Report: 'QAnon Shaman' in plea negotiations after mental illness diagnosis
The participant in the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots nicknamed the "QAnon Shaman" is negotiating a possible plea deal with prosecutors, after prison psychologists found he has a variety of mental illnesses, his attorney said.news.yahoo.com
Tokyo Olympics chief says decision still pending on whether to exclude foreign spectators
The head of the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee denied on Thursday widespread reports that Japan had decided already to bar foreign spectators from the Summer Games. She added that the Committee hoped to make a final decision on foreign fans before the start of the Olympic Torch Relay on March 25. President of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organising Committee Seiko Hashimoto attends a press conference in Tokyo on March 5, 2021. The document offered guidelines for behavior for certain groups of people who are going to attend the Olympics, including athletes and their entourages, but it made no mention of foreign fans, specifically. The heated debate over whether it's even safe to hold the Olympics has been only one of the major hurdles for the Tokyo Games' organizers.cbsnews.com
Special Olympics postpones 2021 Summer Games at Morgan’s Wonderland due to COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – The 2021 Special Olympics Summer Games scheduled at Morgan’s Wonderland for April 29 through May 2 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials with Special Olympics Texas announced Tuesday. The decision was made to “ensure the safety and health of all attendees,” Special Olympics Texas CEO Tim Martin said. “Naturally, we’re disappointed that the lingering coronavirus outbreak has altered plans for the 2021 Summer Games,” said Ron Morander, CEO of the Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation. A decision on a later date will be determined and updates on the Summer Games will be available at https://www.sotx.org/summergames. In the meantime, after being closed for approximately a year because of COVID-19, Morgan’s Wonderland plans to reopen to guests on March 5.
AP WAS THERE: 2004 Athens Olympics
This story was transmitted in 2004 from the Athens Olympics. ___Bronze is the best the American mens basketball team can do, and the reason is simple: They were beaten by a better team, Argentina. NBA commissioner David Stern attended the third loss of the Athens Games for the Americans, who entered the tournament with a 109-2 record in prior Olympics. The Americans shot just 36 percent in the first half and didnt hit their first 3-pointer missing their first five until LeBron James made one 30 seconds before halftime. Argentina shot 54 percent overall and 11-for-22 from 3-point range, while the Americans finished just 32-for-77 (42 percent) and 3-for-11 on 3s.
AP WAS THERE: 1980 Olympics
FILE - In this July 19, 1980, file photo, a giant image of Misha, the Russian bear mascot of the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Games, greets athletes standing on the field of Moscow's Lenin Stadium during opening ceremonies of the competitions in Moscow. (AP Photo/File)EDITORS With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. It was Grishin who sounded a warning to Muscovites a year ago about the danger of ideological pollution from getting too friendly with Western visitors during the Olympics. Traffic and travel restrictions to prevent the city from being overrun with non-Olympics visitors were lifted Monday, with mixed results. The legions of police and soldiers who guarded the Olympics are also returning to their bases in provincial cities.
In 1976, Comaneci's perfect 10s made her the perfect one
AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds interviewed Nadia Comaneci about her perfect performance at the Montreal Olympics and her life since. There were digital scoreboards inside the gymnastics venue at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where the numbers would pop up after each athlete completed an event. And even though a perfect score would be a 10.00, the way the scoreboards were set up meant the highest score, in theory, that they could reveal would be a 9.95. The International Gymnastics Federation said, Dont worry, because nobodys going to score a 10, Comaneci said. After all, Comanecis perfect 10s made her the Perfect One.
AP Was There: Don Schollander wins 4 gold medals in swimming
EDITORS NOTE With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. It looks at the four gold medals won in swimming by American Don Schollander a record at the time and three gold and a silver by fellow American Sharon Stouder. Pair Big Fish At Tokyo-By JIM BECKER-Don Schollander and Sharon Stouder made quite a swimming team all by themselves. They won seven gold medals and one silver between them in the Tokyo Olympics, and each wound up by swimming on a winning relay team in the windup Sunday night. Schollander, 18, from Oswego, Ore., is the first man to win four gold medals in Olympic swimming.
