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Olympic protests are nearly as old as the Games themselves. So why are officials so hesitant to allow them?

Olympic protests are nearly as old as the Games themselves. So why are officials so hesitant to allow them?

Tokyo 2020 isn't the first Olympic Games to battle a pandemic

Tokyo 2020 isn't the first Olympic Games to battle a pandemic

US women's national soccer team players appeal equal pay lawsuit decision

US women's national soccer team players appeal equal pay lawsuit decision

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

Naomi Osaka lights Olympic cauldron at Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

Olympic greats call on IOC to allow podium protests

Olympic greats call on IOC to allow podium protests

Olympic health plan for US Tokyo delegation: Treat members as if they're unvaccinated

Olympic health plan for US Tokyo delegation: Treat members as if they're unvaccinated

With Tokyo 2020 overshadowed by Covid-19, athletes are left to bring light to troubled Olympics

With Tokyo 2020 overshadowed by Covid-19, athletes are left to bring light to troubled Olympics

NFL says coronavirus outbreaks among unvaccinated players may lead to forfeits this season

NFL says coronavirus outbreaks among unvaccinated players may lead to forfeits this season

Defending Olympic champion Brazil defeats Germany in rematch of 2016 men's football final

Defending Olympic champion Brazil defeats Germany in rematch of 2016 men's football final

Beach volleyball player Markéta Sluková-Nausch left in tears as Czech star misses Olympics due to positive Covid-19 result

Beach volleyball player Markéta Sluková-Nausch left in tears as Czech star misses Olympics due to positive Covid-19 result

Athletes who've had to drop out of the Olympics because of Covid-19

Athletes who've had to drop out of the Olympics because of Covid-19

US gymnast Kara Eaker and basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Olympics

US gymnast Kara Eaker and basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Olympics

Legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden diagnosed with a terminal illness

Legendary college football coach Bobby Bowden diagnosed with a terminal illness

Women's soccer teams take a knee ahead of opening Olympic Games matches

Women's soccer teams take a knee ahead of opening Olympic Games matches

US Women's National Team hammered by Sweden in opening Tokyo 2020 match

US Women's National Team hammered by Sweden in opening Tokyo 2020 match

Netherlands thrashes Zambia 10-3 in women's football tournament to set new Olympics record

Netherlands thrashes Zambia 10-3 in women's football tournament to set new Olympics record

Team USA volleyball player Taylor Crabb reportedly tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss Tokyo Olympics

Team USA volleyball player Taylor Crabb reportedly tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss Tokyo Olympics

No fans or sex? Tokyo has tough task trying not to be the first 'no-fun' Olympics

No fans or sex? Tokyo has tough task trying not to be the first 'no-fun' Olympics

Brazil football legends Marta and Formiga create Olympic history

Brazil football legends Marta and Formiga create Olympic history

Brisbane officially announced as host of 2032 Olympics

Brisbane officially announced as host of 2032 Olympics

Olympic athletes battling long Covid: 'I'm really struggling to exercise still'

Olympic athletes battling long Covid: 'I'm really struggling to exercise still'

Tokyo Olympics underway despite threat of Covid-19

Tokyo Olympics underway despite threat of Covid-19

New York Jets assistant coach in critical condition following bicycle accident

New York Jets assistant coach in critical condition following bicycle accident

Tokyo 2020 boss not ruling out last minute cancellation of Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 boss not ruling out last minute cancellation of Olympic Games

Six Polish swimmers sent back home from Tokyo following admin error

Six Polish swimmers sent back home from Tokyo following admin error

Women's beach handball team fined for choosing shorts over bikini bottoms

Women's beach handball team fined for choosing shorts over bikini bottoms

Premier League soccer player suspended over alleged child sex offenses

Premier League soccer player suspended over alleged child sex offenses

US gymnast Kara Eaker's father says she doesn't know where she got Covid-19 before the Olympics

US gymnast Kara Eaker's father says she doesn't know where she got Covid-19 before the Olympics

England's footballers lost the Euro 2020 final. But they might yet win the culture war

England's footballers lost the Euro 2020 final. But they might yet win the culture war

Olympic athletes, baseball players, soccer stars: Why we're still seeing Covid-19 cases among top athletes

Olympic athletes, baseball players, soccer stars: Why we're still seeing Covid-19 cases among top athletes

WNBA players Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won't play for Nigeria at Olympics after appeal rejected

WNBA players Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won't play for Nigeria at Olympics after appeal rejected

From not speaking the language to competing for the national team at Tokyo 2020, Belgian runner Isaac Kimeli is aiming for gold

From not speaking the language to competing for the national team at Tokyo 2020, Belgian runner Isaac Kimeli is aiming for gold

Tokyo Olympics composer resigns over historical bullying remarks

Tokyo Olympics composer resigns over historical bullying remarks

Paralympian Olivia Breen angered after official said her sprint shorts were 'too short'

Paralympian Olivia Breen angered after official said her sprint shorts were 'too short'

Mark Spitz: Seven ways to survive the Olympic Games

Mark Spitz: Seven ways to survive the Olympic Games

Lewis Hamilton targeted with racist abuse online after controversial British Grand Prix victory

