USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland wrote a letter to Congress arguing against a boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Critics of Japan's plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics despite a fourth wave of coronavirus infections submitted a petition on Friday signed by 350,000 people over nine days calling for the Games to be cancelled. "Stop Tokyo Olympics" campaign organiser Kenji Utsunomiya said the global festival of sport - already postponed from 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic - should take place only when Japan can welcome visitors and athletes wholeheartedly. "Precious medical resources would need to be diverted to the Olympics if it's held."
Michael Andrew swam the second-fastest 100m breastroke for an American, cementing his status as a favorite to make the Olympic team.