Olympic Daily News: 10 June 2020
72 years ago today, news that American Chuck Yeager had broken the sound barrier was released. The actual date of Yaeger's feat, which came while flying an X-1 rocket aircraft, had been eight months prior: 14 October 1947.
Breaking the sound barrier? That reminds us of someone...
Figure skater Adam Rippon ups donation in wake of Alexei Yagudin criticism
In a now deleted Instagram story post, Olympic gold medallist Alexei Yagudin called Rippon and people who support Trans rights "Earth's mistake," asking "When will you die?"
Rippon responded Tuesday on his Twitter account announcing a second donation, this time in Yagudin's name.
"When Olympic gold medalist Alexei Yagudin found out I donated to a charity that helps black trans people he said that he COULDNT WAIT for people like me to die," Rippon wrote. "Because of that I feel INSPIRED to donate another $1000 to the @TheOkraProject but this time, in his name."
Simone Biles’ coach Cecile Landi speaks to Olympic Channel Podcast
“Gymnastics-wise, we knew she was talented, but she had, for me, more fear than than I expected her to have,” Landi said of Biles. “She believes in herself, but at the same time she has doubts on a lot of things that she hasn't done before. She's always like, no, I can't do it. I always tell her, you can do anything you put your mind to, you're fine.”
Landi also discussed the challenges facing Biles as she resets for a postponed Olympic Games, her coaching philosophy and how both she and Biles use their platforms to speak out.
Podcast: Simone Biles' coach Cecile Landi on how to reset
Podcast: Simone Biles' coach Cecile Landi on how to resetGymnastics coach and French Olympian Cecile Landi works with four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles at her gym in Houston, Texas. She spoke about the Tokyo 2020 postponement, why she's prouder of her coaching career than her athletic career, and the all-around strength of Biles.
Russia figure skater Alexandra Trusova move to Evgeni Plushenko confirmed
The two-time World junior champion and 2020 European bronze medallist will now work with Olympic champion Evgeni Plushenko. Trusova had previously been training with Eteri Tutberidze who coached Alina Zagitova to gold at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games.
Trusova says the switch was made for personal reasons.
Why skating sensation Alexandra Trusova wants to compete against men
Why skating sensation Alexandra Trusova wants to compete against menYuzuru Hanyu and Nathan Chen are among the stars to have recognised the young Russian at the start of the new figure skating season. And the Skate Canada winner wants to try a male event for one specific reason.
EXCLUSIVE: Trusova on skating with Hanyu and dealing with fame
EXCLUSIVE: Trusova on skating with Hanyu and dealing with fameTwo-time world junior champion Alexandra Trusova has already made a huge impact in her first season in the senior ranks, beating a high-class field to take victory at Skate Canada. The 15-year-old Russian says she's looking to add the triple Axel to her quad jumps, and hopefully earn another dog as a present from her parents.
Athletics stars Allyson Felix, Noah Lyles and Shaunae Miller-Uibo line up for “Inspiration Games”
The event brings together more than two dozen of the world’s bests in athletics to compete across the world. The event features three-way battles with athletes from teams representing the United States, Europe and “Rest of the World.”
Allyson Felix remains focused on Tokyo Games
Allyson Felix remains focused on Tokyo GamesAfter giving birth to baby Camryn in November 2018, Felix returned to the global stage with two gold medals at the 2019 Athletics World Championships in Doha. And the American track and field runner is determined to show more fight as she bids to compete at her fifth Olympic Games.
Yesterday’s question asked which city hosted the 1988 Olympic Games. The answer: Seoul.
And now – here’s today’s question.
Which of these was not an early name for table tennis?
- ping pong
- whiff waff
- flin flan
- Ding Dong
Hugo Calderano: Why table tennis is like a mental war
Hugo Calderano: Why table tennis is like a mental warBrazil's table tennis star Hugo Calderano has done a lot for the sport in his country but he wants to do even more. "I want to help grow the popularity of table tennis in Brazil. I hope to inspire young people," he says comparing table tennis to playing chess "while running 100m".