Rachel Axon

Rachel Axon

Sports investigative reporter for @USATODAY. Runner. Reader. Dog lover. Practitioner of sarcasm. RTs are not endorsements. Email: raxon@usatoday.com.

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Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for eight years in doping case via @USATODAY 

Tokyo Marathon limited to few hundred elite runners due to coronavirus via @usatoday 

In a report from @AlexandraStarr  in @thedailybeast , a Canadian taekwondo athlete became the sixth woman to say Olympic champion Steven Lopez sexually assaulted her.

Michigan investigating former football team doctor Robert Anderson for sexual misconduct via @usatoday 

Olympic conference moved to Switzerland due to China virus via @usatoday 

Olympic wrestler adds to abuse allegations against University of Michigan doctor via @USATODAY 

"Hardly anyone gets rich, while the majority are poor and largely beholden to the bureaucracies that fund this diverse cross-section of what are, by and large, niche sports." Good story from @epells .

"The world would have to be in a full-blown pandemic, the disease still spreading rapidly and unable to be contained, for the Games to be canceled." Good column by @nrarmour  on how concerned we should be now about the coronavirus' effect on Tokyo.

"Inevitably, once the runners cross the finish line on Saturday, which shoes they chose will be part of the story." Fascinating story from @DanWolken  on how shoe technology is impacting the U.S. Olympic marathon trials.


Also, LOVE this answer. It’s everything.

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Olympic gold medalist tells "60 Minutes" that longtime USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused her. From and I -

On her victory lap, Chloe Kim lands back-to-back 1080s and the judges reward her with a 98.25. Coronation complete.

So, Simone needs a 12.400 on FX to beat Mustafina and win. Raisman needs a 14.000 to take silver.

Pita Nikolas Taufatofua, a taekwondo athlete and flag bearer for #TGA , comes in without a shirt and legit oiled up. Crowd hit.

With one rotation left: 1. #USA  (by 4.961), 2. #CHN , 3. #JPN , 4. #RUS , 5. #GBR , 6. #BRA , 7. #NED , 8. #GER 

Just in case anyone else doubts @gabrielledoug 's comeback, she went and won gold for the first time since London.

Five years ago, the @NFL  promised to take a stronger stance on domestic violence. But @USATODAY  found issues in the vetting of coaches who teams hired with clear red flags in arrests, petitions for protective orders and other easy-to-find public records.

. @Aly_Raisman  hasn't seen her parents at the #Olympics  - unless you count them going viral.

Coaches banned for sexual misconduct are not supposed to be able to coach in the Olympic movement again. But some are. Our investigation found several cases of coaches openly ignoring their bans. From , and me.