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Everything To Know About the Tokyo Olympics 0

Posted on July 13, 2021 by Jack Warner
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After a year-long delay due to COVID-19, the Tokyo Olympics officially start on July 23rd and will run until August 8th. However, there’s still a couple of weeks until the event, and with certain obstructions to the Games popping up, such as the banning of spectators due to a rise in COVID cases in Tokyo, it’s an excellent time to go over the Tokyo Olympics—the games being shown and how the Olympics have adapted to COVID.

The Tokyo Olympics: Changes

The major change to the Tokyo Olympics will be the aforementioned banning of all spectators during the event. The reason for this ban is because Tokyo will be under a state of emergency throughout the event. Instead of delaying the event yet again, organizers will reduce the risk of infection during the Olympics by ridding the arenas of spectators.

Along with the ban, athletes will be tested for COVID every day of the event. However, athletes will not be required to receive their vaccinations, though the IOC expects most athletes to have received their vaccinations by July 23rd.

The Tokyo Olympics: Sports Highlights

Not all changes to the Tokyo Olympics revolve around COVID, however. A few new sports and disciplines will be shown at the event, and they are definitely worth mentioning!

In total, six new sports will be broadcasted during the event, and out of those six, four will be making their debut.

Two of the “new” sports, baseball and softball, were previously cut from the Olympics in 2005 after a vote from the IOC. They will be making their long-awaited return in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

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Great Sports Moments From the 4th of July 0

Posted on July 04, 2021 by Dean Hybl

It probably comes as no surprise that the 4th of July has seen a few more “special” sports moments than most other days on the calendar. As a national holiday occurring during the height of the season for baseball, there have been a significant number of special baseball moments on this date.

Lou Gehrig became the first MLB player to have his number retired during Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day on July 4, 1939.

Even though July 4th is a day that our friends in England are maybe not as enthusiastic in celebrating, July 4th does have quite a history in that country as many Wimbledon titles have been claimed on that special date.

Over the years the date has also seen special moments in boxing history and women’s golf.

Below is a chronological look at a few of those special July 4th sports moments:

1910 – In what was dubbed the “Fight of the Century”, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Johnson retains his title with a 15th round TKO against James J. Jeffries.

1911 – Ty Cobb’s pursuit of Willie Keeler’s record hitting streak of 45 consecutive games ends at 40 games when Cobb is held hitless in four attempts by Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox. Cobb’s streak remains the sixth longest streak in MLB history.

1914 – Dorothea Chambers claims her seventh, and final, Wimbledon Women’s Singles title, beating Ethel Larcombe 7-5, 6-4.

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Herbalife Reviews: Benefits of Herbalife24 Products for Athletes 0

Posted on June 24, 2021 by John Harris

If you are looking for healthy meal replacement products or ready-to-drink (RTD) muscle-recovery products with an optimum combination of protein, vitamins, and minerals, you should consider using the Herbalife24 products by Herbalife Nutrition. With its science-backed nutritional products, Herbalife Nutrition has made a name for itself in the health and sports supplements industry. The goal of Herbalife Nutrition has been to improve the nutritional habits of people around the globe by offering high-quality nutritional products.

What Is Herbalife24?

Herbalife24 offers products designed for optimum recovery for athletes. Different sports have their specific requirements for the type of nutritional supplements most suited for recovery, improved endurance, and enhanced performance of the athletes. To meet the requirements of different sports and workouts, the Herbalife24 performance line offers different types of products. The product line includes Herbalife24 Formula 1 Sport, Herbalife24 Restore, Herbalife24 Strength, Herbalife24 Prepare, and several more products. The Herbalife24 CR7 Drive was created in collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo, offering a product for optimum hydration to fuel workouts.

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Why is Paddle Boarding So Popular? 0

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Sarah Lefort

It’s the trendy outdoor leisure activity! This sport appeared about fifty years ago in Hawaii and is experiencing a comeback. Its practice is now within everyone’s reach. Here are some tips to get you started and, why not, to buy a board. Before that, we will see together the benefits of the practice of paddle boarding.

