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Over 5,000 student-athletes were directly affected by a recent wave of shutdowns of intercollegiate sports teams. Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Colleges are eliminating sports teams – and runners and golfers are paying more of a price than football or basketball players

Shutting down sports teams can save schools millions of dollars but create longer-term challenges for enrollment, fundraising and campus life.
Canadian athlete Finn Wakeling of the whitewater slalom team member is among those training in anticipation of the Tokyo Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

Tokyo Olympics: An ethical approach will determine whether athletes should get vaccinated ahead of the public

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, a debate about whether athletes should be prioritized over more vulnerable populations has emerged.
A panoramic shot of the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, which was the venue for the 2014 Olympics and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. (Shutterstock)

The COVID-19 pandemic may change spectator sports forever as stadiums sit empty

Some sports facilities are both a point of civic pride and a financial burden on taxpayers. The COVID-19 pandemic will further impact the way these facilities are constructed and managed.
Kyniska drawn with her horses in the Biography of Illustrious Women of Rome, Greece, and the Lower Empire, published in 1825. Brooklyn Museum

Hidden women of history: Kyniska, the first female Olympian

After her win in 396 BC, Kyniska erected a statue of herself, reading: 'I am the only woman in all Greece who won this crown.'
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The Olympics strive for political neutrality. So, how will they deal with surging athlete activism?

The IOC has set strict guidelines on protests and political expression, but athletes aren't entirely happy. The question now is whether the two sides can compromise in time for the 2021 Tokyo Games.

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