Olympic Daily News: 21 June 2020
Today is 21 June, the summer solstice and longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice and shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.
Thornton has gone on to have a stellar career that included winning Olympic gold on home ice at Vancouver 2010 with Canada.
Canada 3-2 USA - Men's Ice Hockey Final Highlights | Vancouver 2010
Canada 3-2 USA - Men's Ice Hockey Final Highlights | Vancouver 2010Canada's Sidney Crosby scores the winning goal, seven minutes and 40 seconds into overtime.
BMX champ Pajón inspired by former Miss Colombia who lost a leg
One of Colombia's biggest celebrities and a former Miss Colombia winner, Daniella Álvarez, recently revealed on social media that she had lost her lower left leg.
"Your strength and bravery is crazy, that mind and huge heart will take you far," she wrote on Instagram.
"Thank you for being a great example and inspiring so many … I admire you loads."
Alex Zanardi remains in serious but stable condition
The 53-year-old former race car driver, who lost both legs in a Champ Car accident in 2001, suffered head injuries after colliding with a lorry on a downhill during a race across Italy.
His "neurological picture remains serious," the hospital said on Saturday.
Zanardi is currently on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma, reports AP.
Milano Cortina 2026 have been among the Italian sporting organisations to have expressed their thoughts with Zanardi.
"Win again once more Alex, we are with you," they wrote on Instagram.
Duplantis to compete in Sweden
The Swede normally lives and trains in the United States where he was born.
He will take on Poland's 2017 world silver and 2015 and 2019 world bronze medallist Piotr Lisek and Belgium's Ben Broeders behind closed doors at the Ullevi Stadium.
The exhibition meet, which will also include women's pole vault (featuring Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games champion Angelica Bengtsson) as well as long jump events, replaces the annual Gothenburg Youth Games.
Renaud Lavillenie: What makes my friendship with Mondo Duplantis so special
Renaud Lavillenie: What makes my friendship with Mondo Duplantis so specialLondon 2012 Olympic champion Lavillenie may be approaching the autumn of his career, but believes he can still win major events. That ambition may have been put on hold by coronavirus lockdown, but the Frenchman is back in action at the Impossible Games and taking on world record holder Mondo Duplantis in the event on Thursday. Lavillenie has been telling us about his special relationship with Duplantis and reveals his future dreams in our exclusive interview.
We asked you yesterday in which ocean will the Olympic debut of surfing take place at Tokyo 2020: the Pacific, Indian, Atlantic, or Arctic.
If you said Pacific, you were of course correct.
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