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Gwen Berry wins humanitarian award, insists US can do better

Dec. 2, 2020 3:13 PM EST

Gwen Berry won a humanitarian award Wednesday for raising social justice issues in the United States — a journey that began in 2019 when she raised her fist on the medals stand at the Pan-Am Games during the national anthem. Berry, the 31-year-old hammer thrower, won the Toyota Humanitarian Award, given...

Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, has died

Dec. 2, 2020 1:41 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy's assassin, has died.
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...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, U.S. coach Gregg Popovich talks to players before a Group E match against the Czech Republic in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Shanghai. Popovich, coach of the San Antonio Spurs, knows that the NBA schedule and how it comes very close to the start of the rescheduled Tokyo Games will be a challenge for USA Basketball to navigate next year when choosing the 12 players who will try to win a fourth consecutive men’s Olympic gold medal. Popovich will be head coach of the Olympic team for the first time. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Popovich knows filling US Olympic roster may be a challenge

Dec. 2, 2020 2:18 AM EST

Game 7 of the 2021 NBA Finals, as of now, would be played on July 22. The opening cermony of the Tokyo Olympics, as of now, would be the next day. And when presented with this potential scheduling conundrum, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich — who will coach USA Basketball men’s national team at the...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, participants of the Parkour Generations work on their practice runs outside of Wembley Stadium ahead of the 13th Rendezvous International Parkour Gathering in London. Global organizers of parkour are urging the IOC not to add the street-running sport to the 2024 Paris Olympics at a meeting next week. The Parkour Earth group has for years opposed what it calls a “hostile takeover” of the sport by the Olympic-recognized International Gymnastics Federation. Parkour Earth said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 in an open letter to the International Olympic Committee that the world gymnastic body's

Parkour group urges IOC to reject their sport from Olympics

Dec. 1, 2020 8:48 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Organizers of the sport of parkour urged the IOC on Tuesday to reject adding the obstacle course-style street-running event to the 2024 Paris Olympics because of a dispute with the governing body of gymnastics. The Parkour Earth group has for years opposed what it calls a...

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...

USA Basketball clinches AmeriCup berth, beats Mexico 94-78

Nov. 30, 2020 10:08 PM EST

USA Basketball went into a bubble and emerged with a berth in the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup. Yante Maten scored 21 points, Josh Maggette added 19 and the U.S. topped Mexico 94-78 on Monday, moving to 4-0 in Group D qualifying and securing a spot in the tournament that serves as the championship of the 44 teams in 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...

USA Basketball runs past Bahamas 99-59 in AmeriCup qualifier

Nov. 29, 2020 8:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Basketball played inside a bubble for the first time Sunday and didn’t miss a beat. Amile Jefferson had 17 points and 11 rebounds, helping the U.S. roll past the Bahamas 99-59 on Sunday in a qualifier for the 2022 FIBA AmeriCup. The U.S. improved to 3-0 in its six-game...

Hornets acquire Gordon Hayward, 2 draft picks from Celtics

Nov. 29, 2020 5:28 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have acquired forward Gordon Hayward and unprotected 2023 and 2024 second-round draft picks from the Boston Celtics in exchange for a heavily protected 2022 second-round draft pick as part of a sign-and-trade transaction. The Celtics will only get...