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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. The 2021 edition of the Island Games in Guernsey has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Officials at the International Island Games Association (IIGA) confirmed the move after holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM). Competition was due to be held on the Channel Island between July 3 and 9 next year, meaning the event is a victim of the global health crisis despite being nine months away. The IIGA will now attempt to find new dates for next year's Games but the event will not take place in 2021. Island Games in Guernsey postponed due to coronavirus
  4. 1968 US Olympian John Ferris has lost his battle with lung cancer, dying last weekend at the age of 71. Ferris made his sole Olympic appearance at the 1968 Mexico City Games. At that event, Ferris took part in the first-ever 200 IM at an Olympic Games. There, he finished 3rd, securing a bronze medal with a time of 2:13.30. Joining him on the podium in 1968 were fellow Americans, Charlie Hickcox, with a 2:12.00 Olympic record, and Greg Buckingham with a 2:13.00. He also picked up bronze in the 200 butterfly with a 2:09.30, behind American Carl Robbie (2:08.70) and Great Britain’s Martyn Woodroffe (2:09.00). 1968 US Olympic Medalist and Stanford Swimmer John Ferris Dies, 71
  5. More bad news for the Thomas & Uber Cups Finals. Indonesia - the most successful team in Thomas Cup history - and 2010 Uber Cup winners South Korea have become the latest countries to pull out of next month's Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, further putting the event in doubt. Concern over the coronavirus pandemic is why the nations have withdrawn, and five of the 16 teams to have qualified for both the Uber Cup and Thomas Cup have now pulled out of the flagship event in Denmark. Indonesia and South Korea latest to pull out of Thomas and Uber Cup Finals
  6. Alan Minter. Great Britain. Light-middleweight boxing bronze medallist at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Age 69. Munich 1972 bronze medallist and former world champion Minter dies aged 69
  7. Ernest John Obiena (Philippines) wins the pole vault in Ostrava with a clearance of 5.74 meters. He defeated Renaud Lavillenie on countback.
  8. The postponed Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead next year "with or without Covid", the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee says. John Coates confirmed to news agency AFP that the Olympics would start on 23 July next year, calling them the "Games that conquered Covid". Tokyo Olympics: Games will go ahead 'with or without Covid', says IOC VP - BBC News
  9. Orlando Bauzon. Member of the Philippine national basketball team to the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Age 75. Former Olympian, PBA pioneer Orly Bauzon dies at 75
  10. Coach John Thompson, who led the Georgetown University Hoyas basketball team to victory at the 1984 national championship, has died aged 78. Thompson, who was the first black coach to win the title, is credited with boosting minority representation in college basketball during the 1980s. He coached Georgetown for 27 seasons, and in 1988 led the US Olympic basketball team to a bronze medal John Thompson: Legendary African American basketball coach dies - BBC News
  11. Swedish runner Folke Alnevik, who was the world's oldest living Olympic medallist, has passed away at the age of 100. Alnevik was part of the 4x400 metres relay team that took bronze for Sweden at the London 1948 Olympics. World's oldest living Olympic medallist Alnevik passes away aged 100
  12. Bangkok, Thailand hosted the Asian Games back to back in 1966 and again in 1970 when South Korea encountered problems with financing and politics
  13. he Athletes' Village for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been scrapped after a review into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic found it could not be delivered on time. Birmingham 2022 scrap Athletes' Village after review of pandemic impact
  14. Rich Perlman of the Sports Examiner is reporting that the United States is planning to launch a bid for the 2027 World University Games (Summer Universiade). United States Aiming to Host 2027 World University Games
  15. Two-time Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Vitold Kreyer of the Soviet Union has died aged 87. He won his medals at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Games. Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Kreyer dies aged 87
  16. Swedish cross-country skier Jan Halvarsson, who won silver in the men's 4x10 kilometres relay at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, has passed away at the age of 77. Swedish Winter Olympic cross-country skier Halvarsson dies at 77
  17. Khalil Taha. Lebanon. Wrestling. Winner of the bronze medal in the Greco Roman welterweight division in the 1952 Summer Games. Lebanon's first Olympic medallist. Age 88. Lebanon's first Olympic medallist Taha dies aged 88
  18. Anatoly Fedyukin. Soviet Union. Handball. Member of the Soviet men's team that won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 1980 Games. Age 68. Olympic handball champion Fedyukin dies at 68
  19. Muhammad Asad Malik. Pakistan. Field Hockey. Member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympic hockey tournament and the silver medals at the 1964 and 1972 Summer Games. Age 78. Olympic hockey champion Malik dies in road accident aged 78
  20. Aleksandr Aksinin. Soviet Union. Track and Field. Member of the gold medal winning 4 x 100 meters men's relay team at the 1980 Summer Olympics. Fourth in the men's 100 meters at the same Games. Age 65. Moscow 1980 4x100m relay gold medallist dies at age of 65
  21. William Hill. Hong Kong track and field athlete. Competed in the men's 200 and 400 meters at the 1964 Olympic Games. Olympian and former Hong Kong 400m record-holder William Hill dies at 75 | South China Morning Post
  22. Doug Rogers. Canadian judoka. Winner of the silver medal in the heavyweight class at the 1964 Olympics. Age 79. Tributes paid to first Canadian Olympic judo medallist Rogers after death age 79
  23. Alexander Ivanitsky. Russian freestyle wrestler. Winner of the Light heavyweight gold medal at the 1964 Olympics. Age 82. Russian Olympic wrestling champion Ivanitsky dies aged 82
  24. Panama withdraws as host of the 2022 Central American And Caribbean Games. This has got to be the worst news of the day. Panama withdraws as host of 2022 Central American and Caribbean Games
  25. Baba Ibrahim Suma-Keita. Sierra Leone. Competed in the marathon at the 1980 and 1988 Summer Olympics. Age 73. Sierra Leone flagbearer from Seoul 1988 dies aged 73
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