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Gymnastics

Lawyer: Ex-USAG prez didn't know of indictment

When former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested in Tennessee, he wasn't aware he'd been indicted by a Texas grand jury for allegedly tampering with evidence related to the Larry Nassar sexual assault investigation, Penny's attorney said.

USA Gymnastics is out of chances to get its CEO hire right

USA Gymnastics owes it to survivors, athletes and the public to be open and honest about its next search for a new CEO, espnW's D'Arcy Maine writes.

Bono resigns from USA Gymnastics after 4 days

Former congresswoman Mary Bono announced Tuesday that she has resigned as interim president and CEO of USA Gymnastics after a tenure of four days.

Tommie Smith

50 years after Olympic protest, the activist message should not be commercialized

At what cost do we weaken social justice movement with advertising?

Tommie Smith has no regrets about raising his fist

Tommie Smith sits down with Bill Rhoden to discuss the 50th anniversary of his iconic gesture at the Olympics and how it is relevant in these times.

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The Tommie Smith-John Carlos protest

A look back at the protest that defined the 1968 Mexico Olympics, and how it is still impacting the sports world 50 years later.

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50th Anniversary: Mexico Olympics

Months before his famous jump, Bob Beamon got kicked off his college track team for protesting racism

When the man who could fly stood down.

Brundage letters show desire to curb U.S. protests in '68

Newly revealed correspondence corroborates a belief that Tommie Smith and John Carlos delivered their Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics under threat of expulsion -- a threat that applied to the entire U.S. delegation in Mexico City.

From 1968 to Kaepernick: What’s changed, and what hasn't

Comparing coverage of Smith and Carlos in 1968 to Kaepernick today shows what's changed - and what hasn't.

espnW: Endurance

Alyssa Godesky's unlikely record on a 273-mile trail in Vermont

This summer, Alyssa Godesky set out to record the fastest known time on the rugged, muddy Vermont Long Trail. It took no small amount of planning.

First Pakistani woman bike atop the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Samar Khan has been called several things, such as dreamer and daredevil, but no one could ever call her a quitter.

Usain Bolt + Soccer

Bolt offered deal to play for UCL hopefuls in Malta

Usain Bolt has been offered a two-year contract to play for Maltese club Valletta FC and spearhead their charge to the Champions League.

Five things to know about Valletta FC

Valletta FC have tabled a two-year offer to Usain Bolt to help them into the Champions League. Here's some information about the Maltese club.

Australian soccer stares down the Bolt conundrum

Publicly, many experts are complimentary of Usain Bolt's efforts. Privately, they doubt that a football contract will ever materialize.

Countdown to 2020 Olympics

Which pitchers would you take to Tokyo?

USA Softball has invited 10 pitchers to its trials in January. There's likely room for three or four on the Olympic roster. Whom would you take? There are no wrong answers.

Nigeria women set sights on Tokyo after FIBA success

Evelyn Akhator, the standout performer for the Nigeria women's basketball team at the recently-concluded FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in Spain, has set her sights on another AfroBasket title... and then the Olympics.

Olympic Surfing

Equal ocean, equal waves, equal pay

The World Surf League is now paying its men and women equal prize money. Why? Depends on who you ask.

Is Kelly Slater's wave the future of Olympic surfing?

World champion surfer Kelly Slater would say, "yes." And a recent pro contest on his manmade wave just might be the blueprint for Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

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