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Mass. native Meghan Duggan, captain of 2018 gold medal US hockey team, announces retirement

The three-time Olympian from Danvers was a member of the US Women’s National Team program for more than a decade.

If the 2021 Tokyo Olympics happen, they could be downsized and simplified

IOC President Thomas Bach has hinted at empty stadiums, quarantines, and virus testing.

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The USOPC asked Congress for money. Congress should respond by tearing it down

U.S. Olympic authorities asked Congress for $200 million, saying it was needed to relieve financial strain on its athletes. But 'athlete support' has always been a dubious notion from an organization that pays its executives more than its athletes.

Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23 through Aug. 8 in 2021

The dates are exactly one year after the 2020 Games were supposed to be held.

Visa to continue Olympic sponsorships

Sponsorships will be extended into 2021, providing some financial certainty amid the disruption of the pandemic.

United States joins in urging 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to be postponed

The US adds its influential voice to a growing chorus of athletes and sports federations objecting to having the games.

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The IOC says the Olympics won’t be cancelled, but how will athletes train?

With only 57 percent of Olympic entries yet allotted, the international federations have asked the IOC to extend the qualifying deadlines

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Is it possible the Olympics will be canceled because of the coronavirus?

Since the host contract specifies that the Games must be held in 2020, a year’s postponement is out of the question.