Olympic Games

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a tourist wearing a mask poses for a photo with the Olympic rings in the background, at Tokyo's Odaiba district. Tokyo Olympic organizers repeated their message at the start of two days of meetings with the IOC: this summer's games will not be cancelled or postponed by the coronavirus spreading neighboring China. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
February 13, 2020 - 4:26 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterated their message on Thursday at the start of two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee: The 2020mer Games will not be waylaid by the virus that is spreading from neighboring Chia. “I would like to make it clear again that we are not...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 14, 2019, file photo, drivers prepare for the start of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China. Formula One's governing body on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, says Shanghai Grand Prix scheduled for April postponed due to virus. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
February 12, 2020 - 11:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Formula One organizers on Wednesday postponed the Chinese Grand Prix that was due to be staged in Shanghai in April, the latest sporting event impacted by the fast-spreading viral infection in the country. More than 1,100 people have died in China from the virus, which has been named...
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Costa Rica defender Carol Sanchez (6) pushes back on United States forward Christen Press (20) as she brings down the ball during the second half of a Concacaf women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
February 08, 2020 - 7:57 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Christen Press is on a tear with goals in her past six games, focused on the U.S. national team's next big task: the Olympics. A longtime scoring threat, often as a spark off the bench, Press is making a case for a starting role with her latest outburst. She is just the fifth...
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Costa Rica defender Maria Coto (3) and United States forward Christen Press (20) both go for a header during the second half of a Concacaf women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
February 06, 2020 - 6:58 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The United States isn’t really motivated by what happened four years ago in the Rio Games as the team heads into an all-important Olympic qualifying match Friday night. Coming off a World Cup championship in France last summer, the United States just wants to guard against any...
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Canada's Christine Sinclair celebrates after scoring against St. Kitts and Nevis in a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. Sinclair broke Abby Wambach's record of 184 goals. (AP Photo/Joel Martinez)
February 05, 2020 - 6:37 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Christine Sinclair says she's sorry she hasn't gotten back to all the well-wishers who reached out after she set the international goals record. Canada's veteran striker didn't get much time to celebrate or reflect last week after she scored a pair of goals in an Olympic...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, a poster warning about coronavirus is seen as passengers wear masks in a departure lobby at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. British Airways said Wednesday it is immediately suspending all flights to and from mainland China after the U.K. government warned against unnecessary travel to the country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 30, 2020 - 7:30 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — An Olympic women's qualifying soccer tournament will proceed but China's match with Australia will be delayed because of the visiting team's continuing isolation at a Brisbane hotel due to the coronavirus. Football Federation Australian officials said Friday that Australia will now...
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People line up to buy face masks at a drug store in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by an outbreak of a new virus that infected more than 6,000 on the mainland and abroad. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 29, 2020 - 3:53 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Amid growing concern about the spread of a new virus in China, international sports in the country have been postponed and Olympic qualifying tournaments have been taken elsewhere. The indoor world athletics championships in Nanjing were postponed by a year on Wednesday, while the...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, a poster warning about coronavirus is seen as passengers wear masks in a departure lobby at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea. British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. British Airways said Wednesday it is immediately suspending all flights to and from mainland China after the U.K. government warned against unnecessary travel to the country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 29, 2020 - 6:15 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — China's national women's soccer team has been quarantined in Australia ahead of an Olympic qualifying tournament as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. Health officials in Queensland state said on Wednesday that 32 people,...
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Gregg Berhalter, right, head coach of the U.S. Men's National Soccer team, instructs some of his players during drills Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. The team moved its training camp from Qatar to Florida in the wake of Iran's top military commander being killed during a U.S. airstrike in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
January 27, 2020 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will be looking toward Olympic soccer qualifying when the senior national team plays Costa Rica on Saturday in an exhibition at Carson, California. Thirteen of the 22 players on the American roster are eligible for Olympic qualifying, which is limited to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 1968 file photo, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos raise their gloved fists after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. Some athletes are criticizing the International Olympic Committee for prohibiting political protests on the medal podium. Olympic officials reminded athletes last week not to make political statements at the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/File)
January 25, 2020 - 12:04 am
More than a half-century later, Tommie Smith and John Carlos are cemented into Olympic lore — their names enshrined in the Olympic Hall of Fame in the United States, their portrait an indelible fixture on the universal sports landscape. As for that raised-fist salute that transformed them into...
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