The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual parade presented by the U.S.-based retail store chain Macy’s. The tradition started in 1924 and is the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States.
In 1927, the parade debuted its signature balloons to great fanfare. Felix the Cat was the the first-ever-character balloon, kicking off a star-studded roster than has included more than 100 of the world’s most famous characters.
(Reuters) -Sixteen-year-old Viktoria Listunova won the women’s artistic gymnastics all-around title at both the European and Russian Championships earlier this year. However, despite placing sixth overall in the qualifying round on Sunday, the Russian Olympic Committee athlete will not get the chance to try for another all-around crown at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. There is a long list of athletes who over the years have been left out of Olympic finals because of the two-per-country rule, first introduced at the 1976 Montreal Games for apparatus finals.
Amanda Batula celebrated turning 30 with a fun day at the beach. The Summer House cast member rang in her milestone birthday by soaking up the sun in a teeny lavender string bikini, as captured in a recent Instagram post. On July 24, Amanda took to her Instagram Stories to share a peek into her birthday festivities. The newly minted 30-year-old feted her big day by catching some rays alongside her fiancé Kyle Cooke and several of their Summer House castmates. To celebrate the special occasion, A
TOKYO (Reuters) -Simone Biles will get a chance to atone for an uninspiring qualifying effort on Sunday and get a shot at six gold medals that would enshrine the American gymnast in the pantheon of all-time Olympic greats. Already regarded as one of the sport's all-time greats, Biles arrived in Tokyo targeting a record haul. The American currently shares the women's gymnastics record of capturing four golds at a single Olympics with a number of others, including Larisa Latynina, Vera Caslavska and Ecaterina Szabo.
Eldric Sella went through an arduous journey to get to Tokyo, spending years visualising himself throwing punches in the Olympic boxing ring but when his Games experience finally became a reality on Monday it lasted only 67 seconds. Representing the Refugee Olympic Team in middleweight, the Venezuelan-born Sella was facing Dominican Republic's Euri Cedeno in his opening bout but found himself lying on the floor after a few seconds. He got up in time to survive the referee's count but a minute had just passed when another powerful jab from Cedeno caught his face, leaving him frozen for a second.