Lewis Hamilton targeted with racist abuse online after controversial British Grand Prix victory

Irish gymnast jumps on Olympic Village cardboard bed to debunk 'anti-sex fake news'

Irish gymnast jumps on Olympic Village cardboard bed to debunk 'anti-sex fake news'

Ana Carrasco broke her back after a 'stupid' crash. Eight months later she raced to victory

Ana Carrasco broke her back after a 'stupid' crash. Eight months later she raced to victory

EU politicians urge Olympics to lift 'exclusionary' ban on swim cap for natural Black hair

EU politicians urge Olympics to lift 'exclusionary' ban on swim cap for natural Black hair

Six British athletes forced to self-isolate in Tokyo after close contact with Covid-19 case on flight to Games

Six British athletes forced to self-isolate in Tokyo after close contact with Covid-19 case on flight to Games

Tokyo 2020: Two South African footballers test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village

Tokyo 2020: Two South African footballers test positive for Covid-19 in Olympic Village

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix after high-speed collision with Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix after high-speed collision with Max Verstappen

Tadej Pogacar: Slovenian cycling sensation clinches second Tour de France victory

Tadej Pogacar: Slovenian cycling sensation clinches second Tour de France victory

Laurel Hubbard: IOC backs transgender weightlifter's selection for Tokyo, says to review rules later

Laurel Hubbard: IOC backs transgender weightlifter's selection for Tokyo, says to review rules later

Germany's Olympic soccer team walks off the pitch during friendly match over alleged racial abuse

Germany's Olympic soccer team walks off the pitch during friendly match over alleged racial abuse

Missing Ugandan Olympic hopeful left note saying he wants to work in Japan

Missing Ugandan Olympic hopeful left note saying he wants to work in Japan

Qatar's Ras Abu Aboud stadium is the first built in World Cup history that was meant to be torn down

Qatar's Ras Abu Aboud stadium is the first built in World Cup history that was meant to be torn down

Tokyo 2020: The Japanese superfan who spent $40,000 on Olympics tickets

Tokyo 2020: The Japanese superfan who spent $40,000 on Olympics tickets

First case of Covid-19 reported at Tokyo Olympic village

First case of Covid-19 reported at Tokyo Olympic village

Australian and WNBA star Liz Cambage withdraws from Olympics, citing mental health

Australian and WNBA star Liz Cambage withdraws from Olympics, citing mental health

Blue Jays will return to Toronto July 30 after getting Covid-19 exemption

Blue Jays will return to Toronto July 30 after getting Covid-19 exemption

From 'unbelievable' to 'just brilliant': Rory McIlroy experiences the Open's lows and highs

From 'unbelievable' to 'just brilliant': Rory McIlroy experiences the Open's lows and highs

Jason Sudeikis: Actor shows support for racially abused England soccer players

Jason Sudeikis: Actor shows support for racially abused England soccer players

Mark Spitz: 'Somebody, someday' can beat Michael Phelps' Olympic record

Mark Spitz: 'Somebody, someday' can beat Michael Phelps' Olympic record

Bryson DeChambeau is 'living on the razor's edge,' but for now his driver 'sucks' at the Open

Bryson DeChambeau is 'living on the razor's edge,' but for now his driver 'sucks' at the Open

Max Verstappen says 'it doesn't make any difference' to be leading F1 championship

Max Verstappen says 'it doesn't make any difference' to be leading F1 championship

Novak Djokovic says he will compete in Tokyo Olympics, meaning the Golden Slam is still in play

Novak Djokovic says he will compete in Tokyo Olympics, meaning the Golden Slam is still in play

Team WNBA defeats Team USA 93-85 in 2021 WNBA All-Star Game

Team WNBA defeats Team USA 93-85 in 2021 WNBA All-Star Game

Jewell Loyd: 'The Gold Mamba' is 'humbled and hungry' to compete at Tokyo 2020

Jewell Loyd: 'The Gold Mamba' is 'humbled and hungry' to compete at Tokyo 2020

'I start to think about all the bad scenarios that can happen': Charles Leclerc on why he is so protective of his brother

'I start to think about all the bad scenarios that can happen': Charles Leclerc on why he is so protective of his brother

Rugby player Quade Cooper denied Australian citizenship despite representing the country 70 times

Rugby player Quade Cooper denied Australian citizenship despite representing the country 70 times

Tennis great Roger Federer pulls out of Olympics, citing knee injury

Tennis great Roger Federer pulls out of Olympics, citing knee injury

Christian Pulisic under fire from animal rights group following stunt involving vulnerable species

Christian Pulisic under fire from animal rights group following stunt involving vulnerable species

Lando Norris: F1 star 'shaken' after watch stolen at Euro 2020 final, McLaren says

Lando Norris: F1 star 'shaken' after watch stolen at Euro 2020 final, McLaren says

Racist abuse directed at England players after Euro 2020 final defeat is described as 'unforgivable' by manager Gareth Southgate

Racist abuse directed at England players after Euro 2020 final defeat is described as 'unforgivable' by manager Gareth Southgate

How England manager Gareth Southgate has shown the true value of leadership at Euro 2020

How England manager Gareth Southgate has shown the true value of leadership at Euro 2020

Jack Grealish: England star hits back at penalty criticism: 'I wanted to take one!'

Jack Grealish: England star hits back at penalty criticism: 'I wanted to take one!'

Euro 2020: 'It's come home to Rome' as Azzurri makes triumphant return to Italy

Euro 2020: 'It's come home to Rome' as Azzurri makes triumphant return to Italy

Italy crowned European champion after beating England on penalties

Italy crowned European champion after beating England on penalties

Euro 2020 final: 'Security breach' at Wembley Stadium as small group of people enters venue

Euro 2020 final: 'Security breach' at Wembley Stadium as small group of people enters venue

Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic is a 'little bit divided' on playing at Games

Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic is a 'little bit divided' on playing at Games

Novak Djokovic wins record-equaling 20th grand slam title after beating Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic wins record-equaling 20th grand slam title after beating Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon final

Dustin Poirier beats Conor McGregor with a TKO in UFC 264 after McGregor appears to have broken his leg or ankle

Dustin Poirier beats Conor McGregor with a TKO in UFC 264 after McGregor appears to have broken his leg or ankle

How to watch Euro 2020 and everything you need to know about the European tournament

How to watch Euro 2020 and everything you need to know about the European tournament

No pressure: Queen Elizabeth sends 'good wishes' to Gareth Southgate ahead of the Euro 2020 final

No pressure: Queen Elizabeth sends 'good wishes' to Gareth Southgate ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian woman to win Wimbledon singles title in 41 years

Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian woman to win Wimbledon singles title in 41 years

Boxer Chris Eubank's son Sebastian dies in Dubai

Boxer Chris Eubank's son Sebastian dies in Dubai

Euro 2020: England fined over $35,000 for laser incident during semifinal win over Denmark

Euro 2020: England fined over $35,000 for laser incident during semifinal win over Denmark

World Cup 2022: Qatar is ready as it strongly contests accusations of workers' rights abuses

World Cup 2022: Qatar is ready as it strongly contests accusations of workers' rights abuses

Lionel Messi faces old friend Neymar in last bid for Copa America glory with Argentina

Lionel Messi faces old friend Neymar in last bid for Copa America glory with Argentina

Novak Djokovic edges closer to history after reaching Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic edges closer to history after reaching Wimbledon final

British cyclist Mark Cavendish equals Eddy Merckx's Tour de France record

British cyclist Mark Cavendish equals Eddy Merckx's Tour de France record

Matteo Berrettini beats Hubert Hurkacz to become first Italian man to reach a Wimbledon final

Matteo Berrettini beats Hubert Hurkacz to become first Italian man to reach a Wimbledon final

Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Tokyo Olympics citing empty stadiums and injury

Nick Kyrgios pulls out of Tokyo Olympics citing empty stadiums and injury

Olympics memorabilia: Rare pair of track spikes handmade by Nike co-founder set to fetch up to $1.2 million at auction

Olympics memorabilia: Rare pair of track spikes handmade by Nike co-founder set to fetch up to $1.2 million at auction

Suns overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo's 42, grab 2-0 Finals lead

Suns overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo's 42, grab 2-0 Finals lead

Naomi Osaka says the press conference format is in 'great need of a refresh'

Naomi Osaka says the press conference format is in 'great need of a refresh'

Ashleigh Barty reaches first Wimbledon final with emphatic victory over Angelique Kerber

Ashleigh Barty reaches first Wimbledon final with emphatic victory over Angelique Kerber

Tokyo venues for Olympics will have no spectators; Games will be held under a state of emergency

Tokyo venues for Olympics will have no spectators; Games will be held under a state of emergency

England reaches first major final since 1966 after tense Euro 2020 victory over Denmark

England reaches first major final since 1966 after tense Euro 2020 victory over Denmark

Georgia Oboh: Nigeria's first Ladies European Tour player

Georgia Oboh: Nigeria's first Ladies European Tour player

Roger Federer knocked out of Wimbledon by Hubert Hurkacz at quarterfinal stage

Roger Federer knocked out of Wimbledon by Hubert Hurkacz at quarterfinal stage

Coldstream Guards play England football anthems on Prince Charles' lawn

Coldstream Guards play England football anthems on Prince Charles' lawn

Italy wins dramatic penalty shootout against Spain to reach Euro 2020 final

Italy wins dramatic penalty shootout against Spain to reach Euro 2020 final

Though her suspension ends before relay event, Sha'Carri Richardson left off US Olympic track team

Though her suspension ends before relay event, Sha'Carri Richardson left off US Olympic track team

Firework accident that killed NHL goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was at coach's house, team says

Firework accident that killed NHL goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was at coach's house, team says

Ashleigh Barty powers past compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Ashleigh Barty powers past compatriot Ajla Tomljanovic to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Emma Raducanu vows to 'come back stronger' after dream run at Wimbledon ends

Emma Raducanu vows to 'come back stronger' after dream run at Wimbledon ends

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers on how Graves' disease 'made me who I am'

Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gail Devers on how Graves' disease 'made me who I am'

Sha'Carri Richardson suspended from US Olympic team after testing positive for marijuana

US track star Sha'Carri Richardson could miss the Tokyo Olympic Games after testing positive for marijuana. Richardson spoke out about the positive test in an interview with NBC's "Today Show".

