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Rapinoe and Biles to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden

Megan Rapinoe and Simone Biles will receive their awards for their advocacy and contributions in various areas including gender equality, mental health and others.

United States and Canada will lead their groups in Women’s CONCACAF Championship play

The USWNT and Canada are the favorites to punch tickets to the World Cup next summer, but which team will earn its bid to Paris in 2024?

Scandal as Mexico’s soccer team fails to qualify for Paris 2024 Olympics

For the first time in its history, the Dominican Republic qualifies for a World Cup in any category and also dreams of Paris 2024

NBC Sports will shut down Olympic Channel

The company said it will cease production on September 30 of this year

Ryan Lochte’s 3 silver and 3 bronze Olympic medals go on auction block while swimmer retains his 6 golds

Speedskater Dan Jansen’s apparel, including skinsuits he wore in tragic Calgary races, also being auctioned to raise money for his foundation

Weightlifting moves forward, Olympic boxing stuck

Despite the flagrant leadership failures that have driven the sport of weightlifting to the brink of banishment from the Olympics, that prospect could be easing following the vote for new leaders.

Americans win silver in 10-meter Synchronized Diving at World Championships

With only three weeks of preparation as partners, Katrina Young and Delaney Schnell earned silver together in a come-from-behind battle from the 10-meter platform.

“Mondo” Duplantis soars to new outdoor World Record, at home, in Stockholm

Competing in front of friends and family, Armand Duplantis raised his own outdoor pole vault World Record to 6.16m/20′ 2 1/2″. The Swedish Diamond League meeting at historic 1912 Olympic Stadium served as an important final tune-up for athletes before travel to world championships in the U.S.

Vatican City primed for debut at Mediterranean Games

The religious city-state is only a few hours out from its debut at a major international multi-sport event. Monsignor Melchor Jose Sanchez de Toca y Alameda, head of The Vatican‘s delegation, explains the significance of the moment to Around the Rings.

Olympic boxing champion Andy Cruz was arrested when he tried to escape from Cuba by sea

Some sources said the Cuban boxer was in the Dominican Republic. The Olympic champion of Athens 2004 in javelin, Osleidys Menéndez, confirms she left the island and is in Miami

Paris 2024 launches Cultural Olympiad

The French Organizing Committee aims to showcase the energy and talent of French culture through a myriad of curators across a wide range of disciplines and mediums

Indonesia to throw hat in ring to host 2023 Asian Cup

Australia, South Korea, Japan and Qatar have also expressed interest in hosting the event

Stolen 2020 Olympic gold medal found!

Jordyn Poulter, U.S. women’s volleyball starting setter has her medal back after it was found in the trash behind an Anaheim, California business

Changing times: Is there still a need for women-only road races?

With 450 men joining about 7,000 women for the first time in the 50th running of the New York Mini 10K, the landscape is shifting

Tan withdraws from Wimbledon doubles citing a thigh injury; angers doubles partner Tamara Korpatsch

Harmony Tan informed her doubles partner Tamara Korpatsch of her withdrawal by text just hours before the two were set to play on Wednesday. Korpatsch shared her anger on social media following the news.

Husband of USOPC CEO is working for LIV Golf Series

Sarah Hirshland confirmed her husband is “a contractor for LIV”

Caribbean Games set to open in Guadeloupe following tumultuous build-up

CANOC President Brian Lewis reflects on the historic moment for Caribbean sports.

End point to the IWF Electoral Congress with the second vote for a Secretary General

The annulled elections of last Saturday will be held this Thursday with the online participation of 158 National Federations who will vote between the Peruvian José Quiñones and the Italian Antonio Urso.

Annemiek van Vleuten to retire at the end of the 2023 season

Three-time world champion and gold medalist in Tokyo wants to go out ‘on top’ and look for new challenges in life

UCI updates COVID-19 protocol ahead of Tour de France start

UCI has implemented a number of changes following the elimination of several riders at the Tour de Suisse earlier in June due to COVID-19 outbreak