Topic 1 South Sudan Athletes Train in Japan Although Olympics in Doubt
The coronavirus worldwide health crisis forced the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics to this year. It remains unclear if the games will take place as planned in July 2021.
Topic 2 Meet the 10-year-old, 85-kilogram Sumo Champion
Among all the young sumo wrestlers in the circle, 10-year-old Kyuta Kumagai stands out.
Topic 3 Two Female Coaches Won Super Bowl, Will There Be More?
The sport of American football in the National Football League (NFL) is played by men. But more women are now teaching and training players how to do their jobs better as coaches.
Topic 4 Argentine Football Star Maradona Dies at 60
Soccer star Diego Armando Maradona died on Wednesday.
Topic 5 Reporter Helps Get Sports Gear to US Children in Need
Rhiannon Potkey writes about sports for a newspaper in Tennessee. She learned through that work that some young people did not have good sports equipment, or gear.
Topic 6 Tennis Stars Struggle with Quarantine ahead of Australian Open
The 2020 Australian Open was one of the year’s few international sporting events not changed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Topic 7 Baseball Fans Excited, Worried About Opening Day
The Major League Baseball season in the U.S. begins on April 1. The first day of games is known as Opening Day.
Topic 8 US Lawmakers Debate Ban on Trans Girls in Sports
Lawmakers in the American state of Mississippi passed a measure last week to ban transgender athletes from joining competitive female sports teams.
Topic 9 In China, Pigeon Racers Spend Big Money to Get Winning Birds
In China, a large number of people take the sport of pigeon racing very seriously.
Topic 10 Idioms About Sports
Sports are a great source of enjoyment and competition for people around the world. There are many expressions related to sports in English that we use in our daily lives.
Topic 11 Young Senegalese Man Chases Dream of Racing Horses in France
One Senegalese man is close to fulfilling a dream of becoming a professional horse rider in France.
Topic 12 South Africa Leads Global Research on COVID's Effect on Athletes
Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics say they will have measures in place next year to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Topic 13 College Basketball Tournaments Lift Student Spirit
The American college basketball tournaments known as “March Madness” look a little different than they used to.
Topic 14 African Cyclists Try to Make the Continent More Bike-Friendly
Wearing bright colors, Andy Costa rides his bicycle in the streets of Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast.
Topic 15 Super Bowl in a Pandemic Will Be Different, But Familiar
The 55th Super Bowl is Sunday. It is the championship game of the National Football League.
Topic 16 Golfer Tiger Woods Injured in Car Accident
American professional golfer Tiger Woods was seriously injured on Tuesday in a car accident while driving near Los Angeles, California.
Topic 17 Even Without Arms, Pakistani Man Is Skilled Snooker Player
A Pakistani man who was born without arms has developed into a highly skilled snooker player.
Topic 18 North Korea Withdraws From the Tokyo Olympics
The organizers of the Tokyo Olympics recently said fans from outside of Japan will not be able to attend the Games because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topic 19 Sports Arenas Working to Make Air Safe for Fans
The large college basketball tournament in the U.S., known as “March Madness” begins this week.
Topic 20 Japan Celebrates Golfer’s Victory at the Masters
Golfer Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese champion of a men’s major tournament Sunday at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia.