Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

Olympic bans and boycotts go back a century

Feb. 03, 2023 11:41 AM EST

Ukraine and the three Baltic countries, all former Soviet republics, moved a step closer Friday to boycotting next year’s Paris Olympics because of the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes. The International Olympic Committee plans to allow Russians and Belarusians to...

Tokyo Olympic bribery scandal rolls on; company apologizes

Feb. 02, 2023 05:09 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese company embroiled in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic corruption scandal said Thursday it would strengthen oversight to prevent further wrongdoing. Kadokawa “seriously betrayed public trust,” company president Takeshi Natsuno said. He bowed deeply with two other...

Taurasi to take part in USA Basketball training camp

Jan. 31, 2023 13:52 PM EST

Diana Taurasi’s USA Basketball career isn’t done just yet. The five-time Olympic gold medalist will take part in a national team training camp in Minnesota next month. Taurasi told The Associated Press last summer that she would consider playing with USA Basketball if she was...

Dream acquires G Allisha Gray from Wings for 1st-round picks

Jan. 21, 2023 15:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Dream have acquired Olympic gold-medalist Allisha Gray in a trade that sent a pair of first-round picks to the Dallas Wings. The deal announced Saturday gives the Wings the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, along with the Dream's first-round pick...

2024 US Olympic diving trials coming to Knoxville, Tennessee

Jan. 12, 2023 17:59 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. diving trials for the 2024 Olympics will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee. USA Diving awarded the competition to the Allan Jones Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee. The trials, to be held in June 2024, will determine the...

Portland Thorns promote assistant Mike Norris to head coach

Jan. 09, 2023 17:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Thorns assistant Mike Norris has been promoted to head coach of the National Women's Soccer League club to replace Rhian Wilkinson, who resigned after revealing she had developed feelings for a player that she had never acted on. Norris was an...

Katie Ledecky earns AP female athlete of year for 2nd time

Dec. 28, 2022 09:27 AM EST

A change of scenery worked out just fine for Katie Ledecky. Shifting coasts and coaches after last summer's Tokyo Olympics, the American swimmer turned in another stellar performance at the world championships, set a pair of world records and capped 2022 as The Associated Press...

Sapporo mayor says Tokyo bid-rigging hurt its Olympic bid

Dec. 20, 2022 20:42 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto and the Japanese Olympic Committee say they will “discontinue for some time” their effort to land the 2030 Winter Games because of damage done by the Tokyo Olympic bid-rigging scandal. Akimoto suggested at a news conference on...

IOC warns Afghanistan over women's sports and Olympics

Dec. 06, 2022 15:12 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday warned that it could stop working with Afghanistan ahead of the next Olympics in 2024 if women are not allowed to play sports under Taliban rule. The IOC said its support for Afghanistan's National Olympic...

California man pleads guilty in theft of Olympic gold medal

Nov. 30, 2022 14:24 PM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man received a jail sentence after admitting he stole an Olympic gold medal belonging to a member of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team. Jordyn Poulter reported the medal stolen May 25 after the Olympian found her car broken into...