Tim Layden

Olympic hopefuls Gevvie Stone, Elle Purrier have very different paths ahead to Tokyo in 2021

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Eleven days before the Olympics were postponed, Gevvie Stone went home. Her route was circuitous and unplanned: A 34-year-old, two-time rowing Olympian and silver medalist in single sculls four years ago in Rio, Stone had been scheduled to fly from a training base in Austin, Texas to Sarasota, Fla., where the 2020 Olympic Trials would [more]

Michael Phelps supports Tokyo postponement, but also worries about athletes’ depression

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On the morning of the first Olympic postponement in history, Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, made breakfast for the older two of his three sons – Boomer, who will turn four in May; and Beckett, whose second birthday was in February. (Maverick, the youngest, is six months old.) Phelps then lifted weights. [more]

Remembering Jeff Shiffrin, a rock in Mikaela Shiffrin’s mountaintop

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The essence of Jeff Shiffrin, the father of star skier Mikaela Shiffrin, can be summed up like this: A celebrity dad, who did not worry about the spotlight. [more]