Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose’s remarks about Istanbul, which is also vying to host the 2020 Olympics, won’t hurt the Japanese capital’s bid for the games, the president of Japan’s Olympic committee said.
Nikolai Beshkarev, chief of the basketball office of the Soviet Sport Games Department, rarely traveled abroad with the national team. He made an exception to attend a pre-Olympic tournament from June 30 to July 2, 1972, in Munich for the Soviets and three other European squads.
Donna de Varona was a double Olympic swimming champion at 17, and retired soon after because of a lack of professional or college options. Almost 50 years later, she’s working to ensure women don’t face the same hurdles.