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California ski resort changing name, citing offensive word

California’s popular Squaw Valley Ski Resort will change its name because the word “squaw” is a derogatory term for Native American women, officials announced Tuesday. The site was the scene of the 1960 Winter Olympics.

WATCH: Taylor Christian’s Next Target is the Olympics

18-year-old Taylor Christian is one of the most decorated small bore and air rifle competitors in the Pacific North West, a state champion, junior olympian, and now is setting her eyes on the Olympics. Joe McHale sits down with Christian to talk about what she is doing to prepare for her next target in her athletic career.

Wait ‘til next year: Giving up on 2020, looking toward 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has brought tectonic change to almost every part of life — how we live, where we live, where we work, what we do for work, what it means to be a kid, what family means, what is important. There was a months-long moment where the world was on pause, causing many to dig into existential questions: What is my purpose? Where do I belong?

Postponed Tokyo Olympics could be downsized and simplified

The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year’s postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face quarantines, spectators will be fewer, and the delay will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

AP Exclusive: 70% of US Olympic sports applied for PPP funds

At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the coronavirus pandemic, a stark financial reality that underscores the frailties within the world’s most dominant Olympic sports system.

Colin Duffy is at home, climbing the walls instead of debuting his sport at the Olympics

Under normal circumstances, sport climber Colin Duffy practices with Team ABC in Boulder, Colorado, three times per week after his 10th-grade classes let out. He returns to the facility on the weekends for more time in the gym, and he occasionally climbs outdoors. But just a few weeks after the 16-year-old secured the final climbing spot on the U.S. Olympic team with his March 1 performance at the Pan-American Championships, the novel coronavirus pandemic upended his usual training regimen, closing gyms.

For an Olympic canoeist, training alone on the water is its own kind of social distancing

His boat, an 11½-foot Vajda C1 MM racing canoe, stays strapped to the roof of his Volkswagen at all times, and most days Casey Eichfeld still manages to get out on the water. Social distancing is no issue for an Olympic canoeist during training. In those moments of waterborne solitude, familiar now after 16 years as an international competitor, he almost can trick himself into thinking everything is still normal.