Topic 1 Fear of the Unknown: Locked-down Athletes Face Mental Health Risks
When Olympic swimmer Kyle Chalmers completed his final training period before the coronavirus shutdown, he felt great sadness and fear of what was to come.
Topic 2 Batter Up! How Taiwan’s Baseball Season Opened This Year
Taiwan’s baseball season opened on April 11, at a time when many governments had ordered businesses to close because of the coronavirus.
Topic 3 Basketball Fans Mourn Death of US Superstar Kobe Bryant
Basketball fans around the world are mourning the death of American superstar Kobe Bryant.
Topic 4 Formula 1 Prepares to Launch Racing in Vietnam
A new car racing track is nearing completion in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Topic 5 Olympic Committee Tries Once Again to Separate Politics from Sports
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this month that athletes are barred from making political statements at Olympic events.
Topic 6 Recent Gains In Women's Professional Sports May Be Lost to Virus
Linked to the rising call for equality worldwide, women’s sports had been gaining much attention before the new coronavirus appeared.
Topic 7 Sudanese-American Player Promotes Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair basketball is becoming more popular in South Sudan.
Topic 8 Kazakh Women Succeed in Chess
Kazakhstan has become a rising power in the world of chess. A group of young Kazakh women have had a lot of success playing chess in recent years.
Topic 9 No Evidence Stretching Prevents Running Injuries
It is widely believed that stretching improves running performance and lowers the risk of injuries. But, a group of researchers say that belief is a myth.
Topic 10 Russia Banned From Olympics After Doping Accusations
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned Russia from the Olympic Games and world championships for four years.
Topic 11 Botswana Female Boxer Punches Her Way To The Global Stage
GABORONE, BOTSWANA - A young Botswana boxer has defied the odds in a male dominated sport, to become the country's first ever female Olympian in the sport.
Topic 12 Iceland’s Basketball ‘Family’ Plays at Top Level US Colleges
Three basketball players from a small island country are playing at the highest level of American college sports.
Topic 13 Ugandan Runners Struggle to Train for Tokyo Olympic Games
The coronavirus pandemic has some of the world’s top runners struggling to train for the Tokyo Olympics next year.
Topic 14 Why Americans Spend Billions of Dollars on Fantasy Football
The first thing Nima Vaez-Zadeh does before starting work during American football season is inspect his fantasy football team.
Topic 15 Formula One Races to Move Online
Formula One, or F1, racing drivers will join video game players and other people in a series of computer-based motor races, the sport announced last week.
Topic 16 Sports Teams, Figures Express Support for US Protests
Major U.S. sports figures and teams, as well as international sports franchises have issued statements regarding the death George Floyd at the hands of police last week that has spawned protests in cities across the nation.
Topic 17 Largest Swimming Pool in Russia’s Muslim South Bans Women
The largest swimming pool in Russia’s Muslim-majority North Caucasus area has banned all women from using the pool.
Topic 18 Weight Loss Movement Battles Obesity in Malaysia
“1-2-3,” shouts Noradhiah Tumirin, a medical doctor and fitness trainer.
Topic 19 Lack of Snow in Japan Changes Olympic Cooling Plans
Japan has been collecting snow this winter to be used to help cool areas during this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Topic 20 Italy Resumes all Professional Sport Competitions
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced Thursday night that all professional sport competition in the country will resume starting Friday -- but without fans attending, to prevent the risk of spreading the coronavirus.