Los Angeles' first Olympics set template for future Games
FILE - In this July 30, 1932, file photo, doves are released during the opening ceremony for the Tenth Olympiad at Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)Even though the 1932 Summer Olympics were held during the Great Depression, Los Angeles first chance to host the Games still stand as a model for innovation and profitability. Men were housed in facilities in south Los Angeles while women stayed in a hotel. Los Angeles was the only city to bid on the Games when they were awarded in 1925. It would take 52 years, when Los Angeles hosted it again, for the next debt-free Olympics.
AP WAS THERE: 1920 Olympics
EDITORS With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of the Summer Games. This story was published in the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger newspaper on August 23, 1920. Hannes Kolehminen, representing Finland and holder of several American distance records and championships, won the seventh Olympic marathon. In his heat Kealeha, in addition to breaking the Olympic record, smashed the world's record, his time being one minute and 14 seconds. Both Kegeris and Kruger also broke the Olympic record of one minute 20 4/5 seconds made by H.J.
Paris hosts 1900 Olympics, even though many didn't know it
Here are some of the highlights of the 1900 Olympics in Paris. And many of the athletes at the 1900 Paris Games had no idea they even competed at the Olympics. Coopers victory wasnt exactly a surprise, even though the Olympic tournament was played on clay. The Paris Games began on May 14 and finally ended on Oct. 28. GOLDEN CHILDThe youngest Olympic champion may have competed in the rowing event at the Paris Games, but no one is really sure.
AP WAS THERE: 1900 Paris Olympics
EDITORS With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on July 17, 1900. After winning the high jump he succeeded in breaking his own record with 1 meter, 64 centimeters, and then exceeded this newly-made record with 1 meter, 65 centimeters. In the 4,000 meters steeplechase (scratch), Rimmer, Englishman, was first; Bennett, Englishman, second, and Robinson, Englishman, third. The standing long jump was won by Ewry, New York Athletic club, three meters, 21 centimeters; Baxter, Pennsylvania, second; Torchboeuf, Frenchman, third.
Japan committed to hosting Olympics on schedule but Xi visit delayed
People wearing face masks, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, ride their bicycles past an under-construction site of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics villages in Tokyo, Japan, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Athit PerawongmethaThe minister, Seiko Hashimoto made the comments on the same day that Japan reported its biggest one-day increase in new cases of coronavirus. Broadcaster NHK reported confirmed cases had risen to 1,036 nationwide as of Thursday morning, 36 more than the previous day. And while plans for the Games to goahead were unchanged, a state visit to Japan by Chinese President Xi Jinping was delayed following a decision by both Tokyo and Beijing. The delay in Xis visit, originally planned for early April, will not affect Japan-China relations, he told a news conference.feeds.reuters.com
Richard Jewell: The 60 Minutes interviews
Shortly after a pipe bomb exploded at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Games, a very public investigation incorrectly branded park security guard Richard Jewell as the suspect. A few weeks later, as many in the country accused him and late-night shows derided him, he spoke to 60 Minutes. More than five years later, Jewell again spoke to Wallace. 60 Minutes found Jewell still tortured by his experience. Richard Jewell on 60 Minutes in 2002Each morning, Jewell said he checked underneath his car before he got in.cbsnews.com
Breakdancing one step closer to making 2024 Olympics
The International Olympic Committee voted on Tuesday in favor of a proposal that could bring breaking, another word for breakdancing, to the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. The International Olympic Committee voted on Tuesday in favor of a proposal that could bring breaking, another word for breakdancing, to the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. Breakdancing, joined by climbing/bouldering, emerged as events a year ago at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, but neither of the sports made it to the big stage. But earlier this year, the Paris 2024 organizing committee proposed that breakdancing, along with skateboarding, climbing/bouldering and surfing, be added to the events program. Until Tuesday's vote, there was no guarantee they would continue into the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Hope Solo on 2016 Olympics, Zika fears and gender pay gap
The U.S. women's soccer team this month officially earned a spot at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Goalkeeper Hope Solo will make her third consecutive appearance in the Summer Games, where the American women stand to win their fifth gold medal. But recently, Solo shared concern over the Zika virus spreading in Brazil. The two-time Olympic gold medalist joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her concerns and the future of her career.cbsnews.com