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Kara Winger won the gold medal in the women's javelin at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Starting Friday, June 25, 2021, the Skyview High grad will begin qualifications in Eugene, Ore., for a fourth Olympic Games.

Kara Winger takes aim at fourth Olympics

Kara Winger won the gold medal in the women's javelin at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Starting Friday, June 25, 2021, the Skyview High grad will begin qualifications in Eugene, Ore., for a fourth Olympic Games.

June 23, 2021, 6:54pm Clark County Sports

Kara Winger, the former Vancouver resident and graduate of Skyview High School, will start her attempt to make the Tokyo Games in the women’s javelin on Friday afternoon at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. If successful, it will be Winger's fourth Olympic Games. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots in front of Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas during the second half on Monday in Portland.

Lillard explains reasons for deciding to play in Olympics

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots in front of Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas during the second half on Monday in Portland.

June 17, 2021, 6:10pm Blazers

Damian Lillard has a whole slew of reasons why he decided to play for USA Basketball at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Lillard tells USA Basketball he’s in for Olympics

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

June 16, 2021, 2:36pm Blazers

Portland guard Damian Lillard has told USA Basketball officials that he will play for the national team in this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. Read story

Jordan Chiles performs in the floor exercise during the Winter Cup gymnastics competition Saturday at Indianapolis.

Prairie High alum Jordan Chiles wins Winter Cup

Jordan Chiles performs in the floor exercise during the Winter Cup gymnastics competition Saturday at Indianapolis.

February 27, 2021, 9:06pm National Sports

Prairie High grad Jordan Chiles — who contemplated leaving elite gymnastics to focus on her impending college career at UCLA — posted the highest all-around score of 57.050 on Saturday at the Winter Cup in Indianapolis. Read story

The International Olympic Committee, led by President Thomas Bach, is pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled and will not open on July 23. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now their future appears threatened again.

Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics ‘focused on hosting’

The International Olympic Committee, led by President Thomas Bach, is pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled and will not open on July 23. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now their future appears threatened again.

January 21, 2021, 7:33pm Nation & World

IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled. Read story

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1960, file photo, Rafer Johnson of Kingsburg, Calif., is flanked by runners-up, Chuan-Kwang Yang, left, of Taiwan, and Vasily Kuznetsov of Russia, as they join in three-way handshake after receiving medals for the decathlon event of the Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth.

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1960, file photo, Rafer Johnson of Kingsburg, Calif., is flanked by runners-up, Chuan-Kwang Yang, left, of Taiwan, and Vasily Kuznetsov of Russia, as they join in three-way handshake after receiving medals for the decathlon event of the Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth.

December 2, 2020, 3:34pm Nation & World

Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. Read story