MEET THESE NEW U.S. OLYMPIANS AS TOKYO GAMES ADD SPORTS
After weeks and weeks of a news cycle that wasn’t quite sure if COVID-19 would cancel yet another sporting event, it appears as though the TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS will indeed take place, albeit one year late, in Tokyo where the pandemic rages on.
This is amid positive cases from the Ugandan team upon arrival in Japan and MEDICAL ADVISERS RECOMMENDING NO FANS BE ABLE TO ATTEND (local fans will be allowed but with strict limits).
In other words, a lot could have gone wrong and derailed an experience of a lifetime for some athletes whose sports will be Olympic events for the first time. In addition to the return of BASEBALL and softball after two Summer Games without them, skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing, and karate will be new events on the big stage.
The biggest spotlight for Team USA will arguably be on gymnast SIMONE BILES. But let’s get to know a few newcomers to the Olympic stage who may not be household names yet...