Summer Olympic Games

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Canadian referee Carol Anne Chenard has withdrawn from the Women's World Cup after being diagnosed with breast cancer.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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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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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at the Australian Olympic Committee annual general meeting in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
May 04, 2019 - 1:20 am
SYDNEY (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Saturday he has "a lot of sympathy" for Caster Semenya after the South African runner lost her Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal in a landmark case against track and field's governing body. Based on Wednesday's CAS decision, Semenya, who won the 800...
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April 25, 2019 - 6:59 am
TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgian shooter Nino Salukvadze is expected to become the first woman to compete at nine Olympics after qualifying for next year's competition. The 50-year-old Salukvadze has been at every Summer Olympics since 1988, winning gold, silver and bronze medals along the way. In...
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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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