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Tokyo Olympics will open in July 2021

CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The 2020 Summer Olympics officially have a new start date after being postponed a year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Games in Tokyo will kick off on July 23, 2021, Japanese organizers announced Monday. That’s almost exactly a year to the day of when the opening…read more »

Peyton Manning drops by University of Tennessee online class to surprise students

iStock(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — Football legend Peyton Manning surprised University of Tennessee students in an online class Thursday.Students in a communication studies senior Capstone class were shocked to see Manning suddenly appear on their Zoom chat after their professor, John Haas, said, “Mr. Thompson, I think you’re late for class.”The former professional football player, a two-time…read more »

Katelyn Ohashi teams up with gym to help gymnasts work out at home

ABC News(NEW YORK) — While many fitness centers have closed their doors amid the coronavirus pandemic, one gym in the New York City borough of Brooklyn is taking to social media to keep many of their members active at home.When Gotham Gymnastics, a facility for aspiring young gymnasts, was forced to temporarily close due to…read more »

Tokyo Olympics postponed, will be held ‘by the summer of 2021’: Japanese PM

Carl Court/Getty Images(LONDON) — Amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee have agreed that the Tokyo Olympics “will be held by the summer of 2021,” the prime minister’s office tweeted Tuesday.Abe pushed hard for Tokyo’s selection as the host city during an International Olympic Committee meeting in…read more »

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