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Workers wearing face masks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the new coronavirus in front of Myungsung Church in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The number of new virus infections in South Korea jumped again Wednesday and the U.S. military reported its first case among its soldiers based in the Asian country, with his case and many others connected to a southeastern city with an illness cluster. (Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP)

Globe battles virus as cases multiply outside China

Feb. 26, 2020 12:18 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote island in the Pacific, as the world worked to halt the fast-spreading virus that for the first time counted...

Swedish swimmer Sarah Sjöström listens to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Naples, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. If any thoughts were creeping into their minds that the Tokyo Olympics might be canceled due to a viral outbreak, elite swimmers Katinka Hosszú, Chad le Clos and Sarah Sjöström certainly didn't show it during a strenuous two-hour training session Wednesday.(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

AP Interviews: Swimmers concerned Olympics will be canceled

Feb. 26, 2020 11:35 AM EST

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — If any thoughts were creeping into their minds that the Tokyo Olympics might be canceled because of a viral outbreak, elite swimmers Katinka Hosszú, Chad le Clos and Sarah Sjöström certainly didn’t show it during a strenuous two-hour training session Wednesday. It...

Tourists wear masks as they pause for photos with the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tokyo organizers, government take offensive on virus threat

Feb. 26, 2020 8:46 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers and the Japanese government went on the offensive Wednesday after a senior IOC member said the 2020 Games were being threatened by the spread of a viral outbreak, with their fate probably decided in the next three months. Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto...

Dick Bank, who called '64 Olympic track upset, dies at 90

Feb. 25, 2020 9:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Bank, whose excited television call of “Look at Mills! Look at Mills!” alerted American Billy Mills' stunning upset in the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, has died. He was 90. Tom Walsh, a longtime friend, said Bank died of heart failure Sunday at his home in...

This undated photo shows Associated Press sports writer Ken Peters while at the AP bureau in Los Angeles. Peters, who covered multiple Olympics and other major events during a nearly 35-year career as a sports writer for AP, has died. He was 77. His wife, Cathy, said Peters died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in the Los Angeles suburb of Chino Hills after a long illness. (AP Photo)

Ken Peters, AP sports writer who covered Olympics, dies

Feb. 25, 2020 9:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ken Peters, who covered multiple Olympics and other major events during a nearly 35-year career as a sports writer for The Associated Press, has died. He was 77. His wife, Cathy, said Peters died Sunday in the Los Angeles suburb of Chino Hills after a long illness. During his AP career,...

Two people wear masks as they visit the newly opened Japan Olympic Museum located near the New National Stadium, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

IOC member casts doubt on postponing or moving Tokyo Games

Feb. 25, 2020 12:23 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it. Dick Pound, a former Canadian...

FILE - In this Friday, July 26, 2019 file photo, China's Sun Yang waves following the men's 4x200m freestyle relay heats at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Ahead of a verdict pending within days in the doping case of three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang, a Swiss supreme court document on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 shows swimming’s governing body wanted to stop the World Anti-Doping Agency’s appeal. World swim body FINA supported arguments by Sun’s lawyers who asked the Court of Arbitration for Sport to throw out WADA’s case early last year in a pre-trial dispute over an alleged conflict of interest for the agency’s American lead prosecutor, Richard Young. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)

Swimming authorities worked to protect Sun Yang from ban

Feb. 25, 2020 9:33 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — International swimming authorities worked to protect three-time Olympic champion Sun Yang from being banned from the sport in a doping case, according to a Swiss supreme court document. A verdict in the case against the Chinese swimmer is expected within days from the Court of Arbitration for...

Britain's cycling team to lose top sponsor after Tokyo Games

Feb. 25, 2020 8:30 AM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The governing body of British cycling will lose its main sponsor after the Tokyo Olympics, potentially harming the long-term strength of the country's top-performing sport at recent games. HSBC has decided to exercise a break clause midway through an eight-year partnership with...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk applauds after finishing a Men's 200m semifinal during the World Athletics Championships in London.  Olympic 400-meter champion Wayde van Niekerk is competing again after more than two years out with a career-threatening knee injury, it was reported on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Van Niekerk ran at two low-level meets over the past week in Bloemfontein, South Africa, and came through them without any problems. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Olympic champ van Niekerk back after more than 2 years out

Feb. 25, 2020 5:51 AM EST

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk is competing again after more than two years out with a career-threatening knee injury and is facing a race against time to be ready to defend his title at the Tokyo Games. The Olympics are five months away and the world record holder in...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is briefed by Daegu Medical Center President You Wansik in Daegu, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. China and South Korea on Tuesday reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia but is causing global worry as clusters grow in the Middle East and Europe.(Han Sang-kyun/Yonhap via AP)

Virus cases in SKorea delays table tennis team world champs

Feb. 25, 2020 4:10 AM EST

BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — The team world championships in table tennis scheduled in South Korea is the latest sports event postponed because of the virus outbreak from China. The International Table Tennis Federation on Tuesday said it plans to reschedule the March 22-29 championships in Busan to June...