Athletes

IOC tries to reassure Olympic athletes about COVID-19 waiver

by on May 27, 2021 0

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The IOC told Olympic athletes on Thursday that a signing waiver releasing Tokyo organizers from all responsibility for COVID-19 issues was “standard practice” for major sporting events. The question was raised when IOC President Thomas Bach answered questions to close a two-day online conference hosted by the official Olympic Commission representing...

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About 220 Singapore team athletes, coaches and officials completed COVID-19 vaccinations: SportSG

by on May 27, 2021 0

SINGAPORE: About 220 Singapore team athletes, coaches and officials have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations, with inoculation of athletes heading to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics an “immediate priority,” said said Sport Singapore (SportSG) Thursday, May 27). Responding to questions from CNA, Singapore Sports Institute Director Toh Boon Yi said the vaccination process started earlier...

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Transgender Athlete Bills Heard in Wisconsin Legislature

by on May 26, 2021 0

Emma Cameron is a transgender athlete Transgender runner Emma Cameron, 28, talks about Rep. Barbara Dittrich’s bill to ban transgender girls and women from all-female school sports. Dittrich cited Cameron’s first place in a 50km race as an example of the need for legislation. Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MADISON – Republicans who...

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Southern California Male Athlete of the Week, May 28 – Orange County Register

by on May 26, 2021 0

Each week, posts from the 11 Southern California News Group properties (Orange County Register, LA Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select the Athletes of the Week for their respective regions. Each athlete...

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Maryland adds athlete safety provision as it joins growing list of states to enact Jackson Lewis PC name, image and likeness law

by on May 25, 2021 0

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed the Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act. Starting in 2023, the law allows student athletes at colleges and universities in Maryland to receive compensation for their name, image and likeness (NIL) and retain agent representation without penalty for the student-athlete’s eligibility or participation in an intercollegiate competition. Student...

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8 Ridgeview High athletes sign letters of intent

by on May 25, 2021 0

(Update: added video, comments) “ it’s unreal ” says an athlete REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – On Monday evening, eight Ridgeview High School athletes signed letters of intent with colleges and universities during the school’s spring signing ceremony. Family members and coaches were able to attend the event with masks and social distancing guidelines in...

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Latin American athletes get vaccinated in Miami for Games-Sports News, Firstpost

by on May 25, 2021 0

Olympic athletes from different Latin American countries began getting vaccinated in Miami on Monday as part of an agreement between Panam Sports, the Mexican Consulate and the Marsoni Foundation, which works to prevent migrant illnesses. Representative image. AP Miami: The President of the Pan American Sports Organization (Panam Sports) is concerned about the health...

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