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Brazil's Andrade looks to defend vault gold medal at Paris Olympics

Jul. 14, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rebeca Andrade had a third ACL surgery in her right knee five years ago. That almost stopped her career right there, before she even made it to the Olympics. It turns out she wasn't quite done. Not even close. Andrade has big plans for the Paris...

Paris Olympics: What to know, who to watch during the tennis competition

Jul. 12, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the tennis competition at the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch — Rafael Nadal, Spain: He already owns gold medals in singles (2008) and doubles (2016 with Marc López), to go alongside his 22 Grand Slam titles, and he is dominant on red clay,...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the swimming competition

Jul. 12, 2024 13:14 PM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the swimming competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes To Watch —Katie Ledecky, United States: Already one of the greatest swimmers ever, the 27-year-old American heads to Paris looking to add to her six individual Olympic gold medals....

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the skateboarding competition

Jul. 12, 2024 10:23 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the skateboarding competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Jagger Eaton, United States: Eaton won bronze in the street contest in Tokyo. He became the first athlete to win park and street world championships when he captured...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during men's and women's golf

Jul. 12, 2024 10:10 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the men's and women's golf competition at the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Scottie Scheffler, United States: The Masters champion has been the No. 1 player in the world for more than a year. Scheffler is so far ahead of the rest of golf...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the volleyball competition

Jul. 12, 2024 09:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A roadmap to follow for the volleyball competition at the Paris Games: Athletes to Watch —Jordan Larson, United States: The 37-year-old Larson will be making her fourth appearance at the Olympics. —Jordyn Poulter, United States: The...

Nicoletta Manni shines as La Scala's 1st company Etoile principal dancer in nearly 40 years

Jul. 12, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Still flush from her role in Onegin, La Scala prima ballerina Nicoletta Manni received the surprise of her career last fall: The 32-year-old dancer was named La Scala’s first Etoile, or star principal dancer, chosen from the storied ballet company in nearly 40 years. ...

Destination Paris: Swimmer Ryan Murphy longs to reclaim top spot on medal podium at the Olympics

Jul. 12, 2024 06:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — (Editor's note: Olympic athletes competing in the marquee sports of gymnastics, swimming and track and field train for one shot at gold every four years with little margin for error. The Associated Press followed several of those athletes during their preparations for the...

Destination Paris: Gymnast Jordan Chiles' long journey back to the Olympics is rooted in joy

Jul. 12, 2024 06:04 AM EDT

SPRING, Texas (AP) — Editor’s note: Olympic athletes competing in the marquee sports of gymnastics, swimming and track and field train for one shot at gold every four years with little margin for error. The Associated Press followed several of those athletes during their preparations for the...

On stage, one of Japan's biggest Kabuki stars changes roles in an instant. Offstage, it took decades

Jul. 12, 2024 05:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Onstage, Danjuro Ichikawa, one of the biggest stars of Japan's Kabuki theater, is a virtuoso in switching roles. In his latest production, he plays 13 parts, including a princess, a sushi chef and a fox. He hobbles offstage as a feeble old man, then dashes back on...