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  1. Hall of Fame manager and Los Angeles Dodger icon Tommy Lasorda dies at 93 Tommy Lasorda, the charismatic former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers who maintained a relationship with the franchise as a player, coach, manager and executive for 71 seasons, has died at the age of 93. Lasorda posted a career record of 1,599-1,439 (.526) as the Dodgers' manager from 1976 to 1996. During that span, his teams won eight division titles, four National League pennants and two World Series championships. Four years after his retirement as a major league skipper, Lasorda returned to the dugout as the manager of the 2000 United States Olympic baseball team, leading them to the gold medal at the Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. Tommy Lasorda, Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies at 93
  2. The 1980 Olympic shot put champion Vladimir Kiselyov has died at the age of 65 in Ukraine. Moscow 1980 men's shot put gold medallist dies at age of 65
  3. Final: United States defeats Sweden 4-0 to top Group B The Quarterfinal matchups: United States v Slovakia Sweden v Finland Canada v Czech Republic Russia v Germany
  4. United States leading Sweden 4-0 in the second period
  5. K.C. Jones. American basketball player and coach. Member of 1956 Olympic gold medal winning US basketball team in Melbourne. Winner of two NCAA titles with the University of San Francisco in 1955 and 1956. Winner of 11 NBA titles with the Boston Celtics, eight as a player, one as an assistant coach and two as a head coach. He also won an NBA title as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972. Age 88. Legendary Boston Celtics player, coach K.C. Jones dies at 88
  6. Arnie Robinson Jr, who won the gold medal in the long jump at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, has died at the age of 72. Montreal 1976 long jump champion Robinson dies age 72
  7. Billy Evans, a member of the United States basketball team which won the gold medal at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, has died at the age of 88. Olympic basketball gold medallist Evans dies aged 88
  8. inuko Idogawa, one of the main members of Japan's gold medal-winning team in women's volleyball at the Tokyo 1964 Olympics, has died at the age of 81 following a brain haemorrhage. Tokyo 1964 Olympic champion Idogawa passes away at 81
  9. Tan Eng Bock. Water Polo. Singapore. 1956 Summer Olympics SINGAPORE - Former national water polo captain and coach Tan Eng Bock died on Monday (Nov 30) morning after suffering a stroke. He was 84. Along with his brothers Eng Chai and Eng Liang, who were also part of the national team, Tan excelled in the sport. He captained the national team to their first South-east Asian Peninsular (Seap) Games title in 1965, starting a glorious undefeated run that ended only last year. Besides being a three-time Seap Games winner (1967 and 1969), he was also an Asian Games gold medallist in 1954 and an Olympian at the 1956 Melbourne Games. Obituary: Tan Eng Bock, 'Mr Water Polo', dies at 84, Sport News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
  10. James Wolfensohn, World Bank President and Olympic fencer, dies aged 86 James Wolfensohn competed for Australia in epee fencing at the 1956 Summer Games. He went on to serve as the ninth president of the World Bank from 1995 to 2005. James Wolfensohn, World Bank President and Olympic fencer, dies aged 86
  11. Helsinki 1952 Olympic high jump champion Walter Davis dies at age of 89 Walter “Buddy” Davis, the 1952 Olympic high jump champion, has died at the age of 89, it has been announced. After winning his Olympic gold medal in Helsinki, he played a role in helping the Philadelphia Warriors and St. Louis Hawks win National Basketball Association (NBA) championship titles. Helsinki 1952 Olympic high jump champion dies at age of 89
  12. FISU publish new Summer World University Games statistics book The statistics book for the Winter Games are also available for download Summer FISU World University Games Winter FISU World University Games The books are at the bottom of the pages.
