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2021 Year in Review: Sports Stories

To recap 2021, is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year.
Today we’re looking at some great stories from the world of sports.

Man Climbs Hong Kong Skyscraper in Wheelchair

Hong Kong's Nina Tower, 2008
Last Saturday, Lai Chi-wai used a rope system to pull himself up over 820 feet (250 meters) along the side of a skyscraper in Hong Kong. Mr. Lai, who can’t move his legs, was strapped into his wheelchair as he climbed.

21-Year-Old Rows Across Atlantic, Sets Record

Jasmine Harrison rowing her boat in slightly choppy waters.
Last Saturday morning, Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to row alone across an ocean. It took the 21-year-old swimming teacher just over 70 days to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Women’s Tour de France to Be Held in 2022

Cyclists on the col de Rimiez during the 2020 La Course by Le Tour de France
The incredibly challenging Tour de France bike race will begin this weekend. For years, women have been working to bring back a similar race for females. Now, the organizers have announced that the women’s Tour de France will return next July.

News Roundup: China Floods, Tokyo Olympics, & NBA Champs

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games- Monument of Olympic Rings
In today’s news roundup, record-setting rains cause deadly flooding in China’s Henan province, the Tokyo Olympics are set to open tomorrow in spite of coronavirus challenges, and the Milwaukee Bucks win their first NBA title in 50 years.

News Roundup: Changing Leaders, Olympic Teens, & a Hamster Wheel

Reza Baluchi's "hydro pod" on a beach in Florida.
In today’s news roundup, new leaders around the world are taking control, teenagers are snapping up gold medals in the Tokyo Olympics, and one man’s dream of raising money by running on the ocean in a “hamster wheel” is cut short.

MLB Field of Dreams Game Brings Movie To Life

Aerial view of ballparks near Dyersville, Iowa. The baseball field on the right side of the image is the location where the movie Field of Dreams was filmed. The ballpark on the left side of the image was constructed by Major League Baseball (MLB) to host the "MLB at Field of Dreams" game, originally scheduled for the 2020 season but postponed to 2021.
Last Thursday, a Major League Baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox was held near fields of corn in the middle of Iowa. The “Field of Dreams” game was based on a 30-year-old movie.

Paralympic Games Bring Athletic Thrills to Tokyo

Yujiao Tan from China, gold medalist, Fatma Omar from Egypt, silver medalist, and Olaitan Ibrahim from Nigeria, bronze medalist in the women’s up to 67kg at the Tokyo International Forum during the Paralympic Games on 28 August.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games officially began last Tuesday. Many Paralympic records and world records have been broken in the last week. The excitement will continue until the Games end on September 5.

Never Too Old: Amazing Seniors Set Records

Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins takes of on her record-setting run as a 105-year-old.
Today NFK looks at three amazing older people who’ve made the news recently, mainly because they simply decided not to stop. Their inspiring stories are a good reminder that you’re never too young or too old to do something incredible.



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