Breakdancing gets Olympic status to debut at Paris in 2024

GENEVA >> Breakdancing has become an official Olympic sport today. With the International Olympic Committee’s pursuit of urban events to lure a younger audience, street dance combat was officially added to the medal event schedule at the 2024 Paris Games. Also confirmed for Paris by…

Rafer Johnson, UCLA legend and Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Rafer Johnson, UCLA legend and Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES – Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s hit man in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to family…

Gregg Popovich knows filling U.S. Olympic men’s basketball roster may be a challenge

Gregg Popovich knows filling U.S. Olympic men’s basketball roster may be a challenge

Game 7 of the 2021 NBA Finals would now be played on July 22. The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Tokyo would now be the next day. And when he was presented with this potential scheduling problem, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich –…

Claressa Shields, Olympic gold medal boxer, begins MMA career

Claressa Shields, Olympic gold medal boxer, begins MMA career

Claressa Shields already rules boxing with two Olympic gold medals and professional titles in three weight divisions. Her next world to conquer is mixed martial arts. Shields has signed with the Professional Fighters League in a quest to become the first woman to have concurrent…