Olympic games

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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Audience members cheer for Wataru Tanigawa of Japan as he competes in the rings during an international gymnastics meet in Tokyo on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. Gymnasts from four countries of China, Russia, U.S. and Japan performed in the meet at Yoyogi National Stadium First Gymnasium, a venue planned to be used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the summer 2021. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
November 08, 2020 - 7:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — The good news for the Tokyo Olympics is that Japan on Sunday held a one-day exhibition gymnastics meet in front of several thousand fans with 22 athletes participating from Russia, China and the United States. They were joined by eight from Japan. The non-Japanese entered after a 14-...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan gestures to her teammates during the English Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Morgan came on as a 69th minute substitute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 07, 2020 - 1:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Supported by her baby daughter in the stands, American superstar Alex Morgan made her debut in English soccer on Saturday. Morgan came on as a substitute in the 69th minute for Tottenham in a 1-1 draw against Reading in the Women’s Super League. She didn't manage to score in her first...
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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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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo Olympic Rings and a model of Misha the Bear Cub, the mascot of the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, left, are seen in the yard of Russian Olympic Committee building in Moscow, Russia. Russia’s status as an Olympic team and reputation as a serial cheater in international sports goes on trial next week, in the latest legal fallout from state-backed doping dating back several years. The Court of Arbitration for Sport judges will start on Monday Nov. 2, 2020, hearing evidence about a manipulated database from the Moscow testing laboratory. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
November 05, 2020 - 1:28 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A verdict in the landmark doping case that could strip Russia of its identity at the Olympics is expected within two months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Thursday. After a four-day hearing, CAS said it expected the ruling by a panel of three judges to “be...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2019 file picture, Italy's Gabriele Detti holds his bronze medal after the men's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. A large portion of the Italian swimming team, 13 elite athletes, including Detti, has been locked in their tiny hotel rooms at a high-altitude training camp in the Alps for nearly two weeks with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)
October 30, 2020 - 8:39 am
ROME (AP) — The high-altitude training camp in the Alps was supposed to represent ideal preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. Instead, a large portion of the Italian swimming team — 13 elite athletes — has been locked in their tiny hotel rooms for nearly two weeks with the coronavirus. Meals are left...
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The Los Angeles Lakers players celebrate after the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 23, 2020 - 5:37 pm
The NBA may be back before Christmas and fans could return to games at some point next season, if one plan considered by the league's board of governors becomes reality. The board is targeting a Dec. 22 start to what would be a season of 70 to 72 games, with the NBA Finals ending in June again as...
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A staff member participates in a screening test for spectators and officials to ensure a safe and secure Toyo Olympic Games Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic officials say they don't know exactly what measures will be taken against the COVID-19 pandemic at next year's Games, but they want the world to know they're working on it. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 21, 2020 - 6:35 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic officials want the world to know they are working on measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic at next year's games, even if they don't know exactly what they will be. Tokyo organizers showcased a few possible remedies on Wednesday, displaying various screening measures at...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 20, 2020 - 3:06 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Italian swim team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are in crisis with 10 more athletes testing positive for the novel coronavirus. The Italian Swimming Federation says world champions Simona Quadarella...
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A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed before a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)
October 20, 2020 - 9:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election...
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