With karate currently on another upswing due to its resurgent popularity in movies and television, viewers are hoping to see excitement in a sport that isn’t always as violent as casual sports fans probably believe.
There’s an urgency to the questions about whether the Olympic flame can burn away the fear or provide a measure of catharsis — and even awe — after a year of suffering and uncertainty in Japan and around the world.
Jill Biden embarked on her first solo international trip as first lady, leading a U.S. delegation to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the coronavirus is surging and COVID-19 infections have climbed to a six-month high.
Al Fong, the personal coach for both Eaker and fellow Olympic alternate Leanne Wong, confirmed the positive test in an email to The Associated Press on Monday. Wong said Eaker, 18, was vaccinated against the novel coronavirus two months ago.
After winning the NCAA Swimming National Championship for the first time this spring, the Cavaliers will be sending three current members of the team, as well as head coach Todd DeSorbo, to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Townley Haas is now officially a two-time Olympian, but from ages 3-18, he spent a great deal of time in the pool at NOVA Aquatics in Henrico County. That facility was alive with excitement on Wednesday, after Haas punched his ticket to Tokyo on Tuesday night.