2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

This July 23, 2018, photo provided by Mobile Mosque Executive Committee, shows Mobile Mosque, a mosque on wheels with the capacity for up to 50 people at Toyota Stadium in Toyota, western Japan. As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the Summer Olympics in 2020, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has created a mosque on wheels that its head hopes will make Muslim visitors feel at home. (Mobile Mosque Executive Committee via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 3:25 am
TOKYO (AP) — A large white and blue truck pulls up outside a stadium in central Japan and slowly expands into a place of worship. Welcome to the Mobile Mosque. As Japan prepares to host visitors from around the world for the 2020 Summer Olympics, a Tokyo sports and cultural events company has...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2018, file photo, Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot "Miraitowa", left, and Paralympic mascot "Someity", right, pose with children for photographers during the mascot debut event in Tokyo. The countdown is on for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Tuesday, July 24, marked two years to go until the opening ceremony will be held at the brand new National Stadium in central Tokyo.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
July 24, 2018 - 3:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — The 2020 Olympics will open in two years, and the heat is on. Since being awarded the games, which will be the largest ever with 33 sports and 339 events, Tokyo organizers have had to deal with a series of setbacks ranging from stadium and construction delays, natural disasters and a...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach from Germany attends a press conference after the executive board meeting of the IOC, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, July 20, 2018. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 1:29 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Despite two possible bidders dropping out in recent weeks, IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body is satisfied with the 2026 Winter Games hosting race. Austrian Olympic officials withdrew a project centered on Graz this month, and voters in Switzerland rejected...
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July 18, 2018 - 4:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid international calls for...
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BMX rider Hannah Roberts takes a break from practicing at The Kitchen BMX & Skatepark in South Bend, Ind., Thursday, June 14, 2018. Roberts was the 2017 UCI BMX Freestyle Park world champion. Perhaps just as impressively, she is a National Honor Society student back home in Buchanan, Michigan. (AP Photo/Genaro Armas)
July 06, 2018 - 5:20 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Hannah Roberts first climbed on a BMX bike as a child to try and follow in her cousin's tracks. She has made a name for herself with her own high-flying tricks. The next potential star for USA Cycling in the Summer Games is getting ready for her senior year of high school...
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A member of Japanese pop group Tokio, Tatsuya Yamaguchi attends a press conference Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Tokyo. Yamaguchi acknowledged Thursday that he is facing a criminal investigation related to an allegedly indecent act with a teenage girl. (Daisuke Suzuki/Kyodo News via AP )
April 26, 2018 - 7:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — A member of the popular Japanese male pop group Tokio apologized Thursday for forcibly kissing a teenage girl at his home. Tatsuya Yamaguchi, 46, said he would suspend work with the band and other entertainment projects. Yamaguchi acknowledged at a news conference that he kissed the...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, left, is greeted by North Korean Sports Minister Kim Il Guk on his arrival at the Pyongyang Airport in North Korea, Thursday, March 29, 2018. IOC President Bach arrived in North Korea on Thursday after playing a key role in allowing it to participate in last month's Pyeongchang Olympic Games in South Korea. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
March 30, 2018 - 11:17 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. Bach told an Associated Press Television crew the two had a 30-minute formal meeting followed by 45 minutes of casual talking while watching a football...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, United States' Katie Ledecky shows off her gold medal during the ceremony for the women's 200-meter freestyle final during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ledecky is turning pro. The five-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter that she is giving up her final two years of eligibility at Stanford, though she will continue to train at the West Coast school as she works toward her degree. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
March 27, 2018 - 10:32 am
Katie Ledecky is turning pro. The five-time Olympic gold medalist announced on Twitter that she is giving up her final two years of eligibility at Stanford. She'll keep training at the West Coast school while working toward her degree. The 21-year-old Ledecky helped Stanford capture a pair of women...
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Officials and students pose for photographers after the characters which will serve as mascot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympics Games are announced, in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. The mascots were selected after a vote among school children across Japan. The sign reads " Decision! Mascots for the Tokyo 2020. " (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 28, 2018 - 12:49 am
TOKYO (AP) — The schoolchildren have had their say: A pair of futuristic digital characters will be the mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Organizers unveiled the winning designs at a school in Tokyo on Wednesday. A total of 205,755 classes at 16,769 elementary schools took part...
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From front row left, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, his wife, Kim Jung-sook, and Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, watch the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics along with Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, standing third from back row left, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
February 25, 2018 - 10:19 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box — and a potential path...
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