Olympic games

FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Elizabeth Beisel, left, and Missy Franklin start the women's 200-meter backstroke semifinal at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha, Neb. The U.S. Olympic swimming trials will be split into two meets, a radical change that is designed to provide safer conditions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. USA Swimming announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, that a Wave I meet, comprised of lower-ranked swimmers qualifying for the trials, will be held on June 4-7. The top finishers will advance to the main Wave II meet on June 13-20 to determine who represents the U.S at the Tokyo Games. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
January 26, 2021 - 11:23 am
The U.S. Olympic swimming trials will be split into two meets, a striking change designed to provide safer conditions on the pool deck in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. USA Swimming announced Tuesday that a Wave I meet of lower-ranked swimmers qualifying for the trials will be held on June...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) shoots as Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors (15) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
January 23, 2021 - 4:37 pm
MIAMI (AP) — USA Basketball is casting a wider-than-usual net in its roster selection for this summer's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, two people with knowledge of the situation said Saturday. Additions to the list in recent weeks include New Orleans’ Zion Williamson, Atlanta’s Trae Young, Memphis’ Ja...
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Jamie Mohr, director of Epsilon Spires, in Brattleboro, Vt., holds onto the rope to ring the bell at 5:30 p.m. to honor the lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a national memorial on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. As of Tuesday, over 400,000 people have died from the virus. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
January 22, 2021 - 5:22 pm
SEATTLE -- A suburban Seattle man who advertised a supposed COVID-19 “vaccine” he said he created in his personal lab, has been arrested. KUOW reports Johnny T. Stine faces a misdemeanor charge of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. According to the U.S. Attorney for the Western...
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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a meeting of the coronavirus infection control headquarters at his office in Tokyo Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. Suga, in a speech earlier, said the vaccine is “the clincher” in the fight against the pandemic and vowed to start vaccinations as soon as late February, when a health ministry approval of the Pfizer vaccine, the first applicant, is expected. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)
January 22, 2021 - 5:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is publicly adamant that it will stage its postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens for the coronavirus is key. It's an immense undertaking in the best of circumstances and complicated now by an overly cautious...
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A man walks by the logo of Tokyo Olympic Games planned to start in the summer of 2021, in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Tokyo organizers have no public program planned to mark the milestone. There is too much uncertainty for that right now. Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under an emergency order because of surging coronavirus cases. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 19, 2021 - 6:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are to open in six months on July 23 and organizers have no public program planned to mark the milestone. There is too much uncertainty for that right now. Tokyo and other parts of Japan are under an emergency order because of surging coronavirus cases with about 4,...
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Nathan Chen performs during the men's free skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 17, 2021 - 6:56 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dick Button has always been the measuring stick for American men figure skaters. And no wonder, with seven straight U.S. titles and two Olympic gold medals. Nathan Chen has leapt into Button territory. Even with an error at the beginning of his free skate, Chen was unbeatable...
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Second-place Amber Glenn, left, and first-place Bradie Tennell smile after receiving their medals at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 16, 2021 - 10:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chen doesn't miss. As he has done since his last loss at the Pyeonchang Olympics — yes, nearly three years ago — the dynamic Chen was nearly perfect and rather playful in winning the short program Saturday at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Seeking a fifth...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019, file photo, China's Sun Yang leaves the pool deck following the men's 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. The World Anti-Doping Agency says a Swiss court has overturned an eight-year doping ban against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and ordered the case back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for a second time but with a different chairman of the judges. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
January 15, 2021 - 6:46 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss supreme court explained Friday why it has ordered a retrial for Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang in a doping case, citing anti-China bias related to killing dogs for food by one of the judges in the case. Hostile social media posts on Twitter by Court of Arbitration for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020, file photo, Taro Kono, newly appointed minister in charge of Administrative Reform speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence n Tokyo. Kono has said “anything can happen” in regard to the postponed Tokyo Olympics, raising more doubts about the games beginning in just over six months. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
January 15, 2021 - 6:13 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese cabinet minister Taro Kono has said “anything can happen” in regard to the postponed Tokyo Olympics, raising more doubts about the games scheduled to begin in just over six months. Kono's statements contradict the official government position and that of the local organizing...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2008 file photo, United States' relay swimmer Klete Keller reacts after a men's 4x200-meter freestyle relay heat during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle, File)
January 13, 2021 - 5:21 pm
Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller was charged Wednesday with participating in a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol after video emerged that appeared to show him among those storming the building last week. An FBI complaint, citing screenshots from the video, asked that a warrant be...
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