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Sport American gold-medal hopefuls whose Olympics dreams are on hold

23:45  26 march  2020
23:45  26 march  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

Olympic athletes react to 2020 Olympics being postponed: 'These dreams are not canceled, they are just on hold'

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The most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, an American competitive swimmer, has won 23 Olympic Gold medals in his career.

Gold Medal Families will reveal the economic hardships, personal sacrifices, and great lengths these six “Growing up with a front row seat to the very best Olympic storytelling, I experienced firsthand what Another Gold Medal Families athlete is 19-year-old Jajaira Gonzalez who lives in Glendora

Wedded bliss? Stassi Schroeder’s upcoming nuptials may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak and her fear is setting in.

Stassi Schroeder with collar shirt: Stassi Schroeder attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 11, 2019 in New York City. © Gregory Pace/Shutterstock Stassi Schroeder attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 11, 2019 in New York City.

“So planning a wedding that may be nonexistent is fun,” Schroeder, 31, sarcastically wrote via Twitter on Thursday, March 26. “Def recommend.”

The Vanderpump Rules star and her fiancé, Beau Clark, are set to wed in October in the actor’s home country of Italy, which has been hit hard by the virus.

Stassi Schroeder et al. posing for a photo: Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark Vanderpump Rules Nonexistent Wedding Amid Coronavirus © Provided by US Weekly Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark Vanderpump Rules Nonexistent Wedding Amid Coronavirus

The “Straight Up With Stassi” podcast host may have to change her wedding date or location, after already postponing tour dates for her book due to the outbreak stateside.

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Allyson Felix — the legendary American sprinter who owns more gold medals than any other female track and field athlete in history — said in an essay for Time published Tuesday that, while disappointing, the postponement was "without a doubt the right decision."

“Hopefully we’ll be able to reschedule,” Schroeder told her Instagram followers on March 12 following the tour changes. “The bigger point here is that this is really scary and it’s really sad. I was really looking forward to meeting all of you guys and being out there. We just have to stay safe and hopefully I’ll be seeing you all in a few months.”

The Louisiana native’s costars Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval told Us Weekly earlier this month that they had concerns for their friend and her big day after the virus caused a country shutdown in Italy beginning in early March.

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Triple sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie lights the Olympic flame in a mini version of the Opening Ceremony held in Weymouth and Portland Ben Ainslie will begin his pursuit of an unprecedented fourth straight Olympic gold medal and fifth medal overall tomorrow when he steers his Finn onto

Norway held on to its lead in the medal count and reigned victorious on the the cross-country course, claiming double gold : for Maiken Caspersen Falla in women’s cross-country American Erin Hamlin placed third, marking the first time in Olympic history that the United States was on the event’s podium.

“Yeah. I mean, like, I feel for them,” Schwartz, 37, told Us exclusively on March 1. “I hope they figure everything out and then obviously, I’ll do anything I can to help out.”

At the time the Minnesota native told Us that Schroeder hadn’t made any changes about the Rome ceremony, be he explained that “it could change any day.”

“As of now, they’re so excited. They’re still gushing, but it’s on their radar,” he added.

Sandoval, 36, also weighed in on the possible postponement saying, “They’re dealing with a lot. Especially getting married overseas.”

“With the coronavirus and everything, it’s just [tough],” the co-owner of Tom Tom told Us, noting that the plan to film in Italy is also an issue.

The couple, who got engaged in July 2019, have been focusing on what their future entails once they do tie the knot.

“Stassi wants to get pregnant,” a source told Us exclusively in March. “She wants to get the wedding plans done, her book tour and their house renovations and go for the baby.”

Olympic leaders back IOC's Tokyo stance after rare criticism

  Olympic leaders back IOC's Tokyo stance after rare criticism GENEVA (AP) — Regional Olympic officials on Wednesday rallied around the IOC and backed its stance on opening the Tokyo Games as scheduled, one day after direct criticism from athletes amid the coronavirus outbreak. Leaders of continental Olympic groups praised the IOC after a conference call to update them on coronavirus issues four months before the opening ceremony in Tokyo on July 24. “We are living through an unpredictable crisis and as such, it is important that we have one policy, expressed by the IOC, and we follow that policy in unison,” the Italy-based European Olympic Committees said.

Olympic diving hopeful Jordan Windle looks back on his experience growing up with two dads in a Debuting June 28 on Lifetime, " Gold Medal Families" puts the spotlight on six aspiring Olympians In the clip above, the elder Windle recalled adopting his son, who was then 2, from an orphanage in

How we test gear. America ’s Top Olympic Hopefuls in the Steeplechase. With all those impediments, the Olympic steeplechase has always been a haven for carnage. The last time an American won gold was in 1952, when Horace Ashenfelter, an FBI agent who trained by hurdling a

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Olympics survey: Nearly three-quarters of US athletes support postponing Tokyo Games .
A large majority of U.S. athletes say the Olympics should be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. “I would have real moral objections.”The virtual town hall on Saturday followed calls by USA Swimming and USA Track & Field, the two federations with the most athletes at the Rio Olympics, to postpone the Tokyo Games because of the novel coronavirus pandemic that has brought much of the world to a standstill.

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