2020 Tokyo Olympics

Galen Rupp wins 2nd straight US Olympic marathon trials

ATLANTA (AP) — Galen Rupp reclaimed his status as the nation’s top distance runner Saturday, winning his second straight...
20:25 28 February 2022

Bach tries to boost Olympic morale in Japan, speaks to media

TOKYO (AP) — Hoping to boost morale in Japan by assuring people that the Tokyo Olympics will be held as scheduled, IOC P...
10:15 28 February 2022

Olympic champion Sun Yang banned for 8 years in doping case

GENEVA (AP) — Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was banned for eight years on Friday and will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics becaus...
9:30 28 February 2022

Playful push uncovers childhood disease, propels marathoner

A push. That’s what guided Tyler Andrews to Atlanta for the U.S. Olympic marathon trials this weekend.From himself, to ...
7:31 28 February 2022

Red, white & shoes? Footwear at forefront of marathon trials

In his biggest race, distance runner Jacob Riley might slip on a pair of shoes he’s never even broken in. The reason is ...
0:47 28 February 2022

Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints...
14:04 27 February 2022

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantin...
21:01 26 February 2022

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold...
17:22 25 February 2022

Swimming authorities worked to protect Sun Yang from ban

GENEVA (AP) — International swimming authorities worked to protect three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang from being banne...
14:33 25 February 2022

Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners because of virus

TOKYO — Tokyo Marathon organizers drastically reduced the number of participants for this year's race on Monday out of fear of the spread of the virus...
11:02 17 February 2022

No ‘Plan B’ for Olympics; questions over Chinese presence

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee said Friday there is no “Plan B” for the 2020 Games, which open in just over ...
12:04 14 February 2022

Tokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are on

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: T...
9:26 13 February 2022

Swedish star fronts skateboarding’s move to mainstream

MALMO, Sweden — Oskar Rozenberg nonchalantly drifts around the skate park before unleashing a series of high-energy tricks — mounting a wall, sliding ...
11:14 11 February 2022

Press rolls as US secures spot in Tokyo Olympics

CARSON, Calif. — Christen Press is on a tear with goals in her past six games, focused on the U.S. national team's next big task: the Olympics.
0:57 9 February 2022

The US women down Mexico 4-0 to secure an Olympic spot

CARSON, Calif. — Samantha Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night...
5:17 8 February 2022

Former NBA player Garbajosa revitalizes Spanish basketball

MADRID — A former NBA player who first got into basketball because it was the only sport with shoes big enough for him has been leading Spain to its m...
10:39 7 February 2022

Global tourism takes major hit as virus halts Chinese travel

This should have been a good year for global tourism, with trade tensions gradually easing, certain economies growing and banner events like the Summe...
2:36 7 February 2022

Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus dies

BEIJING — A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak d...
20:54 6 February 2022

A step ahead? Nike’s Vaporfly shoe changing marathon game

To pick the favorites in this year's Olympic marathon, just glance at the shoes of the runners on the starting line.
20:15 6 February 2022

Congress urged to pass anti-doping bill before Olympics

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency urged Congress on Wednesday to pass a bill criminalizing international doping conspiracies before...
19:38 5 February 2022

CEO Rob DeMartini takes USA Cycling in bold, new directions

When Rob DeMartini took over at USA Cycling about a year ago, the longtime businessman immediately noticed parallels between the sport's governing bod...
18:02 5 February 2022

Tokyo Olympic organizers try to dampen cancellation rumors

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers are trying to shoot down rumors that this year's 2020 Games might be canceled or postponed because of the spread of a...
9:43 31 January 2022

Tokyo Olympics reach 6-months-to-go mark with some fireworks

TOKYO — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics.
10:51 24 January 2022

Downtown Tokyo’s homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics

TOKYO — Shelters made of cardboard start popping up in the basement of Tokyo's Shinjuku train station right before the shutters come down at 11 p.m., ...
5:12 23 January 2022

Soccer players union promises to defend Olympic protesters

GENEVA — Soccer players who defy Olympic rules by making protest gestures at the 2020 Tokyo Games will be supported by their global union.
13:21 22 January 2022

IOC president defends rules limiting Olympic protests

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The political neutrality of the Olympics would be undercut if an athlete took a knee in protest on the medal podium at this ye...
13:31 10 January 2022

IOC details rules on political protests at Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland — No taking a knee at the Olympics. No hand gestures with political meaning. No disrespect at medal ceremonies.
13:50 9 January 2022

The next team in golf is the toughest to make for Americans

Gary Woodland was runner-up twice against strong fields in South Korea and Kapalua. He won the U.S. Open. He had another top-10 finish at the PGA Cham...
17:43 24 December 2021

AP Interview: Dressel a reluctant superstar heading to 2020

ATLANTA — In the post-Michael Phelps world, Caeleb Dressel fits snugly into the successor's slot.
20:42 18 December 2021

Tokyo’s new stadium: A masterpiece by Japan’s Kengo Kuma

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at Sunday's official completion of the new national stadium, the venue for the opening and closing ce...
10:37 15 December 2021