US stars Sloane Stephens and Frances Tiafoe cause upsets at Wimbledon

World No. 1 tennis player Ashleigh Barty talks to Amanda Davies about her Olympic "dream" ahead of Tokyo 2020.

French authorities open investigation after Tour de France spectator causes massive crash

Andy Scholes reviews French authorities opening an investigation after a fan caused dozens of cyclists to crash during the Tour de France and Serena Williams deciding to not compete at Tokyo 2020.

Vegan endurance athlete Robbie Balenger on his spiritual connection with running

Earlier this year, Robbie Balenger set a new record for New York City's Central Park Loop Challenge. The vegan ultrarunner completed 16 loops, totaling nearly 100 miles in just over 18 hours.

Germany vs. Hungary: UEFA facing criticism over its position on rainbow colors

Piara Powar, Executive Director of Football Against Racism in Europe Network (FARE), talks to CNN about the messy situation UEFA finds itself in following its decision not to allow the Allianz Arena to be illuminated in the rainbow flag.

Japan's Olympics superfans who want Tokyo 2020 to go ahead despite Covid-19

Despite the controversies surrounding the Tokyo Olympic Games, there are hardcore Olympic super fans who can't wait for the Games to begin. CNN's Blake Essig speaks to two of them.

Jon Rahm wins US Open at Torrey Pines on his first Father's Day

Before winning the 2021 US Open, former world No. 1 golfer Jon Rahm told CNN Living Golf's Shane O'Donoghue that he was "getting closer" and working on the "magic formula" to win a major.

Damascus to Tokyo 2020: Syrian refugees' remarkable journeys to the Olympic Games

Refugee Aram Mahmoud fled Syria six years ago in search of a better life, leaving behind his family in the process. Now, he is set to take center stage as one of 29 athletes selected by the International Olympic Committee to compete on the Refugee Olympic team in Tokyo 2020 -- a moment that will be the culmination of years of sacrifice to pursue his dreams.

Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix: 'I want my legacy to be one of someone who fought for women'

Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix talks to Coy Wire about how motherhood has affected her life, building her legacy in athletics and Tokyo 2020.

Paul Pogba follows Cristiano Ronaldo's lead by removing display drink during a press conference

Cristiano Ronaldo removes Coca-Cola bottles during a Euro 2020 press conference. CNN's Clare Sebastian reports.

'You really feared the worst' for Christian Eriksen, says Finland captain Tim Sparv of opponent's collapse

The image of Christian Eriksen lying motionless on the pitch during the match between Denmark and Finland at Euro 2020 is one that "will never go away," according to Finland captain Tim Sparv.

Denmark's Martin Braithwaite criticizes UEFA for resuming game following Christian Eriksen's collapse

Denmark star Christian Eriksen was reported to be in a stable condition after collapsing during the first half of Denmark's opening Euro 2020 match against Finland in Copenhagen. CNN's Don Riddell has more.

Euro 2020: How to watch and everything you need to know about European tournament

Summer traveler's navigate Europe's rules for travel as the pandemic continues. CNN's Anna Stewart reports.

For handcyclist Oz Sanchez, Paralympic success is a 'testament to the person I've become'

In 2001, Oz Sanchez decided to transfer to the Navy as a Navy SEAL, but during his transfer, he was involved in a motorcycle accident that injured his spinal cord. Now, he's gearing up for his fourth Paralympic Games.

'I was only thinking of staying alive': Nadia Nadim's journey from refugee camp to PSG star ... and back

After leaving war-torn Afghanistan as a child, Nadia Nadim ended up in a refugee camp in Denmark. It was in that camp that she learned the game of football which has now led her to Paris Saint-Germain, one of the biggest clubs in the world.

About 10,000 Tokyo Olympic volunteers have quit with Games closing in

Pressure is building for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled, but on the ground in Tokyo, the final preparations are beginning. With the Olympics less than two months away, CNN's Selina Wang takes a look at temporary spectator stands, venues, and live viewing sites being constructed for the Games.

How boxing is changing the way society looks at women in Gaza

Reema Aburahma has grown up in Gaza knowing conflict, but also knowing joy. She picked up boxing as a way to grow confident and found a sport that has helped her change her perception of society and life.

How organizers plan to make the Olympics happen

Hiroshi Mikitani, the CEO of Rakuten, tells CNN's Selina Wang exclusively that it's a "suicide mission" to be hosting the Tokyo Olympics this year - the Opening Ceremony for which is set for July 23.

Barcelona pips fierce rival Real Madrid to be named the world's most valuable club

El Clasico is one of the biggest and most intense games in the world of soccer. It's involved some of the greatest ever players and featured plenty of incredible moments.

