Olympic games

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, left, greets International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach before their meeting in Tokyo, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. IOC President Bach is beginning a visit to Tokyo to convince politicians and the Japanese public that the postponed Olympics will open in just over eight months.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 24, 2020 - 3:30 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan's recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Japan has experienced an uptick of the infections this month with a nationwide daily total exceeding 2,000 as...
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November 23, 2020 - 9:04 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Billy Evans, a member of the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and Kentucky Hall of Famer who helped the Wildcats go 25-0 in 1953-54, has died. He was 88. The school announced Evans’ death on Sunday upon confirmation from his family. He had 716 points and 549 rebounds...
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Commuters wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Japan has set a record for its daily new cases exceeding 2,100 cases of the coronavirus, the health ministry said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 as Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called for maximum caution but without asking for restrictions on traveling or business activities. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 19, 2020 - 8:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan reported a record number of daily coronavirus infections Thursday, amid a worrying spike in a country that has been spared the worst of the pandemic and hopes to host the Olympics next year. Compared to many other countries, Japan has done well combatting the virus, reporting...
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People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk underpass in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 18, 2020 - 4:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Authorities in Japan's capital reported nearly 500 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, the largest daily increase in Tokyo since the pandemic began, amid a nationwide spike in infections and as the country discusses with Olympic officials how to safely host next summer’s games...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2020, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers' Jusuf Nurkic (27) and Memphis Grizzlies' Jonas Valanciunas (17) reach for the opening tip in an NBA basketball play-in game in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The 2020-21 NBA schedule will feature a play-in tournament and an NBA Finals that could run all the way until July 22 — keeping some players from competing in the Olympics. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 17, 2020 - 9:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020-21 NBA schedule will feature a play-in tournament and an NBA Finals that could run all the way until July 22 — keeping some players from competing in the Olympics. The league's 75th season, delayed and shortened because of the coronavirus pandemic, will begin Dec. 22 and...
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IOC President Thomas Bach wearing a protective mask talks to journalists during a visit to Olympic and Paralympic Village in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Bach said during this week's trip to Tokyo that he is “encouraging” all Olympic “participants” and fans to be vaccinated - if one becomes available - if they are going to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics. (Nicolas Datiche/Pool Photo via AP)
November 17, 2020 - 8:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — As he toured the Athletes Village on Tuesday, IOC President Thomas Bach issued a gentle plea to all competitors to get vaccinated before the Tokyo Olympics — if a vaccine is available. Bach, who is visiting Tokyo this week for the first time since the Olympics were postponed, again...
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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, right, greets International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach during their meeting in Tokyo Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)
November 16, 2020 - 12:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Olympic participants and fans arriving for next year's postponed Tokyo Olympics are likely to face requirements to be vaccinated to protect the Japanese public, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday after meeting with new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. It was Bach's first meeting with...
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FILE In this July 31, 2019, file photo, Ryan Lochte competes in the men's 200-meter individual medley time trial at the U.S. national swimming championships in Stanford, Calif. Lochte was ticked off about his performances in the pool at the U.S. Open, the first major meet on American soil since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in mid-March. Lochte finished third in the 200-meter individual medley with a time 2 minutes, 1.05 seconds Friday — well behind winner Chase Kalisz in 1:59.72. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 14, 2020 - 7:07 pm
Ryan Lochte is mad, and that’s rare. The 12-time Olympic medalist known for his goofy smile and laid-back attitude was ticked off about his performances in the pool at the U.S. Open, the first major meet in America since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in mid-March. Lochte finished third...
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Ous Mellouli dives in for the men's 400 meter freestyle at the U.S. Open swimming championships Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
November 13, 2020 - 7:32 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Erica Sullivan and seven others dove into the pool at the sound of the starter's beep. They began churning through 16 laps of the 800-meter freestyle, signaling the return of major swimming competition in the U.S. for the first time since mid-March. “I haven’t legitimately...
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Toshiro Muto, CEO of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Tokyo. Next year's postponed Tokyo Olympics — if they happen — will be like no other, particularly for non-Japanese fans if they are allowed to enter in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO Muto, after a meeting Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, about infection countermeasures, confirmed for the first time that a limited number of non-Japanese fans may be allowed to attend. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 12, 2020 - 1:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — Next year's postponed Tokyo Olympics — if they happen — will be like no other, particularly for non-Japanese fans if they are allowed to enter in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto, after a meeting Thursday about infection countermeasures,...
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