Brownsville to host Texas amateur athletes
Thousands of amateur athletes, friends and family will descend on Brownsville in late July for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas, scheduled for July 27 to 30. It’ll happen again in 2024, since cities that TAAF selects to host the games — sort of an Olympics for amateur athletes — get to host them for two years consecutively. Brownsville officials expect the games to draw more than 24,000 athletes and associated visitors over the two years. A dozen competitions will be held at sites across the city, including Brownsville Independent School District venues. “The great thing about the Games of Texas competitions is that it gives athletes the opportunity to feature their talents and abilities,” TAAF Executive Director Mark Lord said.myrgv.com
Russian athletes out of Paralympics in stunning about-face
In a stunning reversal, Russian and Belarusian athletes have been banned from the Winter Paralympic Games for their countries’ roles in the war in Ukraine, the International Paralympic Committee said Thursday in Beijing. The about-face comes less than 24 hours after the IPC on Wednesday announced it would allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete when the Games open on Friday, but only as neutral athletes with colors, flags and other national symbols removed. The IPC received immediate criticism for its initial decision.news.yahoo.com
UT Health San Antonio expert: 1 in 5 young, healthy athletes risk serious COVID-19 infection
SAN ANTONIO With high school football season rapidly approaching, parents and young athletes are being advised about the risk for serious COVID-19 infections among healthy teenagers. Considered a "small but significant" risk, Dr. Fred Campbell, an associate professor of medicine at UT Health San Antonio, said, "There is absolutely no guarantee despite the relatively low risk." He said only one in five healthy young people are sick enough to be hospitalized. Campbell said those with the highest risk are people with compromised immune systems, chronic illness or who are undergoing cancer treatments. "It's impossible to be certain that a healthy person that's an athlete is not going to get a serious COVID-19 infection," he said.
Florida Sen. Rubio introduces NIL bill to push NCAA changes
FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ron DeSantis signed into a law a bill that would open up that market for college athletes in the state. The bill gives the NCAA until June 2021 to have new rules in place that will supersede states laws. These kids deserve to make a little bit of money while they're in college, Rubio said. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) examining names, image and likeness compensation for college athletes, though Rubio's bill was separate from that group.
Who are the famous people with coronavirus? A list of all the celebrities, politicians, athletes tied to COVID-19
Tom Hanks and Rita WilsonThe couple were in Australia when they tested positive. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person.”Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I’m still experiencing coronavirus symptoms. Idris ElbaThe actor and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre, have coronavirus, according to social media along with published news articles. I tested positive for COVID19.