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  • NBC Sports

    Kelly Slater is trying to qualify for the Olympics at age 51

    Kelly Slater begins the World Surf League Championship Tour season at the Pipeline Masters in Hawaii, starting an Olympic bid as he turns 51.

  • NBC Sports

    Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone appears in ‘This is SportsCenter’ commercial

    Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone appears in an ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercial after racing for the first time in 2023 at the New Balance Grand Prix on NBC.

  • Associated Press

    Olympic bans and boycotts go back a century

    Ukraine and the three Baltic countries, all former Soviet republics, moved a step closer Friday to boycotting next year’s Paris Olympics because of the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes. 1920 — Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary and Turkey are not invited to the 1920 Antwerp Olympics after defeat in World War I. Host nation Belgium was one of the countries Germany occupied. After the Bolsheviks take power in the Russian Revolution, the Soviet Union doesn't take part in the Olympics until 1952.

  • AFP

    Estonia hints at Olympic boycott if Russians allowed

    Estonia's premier on Friday suggested her country might boycott the 2024 Olympics in Paris if Russian and Belarusian athletes are allowed to participate."Participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes is just wrong.