Summer Olympic Games

In this Feb. 9, 2019, photo, invitees listen during an orientation for volunteers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries, and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn’t be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers, and monarchs. That’s the case at next year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics where about 80,000 will be needed. Just over 200,000 have applied with orientation and interviews for Japan residents starting this month. (Mizuki Ikari/Kyodo News via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 3:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Unpaid Olympic volunteers do almost everything: guide athletes around, greet dignitaries and translate for lost fans. IOC officials acknowledge the games couldn't be held without them; invariably smiling, helpful and praised by presidents, prime ministers and monarchs. The billion-...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, Caster Semenya of South Africa crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 meters for Africa, at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Semenya’s running future will be decided by three judges in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, starting Monday Feb. 18, 2019, in a landmark case that may challenge science and gender politics, as Semenya is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes proposed by track and field’s governing body. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)
February 14, 2019 - 11:52 am
GENEVA (AP) — Caster Semenya's running future will be decided by three judges starting next week in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion from South Africa is looking to overturn eligibility rules for hyperandrogenic athletes...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Japan's Rikako Ikee holds up her gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ikee, the favorite for the 100-meter butterfly for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has been diagnosed with leukemia. Ikee said on her verified Twitter account Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, her illness surfaced when she got tests after returning from Australia not feeling well. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
February 12, 2019 - 1:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia less than 18 months before the Olympics in Tokyo. The 18-year-old Ikee won six gold medals at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year and was tipped to be one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics in her home country. She...
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February 11, 2019 - 10:33 am
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Maximilian Reinelt, an Olympic gold medalist rower from Germany who was a long-time member of the country's successful men's eights crew, has died. He was 30. Police in the Swiss canton (state) of Graubuenden said Reinelt collapsed while cross-country skiing in St...
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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, right, speaks during the Korean Sport & Olympic Committee general assembly at the National Training Center in Jincheon, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture. (Kim In-chul/Yonhap via AP)
February 11, 2019 - 6:46 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has chosen its capital, Seoul, for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics, which it hopes to jointly host with rival North Korea as a peace gesture. South Korea's Olympic committee announced the decision after a meeting Monday in which Seoul received 34 of 49...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 21, 2016, Russian high jumper Ivan Ukhov during the Russian Athletics Cup, at Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia. Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov is among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty of taking part in state-backed doping, according to an announcement Friday Feb. 1, 2019, by The Court of Arbitration for Sport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)
February 01, 2019 - 3:03 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Evidence that Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has been used to prove new cases of cheating by track and field Olympic and world champions. Ivan Ukhov, the 2012 Olympic high jump champion was among 12 Russian track and field athletes found guilty Friday of...
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Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi, left, accompanying Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, file, speaks after a working level meeting between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) in Tokyo Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
February 01, 2019 - 5:04 am
TOKYO (AP) — The chief executive of Tokyo's Olympic organizing committee says there is no need for another top Japanese official to resign despite being investigated in a bribery scandal. Toshiro Muto defended Tsunekazu Takeda, who is the head of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a vice president...
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Fans at a restaurant in Tokyo watch as Japan's Naomi Osaka wins against Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova at the Australian Open tennis women's final on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 26, 2019 - 10:06 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Led by a congratulatory tweet from the prime minister, Japan reveled in Naomi Osaka's dramatic Australian Open win on Sunday. Osaka beat Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday to claim a second consecutive Grand Slam singles title. The 21-year-old Osaka also became the first...
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January 25, 2019 - 6:47 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of field hockey says it is working with South Korea and North Korea to combine teams and try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The International Hockey Federation hosted both Korean federations in Lausanne last week to discuss "future steps to...
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The headquarters of Japanese advertising company Dentsu Inc. is seen in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. One of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant agency Dentsu Inc. is part of an investigation into alleged vote-buying connected with landing the 2020 Olympics for Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 23, 2019 - 11:09 pm
TOKYO (AP) — An investigation by French prosecutors into alleged vote-buying connected with Tokyo winning the 2020 Olympics has raised questions about one of Japan's most powerful companies, the giant advertising and marketing agency Dentsu Inc. From its 48-story headquarters in central Tokyo,...
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