Sports

Silhouette of man performing long jump (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. athletes to watch in Tokyo [photo gallery]

The United States is sending 613 athletes to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Here are some contenders to keep an eye on.
Jennifer Granholm gesturing while speaking into microphone (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

5 contributors to U.S. society with ties to Canada

Happy Canada Day! July 1 is a day to recognize Canadians and their contributions. Learn about five remarkable Canadians making a name for themselves.
Man riding a bicycle (© Nir Kafri)

Sports competition helps Jewish athletes connect with their heritage

Every four years, the best Jewish athletes from around the world converge on Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa to compete at the Maccabiah Games.
Two soccer players battling for ball (© AP Images)

U.S., Canada, Mexico make historic bid for 2026 World Cup

In 2026, the World Cup might play out on its biggest stage ever. The U.S., Mexico and Canada announced a joint bid to host the tournament.
Two children playing soccer (Courtesy of Spirit of Soccer)

How soccer can save lives

April 4 is International Mine Awareness Day. Learn how teaching kids soccer can protect them from land mines.
Composite image of photos of six athletes (© AP Images)

Who made Athlete of the Year?

Professional basketball player LeBron James and Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles each won another top honor: 2016′s Athlete of the Year.
Dancer performing on top of overturned wheelchair (© AP Images)

Rio Top Shots

See a selection of “top shots” from the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, showcasing amazing athletes and colorful ceremonies.
Micro–wind turbines and solar panels lining the exterior walls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (© AP Images)

U.S. sports arenas go green, with the Philadelphia Eagles leading the...

The Philadelphia Eagles, along with many other sports teams in the U.S., are doing their part to protect the environment by going green in their stadiums.
Skateboarder grinding on pipe attached to concrete wall (© AP Images)

Guess which Olympic sports are flying into Tokyo?

You can expect a few new sports to make their Olympic debut in Tokyo. Skateboarding, surfing and karate are a few of the new ways athletes can earn medals.