List of world sports events cancelled by COVID-19 (Update)

List of world sports events cancelled by COVID-19 (Update)

Sports-ISAO posted a week ago concerning basketball cancellations happening around the world. As the outbreak of COVID-19 becomes more severe, sporting bodies are cancelling events for safety reasons. Reuters.com recently compiled a list of cancelled events which are categorized by the sport or event. Another complete list is from TalkSport and they include events like […]

Borislav Stankovic passes away at 94

Borislav Stankovic passes away at 94

Throughout his life, Stankovic was instrumental in the development of basketball, as a player, a coach and an administrator, culminating with his roles as Secretary General (1976-2002) and Secretary General Emeritus (since 2002) of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). He also made significant contributions to the Olympic Movement in his positions as a member of […]

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Eight others die in a California Helicopter Crash

NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and Eight others die in a California Helicopter Crash

The retired NBA player Kobe Bryant, daughter and seven other people died in a helicopter crash in southern California on the 26th of January 2020. Kobe Bryant was a five-time NBA champion and an 18 time All-Star who was 41 when he died. Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter Gianna was also confirmed dead on the flight as […]

Basketball Trades and Favorites

Basketball Trades and Favorites

Although the NBA regular season has not started yet, there is a lot happening. The Cleveland Cavaliers signed point guard Toney Douglas to a contract. The terms of the contract have not been released because of team and league policy. Douglas appeared in 61 games last season when he played for the New Orleans Pelicans. […]

Celebrating Spain’s Successes

Celebrating Spain’s Successes

Although Spain is not high on the Olympic medal leaderboard, it has been having a successful Olympics in Rio. Swimmer Mireia Belmonte Garcia won Spain’s first-ever women’s Olympics swimming gold medal in the 200m butterfly. In addition, her time for this race was the fastest this year. She also won a bronze medal in the […]

Updates on the First Week of the Olympics

Updates on the First Week of the Olympics

Joseph Schooling Upstaged the Great Michael Phelps in the 100m Butterfly to Win Singapore’s First-Ever Olympic Gold Medal Asian champion Schooling, 21, completed a wire-to-wire victory to deny Phelps a fourth successive title in the event, winning in a Games record 50.39sec.  Phelps, the defending champion and world record holder, finished second in a three-way […]

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

History and Heartbreak at the First Day of Competition

So far, there have been many successes at the Rio Olympics, but this does not mean that the Games were not faced with challenges. After the first day of competition, Australia and Hungary each had two gold medals, leading the world. The US had one gold medal and four silver medals at the end of […]