The U.S. Olympic Committee has hired Sarah Hirshland as its new CEO, placing the executive at the U.S. Golf Association in charge of stabilizing an organization that has been hammered by sex-abuse scandals spanning several Olympic sports.
The head of an IOC inspection team says organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will explore all options to combat the extreme summer heat that will likely prevail in the Japanese capital during the games.
Of the more than 4,000 competitors and coaches nationwide, Lexington boasts seven athletes and one coach on Team Kentucky, as well as one athlete from Georgetown. The Special Olympics USA Games begin Sunday in Seattle.
The announcement last week that Kentucky track and field coach Edrick Floreal was leaving for Texas hurts UK Athletics in ways big and small. For Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, the challenge now is finding a worthy replacement.