  13. Double Olympic medallist and former world record-holder Foulds dies British sprinter June Foulds, who won Olympic medals in 1952 and 1956 and set numerous world records in relay events, died this week at the age of 86. Foulds was a member of the Great Britain team that won the bronze medal in the 4x100m relay in 1952 and the silver medal in 1956. Double Olympic medallist and former world record-holder Foulds dies| News
  14. Regulations for the 2021 World University Games in Chengdu. Includes the list of events to be contested at the Games. These Games will see the inclusion of two mixed relays in swimming, the mixed quadruple sculls in rowing, and the return of 4 weight classes each to the sports of judo and taekwondo. Football is no longer a compulsory sport at these Games. fisuwug2021regulations20201014_v21.pdf
  15. This article in Athletics Weekly explains the reasoning behind the 10 kilometer race walks. In the race walk events, a 10,000m track race walk replaces the 20km road event, with the programme change designed to give athletes such as England’s 2018 20km race walk silver medallist Tom Bosworth and world junior 10km race walking champion Callum Wilkinson the chance to compete at more than one major championships during a busy 2022 summer. Birmingham 2022 reveals medal event programme - AW
  16. The article on the medal events from the website of Commonwealth Games Australia. Historic Birmingham 2022 Event Program Confirmed | Commonwealth Games Australia
  17. The list of medal events for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. PowerPoint Presentation - Birmingham-2022-medal-event-program.pdf The 20 kilometer race walking events in athletics have been downgraded to 10 kilometer track events. Disappointing, but at least they still have race walking at the Games.
  18. South American Games in 2022 delayed due to "unpredictable" COVID-19 pandemic The 2022 South American Games in Asunción have been delayed by five months due to the "unpredictable" COVID-19 pandemic. Paraguay's capital city was initially scheduled to stage the event from April 26 to May 9 in 2022, but it will now take place in October that year. The South American Sports Organization (ODESUR) has confirmed the Games will be held from October 1 to 15 instead. It comes after ODESUR received a request from the Government of the Republic of Paraguay to postpone the start of Asunción 2022 because of the "health emergency that the region is experiencing" due to COVID-19. South American Games in 2022 delayed due to "unpredictable" COVID-19 pandemic
  19. Fernando Lopes. Angola. Swimming. Age 55. Angolan Olympic Committee (COA) secretary general António Monteiro paid tribute to Fernando Lopes - the country's flagbearer at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games - who has died aged 55. Lopes was a swimmer in the 100 metre and 200m backstroke events, but competed in the 4x100m medley relay at Moscow 1980 when he was 15-years-old. He was the youngest member of the Angolan delegation at the Games and carried the country's flag during the Opening Ceremony. Angolan Olympic Committee pay tribute to Moscow 1980 flagbearer Lopes
  20. Vietnam names four more disciplines for 2021 Southeast Asian Games Host Vietnam has decided to include triathlon, bowling, jiu jitsu and esport in next year's Southeast Asian Games. The Southeast Asian Games Federation Executive Committee approved them at a recent online meeting and will make a formal announcement in November. Vietnam names four more disciplines for 2021 SEA Games - VnExpress International This article from July 2020 from the same website lists the initial 36 sports chosen for the Games. Including the four sports listed above, there are now a total of 40 sports at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games. Shuttlecock kicking fails to make SEA Games 31 cut - VnExpress International
  21. Just when I thought the International Weightlifting Federation was getting its house in order, things get worse
  22. Charles Moore (USA). Athletics. 1952 Olympic 400m hurdles champion. Age 91. 1952 Olympic 400m hurdles champion Moore dies| News
  23. I was wondering how there were gold medals awarded on Day 2 of the European Rowing Championships. Then I checked the results and realized the writer mistook the C Finals for the actual Finals. Two gold medals for Sweden at European Rowing Championships
  24. John Russell dies at age 100 shortly after becoming world's oldest living Olympic medallist The world’s oldest living Olympic medallist, John Russell, has died, it has been announced. The American, a bronze medallist in the team show jumping event at Helsinki 1952, passed away peacefully in San Antonio in Texas on September 30. He was aged 100 years, seven months and 28 days old. He is survived by his wife, Shane, his oldest son, John W. Russell, Jr. grandsons, William and McLean Russell, and his youngest son, Douglas E. Russell. The oldest living Olympic medallist is now believed to be Germany’s Wilhelm Büsing, another equestrian competitor from Helsinki 1952. Büsing, who turned 99 in March, won a silver medal in the team eventing event and bronze in the individual competition.
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