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says inspiring the new generation is as important as Champions League glory

Chelsea manager Emma Hayes says winning the club's first Women's Champions League would be an "incredible achievement" but insists success is also about inspiring the next generation of young women.

New York Yankees say 8 vaccinated members tested positive for Covid-19. Here's how that could happen

Eight members of the New York Yankees have tested positive for Covid-19 this week despite being inoculated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the baseball team said Thursday.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is proud of NBA's new social justice champion award, but worries US still faces 'the same issues'

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on the NBA naming its new Social Justice Champion award after him and the league's progressiveness compared to other sports.

The Japanese city that's rooting for South Sudan at the Olympics

They may not be competing for Olympic gold, but four South Sudanese athletes have become local stars in the little Japanese city of Maebashi. In Japan, they've found a safe haven to train, immerse themselves in the local culture, and promote the message of peace for South Sudan.

Manchester City wins English Premier League title after Manchester United lose

Former Manchester City star Nedum Onuoha says social media companies have been doing the "bare minimum" to protect players from online racist abuse.

'What are you doing here?' Lorna Falconer says she's faced racism and sexism in English football

Brentford FC's Head of Football Operations, Lorna Falconer, tells CNN about the struggles with racism and sexism she's faced in the game she loves in her journey to break football's glass ceiling.

Here's what's next after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasone, trainer Bob Baffert revealed, throwing the horse's victory last weekend at Churchill Downs into question.

Eddie Hearn: 'The razzmatazz is important,' says boxing promoter

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn tells CNN that "pound for pound No. 1" Canelo Alvarez is looking to "go in there and dominate" Billy Joe Saunders.

Eddie Hearn: 'The razzmatazz is important,' says boxing promoter

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn tells CNN that he "can't wait to see" the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury bout in August and that it's the fight that everyone wants to see.

Frisbee and oval ball star Cat Phillips fired up by fight for gender equality

Cat Phillips is a multi-sport athlete who is fighting for change in both the AFLW and in ultimate frisbee. She is a leader for young women in both her sports and is determined to provide more opportunities for them to compete than she had growing up.

Stiliyan Petrov's dream job was cut short by cancer; now he wants to help soccer stars plan for the future

Many sports stars earn astronomical salaries, but many pros lack financial education. Former soccer star Stiliyan Petrov works with players through his organization Player 4 Player.

How marathon runner Des Linden ventured into the 'unknown' to break the 50km record

Des Linden missed out on Tokyo 2020 but made distance running history instead. She became the first woman to run 50 km (31 miles) in less than three hours in April.

Lionel Messi: A pair of Barcelona star's football boots auctioned for $173,000

Leading sports scientist Simon Brundish crunches the numbers on Lionel Messi, explaining why the Barcelona forward is the best player in the world

'Some days, it doesn't feel right': As India battles a devastating second wave of Covid-19, the IPL plays on

Renowned Indian cricket journalist Boria Majumdar speaks to CNN Sport about why the Indian Premier League should continue amid the Covid-19 crisis unfolding in India.

Exclusive: 'When we come together it's powerful,' Thierry Henry says of social media blackout

Former Arsenal and France superstar Thierry Henry sits down exclusively with CNN to talk about his social media boycott initiative five weeks on and how momentum has picked up, despite a slow start.

Terrence Clarke, Kentucky basketball player and NBA prospect, has died following a car accident in LA

Basketball player Terrence Clarke, who last month declared for the 2021 NBA draft after playing his freshman season for the University of Kentucky, died Thursday after sustaining fatal injuries in a car accident in Los Angeles, according to the Kentucky athletics department.

Seán McCabe: World football's first Climate Justice Officer

Seán McCabe holds a unique role in world football -- in January 2021, he was appointed by top flight Irish club Bohemians as its Climate Justice Officer. And he's out to save the planet.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists Super League isn't canceled, only on 'standby'

Liverpool club owner John W. Henry, thought to be one of the principal drivers behind the European Super League, issued an apology after the plan collapsed 48 hours after it was first launched.

How the European Super League united football against the game's wealthy owners

Former Real Madrid president Ramón Calderón tells Richard Quest that the European Super League project "has died today ... and it is on the way to becoming a complete botch."

Breakaway Super League clubs are meeting to discuss abandoning the competition, reports say

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says the "shameless" plans for a new European Super League (ESL) are akin to taking "football hostage."

What is the new European Super League and how will it work?

Sports journalist and author Mike Calvin tells CNN World Sport that football belongs to the fans and is "not about pounds or dollars" in regards to the formation of a European Super League.

Matthew McConaughey: How actor's wife 'injected' soccer into his blood

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey loves sport and is a minority owner of new MLS franchise Austin FC. Ahead of the team's long-awaited kickoff, McConaughey shares his passion for the city of Austin, how his Brazilian wife Camila helped influence his love of the beautiful game and the intersect of sports and politics.

Martin Braithwaite spent time in a wheelchair as a child; now he's Lionel Messi's wingman at Barcelona

FC Barcelona and Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite tells CNN about his journey from being in a wheelchair for two years as a kid to playing with Leo Messi at FC Barcelona.

