Winter Olympians champion climate, peace amid muted activism
Around the world, athletes are throwing their support behind political and social causes, part of a wave of sports activism that has flourished in the years since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during games to protest police brutality against Black people.
Welcome 2021: The year of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Ever since the Olympics were postponed nine months ago, local organizers and the IOC have been biding their time. Ever since the Olympics were postponed nine months ago, local organizers and the IOC have been biding their time. The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers will have to start getting specific in the next few months. “The fact that you're going to put 10,000-plus athletes, plus all the volunteers, plus all the coaches, plus, plus, plus, plus plus. There is just too much unknown.”Q: Despite the uncertainties, what do we firmly know about staging the Tokyo Olympics?
Under Armour delaying payments to some of its athletes as it deals with the fallout from coronavirus
After first-quarter sales plummeted 23%, the apparel maker said the company is negotiating sports marketing contracts to defer payment with some of its athletes. "It's obviously not a desirable situation for companies and their athletes, but these are unprecedented times and call for unprecedented tactics," he added. Dorfman said assuming Under Armour has strong relationships with its athletes and there's confidence that business will eventually turn around, he believes athletes would be willing to accept an extended payment option. Under Armour said Monday it plans to cut $325 million in operating costs to help weather the crisis. "All of our athletes have been phenomenal during this period with how they have helped their communities and how they have helped Under Armour," he said.cnbc.com
Most U.S. swimmers at Rio are first-time Olympians
Swimming is one of the first big sports to take the spotlight at the Summer Olympics. All eyes are on big names like Michael Phelps who has 22 Olympic medals to his name, but the team is packed with Olympic newbies. Any of them could become the next big American star of the pool. Jamie Yuccas reports.cbsnews.com
Michael Phelps returns to pool with 2016 Olympics in sight
Phelps is returning to competition this week with Olympic gold in mind. Phelps was charged with DUI in September and his 6-month suspension ended earlier this month. After a stint in rehab, Phelps says he's now the happiest he's ever been. Vinita Nair reports.cbsnews.com