• Meet Vasu Sojitra: The Athlete Challenging Ideas About What Is Possible
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    Meet Vasu Sojitra: The Athlete Challenging Ideas About What Is Possible

    Climbing and skiing Denali in Alaska, elevation 20,310 feet, is grueling. Mountaineers endure blizzards, high altitude and weeks in subzero temperatures as they slowly make their way up the highest peak in North America. Vasu Sojitra did it on one leg. At the age of 9 months, Mr. Sojitra’s right leg was amputated because of septicemia, a blood infection. When he was 10, he saw an amputee skiing in Connecticut with two outriggers — short skis that are mounted on poles to assist in balance and turning — and begged his parents for a set. Ever since, he has pursued his outdoor passions in the wildest places and encouraged others…

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    Shohei Ohtani is the 2021 Sporting News Athlete of the Year

    Choosing an Athlete of the Year is often a daunting task. There’s just so much to consider: Which criteria do you use? Stats? Leadership? Off-field accomplishments? All? None? A subjective mix? And then, which stats matter most? Which ones are most impressive? Which sport presents the toughest challenges for its participants? Those are among the questions that require scrutiny most years, and they often produce hours of intense thought and debate. But other times, the answer is so clear that it seems silly to keep talking. 2021 was one of those years, and it’s all because of Shohei Ohtani. What the norm-slaying, jaw-dropping, quasi-superhero unanimous AL MVP did this year for the Angels, and…

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    Quarantined Olympic athlete says lack of fresh air ‘inhuman’ | Sports

    TOKYO (AP) — An Olympic skateboarder who was put in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 called the conditions at the hotel “inhuman” on Wednesday. Candy Jacobs has been in isolation for eight days and missed the street event in skateboarding’s debut as an Olympic sport. She said she had to force officials to allow her a supervised short break for some fresh air away from her room, where the window doesn’t open. Jacobs was removed from the Olympic Village and put in a quarantine facility for people at the Tokyo Games infected with the virus. On her seventh day of isolation, she said she refused to move. After more…

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