Each day seems to bring another change to the Tokyo Olympics as surging coronavirus cases in Japan threaten planning for the games, which are to open in just over three months. A leg of the torch relay on Wednesday was moved off the public streets in Matsuyama City in the Japanese prefecture of Ehime. This followed the torch being detoured last week in Osaka — Japan's second largest metropolitan area — and run only in a city park.
After the cancellation of the 2020 World Championships last March through dealing with two more COVID waves since then, the season came to a satisfying end.
Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel swam in a Hall of Famer's backyard pool for three months last spring.