Summer Olympic Games

April 18, 2019 - 7:01 am
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport's Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games. The Dew Tour contest in Long Beach set for June 13-16 will be the first U.S.-based qualifying event for both park and street competitions. The...
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Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist attends a press conference in Tokyo Thursday, April 18, 2019. Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic organizers launch their ticket website on Thursday, which is where only Japan residents can buy tickets when they go on sale in Japan on May 9. But the useful site can also be accessed by people outside Japan, where basic prices are listed along with the full competition schedule. (Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 5:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — It's Olympic ticket sales time again, perhaps the least understood side of the games. "Time flies," said Kosuke Kitajima, a four-time Olympic swimming gold medalist from Japan. "It's as if the Rio de Janeiro Olympics were just yesterday." The now-retired Kitajima helped Tokyo Olympic...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba reacts after winning a Women's 800m semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in London. Olympic and world championships medalist in the 800 meters, Niyonsaba, acknowledged in an interview with the Olympic Channel Wednesday April 17, 2019, that she has the hyperandrogenism condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FILE)
April 17, 2019 - 9:50 am
Caster Semenya's closest rival also has a condition that gives her high levels of naturally occurring testosterone and would be affected if track and field's governing body implements a contentious rule to control hormone levels. Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi, who won silver medals behind Semenya...
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April 10, 2019 - 11:27 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Olympic minister resigned Wednesday after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials. Yoshitaka Sakurada said he submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he made...
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Deputy Prime Minister of Italy and Minister of Interior, Matteo Salvini, holds a Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics candidate city flag upon his arrival at a meeting with the IOC evaluation commission, in Milan, Italy, Friday, April 5, 2019. The Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has been boosted by a key letter of financial support from the Italian government. The letter signed by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte was delivered to Octavian Morariu, the chair of the IOC’s evaluation commission, which is concluding a weeklong inspection of the bid sites. (Daniel Dal Zennaro/ANSA via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 10:37 am
ROME (AP) — The Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics received a boost Friday by a key letter of financial support from the Italian government. The letter was signed by Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte and handed to Octavian Morariu, the chair of the IOC's evaluation commission,...
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In a Feb. 26, 2019, Photo, Claressa Shields attends a news conference in New York for her upcoming boxing bout against Germany's Christina Hammer for the middleweight championship.Shields and Hammer are the first female boxers featured on Showtime’s All Access, with the next episode Friday on its YouTube sports channel. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 05, 2019 - 3:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer mostly feinted trash talking, using a few long glares and verbal jabs ahead of their showdown. They're the headline event for the undisputed middleweight championship on Showtime on April 13 in Atlantic City. "Guys are disrespectful to each...
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March 29, 2019 - 6:30 am
LASUANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says it has disqualified three athletes, including a bronze medalist weightlifter from Azerbaijan, for doping at the 2012 London Olympics. Valentin Hristov has been stripped of his third-place finish in the 56-kilogram class. His positive test, for oral...
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, left, from Germany, speaks with International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice-President Zaiqing Yu, right, from China at the opening of the first day of the executive board meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 12:32 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Russian official has offered to pay the International Boxing Association's $16 million debt if the IOC keeps the sport in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Umar Kremlev, an AIBA executive committee member, made the offer in a letter to senior IOC officials overseeing an...
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FILE - In this Sunday Nov. 13, 2011 file photo, Olha Korobka from Ukraine competes in the Women's +75kg category at the World Weightlifting Championships, in Paris. The International Olympic Committee this week will review weightlifting's progress in its fight against doping and examine a new rash of positive drug tests from the weightlifting world championships in 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)
March 26, 2019 - 7:35 am
PARIS (AP) — No carrots. To save weightlifting from the rot of doping, the International Olympic Committee must continue to wield the big stick. When initial drug testing came back negative from the most recent world championships, it fleetingly seemed that weightlifting might be starting to turn a...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) works in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
March 23, 2019 - 4:33 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — After winning a World Series with the Red Sox, Chris Sale preferred to stay in Boston rather than find out what he would be worth as a free agent after this season. "When half the league isn't trying to win anything, and we have a team that's trying to win every year? That...
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