Latest Germany Olympic Team News

Spain beats Australia 95-88 in 2OT to reach World Cup final

Sep. 13, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — No one on Spain's basketball team is looking past Sunday's World Cup final. Certainly not Marc Gasol, who scored 33 points to lead the Spanish over Australia 95-88 in double overtime on Friday in the semifinals. Ricky Rubio scored 19 points and Sergio Llull added 17. Spain will next face...

American coach Mike Taylor: From Pennsylvania to Poland

Sep. 1, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Poland made history in its opening game of the basketball World Cup in China, winning at the tournament for the first time in 52 years. Beating Venezuela might have been just for starters. Next comes China on Monday in the second game for two countries trying to break through. China won its...

Yes, Oui, Si, and Hai: Interpreters ready for Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 29, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Alexandre Ponomarev is the chief interpreter for next year's Tokyo's Olympics. He speaks more than a half dozen languages: Russian, English, Spanish, French, German, Danish and Ukrainian. And he can get by in a handful of others. But at times, even he needs an interpreter — for...

Analysis: US will win Olympic medal count, but at what cost?

Jul. 25, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — For decades, the question at the Summer Olympics hasn't been whether the United States will top the medals table, but by how much. If anyone on U.S. soil has a problem with that — and given the headlines of the last few years, plenty of people do — well, imagine the alternative....

1 forecast shows US topping medal table at Tokyo Olympics

Jul. 23, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — If the Tokyo Olympics were opening today, the United States would top the overall medal count and the gold-medal count. That's the forecast released Tuesday by Gracenote Sports, which supplies statistical analysis for sports leagues around the world. Simon Gleave, the head of sports analysis...