Olympic Games

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. Opposition to the Tokyo Olympics is growing with calls for a cancellation as virus cases rise in Japan. The International Olympic Committee and local organizers have already said another postponement is impossible, leaving cancellation, or going ahead, as the only options. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
January 13, 2021 - 5:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency last week for Tokyo and surrounding areas. Amid the surging virus, he again promised the postponed Tokyo Olympics would be “safe and secure” and tried to disconnect the state of emergency from the fate of the games. But...
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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts after his team turns the ball over during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. Duke won 75-65. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 01, 2021 - 11:53 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Hours after No. 20 Duke said coach Mike Krzyzewski would sit out Saturday against No. 18 Florida State on Saturday after coming into close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19. the game was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, the Olympic Symbol is reinstalled after it was taken down for maintenance ahead of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
December 30, 2020 - 11:04 am
You’ve had time to shelter at home and bone up. Your 2020 year-end sports quiz awaits. Like much else these days, quizzes will be graded on the curve: January The IOC sets conduct guidelines for athletes at the Tokyo Olympics. What does it specifically bar? a. Therapy pets at the Athletes Village,...
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December 06, 2020 - 4:11 pm
Qatar is now planning for a "complete normal” World Cup in 2022 after rapid progress in producing vaccines for the coronavirus, the tournament CEO told The Associated Press on Sunday ahead of the European qualifying draw. Early in the pandemic that forced the cancelation of the European...
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This 2008 file photo shows Simon Haydon, former Associated Press international sports editor. Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, died early Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 in a hospice in southern England, according to his wife Barbara. (AP Photo, File)
November 24, 2020 - 3:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Simon Haydon, who shaped The Associated Press’ coverage of World Cups and Olympics as international sports editor and reported on landmark news events while traveling the world as a correspondent, including the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, has died. He was 64...
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Arkansas coach Sam Pittman does his interview following the team's 24-13 win over Tennessee in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
November 09, 2020 - 3:46 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for COVID-19. The school’s athletic department made the announcement Monday. Associate head coach Dwayne Stephens will lead the Spartans’ practices...
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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 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 Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, people walk by a police station by the front gate of the Artux City Vocational Skills Education Training Service Center in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. A coalition of human-rights groups has met with the International Olympic Committee over calls to pull the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 16, 2020 - 7:57 am
Zumretay Arkin posed a question in a recent on-line meeting with Juan Antonio Samaranch Jr., the prominent International Olympic Committee member who oversees preparations for the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. “Why should China, a country running concentration camps with at least 1 million Muslim...
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Tottenham Hotspurs' Alex Morgan warms up ahead of the Women's FA Cup soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Meadow Park, London, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Tess Derry/PA via AP)
October 02, 2020 - 3:48 pm
It took Alex Morgan a moment to wonder what all the laughter was about after a penalty was scored during a Tottenham training session. The celebration, of course. Her new teammates could not resist mimicking the tea-sipping celebration that drew the ire of the English after Morgan scored against...
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