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The USWNT’s Olympic opponents were announced yesterday

Soccer

Team USA will face world No. 5 Sweden, No. 9 Australia and No. 22 New Zealand in the group stage.

April 22, 2021
Source: USATSI
Source: USATSI

⚽️Soccer: The USWNT’s Olympic opponents were announced yesterday, and to say we’re fired up is an understatement. Team USA will face world No. 5 Sweden, No. 9 Australia and No. 22 New Zealand in the group stage. When the world’s top team emerges from the group stage, we could see a quarter or semifinal against our “favourite” rivals, Team Canada. Fingers crossed.

🏒Hockey: For the second straight year, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship (WWC) is canceled. The premier annual event for women’s hockey was to be held in Halifax starting May 6th. It’s going to take us a while to get over this one.

🥇Olympics: The Olympics, as far as we know, are still a go, but things look dicey. The torch relay, which sees the Olympic flame carried through a tour of Japan, had to be rerouted multiple times since starting on March 25th; and qualifying events for the host nation had to be moved out of Japan for the time being. Outlook: not so good.