'If you have the talent, you will be given the opportunity,' says Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore

Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore tells CNN about her historic achievement as the first female jockey to win at the famous race: "If you have the talent, you will be given the opportunity"

Trekking 4,000km along the Australian coast -- on a skateboard

Traveling over 4,000km is difficult in a car, let alone a skateboard, but Tom Drury decided to do it anyways -- despite the heat, cops and deadly snakes.

North Korea reportedly won't participate in Tokyo Olympic Games

Officials in North Korea announced that the country would not be participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games, according to state media. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

Moe Norman: The 'Rain Man of golf' who amazed even the greats of the sport

Dubbed golf's "Rain Man," Moe Norman didn't fit into the sport's traditional mold. Norman was known for his funky clothing, eccentric personality and highly distinctive swing which even the greats of the game admired.

Australia's first international cricket team found fame in the UK. At home, they were betrayed

At a time when Indigenous people were being persecuted and discriminated against in Australia, a group of Aboriginal men traveled to England to become Australia's first ever international cricket team. They are Australia's First XI.

Premier League: West Bromwich Albion scores five goals against 10-man Chelsea

David Moyes' West Ham are in the running to be the top London club in the Premier League in 2021 and could still finish in a top four spot, which will mean Champions League football coming to East London. At his second stint at the club, Moyes has rehabilitated the Hammers, and his own managerial career in the process.

Utah Jazz 'shaken, but unharmed' after team plane forced into emergency landing after bird strike

Utah Jazz guards Mike Conley and Jordan Clarkson spoke about the fears the team had as their plane was forced into an emergency landing after a bird strike.

How Michael Miraglia completed his own Strongman Marathon on Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats

Fitness fanatic Michael Miraglia created, and completed, a Strongman Marathon. The feat involved performing an exercise -- including tire flips, handstand walks and burpees -- for a mile in between running a mile in a 20-pound vest.

Golfer Joaquin Niemann helps raise $2.1 million to save his infant cousin's life

Joaquin Niemann is a star on the rise, at 22-years-old the Chilean has already won on the PGA Tour and sits inside the world's top-30. We sat down with Niemann ahead of The Players Championship to discuss his upbringing in Chile, his love of football, and the story of his young cousin Rafita who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy in November 2020.

Conversation around taking a knee means people are 'forgetting' the true cause, says Thierry Henry

French football legend Thierry Henry says the discussion around whether or not footballers should take the knee before games has become a distraction from the real "cause."

Slum golf: A whole new ball game on Mumbai's streets

Suresh Mehboobani is a caddy at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club in Mumbai and one of the originators of Slum Golf, a version of the sport using home-made clubs and balls, played on a course that has been designed around his neighborhood.

'It's not a safe place': Thierry Henry quits social media, hoping to inspire others to stand up to online abuse

In a CNN exclusive, Thierry Henry speaks to Darren Lewis on his decision to leave social media until the platforms act on racism and bullying. Henry elaborated on a strongly worded statement on Twitter earlier in the day, telling CNN: "It is not a safe place and it's not a safe environment.

Boycotting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar would be a 'big mistake,' says Belgium manager Roberto Martínez

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez tells CNN that it would be "a big mistake" to boycott the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, saying it would be an "easy escape" as opposed to really impacting change.

The Olympic flame starts its final leg to Tokyo. Some suggest this day should never have come

The summer Olympic games in Tokyo have been billed as the 'recovery games,' but 10 years after the Fukushima disaster, many residents living near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, tell a very different story. CNN's Blake Essig reports.

Colin Allred: Ex-NFL star Congressman bewildered by Jan 6 insurrection's 'rage and mob mentality'

Colin Allred, a former NFL linebacker for the Tennessee Titans and now a Democratic Congressman, recalls the deadly insurrection that took place at the US Capitol.

Steve Kerr calls for tougher gun control measures following Boulder shooting

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has called for stronger gun control measures in the United States following this week's mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado.

Does the 'definitive' Pelé documentary cement or damage the football great's legacy?

Pelé's upcoming documentary on Netflix charts the rise and career highs of "O Rei" both on the club-level and internationally with Brazil, but does the film enhance or tarnish the legend's legacy?

UEFA Women's Champions League: European powerhouse Lyon's grip on title is facing its biggest challenge

The UEFA Women's Champions League quarterfinals kick off on Wednesday as holders Olympique Lyonnais visit Paris Saint-Germain. Aston Villa player, and pundit, Anita Asante has been telling CNN that reigning champions Lyon remain the team to beat.

Olympic surfing hopeful Katherine Diaz, 22, killed by lightning while training

Katherine Diaz, a 22-year-old surfer, was killed after being struck by lightning while training in El Tunco beach in south-west El Salvador.

NCAA is called out over the poor amenities for women players vs the men at tournament sites

Sedona Prince, a basketball player for The University of Oregon, talks with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about her video of the lack of women's equipment for the NCAA tournament going viral.

'It was super cool just having that much melanin in Montana': The climbers aiming to boost diversity

A team in Memphis, US, has come together to encourage the Black community to get into climbing. Their non-profit organization 'Memphis Rox' gives people in the inner-city community access to climbing walls.

