Latest 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games News

A man and a woman look at the Olympic rings float in the water in the Odaiba section Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Tokyo. The Olympic Symbol was reinstalled after it was taken down for maintenance ahead of the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Olympic fans from abroad may have health tracked by app

Dec. 2, 2020 9:10 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A mobile app could be among the measures used to track the health of fans from abroad if they are permitted to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics. An interim report on contingencies for holding the Tokyo Games was released on Wednesday. It was compiled by the Japanese government, the Tokyo city...

IOC President Thomas Bach wearing a face mask waves as he speaks to the media at the National Stadium, the main venue for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games postponed until July 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Bach said during this week's trip to Tokyo that he is “encouraging” all Olympic “participants” and fans to be vaccinated - if one becomes available - if they are going to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics. (Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP)

IOC confirms Bach is only candidate for Olympic presidency

Dec. 1, 2020 6:43 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says Thomas Bach will have no opponents for his re-election as president in a vote scheduled in March. More than 100 IOC members were told Bach is the only candidate for the presidential poll at their meeting due to be staged in Athens. The...

A man and a woman wearing protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk in front of logos of Tokyo 2020 Olympics Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Tokyo Games won't confirm added costs reported at $3 billion

Nov. 30, 2020 2:29 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the delayed Tokyo Olympics have declined to confirm widely circulated reports in Japan that the costs of the one-year postponement will be about $3 billion. The estimates have been published in the last several days by some of Japan’s top-circulation newspapers, the...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Reports: Cost of Tokyo Olympic delay put at about $2 billion

Nov. 29, 2020 6:40 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The cost of the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Olympics is estimated to be just under $2 billion, or about 200 billion yen. Japan’s Kyodo news agency and the Yomiuri newspaper both reported the figure on Sunday citing unnamed sources close to games organizers. The reported cost of...

FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a man is seen through the Olympic rings in front of the New National Stadium in Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic organizers on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Tokyo Olympic organizers plan to host 18 test events

Nov. 27, 2020 5:42 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The postponed Tokyo Olympics are getting a kickstart. Local organizers on Friday announced a series of 18 test events set to begin in March and run into May. The Tokyo Olympics are set to open on July 23, 2021, after being postponed eight months ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

2 weightlifters lose London Olympics medals for doping

Nov. 25, 2020 9:07 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Two Romanian weightlifters were stripped of their 2012 London Olympics medals on Wednesday after positive tests for steroids, bringing its record total of doping cases at any Summer or Winter Games to 77. The International Olympic Committee said silver medalist Roxana Cocos and...

Israeli animal rights activists wearing protective gear demonstrate against the spread of coronavirus among mink in Denmark's fur industry ahead of international Fur Free Friday, in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The Latest: Tennessee won't mandate vaccines in its schools

Nov. 24, 2020 7:10 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s governor says that once coronavirus vaccines become available, they will be optional in the state’s K-12 public schools. Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that vaccines will be very important for Tennessee to “ultimately really be able to handle” the...

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike takes off her mask as she speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan's recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo governor: Japan can host Olympics despite virus spike

Nov. 24, 2020 4:11 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike remains firm about being able to safely hold the Olympics next year despite growing concerns about Japan's recent resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Japan has experienced an uptick of the infections this month with a nationwide daily total exceeding 2,000 as the...

Swimmer Caeleb Dressel sets 2 world records in Hungary

Nov. 21, 2020 12:48 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Caeleb Dressel set a pair of short-course world records Saturday at the International Swimming League final in Budapest, Hungary. Expected to be one of the top stars at next summer's Tokyo Olympics, Dressel became the first swimmer to eclipse 48 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly,...

Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, right, greets John Coates, chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, during a press conference in Tokyo,  Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)

Tokyo Olympics: Many rules, no partying, no hanging around

Nov. 18, 2020 9:58 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics won't have the luxury of hanging around once they've wrapped up their event. No late-night parties in the Athletes Village. No nights — or early mornings — on the town. Instead of getting to know their global neighbors, Olympic athletes will be...