The path to saving modern pentathlon from Olympic removal may just be filled with obstacles. Imagine an “American Ninja Warrior” style obstacle course set up in the middle of the Coliseum for the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Games. As it stands now, modern pentathlon — a sport in the Olympics for more than 100 years — would be off the program in its current form after the 2024 Paris Games.
Ilia Malinin landed the first quadruple Axel in figure skating, 43 years after Canadian Vern Taylor landed the first triple Axel.
Aleksandra Trusova reportedly split from coach Eteri Tutberidze's group, eight months after a tearful scene after the Olympic free skate.
Saudi Arabia will host the Asian Winter Games in 2029 in mountains near the $500 billion futuristic city project Neom.