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Tucson Olympians open up about postponement from coronavirus

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TUCSON - There are dozens of U of A & Tucson-area athletes, past and present, who were set to compete for their countries in the 2020 Olympics. However, since the coronavirus pandemic has caused the postponement of the Olympics, they're now looking into "Plan B".

Sage Watson is a member of Team Canada's Track & Field team and a former U of A standout.

News 4 Tucson caught up with 5-time Olympian and proud Tucsonan Bernard Lagat (USA) and UofA volunteer coach and former Wildcat standout Sage Watson (Canada) as they expressed mixed emotions as the coronavirus has derailed their training for the Olympic games in Japan.

Bernard Lagat is a Tucson resident and has won multiple gold medals.
Bernard Lagat of Tucson, AZ.
News 4 Tucson's Paul Cicala is the Sports Director at KVOA brings you in-depth coverage of the Olympics.
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Paul Cicala

Paul Cicala is a 2-time winner of the prestigious”Edward R. Murrow Award” for his reporting/anchoring in news & sports. Paul Cicala has also been nominated for multiple EMMY’s. Cicala has won the “Best Sportscaster” category in Tucson the last five years (voted on by readers of “Tucson Weekly”). Cicala is a native Tucsonan who specialized in border stories during his earlier career as a news reporter in this market, and now concentrates mainly on sports stories (with an occasional special report and/or feature story on life in Tucson & the Sonoran Desert).

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