Olympic triple jumper and rapper Will Claye on why his music career is more than a hobby

When the Olympics were postponed in 2020, triple jumper Will Claye chose to channel his emotions into music. A three-time Olympic medalist from the US, Claye is also a recording artist with his own record label.

Violence towards Asian Americans is 'hitting differently' amid the pandemic, says former NBA star Jeremy Lin

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin says he's seen a rise in racism across the United States, telling CNN's Anderson Cooper that the type of attacks against Asian Americans is intensifying.

Mick Schumacher: A 'big privilege' to carry legendary surname into Formula One again

Team Haas driver Mick Schumacher arrives into Formula One bearing a lot of pressure and expectation on his shoulders due to his legendary surname, but he only feels pride.

Rugby in Colombia: an escape from a violent past

Colombia is about to have its first professional rugby outfit: Cafeteros Pro. The team provides prospective rugby players an alternative route out of a life of crime that once only football had provided in the country.

What Usain Bolt did next: Olympic legend on his greatest achievement and life after athletics

Eight-time gold medalist Usain Bolt tells CNN that he's not worried about shoe technology helping to beat his world records and that he's looking forward to Tokyo 2020 as a fan.

Drew Brees set to join NBC as a football analyst

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees got help from his four children to make his retirement announcement in an adorable video posted to social media.

Caris LeVert admits 'gratefulness' following NBA return 46 days after surgery to remove cancerous mass

Don Riddell speaks to Michele Roberts, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, about the NBA's push back against moves to suppress voting rights in the United States.

'They are like a family': How esports has helped its fans get through lockdown

With so many stuck indoors over the last year, esports has been a perfect distraction for fans worldwide. For teams and fans, that connection and bond has been more important than ever.

MLB's Texas Rangers could be the first team with a full house since the pandemic stopped sports

The Texas Rangers hosted the Colorado Rockies for the first official game in the new $1.2 billion ballpark, Globe Life Field. It was a welcome moment of normalcy in a state devastated by high rates of deaths and hospitalizations from Covid-19 in recent weeks. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

Novak Djokovic surpasses Roger Federer's all-time record of weeks spent as world No.1

18-time grand slam winner Novak Djokovic had a tough path to becoming a champion - from the streets of Serbia during the Kosovo War of the 90s to the biggest stages of tennis.

'I still can't put it into words': Stephanie Travers on the 'surreal' moment she became the first Black woman on an F1 podium

From Zimbabwe to the podium, Mercedes AMG Petronas engineer Stephanie Travers tells Amanda Davies about the emotional feeling she felt standing on the podium, spraying Lewis Hamilton with champagne after his win at the Styrian Grand Prix last year.

Robert Lewandowski edges closer to legendary record after netting hat trick against Borussia Dortmund

AC Milan has been rated as the most improved club in European football over the last 12 months. The Euro Club Index compiled by data companies Gracenote and Hypercube say Milan is back among the continent's top 20 teams for its performances throughout 2020.

Philadelphia stars sidelined from NBA All-Star Game due to Covid-19 protocols

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks about the precautions the league is taking for the players and fans during All-Star Weekend when it comes to Covid-19.

Surfer Billy Kemper says he glimpsed at death after a wave broke his pelvis in half

It was supposed to be a guys' surf trip in search of the ultimate wave, but it turned into a nightmare when Big Wave champion Billy Kemper sustained life-threatening injuries.

'Boiling up': Former NBA star Jeremy Lin says Covid-19 has sparked anti-Asian violence in the US

Last week, NBA veteran Jeremy Lin posted on Facebook that he has been called "coronavirus" on the court. Lin, who currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the G League affiliate for NBA's Golden State Warriors, spoke to CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday.

Mikaela Shiffrin doesn't want to have to choose between 'morality versus being able to do your job' at the 2022 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Beijing are under growing calls for a boycott because of China's policy on the Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the western region of Xinjiang, policy that the US government has deemed "genocide." Beijing has vehemently denied such accusations and lashed out at what it calls the politicization of sports. Now one of America's most prominent Olympians, skier Mikaela Shiffrin, tells CNN she should not have to choose between her morals and her job.

Jasmine Harrison delights in Atlantic Ocean world record row

On February 20, Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The 21-year-old sailed from the Canary Islands to Antigua in 70 days, three hours and 48 minutes.

Former NBA star Pau Gasol is determined to help others after retiring from the game

Former NBA star and new Barcelona player Pau Gasol is determined to help people through his foundation.

'They get a free shot': England rugby coach Eddie Jones on the pitfalls of social media

England rugby coach Eddie Jones explains how his love for coaching has kept him in the game for so long and identifies coaches from other sports that he admires.

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving calls for the NBA to incorporate Kobe Bryant on its logo

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving tells a press conference that Kobe Bryant should be the new NBA logo, replacing fellow Lakers legend Jerry West. Irving told the assembled media, "He was the standard for our generation."

'Oh my gosh, are you that snowboarder?' Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim goes to Princeton

PyeongChang 2018 gold medal winning snowboarder Chloe Kim speaks to CNN about her father's sacrifices for her success and how she's putting off Princeton to seek double Olympic glory.

