Baseball and softball were joined by youth-oriented sports such as surfing and skateboarding as Japanese organizers on Monday recommended five additional sports with 18 events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
If all goes to plan, 16-year-old Michael Andrew of Lawrence will one day be wearing Adidas logos while he piles up Olympic gold medals and becomes America’s next great swimming ambassador — the Next Michael Phelps, perhaps. And if all goes to plan, the Andrew family will silence a litany of doubters and skeptics, proving their way — a homeschooled education, a two-lane training pool in the backyard and a household structured around born-again Christianity — was the right path all along.
The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Swimmer Shannon Vreeland won four gold medals and a bronze medal at the World University Games in South Korea and she was named the Most Valuable Player among females athletes. Now she has her sights on the 2016 Olympic Games.
Raul Lopez Gomez scored on a penalty kick in the 74th and defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Haiti 1-0 on Sunday night to wrap up a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.
CARSON, Calif. - Defending Olympic champion Mexico is just a win away from a chance at defending its soccer title next summer in Rio de Janeiro after a second-half penalty shot by Raul Lopez beat Haiti, 1-0, in group play of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament Sunday at the StubHub Center.