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American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her latest personal best in the sport, and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games to 2021.

Large sports crowds 'unrealistic' this year: WHO

The World Health Organization said Wednesday it was "unrealistic" to expect large crowds at sports events this year in countries suffering from community-level transmission of the new coronavirus.

Katie Nageotte sets new PB in the women's pole vault: 4.92 meters

American pole vaulter Katie Nageotte has a major reason to celebrate. She has set a new personal best in the women's pole vault.

Rutgers football team quarantined after 15 players test positive

An on-campus party at Rutgers that several athletes attended may have led to the coronavirus outbreak that forced the entire team into a two-week quarantine, it was learned on Wednesday.

Coach quits Brazil club over keeper's femicide conviction

The coach of the women's team of Brazilian football club Rio Branco quit Thursday in protest at the men's team's decision to sign star goalkeeper Bruno, who was convicted in 2013 of murdering his girlfriend.

F1 driver Sergio Perez tests positive for coronavirus, out of British Grand Prix

Formula One driver Sergio Perez has tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss this weekend's British Grand Prix, his Racing Point team said Thursday.

Meet Peter John Stevens: Slovenia's 'Iron Cowboy' in swimming Special

Slovenian swimmer Peter John Stevens chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his athletic career in swimming, and being a swimmer in the digital age.

Chatting with Johanna Duplantis: Rising teen pole vaulter Special

Bright and promising teen pole vaulter Johanna Duplantis chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her athletic career.

MLB postpones Miami Marlins' season until August 3 over COVID-19

The remainder of the shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season was further imperiled Tuesday after a coronavirus outbreak on the Miami Marlins prompted the league to postpone the team's games through Sunday.

Two Major League Baseball games postponed due to COVID-19

Two major league games scheduled for Monday night have been postponed due to the coronavirus. The Marlins' home opener against Baltimore was called off, as was the New York Yankees' game at Philadelphia.

Felipe Lima is training in Turkey for upcoming second ISL season

Brazilian swimmer Felipe Lima is training in Turkey as part of Energy Standing swimming team for upcoming International Swimming League (ISL) season.

Georgia Davies talks Energy Standard, ISL, and achieving goals Special

British swimmer Georgia Davies chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her swimming career, setting and achieving goals, and competing for the Energy Standard swimming team.

Catching up with Ryan Coetzee: South African swimmer Special

South African swimmer Ryan Coetzee chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Review: Michael Andrew chats with cycling sensation Lance Armstrong Special

The worlds of two elite athletes meet on Instagram: world champion swimmer Michael Andrew and cycling star Lance Armstrong.

Chatting with Dana Vollmer: Olympic gold medalist swimmer Special

Olympic gold medalist and retired competitive swimmer Dana Vollmer chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tokyo marks one year until Olympics with subdued ceremony

Japan marked a year-to-go until the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a subdued ceremony Thursday as the raging coronavirus pandemic fuels fears about whether the Games will go ahead at all.

NBA pulls out of Xinjiang project

The National Basketball Association has severed ties to a training centre in China's western Xinjiang region, where Beijing faces growing international condemnation over its treatment of minorities.

World championship skater opens up about China abuse

A world championship figure skater has opened up about physical and mental abuse she allegedly suffered while training in China, which included being kicked, hit and called insulting names.

Review: Olympian Jason Lezak spotlighted in 'Champion's Mojo' podcast Special

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Jason Lezak was spotlighted in the Webby-nominated "Champion's Mojo" podcast. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Meet Stephania Haralabidis: World champion water polo player Special

World champion water polo player Stephania Haralabidis chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her career in the sport, her plans for 2021, and her Greek heritage.

Chatting with Alex Obert: American water polo player and defender Special

American water polo player and defender Alex Obert chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic. He spoke about his career in the sport and gave his advice for young and aspiring water polo athletes.

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Just one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or a cancellation, a new poll shows.Only 23.

Toronto Blue Jays will not be allowed to play in Canada

The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement on Saturday that the federal government had denied the request.

Caeleb Dressel excited to race for the Cali Condors in the ISL

The world's fastest swimmer, Caeleb Dressel, is excited to race for the Cali Condors in the upcoming International Swimming League (ISL) second season.

Review: Olympic gold medalist Ryan Murphy spotlighted in 'Men's Health' Special

Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ryan Murphy was recently spotlighted in "Men's Health" Magazine. Digital Journal has the recap.

Venues secured for delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics: organisers

Tokyo 2020 organisers said Friday they have secured all the venues needed to hold the Olympics next summer, clearing a major hurdle to hosting the event postponed over the coronavirus.

Michael Phelps on 'The Weight Of Gold' documentary on HBO

The forthcoming sports documentary, "The Weight of Gold," narrated by Michael Phelps, will premiere on Wednesday, July 29, at 9 p.m. on HBO. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Chatting with Chris Nilsen: American pole vaulter Special

American pole vaulter Chris Nilsen chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

eBay fitness sales data reveals lockdown spending habits

An eBay study has been released which analyses sales volume of at-home fitness equipment during the lockdown period. The findings indicate that for some, at least, the closure of gyms has triggered a fitness spending spree.

Jordan Raney talks water polo, and postponement of Tokyo Olympics Special

American water polo player and defender Jordan Raney chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her journey in the sport, and the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Chatting with Gabby Stone: Goalkeeper of the USA water polo team Special

American athlete Gabby Stone is the goalkeeper in the USA women's water polo team. She chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about her athletic career.

Olympian Maggie Steffens spotlighted by the Olympic Channel

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and American water polo player Maggie Steffens was spotlighted by the Olympic channel. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Famed India cricket stadium to be used for coronavirus quarantine

Kolkata's legendary Eden Gardens cricket stadium is to be used as a quarantine centre for Indian police who have the coronavirus, officials said Saturday.

Chatting with Max Irving: Water polo team player and attacker Special

USA water polo team member and attacker Max Irving (men's senior team) chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his athletic career and goals for the future.

Interview: Johnny Hooper eyes Tokyo Olympic medal in water polo Special

American water polo player and attacker Johnny Hooper chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his athletic career and being a water polo player in the digital age.

World Cup 2022 organisers to cut staff: sources

The organisers of the 2022 World Cup will lay off an undisclosed number of staff as gas-rich Qatar cuts costs amid the coronavirus economic downturn, several sources have told AFP.

Chatting with Jack Wallace: Paralympic gold medalist, world champ Special

American ice sled hockey player, world champion, and Paralympic gold medalist Jack Wallace has the true heart of a champion. Wallace chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chatting with Luca Cupido: American water polo player, attacker Special

On July 3, American water polo player and attacker Luca Cupido chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Chatting with Drew Holland: American water polo player and goalie Special

American water polo player and goalkeeper Drew Holland chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his athletic career.

Fifagate: Ex-vice president Hawit allowed to return to Honduras

Former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit was spared further jail time Monday as a US judge told him to return home to Honduras, four years after he pleaded guilty in the "Fifagate" corruption scandal.

Siobhan Haughey talks about Energy Standard, ISL, swimming career Special

World-class swimmer Siobhan Haughey chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about joining the Energy Standard swimming team (with James Gibson, MBE as the General Manager) in the International Swimming League (ISL) for its second season.
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