Disability sports

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 1960, file photo, Rafer Johnson of Kingsburg, Calif., is flanked by runners-up, Chuan-Kwang Yang, left, of Taiwan, and Vasily Kuznetsov of Russia, as they join in three-way handshake after receiving medals for the decathlon event of the Olympics in Rome, Italy. Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin in 1968, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. (AP Photo)
December 02, 2020 - 5:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died Wednesday. He was 86. He died at his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, according to family friend Michael Roth. No cause of death was...
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The Olympic Symbol is reinstalled after it was taken down for maintenance ahead of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the Odaiba section Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 30, 2020 - 9:31 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The five Olympic rings are back in Tokyo Bay. They were removed for maintenance four months ago shortly after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rings arrived on Tuesday after a short cruise from nearby Yokohama and are positioned on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, Japan's Kohei Uchimura clenches his fist after his performance on the rings during the men's team final of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar. Uchimura, who reported a positive COVID-19 test last week and now testing negative several times, is expected to participate along with gymnasts from the United States, China, and Russia in a one-day meet on Sunday in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
November 06, 2020 - 9:53 am
TOKYO (AP) — Gymnasts from the United States, China and Russia will join counterparts from Japan in a one-day meet on Sunday in Tokyo, believed to be the first international sports event in the country since the Olympics were postponed seven months ago. The meet involving 30 gymnasts is largely...
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October 01, 2020 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that would give Congress the power to dissolve the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s board of directors and would more than double the federation’s funding for the U.S. Center for SafeSport is headed to President Donald Trump for his signature after passing the House...
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A lantern containing the Olympic Flame is shown prior to public display Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Tokyo. The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo, just a short walk from the new National Stadium where it was supposed to be burning a month ago.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 31, 2020 - 4:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic flame is going on display in Tokyo, just a short walk from the new National Stadium where it was supposed to be burning a month ago. The flame arrived in Japan from Greece in March and has been largely hidden away in Tokyo since the Olympics were postponed until next year...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file photo, Japanese swimming athlete Rikako Ikee holding the lantern containing Olympic flame poses during a photo session at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Friday, July 31, would have been the seventh full day of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics; almost the halfway point. The focus is now entirely on how to pull off the games next year, in what still might be the middle of a pandemic. (Du Xiaoyi/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 31, 2020 - 1:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Friday would have been Day 7 of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics — almost the halfway point. The focus has shifted to how — or if — the Olympics will happen next year. The pandemic will call the shots. How will Tokyo remain safe with 15,400 Olympic and Paralympic athletes arriving in...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, a man jogs past the Olympic rings in Tokyo. In a message delivered to IOC members, Friday, July 17, 2020, online, Tokyo organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori and CEO Toshiro Muto announced the competition schedule for next year's delayed Tokyo Olympics will remain almost identical to the one that would have been used this year. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 22, 2020 - 4:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — Procter & Gamble will use its Olympic and Paralympic sponsorship to campaign for racial equality after extending its backing of the games through 2028. The brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of police in May has reinforced to corporations like P&G the need to use their...
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FILE -- In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, Alessandro Zanardi of Italy celebrates holding his gold medal following the medal ceremony for the man's road cycle individual time trial H4 category at the 2012 Paralympics games, at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit near London. Zanardi, the Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist, was transferred to a neurological rehabilitation center Tuesday, July 21, 2020, a month after getting seriously injured in a handbike crash. The Siena hospital that had been treating Zanardi since the June 19 crash announced that the athlete had been released -- without specifying where he was taken. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 21, 2020 - 11:09 am
SIENA, Italy (AP) — Alex Zanardi, the Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist, was transferred to a neurological rehabilitation center Tuesday, a month after getting seriously injured in a handbike crash. The Siena hospital that had been treating Zanardi since the June 19 crash...
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This July 17, 2020 photo provided by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum shows the U.S. Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs, Colo. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum announced Monday, July 20, 2020 that it will open July 30. The museum, located in downtown Colorado Springs, cost around $91 million and will feature 12 exhibits over 60,000 square feet. It will have a first-of-its-kind tribute to the 1980 Olympic team, which was forced to miss the Moscow Games because of a boycott. (Bill Baum/U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum via AP)
July 20, 2020 - 9:01 am
A 60,000-square foot museum that will include a first-of-its-kind tribute to the 1980 U.S. Olympic team is scheduled to open July 30 in Colorado Springs after a three-year construction project. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum will feature 12 galleries that include exhibits on athlete...
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July 13, 2020 - 3:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been cancelled due to health concerns for runners, spectators, volunteers and others during the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced Monday. Marathon organizers and city officials cited the challenge of staging the large-scale Oct. 11...
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