united states. What what was that like for you. In that moment it was a surreal. I mean there wasn't. There's a lot of words to describe it. But i mean it was just that moment of the four of us standing at the podium and you know getting the gold medal and putting around my teammates and then when we saw the flag off it was just like you know you just get goosebumps and and you're just thinking like this really happened like we did it because it was so hard. I don't think you know our our coach carrot kept telling us like. I don't think you understand how hard it is to win a gold medal. We're like man like you know we'll see but it was hard so i think it was just that feeling of of just so much joy that we did it and that we achieved our
Paralympic Swimmer Morgan Stickney's Early Beginnings
"So the store you're going to tell us is about a young woman. You recently interviewed a swimmer named morgan. Stickney who will be competing at the paralympics in tokyo beginning next week. So let me start with this. What is it that drew you to her story. Well so part of this is that it's an interesting medical mystery. Which i'll explain a minute. It's also a story that includes a pretty cool medical innovation that could one day be a game changer for a lot of people but i think fundamentally morgan story is one of the most inspiring personal journey stories that i've ever heard she's now twenty four years old and she has gone through some things that are truly hard to wrap your head around and she has somehow come out on the other side. So let's start at the beginning. Take us back to the early part of morgan's stick news life. What can you tell us about her in the role that swimming played in her life growing up. Yes so morgan. Grew up in new hampshire. She played a bunch of sports. You mentioned soccer. Gymnastics and horseback riding but swimming was the thing that really stuck. There was just something about the water. That i really enjoyed. I feel like i mean you're in barter there's no gravity and it's just. It's just a great feeling than i liked mckinley. Now just pushing my body. And what's funny is. She told me that she was actually really bad when she first started out i was terrible at swimming. Is i just remember going into swim. Meets and having so much fun and just like coming in dead last. But i like just had so much fun with it but because she loved it so much she just loved being in the water she kept at it. She was swimming all the time swimming all the laps and by her early teens. She says she was ranked in the top twenty in the country in the mile. So you know getting a college scholarship. Maybe even competing in the olympics day. Those were realistic dreams for her.
Tokyo Olympics Conclude, Marking End of Strangest Games on Record
"Flame has been extinguished, signaling the end of Tokyo 2020, an event delayed one year by the global pandemic. NBC's Jim Ryan was covering the game from the empty stadiums to the quarantines to the masks on every face. Coronavirus was as much a player at the games of the 32nd Olympiad as any gymnast, swimmer or skateboarder. Given the rising covid numbers, many Japanese remained sceptical about the wisdom of hosting the Olympics outside the closing ceremony. In fact, public protests raged on, but for better or worse, the games were held over the course of 16 days, records fell, winning streaks were broken or extended. And athletes from countries as big as China and as small as Turkmenistan became Olympians. Jim Ryan, ABC NEWS Tokyo The next
Paris Has Taken the Torch From Tokyo for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games
"And a postponement. The 2020 Tokyo Games have officially come and gone, the Olympic torches out and now it falls to Paris for the next summer games after an unprecedented Olympics. It's time to look toward the future, but first Olympic organizers wanted to reflect on the games they hoped would unite the world. It started with the flag bearers, including USA Escarole winger. Proudly waving their nation's flag. The athletes followed, who, instead of walking out country by country walked all at once, a symbol of solidarity after weeks of competition, But the crowd of athletes was much smaller than usual At the Games. Athletes were told to leave 48 hours after they competed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, there was joy on the faces of these Olympians. The festivities included a medal ceremony for the winners of the Women's and Men's Marathon, which was run in Sapporo, plus a very special tribute to the volunteers who work tirelessly to make the Tokyo Olympics happen. The ceremony featured many special moments and then the torch was passed to Paris 2024 with a special video thanking Tokyo and setting up the future games. Another moment. Only three years away, they believe will unite the world in Tokyo.
Jessica Springsteen Wins Silver in Equestrian Team Jumping Final
"News radio in total Team USA, winning 39 Gold, 41 Silver and 33 bronze medals and one of those silver medals was won by the women's equestrian team, which features the daughter of a rock icon Jessica Springsteen, daughter of singer Bruce Springsteen has won silver in the equestrian team jumping final in her Olympic debut. 29 year old. Springsteen is currently ranked 14th in the world and show jumping Sweden beat out the U. S and a nail biting jump off, which occurs when the top two teams are tie a unique event for an Olympic debut. Springsteen wrote alongside two teammates who compete in a shortened course as a tie breaker, where the team with the lowest time and few his
Team USA Dominates Brazil to Clinch First Women's Volleyball Gold
"Are expected at the 10 Day event. The Tokyo Olympics have wrapped up correspondent John Leather B has a final look at how the US fared. It wasn't until the final the women's volleyball that team USA knew it atop the gold medal podium. After our three sets to done victory over Brazil. The United States had 39 gold medals, edging out China with 38 gold also came Sunday on the cycling track. Jennifer Lundy topped the podium of the women's omnium points race in the ring. Both Richard Torres and Keyshawn Davis claimed Silver Davis and the men's lightweight division tourism the super heavyweight category. Only side. Dale and her third ever Marathon took bronze. The Americans final medal in the women's marathon, the US top the overall medal count with 113 and had finished atop the medal standings every summer games
Team USA Dominates Brazil to Clinch First Women's Volleyball Gold
"Olympics have wrapped up correspondent John Leather B has a final look at how the US fared. It wasn't until the final the women's volleyball that team USA knew it atop the gold medal podium. After three sets to done victory over Brazil. The United States had 39 gold medals, edging out China with 38 gold also came Sunday on the cycling track. Jennifer Lundy topped the podium of the women's omnium points race in the ring. Both Richard Torres and Keyshawn Davis claimed Silver Davis and the men's lightweight division Torres in the super heavyweight category.