Olympic games

In this screen shot image made from a video news conference by Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan (FCCJ) in Tokyo, Japanese professor Kentaro Iwata speaks Monday, April 20, 2020. Iwata says he is “very pessimistic” the Olympics can be held next year in Japan. (FCCJ via AP)
April 20, 2020 - 11:10 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese professor of infectious disease says he is “very pessimistic” the postponed Tokyo Olympics can open in 15 months. “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year,” Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious disease at Kobe University, said...
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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori, left, and CEO Toshiro Muto, right, attend teleconference with International Olympic Committee member John Coates, who heads the inspection team for Tokyo Olympics, in Tokyo Thursday, April 16, 2020. Tokyo Olympic organizers and the IOC said Thursday they will cut some of the extras out of next year’s postponed games, an attempt to limit what is expected to be billions of dollars in added expenses.(Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via AP)
April 17, 2020 - 7:43 am
TOKYO (AP) — IOC member John Coates, who oversees planning for next year's Tokyo Olympics, has claimed the postponed games could help “kick start” Japan’s economy. Japan has been devastated like many countries by the coronavirus pandemic and could be in a recession when the Olympics are to open on...
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In this July 20, 2012 file photo, Carmen Williamson, the first black boxing referee and judge at an Olympic games, poses with his honorary gold medal in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio. Family members say Williamson died from COVID-19 complications on April 8, 2020 at a hospital in Toledo. (Zack Conkle/The Blade via AP)
April 16, 2020 - 2:32 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Carmen Williamson, who in the 1940s and ’50s was a top U.S. amateur boxer and then in 1984 became the first black boxing referee and judge at the Olympic games, has died. He was 94. Williamson died of COVID-19 complications on April 8 at a hospital in Toledo, one of his...
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Gates stand locked outside the closed Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England, as the English Premier League soccer season has been suspended due to coronavirus, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 15, 2020 - 2:30 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Eating is launching a bracket-style elimination tournament starting Friday that will air on MLE’s YouTube channel. Among the eight contestants are Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo, the top-ranked men’s and...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 file photo, Noah Lyles of the United States reacts after winning the men's 4x100 meter relay final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The world-champion sprinter is one of 15 American athletes who have volunteered for in-home drug testing as part of a pilot program being run by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
April 15, 2020 - 6:05 am
DENVER (AP) — The typical day for Noah Lyles now looks something like this: Drive to park. Unload weights from truck. Sprint on grassy field. Lift. And, every now and then, head home and take a doping test. The world-champion sprinter is one of 15 American athletes who have volunteered to conduct...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 1964, file photo, Japanese runner Yoshinori Sakai lights the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Sakai was born in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the nuclear weapon destroyed that city. The 1964 Tokyo Olympics are being remembered fondly following the postponement until 2021 of the Tokyo 2020 Games. The '64 Olympics were the first to be televised internationally using communication satellites. (AP Photo/File)
April 14, 2020 - 5:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — It was the year Cassius Clay won the heavyweight championship and became Muhammad Ali. When Roy Emerson of Australia and Maria Bueno of Brazil took the titles at Wimbledon, when Arnold Palmer claimed his fourth and final Masters, and when the Beatles arrived on a Pan Am flight from...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia. During an interview with a German newspaper Sunday, April 12, 2020, Bach says the International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars”of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics until next year. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
April 13, 2020 - 5:14 am
TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will face “several hundred million dollars” of added costs because of the postponement of the Tokyo Games, the body's president said. Thomas Bach spoke in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt on Sunday. Estimates in Japan put the overall cost...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, Toshiro Muto, CEO of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizing committee, listens to questions from the media during a news conference in Tokyo. As the virus spreads Muto acknowledged he can't guarantee the games can go forward next year. The Olympics were postponed last month with a new opening just under 16 months away. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 10, 2020 - 6:50 am
TOKYO (AP) — As the coronavirus spreads in Japan, the chief executive of the Tokyo Games said Friday he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year — even with a 16-month delay. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus,...
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A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 09, 2020 - 6:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January. Hamilton needed surgery...
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FILE - In this Dc. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant talks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday, April 4, 2020, as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were selected. So was former FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 08, 2020 - 11:07 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka is drawing inspiration from his friendship with Kobe Bryant as he navigates the coronavirus pandemic. Pelinka was Bryant’s longtime agent before he took over the...
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