Review of sports news: The swimming-German Wellbrock sets the world short course record of the 1,500m freestyle; Olympics-NHL decides not to participate in Beijing due to COVID-19 -ESPN and more


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Germany’s Wellbrock in swimming sets world record in 1,500m freestyle short course

Germany’s Florian Wellbrock set a short course world record in the men’s 1,500m freestyle on the final day of the world championships in Abu Dhabi. Wellbrock, who won gold in the 10km open water event at the Tokyo Olympics, clocked 14: 06.88 on Tuesday to improve Gregorio Paltrinieri’s mark of 14: 08.065.

Olympics-NHL decides not to participate in Beijing due to COVID-19 -ESPN

The National Hockey League will not send its players to compete in the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to concerns over COVID-19 as the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads through the world, ESPN reported on Tuesday. The NHL agreed last September to suspend its regular season so that the best players in the world can compete in Beijing with the warning that it could withdraw if the COVID-19 disruptions force games to be rescheduled during the Olympic Games.

Tennis-Australian Open confident on Nadal, uncertain about Djokovic

Australian Open chief Craig Tiley is confident Rafa Nadal will be in Melbourne Park for next month’s Grand Slam despite testing positive for COVID-19, but he is still unsure whether Novak Djokovic will play. Nadal caught the novel coronavirus while playing in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi last week and has said he will make a decision on his future tournaments based on his “development” in the coming weeks.

Chinese designer gets Olympic boost for figure skating costumes

The upcoming Winter Olympics in China add sparkle to the growing business of a young costume designer, as more Chinese take to the ice and seek out tailor-made outfits for the figure skating. Zhang Yifan, a 25-year-old Beijing-based designer, has experienced a business boom since the city won its bid for the 2022 Olympics and launched a campaign to attract 300 million Chinese people to adopt snow and snow sports. ice.

NBA commissioner says league ‘has no plans’ to end season despite COVID-19 outbreak

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has no plans to suspend its season despite an increase in COVID-19 cases, league commissioner Adam Silver has said. Seven games have been postponed since last week, with a report on the league’s website indicating that at least 84 players from 20 teams entered health and safety protocols on Tuesday.

Motor racing-NASCAR begins to build a temporary track in the Los Angeles stadium

NASCAR began building a temporary asphalt track inside the LA Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday, the first time it has built such a course, ahead of an exhibition race on February 6. The “Clash at the Coliseum” will see the sport’s best drivers compete on a quarter-mile track inside the stadium in downtown Los Angeles.

NBA summary: team tied with 3 victory points (22)

Tyler Herro returned from a three-game injury absence and tied for game honors with 26 points, leading the Miami Heat to a 125-96 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. The Heat tied a franchise record with 22 3-pointers, shooting 44.9% long distance and 49.5% overall.

Reports: Le’Veon Bell signing with Bucs; Léonard Fournette at IR

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign veteran free agent Le’Veon Bell pending a physical exam, NFL Network reported Tuesday. The move comes amid an ESPN report that starting RB Leonard Fournette is likely heading to the injured reserve for the remainder of the regular season following a hamstring injury sustained in the loss. Sunday against New Orleans.

Olympic sport-Australia secures additional Australian $ 257 million in funding before Paris 2024

Australia on Wednesday began to step up preparations to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the announcement of additional Australian $ 257 million ($ 184 million) in funding for athletes ahead of the Summer Games in Paris 2024. In an unprecedented move, the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has pledged to fund a full four-year Olympic cycle, allowing sports to plan ahead rather than wait for annual allocations.

Athletics-open dialogue better than boycott, says Coe

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said he was “philosophically opposed” to boycotts and preferred dialogue as a way to resolve issues after the Diamond League announced the addition of a second event in China. next year. The Diamond League announced on Tuesday that Shenzhen will host the second meeting of the 2022 season in China on August 6, following the July 30 event in Shanghai.

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