No sponsor? No problem. Tennis maverick Hsieh Su-Wei reflects on a memorable Australian Open

After a successful run to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Taiwanese tennis player Hsieh Su-wei found herself with more attention than she was expecting. The funny, quirky, and food loving 35-year-old instantly became the breakout hit of the tournament.

Life after seeing death: How Romain Grosjean's family inspired him as he was engulfed by flames

Three months after a life-threatening crash, Romain Grosjean is returning to racing. Grosjean had to escape his car as it was engulfed by flames at the Bahrain Grand Prix in November 2020.

Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei says he'll never forget kindness of Israeli team ahead of Tel Aviv tournament

Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei, who refused to return home after being ordered to withdraw from the 2019 World Judo Championships to avoid facing an Israeli opponent, is set to compete in the Grand Slam in Tel Aviv.

Sarah Thomas: Kicked out of the men's basketball league, she set her sights on the Super Bowl

Sarah Thomas became the first woman to referee a Super Bowl when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the Kansas City Chiefs, but that was only the culmination of the journey.

Erling Haaland nets wonderful brace as Borussia Dortmund beats Sevilla in the Champions League

He's just 20, but Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland already appears to have the world at his feet. With Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi nearing the end of their careers, has football found its next superstar?

'Not the best news that you can get: ' Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir on battling MND with a smile

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir found out in late 2016 that he was suffering from motor neuron disease, but that hasn't stopped him from living his best life and campaigning about the disease.

Bubba Wallace: How 2020 helped NASCAR driver find his voice to speak out over injustice

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace talks to Coy Wire about how a difficult 2020 helped him find his voice to speak out over social injustice.

Novak Djokovic defeats Taylor Fritz in five-set epic as fans are told to leave due to Melbourne quarantine

The Australian state of Victoria will lock down for five days in a bid to curb the spread of a more contagious coronavirus variant, meaning the Australian Open will go ahead without fans during what is usually its busiest few days.

Claressa Shields takes jab at boxing over coverage, treatment of female fighters

Three division boxing world champion Claressa Shields now has her sights set on success in another field as well: mixed martial arts. The American is due to make her professional MMA debut later this year, after signing a deal with the Professional Fighters League, or PFL.

NBA team Dallas Mavericks to resume playing the National Anthem

The Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing the National Anthem prior to home games, the team confirmed to CNN on Wednesday. The team has not played the anthem in eleven games at American Airlines Center this season and does not plan to play the anthem in the future, a team spokesperson said.

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney complete takeover of Wrexham

Welsh football team Wrexham AFC is now owned by two Hollywood A-listers: Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The "Deadpool" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actors have officially taken over from the club's supporters group.

Steeplechaser Colleen Quigley discusses mental health, modeling and 'hunger' for Olympic success

US steeplechaser Colleen Quigley is targeting the Tokyo Olympics this year, but it wasn't so long ago that she was walking the modeling stage.

Leon Spinks, former heavyweight champ who beat Muhammad Ali, dead at 67

Former world heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, best known for defeating Muhammad Ali in 1978, has died at the age 67, according to a statement from his publicist.

Top Tokyo Olympics organizing official apologizes for sexist remarks that women talk too much in meetings

Athletes and officials will not be required to receive a Covid-19 vaccine in order to take part in the Tokyo Games, organizers announced on February 3. It comes as the IOC published its first version of the Tokyo 2020 "Playbook" which outlines the rules and safety regulations that will be put in place later this year.

'The most special thing I've done': Two world-class climbers scale the tallest chimney in Europe

Slovenian world-class climbers Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic took the climb of their lives and tackled the longest artificial multi-pitch route in the world on the highest chimney in Europe.

Marseille owner Frank H. McCourt compares attack on club's training ground to US Capitol insurrection

Supporters of the Marseille football club in France marched onto the team's training ground in protest. A fire broke out and forced the club to postpone a match. CNN's Don Riddell has more.

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Cases: 609016

Reported Deaths: 7741
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Ramsey52955910
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Anoka43176465
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Scott17667139
Wright16506153
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Sherburne1211496
Carver1073349
Clay829392
Rice8247111
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Mower477333
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Isanti445066
McLeod433861
Morrison427462
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Becker389157
Lyon365054
Carlton356858
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Pine337223
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Brown308640
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Todd288033
Cass287933
Meeker265144
Waseca240723
Martin236833
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Hubbard197641
Dodge18883
Renville183046
Redwood177941
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Cases: 374664

Reported Deaths: 6109
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Linn21448342
Scott20426250
Black Hawk16680319
Woodbury15319230
Johnson1473686
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Dallas1144099
Pottawattamie11307177
Story1082848
Warren592092
Clinton564393
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Webster538996
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Lee392658
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Jones301257
Henry301037
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Carroll286252
Boone271234
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Washington259851
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Mahaska232551
Jackson225842
Kossuth219166
Clay217327
Tama213372
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Page195422
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Hardin191144
Wright189140
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Hamilton186851
Harrison181973
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Butler167835
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Mills163824
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Hancock153134
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