COVID-19 Vaccinations May Be Required for Athletes and Fans to Attend Tokyo Olympics, IOC President Says

(TOKYO) — Olympic participants and fans arriving for next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics are likely to face requirements to be vaccinated to protect the Japanese public, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday after meeting with new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. … Read more…

Most Americans support athletes speaking out, say anthem protests are appropriate, Post poll finds

Despite cries for athletes to “stick to sports,” particularly from conservative pundits and politicians, a 62 percent majority of Americans say that professional athletes should use their platforms to express their views on national issues. Sports BEST DEAL UPDATE:

The Milwaukee Bucks Led the Way as Athletes Took a Stand Over Jacob Blake. Players Decades Ago Helped Win Them the Power to Speak Up

When the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court for their scheduled playoff game against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, in protest of the police shooting of a Black man named Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., they were not … Read more…

Olympic champion Edwin Moses on covid-19, race and trans athletes | The Economist Podcasts

The Economist SBREAKING NEWS: As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President/CEO of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the … Read more…

WATCH: What You Need To Know — August 28, 2020: Athletes Take A Stand — CDC Backlash — Time Off to Vote

1. Professional Athletes Take a Stand 2. Final Night of RNC 3. Coronavirus Update: CDC Director Reverses Testing Guidelines After Backlash 4. Companies Step Up and Give Employees Time Off to Vote 5. Tapping Into The $ 15 Billion Influencer … Read more…

Jelani Cobb: “We’ve Moved So Far Beyond” When Athletes Wore T-Shirts For Eric Garner. | MSNBC

MSNBC POLITICAL DEAL UPDATES: BREAKING NEWS: As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President/CEO of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release … Read more…

WATCH: What You Need To Know — July 27, 2020: John Lewis Farewell — Second Stimulus Check Nears — Athletes Helping Felons

1. The Final Crossing of John Lewis What You Need To Know: The body of human rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Robert Lewis is now in the middle of a journey through places that held such importance in his … Read more…

Report: Education Dept. Says Connecticut Policy Allowing Trans Athletes to Compete in Girls Sports Is Civil Rights Violation

(Hartford, Conn.) — A Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports violates the civil rights of female athletes, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has ruled. The ruling, which was obtained Thursday by The … Read more…

Tokyo Olympic Organizers Hold Test Event Amid Coronavirus Outbreak—Without Fans or Top Athletes

(TOKYO) — Despite the spreading virus, Tokyo Olympic organizers have finally held a test event. The recent outbreak of the coronavirus has forced them to rearrange or postpone several. But they allowed a sport climbing event on Friday to go … Read more…

Families of 3 Female High School Runners Sue to Stop Transgender Athletes From Competing

(HARTFORD, Conn.) — The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports. Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior … Read more…

Heartbreaking photo shows young athletes paying tribute at Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Academy

A heartbreaking photo on Sunday showed dozens of young athletes kneeling on a basketball court in tribute to Kobe Bryant, at the hoops star’s Mamba Sports Academy in California. The emotional image, posted on Twitter by @_nightingaleee, shows grief-stricken basketball … Read more…

Black Duke Student Athletes Host ‘Black Bodies, White Entertainment’ Panel About Life At A PWI

The panel was moderated by Martin Paul Smith, a former college athlete and assistant professor. Hosted by the Center for Race Relations, the panel, entitled “Black Bodies, White Entertainment,” … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

In Historic Move, NCAA Board Unanimously Agrees to Allow College Athletes to Profit From Their Fame

(ATLANTA) — The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday toward allowing amateur athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to permit them to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.” The United … Read more…

Havoc at ‘disaster’ Doha World Championships as numerous marathon athletes collapse in sweltering heat

The Doha World Championships were branded a “disaster” on Saturday after shocking scenes at the midnight women's marathon, where sweltering conditions caused numerous athletes to collapse and almost half the field failed to finish. Twenty-eight of the 68 women who … Read more…

New NCAA ‘Rich Paul’ Rule Disempowers Black Athletes and Rigs Rules In Favor Of Elite Agencies

Black professional athletes have leveraged more control over their careers, staff, political activities, and personal brands this last decade than perhaps ever before. That is why the NCAA’s reformed agent criteria—dubbed the “Rich Paul Rule”—is an especially heinous attempt to disempower … Read more…

Young athletes’ lives will change in an instant at star-studded NFL draft day

ABC News SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release … Read more…