The Stand Up Paddle Boarding is accessible

This sport is quite easy to get the hang of after an hour. You will have fun from the first second. Many models of Stand Up Paddle Boards exist: from beginners to advanced. You can consider an outing with your family, as a couple, with friends or solo.

Work on your upper body, lower body and balance

The greatest challenge is to stand on the board and not fall… You will work your balance but especially your postural muscles in depth: from the legs to the shoulders through the abdominal belt, the back, the lumbar, the pectoral, the arms… After a few hours of practice, you will develop your balance, the proprioception of the lower limbs, the muscles of your back and your shoulders. The paddling movement is particularly adapted to gently develop your body.

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The Inflatable Kayak For This Summer 0

Posted on June 17, 2021 by Sarah Lefort

We always look forward to the summer vacations but this year more than the previous ones. After being confined, we want to enjoy the fresh air and move. The kayak is perfect for that. However, owning a kayak is not always practical. Have you thought about an inflatable kayak? Ideal for people who want to go on occasional trips but don’t have the space to carry or store a rigid kayak. Did you ever give it a go?

What is the difference between an inflatable and a rigid kayak?

Inflatable kayaks are generally made of PVC, while rigid kayaks are made of fiberglass and carbon.

Inflatable kayaks are, contrary to what one might think, durable. Advances in production methods have led to extremely sturdy kayaks. High quality PVC kayaks are resistant to collisions and even sharp-edged objects such as dog claws.

The advantage of the inflatable kayak is that it can be easily transported and also stored. It takes up little space and is lighter in weight. Most inflatable kayaks can be carried in a bag, a trunk or even a boat. In just 10 minutes, your kayak will be ready for use in the water.

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Syracuse Rises in March with Runs to Sweet 16 and Beyond 5

Posted on March 27, 2021 by Chris Kent

Double-digit seeds usually have a short stay in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. In fact, only five double- digit seeds have ever reached the Final Four since 1979 when the selection committee began seeding teams. While the intrigue, drama, and excitement of this event is largely built on these lower seeds knocking off their favored counterparts, they typically have been eliminated during the first weekend of play after a win or two if you include the First Four which started in 2011. Not if you are Syracuse.

The Orange have defied the odds. Syracuse has advanced to the Sweet 16 in three of the last five NCAA tournaments as a double-digit seed. The Orange are there this year as a No. 11 seed and will meet No. 2 Houston in the Midwest regional semifinals tonight. Tip-off is set for 9:55 pm EST.

Syracuse has added to the appeal of March Madness over the years based on its’ dramatic play.

While this success is a credit to the coaching of hall-of-fame head coach Jim Boeheim and his heavily capable assistants, it is also Syracuse’s fabled 2-3 zone defense that is a major factor in befuddling opponents as they are not used to it. A proven winner and an elite coach, Boeheim and his assistants do a masterful job of getting the most out of their players and improving during the season. While the Orange have finished anywhere between sixth and 10th in the final ACC regular season standings over the last six seasons, Syracuse is typically on the upswing the last week of the regular season as they head into March.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Evonne Goolagong Cawley: Tennis Mom
      July 11, 2021 | 2:34 pm
      Evonne Goolagong Cawley

      Fifty years before Ashleigh Barty claimed her first Wimbledon Championship, another Australian woman claimed the Wimbledon Women’s Singles title on her way to a Hall of Fame career.

      The path to tennis greatness was a unique one for Evonne Goolagong Cawley. The daughter of an itinerant sheep shearer, Goolagong Cawley was the third of eight children in an Australian Aboriginal family. Though Aboriginal people faced significant discrimination during that era, Goolagong Cawley was able to play tennis from a young age due to the generosity and support of numerous people within Australia.

      She emerged on the international tennis stage as a 19-year-old in 1971 as she reached the finals of the Australian Open and then won the French Open and Wimbledon titles. She remains the only person to win the French Open women’s title in her first time playing in the tournament.

      In 1972, she reached the finals of the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, but did not claim any of the titles. She also played the U.S. Open for the first time in 1972 and reached the third round.

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