Olympic Games

Argentina's Lionel Messi, center left, and Chile's Gary Medel, center right, scuffle as referee Mario Diaz, from Paraguay shows the red card to both of them during the Copa America third-place soccer match at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, July 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
July 06, 2019 - 11:16 pm
SÃO PAULO (AP) — After another frustrating Copa América ending, Lionel Messi boycotted the medal ceremony to protest the refereeing and "corruption," claiming Argentina had not been treated fairly. Following defeats in the last two finals, Messi had a sudden end to this year's tournament by being...
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United States' Christen Press catches the ball during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — A devastating missed penalty kick by Christen Press in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of her career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining moment for the American forward. "I think when I look back on my career, all the moments that I'm most proud...
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United States' Carli Lloyd, center, celebrates with Lindsey Horan and Tierna Davidson, right, after scoring the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United States and Chile at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 19, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The United States will finally face a tough opponent in the Women's World Cup, and it's a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament. The defending champions wrap up the group stage Thursday with a match against nemesis Sweden. Which U.S. team...
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June 05, 2019 - 2:55 pm
Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard has withdrawn from the Women's World Cup after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The 42-year-old from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, refereed the final of the 2016 Olympic women's soccer tournament. She worked three matches at the 2011 Women's World Cup,...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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John Coates, left, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori, right, attend a press conference Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Tokyo. A top Olympic official has made a guarantee that should please world sports federations that are concerned that organizers of next year’s Tokyo games might be cutting things that federations view as “essential.” (Tsuyoshi Ueda/Kyodo News via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 9:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — An Olympic official made a guarantee Thursday that will please the heads of world sports federations who are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential." Many federations fear what happened at the 2016 Rio...
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This undated photo provided by the USOC shows Sarah Hirshland. The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as a way of measuring itself more frequently against its own reform-minded goals. (Michael Waller Photography/USOC via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 3:45 pm
The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee believes the federation can reform with or without guidance from Congress. Speaking at an Aspen Institute event Wednesday in Washington, CEO Sarah Hirshland said she has delivered a proposal that would put the USOC on the hook to deliver an annual report, as...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, from Germany, arrives for the opening of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the IOC headquarters, in Pully near Lausanne, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 2:29 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing bouts at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The International Olympic Committee's executive board on Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, Kenya Olympics athletic team manager Michael Rotich attends the Milimani Court in Kenya where he is facing doping allegations. Michael Rotich has been banned for 10 years for corruption after he asked for $12,000 to give athletes advance notice to help them beat doping tests. The ban was announced by the IAAF ethics board on Wednesday May 22, 2019, following a three-year investigation. (AP Photo/File)
May 22, 2019 - 10:22 am
The Kenyan track team coach who was sent home from the 2016 Olympics was banned for 10 years Wednesday for seeking a bribe of $12,000 to help athletes beat doping tests. Michael Rotich was banned by the IAAF ethics board following a three-year investigation prompted by an undercover sting by...
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John Coates, left, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, Tokyo Olympic organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori, right, pause prior to the IOC Coordination Commission opening plenary session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo Tuesday, May 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 21, 2019 - 6:45 am
TOKYO (AP) — IOC inspectors believe Tokyo Olympics organizers will resolve the difficult working conditions at some sites that have been criticized by an international labor union federation. John Coates, the head of the inspection team which toured venues being built for the Tokyo Games on Tuesday...
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